More Twaddle from an Atheist

I’ve just read Shirley Dent’s article in the Guardian The Bible:Unbelievably Good In it Dent an atheist states ‘The fact that they are all untrue should not deter us from remembering the benefits of reading the religious texts at the heart of our cultures.’ Is she trying to tell us that there is not one iota of truth in the Bible- factually, historically, culturally? So what is the value of the Bible according to Dent? It is so that we can understand a cultural heritage that is rooted in the book. If Dent is correct then surely we need to understand what it was that inspired men like Bunyan to root their work in the Bible. It was a deep conviction not simply that the Bible was a cultural source but that it is true.

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