A story that shows that the Bible does not necessarily teach morality – it sometimes teaches just the opposite:
The number of dead was confirmed at nine in late April when police were able to investigate and have a doctor perform autopsies on the dead. Among the reports were those of the murder of several children: “Moses, aged 13 years; Alec Oomaraluk aged eight years; Johnasie, aged six years; Johnny Kokpuk, aged seven years; Nukarak, aged 55 years; and Kumudluk Sarah, aged 32 years, all froze to death after [a woman named] Mina forced them to walk onto the frozen Hudson’s Bay on the morning of March 29, 1941. Testimony from witnesses suggested that, for example, the woman, Mina, was under the delusion at the time that she was God or Jesus, depending on reports. Of the other murders, the death of Sarah Apawkok involved others believing she was Satan; others involved disagreement over the claims of two other men who said they were God and Jesus.
There is some suggestion that the religious nature of the murders came from the fact an Anglican missionary had left a translated Bible among the hunters on the Belchers in the 1920s.
“…the Calgary Albertan reported that the Toronto Star had received details of the murders over short-wave radio. The murders, according to the Star, occurred during a religious dispute, concerning God’s return to earth, between two unnamed Eskimo families. In view of the religious nature of the dispute, the Star contacted Archibald Fleming, Anglican Bishop of the Arctic, for comments. Fleming explained that “it had been many years since there was a missionary on the Belchers who could help the Eskimos solve their theological difficulties.”
Imagine you are a small child. From the very earliest age you are hearing “Bible stories” that involve murder. Cain and Abel, Noah’s flood, King David, Jesus’ murder, etc. Don’t you suppose that this sort of education would predispose millions of people towards murder as a viable solution to their problems?
What if everyone in America had been raised without these stories?