Has The Bible Done More Bad Than Good?

For something so nobly dubbed "the good book"--and which Denzel Washington carts around so lovingly in The Book of Eli--the Bible has certainly been the source of a lot of bad feelings.

For centuries, people have used it as a tool to badger already oppressed people further into the corner, and to this day, it's shamelessly invoked as a heaven-sent means to deprive consenting gay adults of equal rights.

It's the root of that tired argument: "I have nothing against the gays, mind you, but I can't go against the good book, which says blah blah blah..."

But surely, the Bible is supposed to be a tool of positivity for its life lessons, inspirations, and holy messages. Millions have found comfort in it without selectively using passages from it to bash innocent people.

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Alas, the haters seem to be louder and more persistent in their thumping.

So tell me, oh devout ones: Has the bible ironically done more bad than good?

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