Examples of intolerance from the bible...
This is only a small sampling of intolerance in the Bible. The reason I am posting this is because I received an email from someone who said that not believing in the Bible and not following the examples in the Bible I am sure to rot in Hell forever.
Do you expect me to worship this God?
An uncircumcised boy is to be abandoned by his parents and community. Genesis 17:14Yeah, God is great.
After Judah pays Tamar for her services, he is told that she "played the harlot" and "is with child by whoredom." When Judah hears this, he says, "Bring her forth, and let her be burnt." Genesis 38:24
God decides to kill Moses because his son had not yet been circumcised. Exodus 4:24-26
Do not allow others to worship a different god. Conquer them and destroy their religious property. Exodus 23:24
Those who break the Sabbath are to be executed. Exodus 31:14
Whoever works, or even kindles a fire, on the Sabbath "shall be put to death." Exodus 35:2-3
Moses tells Aaron's cousins to drag the burned bodies out of the camp, and he warns Aaron not to mourn the death of his sons or God will kill him too, along with everyone else. Leviticus 10:4-6
Handicapped people cannot approach the altar of God. They would "profane" it. Leviticus 21:16-23
A man curses and blasphemes while disputing with another man. Moses asks God what to do about it. God says that the whole community must stone him to death. "And the children of Israel did as the Lord and Moses commanded."Leviticus 24:10-23
God tells the people to expel from camp "every leper, every one that hath an issue, and whoever is defiled by the dead." So by God's instructions, the sick are abandoned and left to suffer and die alone. Numbers 5:1-4
After the people "commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab," Moses has them all killed. Then God tells Moses to hang their dead bodies up in front of him; God says that this will satisfy him. Numbers 25:1-5
For impaling the interracial couple, God rewards Phinehas and his sons with the everlasting priesthood. Numbers 25:10-13
Under God's direction, Moses' army defeats the Midianites. They kill all the adult males, but take the women and children captive. When Moses learns that they left some live, he angrily says: "Have you saved all the women alive? Kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves." So they went back and did as Moses (and presumably God) instructed, killing everyone except for the virgins. In this way they got 32,000 virgins -- Wow! (Even God gets some of the booty -- including the virgins.) Numbers 31:1-54
Kill everyone who has religious beliefs that are different from your own. Deuteronomy 17:2-7
False prophets are to be (you guessed it) executed. How do you know who is a false prophet? By whether or not their predictions come true. Deuteronomy 18:20
God won't let bastards attend church. Neither can the sons or daughters of bastards "even to the tenth generation." So if you plan to attend church next Sunday be ready to prove that your genitals are intact and don't forget your birth certificate and genealogical records for at least the last ten generations. Don't laugh. This stuff is important to God. Deuteronomy 23:2
God orders Saul to kill all of the Amalekites: men, women, infants, sucklings, ox, sheep, camels, and asses. Why? Because God remembers what Amalek did hundreds of years ago. 1 Samuel 15:2-3
Elijah shows that he is "a man of God" by burning 102 men to death for worshipping the wrong god. 2 Kings 1:9-12