Well, does the Torah contain the instructions of the Creator and is it an infallible book?
I believed that for 10+ years.....
respect your and everyone elses free will to believe what you believe. I
hope that me, you and everyone else will study and just not take any
religious book/lifestyle for being true without evidence; and that we
should study real factual scholarship, and not the multitude of
pseudo-scholarship that is flourishing.
Did you watch this videos from Christine Hayes of Yale University. They are credible, well founded on scholarsip: http://oyc.yale.edu/religious-studies/rlst-145
there can be errors; but I wonder why so, so few religious persons are
studying scholarship about their religion. I for one didn't do this for
10+ years; and if I ever did I had so much of religious baggage and
truths that I held to without evidence, that I rejected its conclusions
instead of digging deeper into what they taught and what factual basis
claims of a perfect Torah doesn't stand up for scrutiny. Scholarship
demonstrates evidence that Torah and the Bible contains both errors,
redactions and contradictions.
Some moral practises of the Torah that I do not think the Will and Character of our Creator.
(e.g. sacrifices) and allowance of killing the Creator's creations with
a soul [there is no proof that they had the Creator's permission/that
the Creator endorsed this].
Presumed mass-killings of Kanaanites
Death penalty for those whom work on shabbat.
Death penalty for some kids who behaved in contradiction to the Torah.
22:14-22 [the death penalty + the fact that she could get killed
without any transgression if she had lost the 'token of virginity' in
The Creator is the One who has created us and the animals; and we have
no right to take the life of what the Creator has given life. Life is
precious and highly valuable to the One who created life. So why is it
not to some people?
are fallible. Men fail in their attempts of understanding the Will of
the Creator. The Torah is a mixture of good living-principles; and
people who inadvertently/willfully wrote erronously about what they
thought was the Will of our Creator.
I am wrong then please go through the evidence in the lectures above
and the vast amount of factual scholarsip they are based on, and prove
Creator gave us our intellect and doesn't want us to just belief in
some religious book, because someone else's claims that it is holy and
infallible, without any evidence whatsoever [and lots of evidence
proving otherwise] of it being an infallible instruction manual from the
Creator also gave us love and compassion and want us to use these
attributes as well when we interact with all of His creation.