I Just read the above article. It makes good points, and resulted in my below rant.
To arbitrarily treat the bible as some magical book of words from which one can derive flawless truth, is plain silly, because all we know for sure is that the bible is originally a man-made object that people later decided to regard as some magical book. (“Magical”, implying that people have no idea how it actually works, but simply take it as a given, because they lack the honesty to question their own prejudice.)
To say that some “god” must be obeyed simply because of his power, is like being a prostitute who would do anything for money (power).
Morality, or at least something that deserves to be called “morality”, cannot be dictated by an external source, because that’s simply called blindly following rules. Yes, sometimes blindly following rules is good, e.g. when you rely on your doctor’s expert advice. But whether following your doctor’s advice is actually good depends entirely on whether your doctor is good in the first place.
Unfortunately, we have people going around pretending to be “humbly obeying god’s instruction”, when in reality they are just pretending that there exists some magical book of “truth” that they can magically read and magically derive reliable “laws” that should be imposed on everyone. They simply assume that their magical book is 100% true/good, without any real basis for such an assumption.
Sane people generally acknowledge expert advice from recognised experts. But why should the words in some man-made collection of ancient documents be deemed as expert advice to be blindly followed? How does it really work? Nobody really knows … at least, not those who continue to treat the bible like some magical book.