Thou shalt not kill?
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"All the meanness, all the revenge, all the selfishness,
all the cruelty,
all the hatred, all the infamy of which
the heart of man is capable, grew,
bore fruit in this one word, Hell."
-Robert G. Ingersoll,
'The Great Infidels', 1881
Cruelty and Violence in the Bible
in the New Testament
in the Quran
and Violence in the Book of Mormon
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Exact translations of Exodus 20:13 in 18 English versions,
New International Version : You shall not murder.
New American Standard Bible : You shall not murder.
The Message : No murder.
Amplified Bible : You shall not commit murder.
New Living Translation : You must not murder.
King James Version : Thou shalt not kill.
English Standard Version : You shall not murder.
Contemporary English Version : Do not murder.
New King James Version : You shall not murder.
New Century Version : You must not murder anyone.
21st Century King James Version : Thou shalt not kill.
American Standard Version : Thou shalt not kill.
Young's Literal Translation : Thou dost not murder.
Darby Translation : Thou shalt not kill.
Holman Christian Standard Bible : Do not murder.
New International Reader's Version : Do not commit murder.
New International Version - UK : You shall not murder.
Today's New International Version : You shall not murder.
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Interesting website listing guesstimates for people
killed (or murdered) by God follows. Excluded
is the total number which the bible says God will
kill (or murder, or torture) for eternity, a number
which thus far would, per most christian religions,
total up to a large percentage of humans who've
ever lived, billions upon billions, but hey, we can
discuss that in more detail at a later time if you'd
How many has God killed (or murdered), per the
Total (per estimates based on bible texts), not includ-
ing the death tolls that have occurred to non-humans
and to humans that some believers have attributed to
various acts of god (acts of commission and/or non-
intervention) -- 34,127,207
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