1 Kings – Chapter 3: Solomon Asks for Wisdom

Today we move from Psalms back to 1 Kings.  This chapter begins with God asking Solomon to ask from him what he needs and Solomon does so.

“So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?” – 1 Kings 3:9

You’re an adult who should very well know the difference from right and wrong!!!  This is what you ask of God?

“The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this.” – 1 Kings 3:10

Seriously?  An all-powerful, all-knowing god was pleased with this dumb ass question?  How about a question on how to fix poverty?  How to avoid famine?  How to treat women equally?  How to live in peace?  Jesus fucking christ.

“Moreover, I will give you what you have not asked for—both wealth and honor—so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among kings.” 1 Kings 3:13

Oh for fuck’s sake.  Instead of providing Solomon with real wisdom to help his people, God agrees to give Solomon riches, while the poor suffer.

“Then Solomon awoke—and he realized it had been a dream.” – 1 Kings 3:15

ROFL!  This is God’s out-clause.  Sorry Christians.  The killing continues because it was all a dream!

“Now two prostitutes came to the king and stood before him. One of them said, ‘Pardon me, my lord. This woman and I live in the same house, and I had a baby while she was there with me.  The third day after my child was born, this woman also had a baby. We were alone; there was no one in the house but the two of us.’” – 1 Kings 3:16-18

This is a well-known story in which two women are battling over who is the true birth mother of a child.  It’s supposed to show how wise Solomon is, but as you’ll see in a moment, it really shows how dumb and irrational he is.

“He then gave an order: ‘Cut the living child in two and give half to one and half to the other.’ The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, ‘Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!’  But the other said, ‘Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!’ Then the king gave his ruling: ‘Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother.’ When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice.” – 1 Kings 3:25-28

What a crock of shit!  This isn’t wisdom!  This is straight up stupidity.  Solomon made a decision based on the emotions of two people in a situation filled with emotion.  No evidence was sought.  Solomon should have interviewed the women separately.  He should have interviewed those who knew the women.  He should have investigated their homes.  No, this story doesn’t show Solomon’s wisdom.  It really shows a real lack of wisdom.  He threatened the death of a child.  That’s not a sign of wisdom.

Ug, what a way to end this chapter.  Solomon the wise.  No.  Solomon the dipshit with no critical thinking skills.

Coming Soon:  1 Kings – Chapter 4:  Solomon’s Officials and Governors


Psalm 119:1-88

Psalm 119 is so long (176 verses) that it is divided into two days of reading in the “Read the Bible in 365” guide I follow.  So today we have the first 88 verses in Psalm 119.

“Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.” – Psalm 119:1

We are only one verse in and there is already a contradiction with Christianity.  Christians believe that NONE are blameless.  We are all born with sin they say.

“How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.” – Psalm 119:9

Don’t masturbate.  God has killed those who masturbate.

“Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.” – Psalm 119:39

Does this include the law of not sacrificing animals with damaged testicles?  You consider this a good law?

“Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands.” – Psalm 119:66

God killed a man for spilling his seed on the ground.  God is not where you go if you seek advice on good judgement.

I was very selective in picking verses for this discussion since much of what was said is a repeat of what we’ve already discussed in the book of Psalms.  This chapter is a list of men who seek help from God.  They say over and over they are faithful but others are not.  They beg for God to save them.  Blah, blah, blah.

Coming Soon:  1 Kings – Chapter 3:  Solomon Asks for Wisdom

Genesis 4:3-5

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and nothing is crazier than a God who gets mad at someone doesn’t sacrifice the correct item.

“In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the Lord. And Abel also brought an offering—fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock. The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor.” – Genesis 4:3-5

Most everyone knows of the story of Cain and Abel.  Both bring a sacrifice to God, but God is not pleased with the fruits and veggies.  God’s a meat kind of guy.  WTF???  The white nationalist Christians will take the story of Cain and Abel and say that all blacks are the descendants of Cain, and given Cain’s crime, blacks are inferior to whites.  Like I said.  Fucking crazy.

Psalm – Chapter 94: Untitled

Psalms is a ridiculously long story of sucking up to God.  We’re getting closer to discussing all chapters, but we’re not quite there yet.  Today we have chapter 94.

“The Lord is a God who avenges.  O God who avenges, shine forth.” – Psalm 94:1

How is it possible for a supposedly perfect being to think revenge is good and just?

“They slay the widow and the foreigner; they murder the fatherless.” – Psalm 94:6

This sounds like a description of God.

“The Lord knows all human plans; he knows that they are futile.” – Psalm 94:11

God knows ALL human plans, yet allows the innocent to be raped and murdered?  That’s the very definition of an accomplice.

“For the Lord will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance.” – Psalm 94:14

LOL!  What a joke!  He’s rejected his people continuously.  The Israelites continue to suffer.

This chapter is a great example of “do as I say, but not as I do.”  A perfect god does not rape or murder.  Therefore God is not perfect or he doesn’t exist.  Hmmm.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 119:1-88

Atheism Quotes – Thomas Jefferson

Today’s quote comes from one of the founders of the U.S., Thomas Jefferson.

“The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter.” – Thomas Jefferson

This country was founded on Christian principles?  Puh-lease!  Jefferson had it right, but unfortunately a majority still believe in the literal version of the virgin birth.

Psalm – Chapter 71: Untitled

Today we have another chapter in the book of Psalms.

“Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.” – Psalm 71:4

You can’t seek safety in the hands of the most wicked character in the Bible.  God kills more people than anyone else, and by large numbers.

“From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you.” – Psalm 71:6

No you didn’t.  A newborn has no concept of a god until taught of the concept of a god.

“My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds, of your saving acts all day long—though I know not how to relate them all.” – Psalm 71:15

I agree.  It’s hard to relate to the righteous deeds of rape, murder, and slavery.

I’ll end things here.  There are a few more verses of David sucking up to God, but it’s all the same.  God is supposedly great.  God does great deeds.  God will protect me.  Which is all true IF you ignore the rape, murder, and enslavement God has committed.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 94:  Untitled

Psalm – Chapter 37: Of David.

After a couple chapters in 1 Kings we move back to Psalms for a few chapters.

“Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.” – Psalm 37:1-2

Um…this is not a very good analogy.  Grass comes back every year.  It will even stay partially green in the winter.

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.” – Psalm 37:7

Yes, keep waiting while you suffer.  And when you die from that suffering, keep waiting.

“Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.” – Psalm 37:8

ROFL!  This verse tells us to be exactly the opposite of God!

“But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.” – Psalm 37:11

Except they don’t.  Inequality between the rich and the poor grows every year.

“The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care, and their inheritance will endure forever.” – Psalm 37:18

According to multiple other verses in the Bible, there are no blameless.  Everyone lives in sin.  Does this verse then mean no one is under the Lord’s care?  Hmmm.

“I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.” – Psalm 37:25

Um…children suffer all the time in the Bible.  They are too often unjustifiably punished for the crimes of others.

“The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.” – Psalm 37:40

Time and time again we see the Lord is the most wicked of them all in the Bible.  He saves no one.

Another chapter in Psalms and another list of items easily refuted by reading the Bible in its entirety.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 71:  Untitled