This is the second in a series of videos that address some of the violent, absurd and atrocious Bible stories being taught to children in Sunday School around the world today. This video discusses the Sunday School Bible story Joshua and the Battle of Jericho. This story describes how God ordained the extermination of the people of Jericho, a disgusting and unethical practice known as genocide.
Teaching this to children is designed to teach them to have faith in God. However, it is an excellent example of how we allow ourselves to be blinded by ideology to the point where we gloss over the fact that the story depicts genocide in a positive light because we distract ourselves from the reality of the situation by admiring the magic of the walls coming down.
Evangelical Christians want to shelter their children from violence in popular entertainment, but who will shelter them from the violence that is rampant in Bible stories?