~~ The Bible ~~
If one is interested in finding examples of Christian hypocrisy, one does not need to look any further than the Bible itself. Biblical scholars overwhelmingly agree that the canonized Gospels are copies of copies of stories told by fallible people over the course of decades or even centuries. Original manuscripts do not exist. The hypocrisy here is in holding up a book and claiming it to be infallible while at the same time knowing the entire thing was written by fallible people who heard the stories from other fallible people. Not a single word was ever written by God Himself. No supreme being ever put pen to paper. There isn't a single sheet of papyrus with writings from Jesus himself. No matter how someone tries to support the infallibility of the Gospels, the fact cannot be dismissed that they were written decades later by imperfect men who were already biased to believing in Jesus and his "miracles".
I'd like to put the infallibility of the Bible to the test. If the Bible is both infallible and inerrant, then logically it must be perfect. If it is perfect, then by definition it cannot be improved upon. Is that true? What areas of the Bible couldn't be improved either historically, ethically, or scientifically by virtually any modern-day person? You will find examples throughout this book highlighting examples of Biblical deficiencies under each one of those topics. It is a rather easy exercise to find such examples because there isn't a single line in the Bible that doesn't appear to have been written by a 1st or 2nd-century person. Take a moment and just think about how good a book would really be if authored by a perfect omniscient being who knows everything there is to possibly know. This book is supposed to be the perfect word of God with instructions for mankind. Oddly enough, we can find guidance on what to do in the unlikely event that two men are fighting and the wife of one of them comes to her husband's rescue. If she reaches out and seizes him by his private parts, we are supposed to cut off her hand and show her no pity (Deuteronomy 25:11-12). A situation like that warrants mention in a perfectly-authored book but not a single word is ever uttered about DNA, germs, electricity, atoms, or anything else that might actually be useful centuries later. If the Bible is the word of God, He never thought it worthy to devote even a single sentence to cancer or how to overcome it knowing that millions of His pious children will suffer and die from it. This shouldn't surprise us if the Bible was authored by 1st-century people. If it's divinely inspired, it should give us cause for great concern. Would we have nuclear bombs if Jesus told his disciples that the power of the atom could only be used for peaceful purposes? What would have changed if an Old Testament figure like Abraham commanded man to never use flying machines to inflict terrorism? Show me a man who truly believes the Bible to be the world of God and I'll show you a man who hasn't read the Bible critically.