Jeremiah – Chapter 37: Jeremiah in Prison

Uh oh! Jeremiah is going to prison in this chapter!

“Neither he nor his attendants nor the people of the land paid any attention to the words the Lord had spoken through Jeremiah the prophet.” – Jeremiah 37:2

Again, given God is not speaking and he’s never spoken, who would believe Jeremiah with no evidence?

“They were angry with Jeremiah and had him beaten and imprisoned in the house of Jonathan the secretary, which they had made into a prison.” – Jeremiah 37:15

Should Jeremiah have been beaten? No. Not at all.

“King Zedekiah then gave orders for Jeremiah to be placed in the courtyard of the guard and given a loaf of bread from the street of the bakers each day until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the courtyard of the guard.” – Jeremiah 37:21

A weird ending. Makes it sound as if Jeremiah ate the city’s entire bread supply!

That does it for this chapter. God still refuses to show himself or speak himself. He could do this and solve all problems but chooses not to. That is very telling that this God has no desire for peace.

Coming Soon: Jeremiah – Chapter 38: Jeremiah Thrown Into a Cistern

Romans 14:2

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday! And that means it is some time from some crazy!

“One person’s faith allows them to eat anything, but another, whose faith is weak, eats only vegetables.” – Romans 14:2

That’s right. Vegetarians and vegans are pussies! God and Jesus demand you be tough and rough and eat that fucking meat you goddamn pansy! LOL! The Bible is a worthless pile of burning bullshit.

Jeremiah – Chapter 36: Jehoiakim Burns Jeremiah’s Scroll

God has some more bad news for the people in this chapter.

“Perhaps when the people of Judah hear about every disaster I plan to inflict on them, they will each turn from their wicked ways; then I will forgive their wickedness and their sin.” – Jeremiah 36:3

God could easily speak himself and make it clear, but he doesn’t. He speaks through a few random people that have no evidence God exists.

“Then Jeremiah told Baruch, ‘I am restricted; I am not allowed to go to the Lord’s temple.’” – Jeremiah 36:5

This makes Jeremiah’s story even more shady!

“Whenever Jehudi had read three or four columns of the scroll, the king cut them off with a scribe’s knife and threw them into the firepot, until the entire scroll was burned in the fire. 24 The king and all his attendants who heard all these words showed no fear, nor did they tear their clothes.” – Jeremiah 36:23-24

And why would he show fear? This is a friend of Jeremiah who supposedly speaks the word of God but there is no evidence of this!

“Therefore this is what the Lord says about Jehoiakim king of Judah: He will have no one to sit on the throne of David; his body will be thrown out and exposed to the heat by day and the frost by night.” – Jeremiah 36:30

God is punishing someone because he is too cowardly to speak.

“I will punish him and his children and his attendants for their wickedness; I will bring on them and those living in Jerusalem and the people of Judah every disaster I pronounced against them, because they have not listened.” – Jeremiah 36:31

And now God is going to punish innocent children.

God, the baby killer. This is not a just god. This is not a moral god. This is an asshole god who gets pissy and throws a temper tantrum.

Coming Soon: Jeremiah – Chapter 37: Jeremiah in Prison

Jeremiah – Chapter 35: The Rekabites

In the previous chapter of Jeremiah we learned that God wants you to free slaves. Great, until you realize God allowed slaves, and then you only need to free them if they’ve served you for 6 years. So in other words, God is still an immoral jackass not worthy of anyone’s worship.

“But they replied, ‘We do not drink wine, because our forefather Jehonadab son of Rekab gave us this command: ‘Neither you nor your descendants must ever drink wine.’’” – Jeremiah 35:6

The chapter starts with God wanting a family to drink wine and they reply they do not want to because their family doesn’t drink wine.

“Then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah, saying: ‘This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Go and tell the people of Judah and those living in Jerusalem, ‘Will you not learn a lesson and obey my words?’ declares the Lord.’” – Jeremiah 35:12-13

God is pissy because some people won’t drink wine.

“Therefore this is what the Lord God Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘Listen! I am going to bring on Judah and on everyone living in Jerusalem every disaster I pronounced against them.’” – Jeremiah 35:17

Now God is going to destroy the people because they didn’t drink wine.

Moral of this story? God is horrible. The Bible is NOT a book of morals.

Coming Soon: Jeremiah – Chapter 36: Jehoiakim Burns Jeremiah’s Scroll

Jeremiah – Chapter 34: Warning to Zedekiah

In the last chapter, we saw God make a promise that can be broken at the next solar eclipse. Let’s see what this chapter has in store for us.

“This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: Go to Zedekiah king of Judah and tell him, ‘This is what the Lord says: I am about to give this city into the hands of the king of Babylon, and he will burn it down. You will not escape from his grasp but will surely be captured and given into his hands.’” – Jeremiah 34:2-3

Remember, God loves you with all his heart when he hands you over to the enemy.

“Yet hear the Lord’s promise to you, Zedekiah king of Judah. This is what the Lord says concerning you: You will not die by the sword; you will die peacefully.” – Jeremiah 34:4-5

But no worries because when the enemy kills you, it will be a peaceful death.

“The word came to Jeremiah from the Lord after King Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people in Jerusalem to proclaim freedom for the slaves. Everyone was to free their Hebrew slaves, both male and female; no one was to hold a fellow Hebrew in bondage.” – Jeremiah 34:8-9

Freeing slaves is good, but why did God allow slaves in the first place?

“Every seventh year each of you must free any fellow Hebrews who have sold themselves to you. After they have served you six years, you must let them go free.” – Jeremiah 34:14

This is even worse. God says you only need to free your slaves after they’ve been your slave for six years!

The next several verses are God being upset the people are taking back slaves, but God has no room to speak. He allowed slavery and says that the slaves are only free and after six years of slavery. A book of morals? Fuck that.

Coming Soon: Jeremiah – Chapter 35: The Rekabites

Hebrews 12:7

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse is about beating your kids!

“Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?” – Hebrews 12:7

Discipline should be a hardship? Fathers are supposed to beat their children? Only in the Bible, that book of morals Christians worship.