Stereotypes concerning the Bible abound in this day of near biblical illiteracy. One of the most pernicious is the idea that the Old Testament God is a severe, judgmental old man, while the New Testament presents this God's happier and more mellow son. Violence, judgment, and guilt emanate from the Old Testament; love, tolerance, and good feelings from the New.
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Issue: "Naked and Ashamed: Does anyone feel guilty anymore?" Nov./Dec. 1997 Vol. 6 No. 6 Page number(s): 10-11, 17
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