Psalms – Chapter 142: A maskil of David. When he was in the cave. A prayer.

This is the last chapter in Psalms before moving back to 1 Samuel.  If you are sick of reading about Psalms, then the good news is Monday I will have a new chapter in 1 Samuel for you.  For now though, let’s fight through Psalms 142.

“I pour out before him my complaint; before him I tell my trouble.” – Psalms 142:2

David better watch out.  Job did this and suffered miserably!

“Look and see, there is no one at my right hand; no one is concerned for me.” – Psalms 142:4

David is complaining that he has no friends.  It’s quite possible he has no friends because he spends all of his time praising and signing to God!

“Listen to my cry, for I am in desperate need; rescue me from those who pursue me, for they are too strong for me.” – Psalms 142:6

If you’re being robbed, you don’t ask the robber to rescue you.  You call the police, if possible.  David is being pursued by Saul who is controlled by God.  David asking the robber to rescue him.  David needs to call the police!

That concludes Psalms 142.  More of the same.  More pleading to God and praising God.  Sigh.  I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Coming Soon:  1 Samuel – Chapter 25:  David, Nabal and Abigail

Psalms – Chapter 141: A psalm of David.

I’m almost done with Psalms before moving back to 1 Samuel, I promise!  Just two chapters to go, counting this one.  As with the previous chapters in Psalms I’ve discussed thus far, David is praising God.  I’m not sure David does anything but praise God.  Not sure how he slayed a giant and avoided death by Saul with all of the praising by song he does!

“I call to you, Lord, come quickly to me; hear me when I call to you.” – Psalms 141:1

Sorry David, God is too busy killing, raping, and murdering.  Yes, I know, murdering is killing, but it was worth putting in two killing words to emphasize all the killing God does.

“Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evildoers…” – Psalms 141:4

Too late.  By accepting and following God, David has already let his heart be drawn to evil.

“Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.” – Psalms 141:10

Define wicked.  Is killing and raping wicked?  I think you know what I mean by this question.

Psalms 141 was a short, 10 verse, chapter in which David thinks God is good.  He seeks righteousness in God, assuming all of the evil is done by others.  David has no critical thinking skills.  He simply accepts what God is telling him without questioning.  The best advice I can give to anyone is to question everything!  Don’t be a non-thinking David.

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 142:  A maskil of David. When he was in the cave. A prayer.

Leviticus 25:44

The last couple of weeks of Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday focused on verses in which Jesus says in the New Testament that he supports and requires that everyone follow the laws of the Old Testament.  Let’s look at one of those Old Testament laws today.  I’ve discussed many already and there are hundreds, if not thousands to choose from.  Let me pick just one.

“Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves.” – Leviticus 25:44

The Bible is a moral book?  The Christian god is a moral god?  Supporting slavery is moral?  This is one of the Old Testament laws Jesus says he supports.  Jesus is not nice.  Jesus is not kind.  Jesus is not love.  Jesus is just as evil as the God of the Old Testament.  In case you are thinking slave means something else in the Bible, the Bible also makes it clear you can beat your slaves to near death (Exodus 21:20).  Moral?  Hardly.  The Bible is a disgusting book.  God is a disgusting character.  Jesus is another disgusting character attempting to hide his evil as good.  If you need God/Jesus to be good, you are one of the scariest individuals on Earth.

Psalms – Chapter 140: For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Counting today, there are three more chapters of Psalms before moving back to 1 Samuel, so hang in there!  The last chapter, Psalms 120, was very short and continued the theme of David praising God.  This chapter, Psalms 140, is a bit longer, but continues the theme of David praising God.

“Rescue me, Lord, from evildoers; protect me from the violent, who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day.” – Psalms 140:1-2

David is asking God to protect him from the very violence that God himself created.  A bit ironic.

“Keep me safe, Lord, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from the violent, who devise ways to trip my feet.” – Psalms 140:4

David is now asking God to protect him from God.  Interesting.

“Do not grant the wicked their desires, Lord; do not let their plans succeed.” – Psalms 140:8

Well, given the plans of the wicked are God’s plans, something tells me God will let those plans succeed.

“I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and upholds the cause of the needy.” – Psalms 140:12

ROFL!  LOL!  LMAO!  I haven’t had this hard of a laugh in a long time!  Secures justice for the poor?  LMAO!!!  David has paid no attention at all to his surroundings.

That concludes Psalms 140.  David’s praising of God is extremely ironic given much of what David asks God to change was the very result of God’s actions!!!

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 141:  A psalm of David.

Happy Holidays!

I’ll keep this short today.  Today is Christmas Day.  Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope you have a great day.  I’m an Atheist who celebrates Christmas.  Everything we do is secular.  I expect I’ll receive a few Amazon Kindle gift cards from family.  What will I use them on?  Well, I have a list of Atheist books I’ve had my eye on for a while.  This will be the perfect opportunity to purchase and read them!

Psalms – Chapter 120: A song of ascents.

The chapter of discussion today is Psalms 120.  That’s a lot of chapters!  Chapter 120, however, is not the last chapter of Psalms.  Psalms is a HUGE book in the Bible and it’s going to take a while to get through.  Fortunately the chronological order of Psalms breaks it up and intermixes it with other books of the Bible.  Thus I don’t have to go through all chapters of Psalmsbefore moving on.  Phew!

“I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.” – Psalms 120:1

That may be, but just ask Job, answering you doesn’t mean your life will be better.

“Too long have I lived among those who hate peace.” – Psalms 120:6

So David hates God?  God hates peace as we’ve seen over and over.  The turmoil and strife in the Bible is the direct result of God interfering by hardening hearts.

“I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.” – Psalms 120:7

David confirms, he hates God.  David is for peace, God is not.

A very short, seven verse chapter, but in Psalms 120 I think David just confirmed he’s an Atheist!  🙂

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 140:  For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Psalms – Chapter 56: For the director of music. To the tune of “A Dove on Distant Oaks.” Of David. A miktam. When the Philistines had seized him in Gath.

A few more chapters in Psalms before we switch back to 1 Samuel.  Remember, I’m running through the Bible in chronological order.  Given several chapters of Psalms focus on David, there will be quite a bit of back and forth for quite some time.  Today I focus on Psalms 56.

“Be merciful to me, my God, for my enemies are in hot pursuit; all day long they press their attack.” – Psalms 56:1

Ah…it’s so cute of David to think this is a merciful God.  ROFL!

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” – Psalms 56:3

Why put your trust in God?  God is not going to take away your fear.  If fact, he demands your fear.  This has been stated many times in the Bible thus far.  God feeds off your fear.

“They conspire, they lurk, they watch my steps, hoping to take my life.” – Psalms 56:6

God is the one who has taken over Saul’s body and controlling it.  God is the one trying to take David’s life.

“…in God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me?” – Psalms 56:11

Again, David is trusted in a god who is causing all of this.  Saul doesn’t rule with evil if God does not first control Saul’s heart forcing him to commit evil.  David is placing his trust in the very being causing David this stress.

Psalms 56 shows us more of David praising God.  This wouldn’t be so bad if God was actually doing something to help David.  However, the exact opposite is true.  God is causing David to experience these troubles.  By controlling Saul’s heart, God is causing David to flee in an effort to save his life.  A loving god?  Nope!  A loving god does not do this.  A loving god loves you unconditionally.  This god applies condition after condition on his ‘creations’.

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 120:  A song of ascents.

John 7:19

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday.  Last week I shared a verse from Luke in which Jesus made it clear that his followers are to follow the old law (Old Testament).  The old law, of course, includes all that stuff about keeping and beating slaves, raping women, killing babies and children, and overall being downright evil.  Here’s another verse from the New Testament in which Jesus reinforces this.

“Has not Moses given you the law? Yet not one of you keeps the law. Why are you trying to kill me?” – John 7:19

This is not someone saying or writing down what they think Jesus said.  I don’t believe a Jesus ever existed, but according to the Bible, these are the direct words of Jesus.  There is no misinterpretation as to who the Bible credits these words to.  So once again Jesus makes it clear that we are to follow the laws of Moses.  The laws of beating, raping, and killing others.  If this is what Jesus supports, he is NOT the loving character Christians believe in.  Then again, one has to actually read the Bible to learn this.

Psalms – Chapter 52: For the director of music. A maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite had gone to Saul and told him: “David has gone to the house of Ahimelek.”

I continue today with Psalms 52.  If you’re getting sick of Psalms, and I don’t blame you, you’re stuck for a while.  After this chapter there are five more chapters of Psalms to discuss before moving back into 1 Samuel.  Hang in there!  Remember, I’m doing the hard work for you.  Just think how I feel right now!  🙂

“Why do you boast of evil, you mighty hero? Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace in the eyes of God?” – Psalms 52:1

Boasting about the evil of killing babies God commanded you to kill is okay, but boasting about some other evil is not?  Hmmm.

“You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth.” – Psalms 52:3

Wait, are we talking about a human here or are we talking about God?  So hard to tell.

“The righteous will see and fear; they will laugh at you, saying…” – Psalms 52:6

People who fear generally do not laugh.

“And I will hope in your name, for your name is good.” – Psalms 52:9

David has a very odd definition of ‘good’.

That concludes Psalms 52.  David continues to praise God.  Somehow David is not aware of God’s other evil deeds of killing innocent people, enslaving people, and raping women and children.  It’s almost as if David is unaware because…wait for it…God doesn’t exist!

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 56:  For the director of music. To the tune of “A Dove on Distant Oaks.” Of David. A miktam. When the Philistines had seized him in Gath.

Atheism Themed Books – Free

I like to read books of many different genres including Atheism themed books.  I’ve purchased several Atheism themed books on Amazon for my Kindle.  I haven’t read all of them yet, but I’ve purchased several.  You may not realize this but there are many, many books on Amazon for free or for $0.99.  That’s much cheaper than the $7.99 or $9.99 that is typical of books written by more well-known authors in the area.  To find these books, just go to Amazon, type in ‘Atheist’ or ‘Atheism’ in the search bar of the Kindle store and voila!  Change the list rankings from low to high price and the free books will appear first. Here’s the link to what pops up for me when I do a search.

Atheism Books From Low to High Priced on Amazon Kindle Store

I can’t comment on the quality of all of these free books, but several are quite good.  Be a bit careful as there are a few religious books attacking Atheism that appear on this list.  You can certainly read these as it is always good to hear what the other side has to say, but if that’s not what you’re looking for, just read through the book description before downloading to double check.