Time to move back to 2 Samuel following a few chapters in the book of Psalms.
“David also defeated the Moabites. He made them lie down on the ground and measured them off with a length of cord. Every two lengths of them were put to death, and the third length was allowed to live.” – 2 Samuel 8:2
WTF? This is moral? This is what the Christian god demands and allows? The Bible is a book of moral teachings? No, most definitely not.
“When the Arameans of Damascus came to help Hadadezer king of Zobah, David struck down twenty-two thousand of them.” – 2 Samuel 8:5
More killing by David approved by God. The Israelites are God’s chosen people. God can stop this war, but he doesn’t. Instead, he demands it. David is a murderer, but he’s a murderer commanded by God in the Bible.
“David took the gold shields that belonged to the officers of Hadadezer and brought them to Jerusalem.” – 2 Samuel 8:7
David, again approved by God, is also a thief.
“He put garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites became subject to David. The Lord gave David victory wherever he went.” – 2 Samuel 8:14
More killing and enslavement by David. Killing and slavery are nothing new in the history of humankind, but this is the Bible and these actions are supported and demanded by a god close to 2 billion people in the world worship today.
“David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.” – 2 Samuel 8:15
According to the Bible, this god’s definition of ‘just’ is killing, slavery, and rape. Such a lovely story.
Today’s chapter is a list of conquests by David that include the killing of tens of thousands. David is not a great person. He’s a murderer, a murderer controlled by God. The Bible intends this to be a story of great accomplishment by those having faith in God. It’s not. An ounce of critical thinking shows this is a disgusting story of a god with no moral values.
Coming Soon: 2 Samuel – Chapter 9: David and Mephibosheth