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View Diary: Why do so many folks here use the term "Old Testament" as code for barbarism? (265 comments)

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    I didn't accuse the RW fundies in broad brush of being anti-semites.  What I said was that before seeing the term used this way on DailyKos, the only people I have heard calling the OT a wicked book were anti-semites.  

    RW fundies usually say that the law is obsolete, not that it is wicked.  They often make an exception to the law being obsolete, when it's a matter of some law they want to make a fuss about (e.g. homosexual sex).   And they often don't understand the law, or twist it to having a Christian meaning.  

    But until recently, I hadn't heard anyone but anti-semites say that the law was actually wicked, e.g. that the Old Testament taught rape or genocide, and that we needed to wait for the New Testament to come along to get that out of our heads.

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