Category Archives: Critical Look at Bible & Christianity

Leo Tolstoy – Response to the Synod and to Letters Received in Regards to Their Edict

He who begins by loving Christianity better than truth, will proceed by loving his own sect or church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.” Coleridge.

The following is Leo Tolstoy’s response to “Resolution of Their Holiness Synod in Regards to Leo Tolstoy, February 20-22, 1901“, review that document before continuing. Continue reading Leo Tolstoy – Response to the Synod and to Letters Received in Regards to Their Edict

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Life Application Study Bible NIV Critical Review

I was brought to consult with a Bible Study guide when I hoped it’d help me clarify controversies I came across while trying to reconcile the Bible’s chapters. Unfortunately, these guides just exacerbated my doubts and worsen the understanding.

What became the worst shocking discovery was that I found in “Life Application Study Bible NIV” (“Today’s #1 Selling Study Bible”) so many inappropriate injections of one indoctrinating phrase “Obey the Government“:

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Five Commandments of Jesus Christ

I have wrote earlier what an impact Tolstoy’s writing on Christian faith made on me.

In What I Believe (also called My Religion), written in 1884, Leo Tolstoy has perfectly summarized and explained reasons for these essential rules of life which Jesus required from people:

  1. Regarding the Law: Do not judge
  2. Don’t commit adultery and don’t divorce
  3. Regarding oaths: Don’t swear
  4. Regarding anger: Live with all people in peace
  5. Love your ‘enemies’ 

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