Obadiah – Obadiah’s Vision

Today we switch over to a new chapter, Obadiah. Obadiah is a very short chapter consisting of just one chapter and 21 verses.

“This is what the Sovereign Lord says about Edom…” – Obadiah 1

This sets the theme of the chapter.

“Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars,  from there I will bring you down,’ declares the Lord.” – Obadiah 4

God making it clear he will not be fucked with.

“‘In that day,’ declares the Lord, ‘will I not destroy the wise men of Edom,   those of understanding in the mountains of Esau?’” – Obadiah 8

God sure does love causing harm to people.

“You should not gloat over your brother  in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much  in the day of their trouble.” – Obadiah 12

Why not? God boasts and gloats all the time.

“The day of the Lord is near for all nations.” – Obadiah 15

Hard to take this seriously when God has never appeared and will never appear to the people.

“There will be no survivors from Esau.” – Obadiah 18

Kill the innocents!

“And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.” – Obadiah 21

The kingdom of blood and murder is the kingdom of God.

That concludes the book of Obadiah. Not sure what the point of this book is supposed to get across. God is killing? God wants bloodshed? Innocents will be killed? Because that is what this book tells us.

Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 82: A psalm of Asaph.


Atheism Quotes – Rowan Atkinson

Today’s Atheism quote comes from Rowan Atkinson, famous for his role as Mr. Bean.

“What is wrong with inciting intense dislike of a religion if the activities or teachings of that religion are so outrageous, irrational or abusive of human rights that they deserve to be intensely disliked?” – Rowan Atkinson

If something is ridiculous, it does not deserve respect. Plain and simple. It is okay to ridicule the ridiculous.

2 Chronicles – Chapter 23: Untitled

More of 2 Chronicles today.

“No one is to enter the temple of the Lord except the priests and Levites on duty; they may enter because they are consecrated, but all the others are to observe the Lord’s command not to enter.” – 2 Chronicles 23:6

Apparently the god who never shows himself needs his personal space.

“Then Athaliah tore her robes and shouted, “Treason! Treason!” – 2 Chronicles 23:13

Why is it people in the Bible tear their clothes or rip off their hair whenever they get mad? Why can’t they just throw things like normal people. 🙂

“Jehoiada then made a covenant that he, the people and the king[c]would be the Lord’s people.” – 2 Chronicles 23:16

Sorry to say, but the Lord is going to disappoint Jehoiada and his people just like God disappoints everyone in the end.

“All the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was calm, because Athaliah had been slain with the sword.” – 2 Chronicles 23:21

And the land lived in peace forever and ever. LOL! Of course not! Eventually these people will piss God off and God will start up the murdering again.

So many kings. So many mad people. So much murder. Sigh. Typical Biblical morals.

Coming Soon: Obadiah – Obadiah’s Vision

2 Chronicles – Chapter 22: Ahaziah King of Judah

God has been pretty horrible the last few chapters, so let’s see if he’s worse in this chapter.

“So Ahaziah son of Jehoram king of Judah began to reign.” – 2 Chronicles 22:1

We have a new king.

“He too followed the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother encouraged him to act wickedly.” – 2 Chronicles 22:3

Why is a woman always to blame when a man does evil?

“While Jehu was executing judgment on the house of Ahab, he found the officials of Judah and the sons of Ahaziah’s relatives, who had been attending Ahaziah, and he killed them.” – 2 Chronicles 22:8

Once again, innocents are killed.

“He then went in search of Ahaziah, and his men captured him while he was hiding in Samaria. He was brought to Jehu and put to death.” – 2 Chronicles 22:9

Yes, Ahaziah is killed, but innocents were killed first. Ahaziah lasted one year as king.

“Because Jehosheba, the daughter of King Jehoram and wife of the priest Jehoiada, was Ahaziah’s sister, she hid the child from Athaliah so she could not kill him.” – 2 Chronicles 22:11

More murder.

God sure does love his killing and murder. It’s the common theme over and over and over in this book.

Coming Soon: 2 Chronicles – Chapter 23: Untitled

1 Corinthians 7:18

Today’s Crazy Bible Verse is quite crazy and you’ll see why very quickly.

“Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised.” – 1 Corinthians 7:18

How does one become uncircumcised? Are there bottles of foreskins lying around in Biblical times and healers sewing these random foreskins back on circumcised dicks? I mean, that would be a pretty interesting story but unfortunately that story isn’t in the Bible. So why talk about becoming uncircumcised?

2 Chronicles – Chapter 21: Jehoram King of Judah

In our last chapter in 2 Chronicles, we saw how much God desired bloodshed and murder. What will this chapter bring?

“Then Jehoshaphat rested with his ancestors and was buried with them in the City of David. And Jehoram his son succeeded him as king.” – 2 Chronicles 21:1

A changing of kings.

“When Jehoram established himself firmly over his father’s kingdom, he put all his brothers to the sword along with some of the officials of Israel.” – 2 Chronicles 21:4

Holy fuck! Jehoram just killed all his brothers and God did nothing!

“He did evil in the eyes of the Lord. Nevertheless, because of the covenant the Lord had made with David, the Lord was not willing to destroy the house of David. He had promised to maintain a lamp for him and his descendants forever.” – 2 Chronicles 21:6-7

OMG! God decides this is evil but does nothing! What a fucking evil, immoral god!

“This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: ‘You have not followed the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or of Asa king of Judah. But you have followed the ways of the kings of Israel, and you have led Judah and the people of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves, just as the house of Ahab did. You have also murdered your own brothers, members of your own family, men who were better than you. So now the Lord is about to strike your people, your sons, your wives and everything that is yours, with a heavy blow. You yourself will be very ill with a lingering disease of the bowels, until the disease causes your bowels to come out.’” – 2 Chronicles 21:12-15

JFC! God decides to finally punish Jehoram and part of that punishment is killing all of the people who are innocent. This god is fucking stupid.

“The Lord aroused against Jehoram the hostility of the Philistines and of the Arabs who lived near the Cushites.” – 2 Chronicles 21:16

This is similar to hardening the hearts of the Egyptians. Instead of God doing the dirty work, he makes others do it.

“After all this, the Lord afflicted Jehoram with an incurable disease of the bowels. In the course of time, at the end of the second year, his bowels came out because of the disease, and he died in great pain. His people made no funeral fire in his honor, as they had for his predecessors.” – 2 Chronicles 21:18-19

Admittedly I find this punishment humorous. Jehoram certainly deserves this painful death giving what he did. My problem is God had a bunch of innocent people killed in the process.

And that concludes this chapter. More evidence God is evil and punishes the innocent far too often.

Coming Soon: 2 Chronicles – Chapter 22: Ahaziah King of Judah

Atheism Quotes – Doctor Who

I came across this quote the other day by the fictional Doctor Who. Not a real person, but still  great quote!

“The Doctor: Can I borrow your horse, please? It’s official marshal business.

The Preacher: He’s called Joshua. It’s from the Bible. It means “The Deliverer.”

The Doctor: No, he isn’t.

The Preacher: What?

The Doctor: I speak horse. His name is Susan, and he wants you to respect his life choices.” – Doctor Who

That’s a good one!