2 Samuel – Chapter 11: David and Bathsheba

Today we return to 2 Samuel after discussing several chapters in Psalms.  In our last look in 2 Samuel, David had his armies kill the armies of another group because this other army took off the pants of David’s army.  I kid you not.  This is actually what the Bible says!  Can this chapter be any crazier?  I doubt it can top a taking off of an army’s pants, but you never know!

“They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah.” – 2 Samuel 11:1

Not necessarily crazier yet, but just as bloody as the previous chapter in 2 Samuel.

“From the roof he saw a woman bathing.  The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about her.” – 2 Samuel 11:2-3

The truth comes out.  David is a peeping Tom.

“Then David sent messengers to get her.  She came to him, and he slept with her.  Then she went back home.” – 2 Samuel 11:4

David receives a booty call, but was there consent?  Did this woman have a choice in the matter?  We don’t know for sure, but we know God allows rape without punishment.  Or rather without an appropriate punishment.  Paying a few shekels to the father of a raped woman is NOT a punishment.  This woman was married to Uriah, so I’m guessing she was raped.  David impregnates the woman and then sets forth with plans to get rid of Uriah.

“In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and set it with Uriah.  In it he wrote, ‘Put Uriah out in the front where the fighting is fiercest.  Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die’” – 2 Samuel 11:14-15

OMG!?!?!  God’s chosen leader of the Israelites is conspiring to have the husband of the woman he raped murdered.  And yet God does nothing.  The god of the Bible is NOT good.

“…Uriah the Hittite died.” – 2 Samuel 11:17

David’s plan was a success.  God could have stopped this awful murder, but sat by and did nothing.

“After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son.  But the thing David had done displeased the Lord.” – 2 Samuel 11:27

Holy shit!  Did this woman have a choice in the marriage?  I highly doubt it.  If David had her husband murdered, I guarantee he didn’t give her a choice.  God is displeased.  WTF?  He KNEW this was happening and did nothing to stop it.  God is displeased?  That’s more disgusting since it came after the fact.  God allowed this murder to happen and is guiltier than David.  A book of morals?  No fucking way.

Wow!  What a disgusting chapter that clearly shows the evil of the god of the Bible.  How can anyone read the Bible and call it a book of morals?  Anyone who considers this book moral is a very disturbed individual.

Coming Soon:  2 Samuel – Chapter 12:  Nathan Rebukes David

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