Mistakes of Moses

Read by Margaret Espaillat

(4.6 stars; 42 reviews)

Robert G. Ingersoll was an extremely popular humanist orator in the late nineteenth century, and he wrote Mistakes of Moses after many bootlegged versions of his speeches had been published and circulated. In Mistakes of Moses, through a close, literal reading of the Pentateuch, he challenges biblical stories using science, logic and morality. (Summary by Margaret) (5 hr 58 min)


Preface and Chapter 1 27:40 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapters 2, 3 & 4 25:49 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapters 5 & 6 23:23 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapters 7, 8 & 9 24:22 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapters 10, 11, 12 & 13 28:15 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapters 14 & 15 25:54 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapters 16 & 17 22:50 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 18 44:11 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapters 19 & 20 15:18 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 21 11:36 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 22 26:22 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapter 23 43:20 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Chapters 24 - 29 39:05 Read by Margaret Espaillat


Excellent From Stem To Stern!

(5 stars)

Beautifully read and brilliantly written! Freedom of religion (or no religion) and freedom of speech enable the freedom of thought and action-thereby enriching our lives! What a brilliant tool. Tell the people they are born into a separation from their maker due to their evil nature. Tell them they are bound for eternal punishment and their only salvation is attending their church, censuring their own thoughts and behaviour according to a kooky bronze age morality, and giving them 10% of your pre-tax income?!?! WHAT A RACKET!!! It's almost like telling everyone there's a deadly virus running rampant and their only cure is your patented snake oil! Problem-Reaction-Solution! It works every time!

holy fascism

(4.5 stars)

These white people recapitulate the view of other white fascist in their desire the enslave the black race. Black Lives Matter, but the author's do not. They are old and white. That is the definition of fascism. Support Antifacism by supporting your corporate oligarchs and their curated truth. The bible is by definition raycyst. You might think just because they are criticizing the bible they would get a pass. Nope they are old and white. the story was writen in a time of implicit raycysm and heteronormativity. By the transitive property of wokness they are hereby declare a raycyst and de- personed.

(5 stars)

the title is just the tip of the iceberg. very interesting discussion of conflicting information in the Bible.

(4 stars)

I wish I had known about this man & his writing many years before!


(5 stars)

Ingersoll is A Nineteenth century version of Christopher Hitchens. Excellent book and reader

mistakes of Moses

(5 stars)

Awesome read, questions bible at its own practicality.

this is a great discussion about the absurdities of the bible

(5 stars)

(5 stars)

Astrid:Excellent, ought to be taught in fundamentalist societies.