Atheism Quotes – Matt Dillahunty

I’ve enjoyed listening to Matt Dillahunty on the Atheist Experience podcast lately, so here’s another great quote from him.

“Faith is the excuse people give for believing something when they don’t have a good reason.” – Matt Dillahunty

To ignore facts and evidence in favor of faith is to admit you are willing and knowingly ignorant of your surroundings.

Review of 2 Samuel

In the last post, two days ago, I discussed the last chapter of 2 Samuel.  Before moving on to the next chapter, 1 Chronicles 21, let me do a quick recap of 2 Samuel.  2 Samuel was the story (to be clear, fictional) of David becoming King of the Israelites.  David is God’s chosen lackey and is not a very kind ruler.  David commits adultery, impregnates the woman, and then kills the woman’s husband.  What does God do?  Nothing!  Later God kills David’s young son which is beyond ridiculous.  David is the one who committed adultery, not the young child.   The young child was innocent, yet God is known for punishing the innocent.

In addition to this crazy story, we also see another of David’s sons rebelling and fighting against his father for control of the land.  Many people were killed and eventually David regains control of the land and the people.  Where was God?  Doing nothing to negotiate peace, that’s for sure.  Even in the last chapter we see God punishing the people by offering them their choice of severe punishment.

To sum it up in just a few key words, 2 Samuel was all about rape, murder, destruction, and bloodshed.  During all of this we switched back and forth to Psalms and ‘learned’ how great and forgiving and just God is to his people.  Um…tell that to those who were raped and brutally murdered and their families.  This is not a forgiving god and this is not a just god.  The god of 2 Samuel is far different than the god of Psalms.  In 2 Samuel we see the actual actions of the god of the Bible while in Psalms we see David’s version of this awful god.  David’s version apologizes/lies/changes the true god of the Bible.  The true god of the Bible is evil and immoral.  2 Samuel is VERY clear on this.

Coming Soon:  1 Chronicles – Chapter 21:  David Counts the Fighting Men

2 Samuel – Chapter 24: David Enrolls the Fighting Men

After spending the last few chapters in Psalms, today we move back to finish the last chapter of 2 Samuel.

“Again the anger of the Lord burned against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, ‘Go and take a census of Israel and Judah.’” – 2 Samuel 24:1

God:  I’m angry, go count the people.  David:  Um…okay.

“So the king said to Joab and the army commanders with him, ‘Go throughout the tribes of Israel from Dan to Beersheba and enroll the fighting men, so that I may know how many there are.’” – 2 Samuel 24:2

Now we see the truth.  God just wants to know how many people he can get to fight since he is always filled with bloodlust.  Peace is never an option for this horrible god.

“Joab reported the number of the fighting men to the king: In Israel there were eight hundred thousand able-bodied men who could handle a sword, and in Judah five hundred thousand.” – 2 Samuel 24:9

That’s a lot of blood God is ready to spill.

“Go and tell David, ‘This is what the Lord says: I am giving you three options. Choose one of them for me to carry out against you.’ So Gad went to David and said to him, ‘Shall there come on you three years of famine in your land? Or three months of fleeing from your enemies while they pursue you? Or three days of plague in your land? Now then, think it over and decide how I should answer the one who sent me.’” – 2 Samuel 24:12-13

Fuck you God.  We were told in Psalms God rules with equity and is very forgiving.  Apparently God’s definition of forgiving is to provide the Israelites three options in which each severely punishes them.  Do you wish to die of starvation, people whose hearts I hardened, or an intense plague?  Fuck you God.

“So the Lord sent a plague on Israel from that morning until the end of the time designated, and seventy thousand of the people from Dan to Beersheba died.” – 2 Samuel 24:15

Fuck you God.  You’re not forgiving.  You’re an asshole who simply exists in the Bible to randomly kill people to satisfy your bloodlust.  A book of morals?  Fuck that.

“’To buy your threshing floor,’ David answered, ‘so I can build an altar to the Lord, that the plague on the people may be stopped.’” – 2 Samuel 24:21

God demands a fucking altar be built to stop the plague?  Think about this for a minute.  This is the God Christians worship and this is the book they call a book of morals.  God just killed 70,000 people while waiting for an altar to be built.  A book of morals my ass.

“David built an altar to the Lord there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. Then the Lord answered his prayer in behalf of the land, and the plague on Israel was stopped.” – 2 Samuel 24:25

For fuck’s sake.

What an awful, horrible chapter that illustrates very clearly this is NOT a god to be worshipped.  This god is the true definition of evil in the world.

Coming Soon:  1 Chronicles – Chapter 21:  David Counts the Fighting Men

Zechariah 14:12

We are now several weeks past Halloween, but I must continue with the zombie related verses in the Bible because there are so many of them.  Apparently God is a huge fan of zombies.  Thus for Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday this week I present you a verse linking to zombies in the book of Zechariah.  If memory serves correctly, this is the first verse in Zechariah I’ve ever discussed on this blog.  Sweet!  Zombie sweet!

“This is the plague with which the Lord will strike all the nations that fought against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot while they are still standing on their feet, their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths.” – Zechariah 14:12

First, an asshole move by God to do this to those who fought against Jerusalem.  Let’s not forget what started all this fighting.  God hardened the hearts of the Egyptians and continued hardening hearts forever after.  Would there be a fight if these hearts weren’t hardened?  It’s quite possible the people would have come to a peace agreement, but God has no interest in peace.  This verse describes zombies quite well.  The people are still ‘alive’ and standing, but the flesh on their bodies is rotting.  Sounds like a zombie to me!  God sure does love him some zombies!

Psalm – Chapter 99: Untitled

Today is not our last chapter in Psalms, but our last chapter for a few days as we next move to 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles for a few chapters.

“The Lord reigns, let the nations tremble; he sits enthroned between the cherubim, let the earth shake.” – Psalm 99:1

True, according to the Bible.  This god rules by fear and unjustly punishes the people of the land.   This god is a horrible parent guilty of extreme child abuse.

“The King is mighty, he loves justice—you have established equity;” – Psalm 99:4

ROFL!  Again, a direct lie proven by the actual actions described in the Bible.  There is no justice and there is no equity.

“Lord our God, you answered them; you were to Israel a forgiving God, though you punished their misdeeds.” – Psalm 99:8

A forgiving God?  How many Israelites died due to God’s forgiveness?  How many babies and children were brutally murdered?  How many women (and men) were raped?  And let’s be clear, babies and children committed NO misdeeds to deserve this ‘forgiveness’.

That concludes this chapter of Psalms.  God’s forgiveness is death, rape, and destruction.  No one deserved this.  God is an asshole and far less moral than you or I.  In fact, God is the most immoral character in the Bible.

Coming Soon:  2 Samuel – Chapter 24:  David Enrolls the Fighting Men

Atheism Quote – Matt Dillahunty

This Sunday’s Atheism quote is another excellent one from Matt Dillahunty, a very prominent activist in the Atheist community and co-host of the Atheist Experience podcast.

“I’ll live for me and for other real people. Until some god gives me five minutes of their time…they deserve none of mine.” – Matt Dillahunty

Very well said.  What kind of god expects you to follow all of his rules and do everything he says, without once appearing or actually speaking to you?  An asshole god that is not worth anyone’s worship.  Either there are no gods or existing gods are assholes.  Either way they deserve not a single second of my time.

Psalm – Chapter 98: A psalm.

Psalms, Psalms, Psalms.  It’s raining Psalms!  Soon, I promise you, we’ll be done with the book of Psalms.  For now though, we need to take a look at Psalm 98.

“Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous thing; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.” – Psalm 98:1

Several things to say here.  First, what marvelous thing has God done?  Second, I think the Bible is telling us God is right handed and masturbates to his own salvation?  Interesting.

“The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations.” – Psalm 98:2

Except he hasn’t made himself known.  He made himself known to Moses, supposedly, but what evidence is there God met Moses?  Or did Moses make the whole thing up to control the people?  Hmmm….

“He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity.” – Psalm 98:9

ROFL!  LMAO!  LOL!  Give me a minute to stop laughing here.  God judges in righteousness and equity?  Give me a fucking break.  Read the Bible and you quickly find out this is not true.  Read the book of Job.  There’s no righteousness and equity in that book and it is just one of MANY examples proving God is not righteous and has NEVER ruled with equity in the Bible.

Sorry, still laughing after reading that last verse.  It’s not the first time we’ve seen this in Psalms and probably will not be the last.  It’s just hysterical that the authors of the Bible added this and kept in all the horrible, contradictory things God did to harm the people of the land.  These examples make it very clear there is no equity in God’s world.  Fortunately for us, however, God does not exist.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 99:  Untitled

Psalm – Chapter 97: Untitled

Today we take a look at the 97th chapter in Psalms.  This is definitely the chapter in which God apologizes for all the harm he’s done.  Right?  Can’t fault me for wishful thinking.  😊

“Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.” – Psalm 97:2

I hope God has an umbrella because it’s about to rain on him!

“Fire goes before him and consumes his foes on every side.” – Psalm 97:3

Remember that the Bible tells us God created evil in this world.  This is like taking credit for putting out the fire you intentionally started.

“Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.” – Psalm 97:10

Again, God is the one who created evil, according to the Bible.  See Isaiah 45:7 if you wish to see the evidence.  So saying that those who love the Lord hate evil states that you are loving the very being who created evil in this world according to the book you worship.

This is a chapter filled with one big contradiction.  Love the Lord if you hate evil, but wait, by doing so you are loving the one who created the evil you supposedly hate.  Hmm….

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 98:  A psalm.

Matthew 27:51-53

Yes, it’s December and we are more than a month removed from Halloween, but there are so many zombie related verses in the Bible that I can’t stop just yet!  Thus for Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday I bring you yet another verse on zombies in the Bible.

“At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.” – Matthew 27:51-53

Zombies roaming the land!  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the Bible is an early attempt to introduce zombies in main stream entertainment culture.  😊

Psalm – Chapter 95: Untitled

Who’s ready to praise God and share his love to others?  Raise those hands high!!!  Higher!!!  Raise those hands all the way up to the Lord!!!  Sorry, just getting in the right mood to read another chapter in the book of Psalms. 😊 Let’s take a look at Psalm 95 today.

“In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.” – Psalm 95:4-5

Evidence please?  I have evidence for how water came to be on Earth and how mountains are formed.  But I have no evidence God did these things.

“Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah, as you did that day at Massah in the wilderness, where your ancestors tested me; they tried me, though they had seen what I did.” – Psalm 95:8-9

Wait, don’t harden your hearts?  Seriously?  NONE of this happens if God doesn’t harden the hearts of the Egyptians.  Maybe you should turn to God and tell him to stop hardening hearts.

David’s anger at the people hardening their hearts is misdirected.  God started all this by hardening hearts.  David needs to re-direct his anger at God.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 97:  Untitled