For this week’s Crazy Bible Verse I head back to the Old Testament into the book of Leviticus. Leviticus is an entire chapter of crazy, but today I focus specifically on verse 9 of chapter 20.
“Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death. Because they have cursed their father or mother, their blood will be on their own head.” – Leviticus 20:9
This is a direct quote from God in the Bible. It states that anyone who curses their mother or father is to be put to death. That includes a 7 year old who gets upset and yells “I hate you” at their mom or dad. That 7 year old, in the eyes of God, must now be murdered. It’s God’s law! Christians worship this god? Wow!
Let’s think about this further. Name a child who hasn’t cursed their mother or father at some point? I can’t. Every child gets upset at times and curses their parents. According to God, all of these children should be put to death. God is promoting genocide of the human race! Now that’s some crazy!