Abraham and Isaac

Posted April 17, 2017 9:01 pm by Steve Roney

Abraham and Isaac

Persian fresco of the sacrifice of IsaacI was reading the Book of Genesis today with my daughter. And she, being a smart little person, immediately saw the problem with the story of Abraham sacrificing Isaac. “Wait a minute,” she interrupted, “I thought you weren’t supposed to kill people.”Yep. Yet Abraham, here and elsewhere, is praised for a human sacrifice of his own son.As I recall, this has come up on this blog before: it is an atheist objection to the Bible, evidence that religion can lead to immorality.As Catholics, we believe that morality is an objective absolute, and God is

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