For those that believe in the literal truth of the Bible (a large percentage of Americans, by most measures), this page on Scary Bible Quotes should be enlightening. The Christian Bible has never been at a loss for bigotry, racism, sexism, or just plan old-fashioned violence. God, apparently, is all-powerful but not above being jealous, vindictive and capricious.
I found it entertaining that the authorship of the page is attributed to God (as quoted in the Bible). However, be sure to read the Introduction by editor Michael Huemer. The Q & A provides links for viewing the passages in context. My favorite: In response to the common question “I hate you”, Huemer responds:
All of the hostile messages I have received about Scary Bible Quotes appear to be from Christians. If you genuinely believe the Bible is the word of God, you should be happy, not angry, that I am helping to spread the word of God. If, on the other hand, you think that my page is anti-Christian, then that seems to me a tacit admission that some of the statements in the Bible are so difficult to believe that merely reproducing a collection of them serves to undermine Christianity.
Fortunately, most Christians seem to follow only those teachings that are congruent with their own ambitions and prejudices. Perhaps one should no longer quote The Good Book?