Let me jump right in as we continue through Psalms, this time taking a deep look at Psalms 106.
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” – Psalms 106:1
No thanks. You can’t possibly read the Bible and think this murderous, bloodlust filled God is good. He doesn’t love. Instead he spreads fear. He demands you fear him.
“Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right.” – Psalms 106:3
Really? Bad, horrible things still happen to those who act justly. Are children who act justly blessed when they contract bone cancer? Oh, let me guess. God just needed another angel in heaven. What a fucking disgusting response. Your god is so insecure in his hiding place he needs to horribly kill a child? Sorry, not buying it.
“We have sinned, even as our ancestors did; we have done wrong and acted wickedly.” – Psalms 106:6
This is how the masses are controlled. Convince people they are evil from birth and you can control them for life. Let us not forget who does the hardening of the hearts.
“He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up; he led them through the depths as through a desert.” – Psalms 106:9
Again, none of this happens if God doesn’t first harden the hearts of the Egyptians.
“He saved them from the hand of the foe; from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them.” – Psalms 106:10
A foe that is only an enemy because God first hardened their hearts.
“In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wilderness they put God to the test.” – Psalms 106:14
What craving? The craving to not starve to death?
“So he gave them what they asked for, but sent a wasting disease among them.” – Psalms 106:15
Let me get this straight. The people are asking for simple survival but God instead sends them a disease to kill them? Wow!
“…they aroused the Lord’s anger by their wicked deeds…” – Psalms 106:29
As we’ve seen, God is very easy to anger. The people simply trying to survive has angered God. Wicked deeds? Think of the most wicked deed possible. Is it really any more wicked than the murder and rape God commands?
“They did not destroy the peoples as the Lord had commanded them, but they mingled with the nations and adopted their customs.” – Psalms 106:34-35
God is angry because the people are mingling and making peace with surrounding nations. Think about that for a second. Is this a god to be worshipped? Hell no!
“They shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters…” – Psalms 106:38
“Save us, Lord our God, and gather us from the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.” – Psalms 106:47
Wait just one second. The people were making peace with other nations. God was upset at this and forced these nations to war with the people. Now we are supposed to ask God to save us from these other nations? Give me a fucking break.
“Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Let all the people say, ‘Amen!’ Praise the Lord.” – Psalms 106:48
God hardened hearts. God broke up peace among the nations. God caused rape and murder. Now we are to praise him? No thanks.
Psalms 106 is an interesting chapter in that it shows how ridiculous the stories of the Old Testament are. God hardened hearts. God hardens those hearts to justify his agenda of building armies to destroy the surrounding nations. What happens if God never hardens those hearts? Peace? Quite possibly. This chapter ends with a praise to God. Praise to a god that says we are all filled with evil from birth. Praise to a god that hardens hearts. Praise to a god that is the exact opposite of peace and love. No. I will never praise an evil god.
Coming Soon: Psalms – Chapter 107: Untitled