Psalm – Chapter 51: For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

The book of Psalms is the largest book in the Bible with 150 chapters.  Why so many?  The story is pretty much the same in each chapter, such that it could have been summed up in just one or two chapters.  Good is good.  Non-believers are bad.  Don’t question God.  Love God and he will save you, unless of course he kills you first, in which case, you didn’t love God strong enough.  Am I wrong?  Let’s jump into Psalm 51.

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.” – Psalm 51:1

Great compassion?  ROFL!!!  This is the god who allows slavery.  This is the god who commands murder and rape.  This is the god who forces women into marriage.  Compassion?  Not from this god!

“Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.” – Psalm 51:5

This, in a nutshell, is the problem with Christianity.  It assumes you are sinful and full of evil at the moment of your birth.  Why?  Because of Eve.  That’s horseshit and I hope you can see that.  We are not born evil and full of sin.  We are born innocent babies who have done nothing to deserve the abuse the biblical god places on us.

“Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.” – Psalm 51:6

What…the…fuck?!?!?  God is demanding that a fetus be faithful in the womb.  Wow!  That should raise the red flag for any rational human being.

“Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you.” – Psalm 51:13

If this is to be taken literally, it means those who follow God’s way will go out and murder and rape.  That is what God does in the Bible.

“Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.” – Psalm 51:14

If you want to avoid the guilt of bloodshed, start by ignoring God’s commands to kill people.  It’s not complicated.

“You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.” – Psalm 51:16

Really?  The previous chapters in which God lays out all the rules on burnt offerings say otherwise.  God takes great pleasure in burnt offerings.

This is an interesting chapter in which David asks for several things.  All of these things can be delivered by simply ignoring God’s commands.  Don’t want guilt over killing people?  Easy.  Stop listening to God and stop killing people.  Oh, and don’t for one second believe God doesn’t like the smell of burnt offerings.  Chapters of the Bible are devoted to the proper way to sacrifice a burnt offering to God.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 86:  A prayer of David.


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