Proverbs – Chapter 4: Get Wisdom at any Cost

Today’s chapter has an interesting title.  Wisdom at any cost? Really? It’s okay to kill a baby if it’s in the name of acquiring wisdom?  Hmm.

“The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.” – Proverbs 4:7

What…the…fuck?!?!  That’s your wisdom? Here you go, here’s some wisdom.  Get wisdom. Yes, it’s okay to roll your eyes at this!

“Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers.” – Proverbs 4:14

This is fine, but doesn’t provide wisdom.  Simply saying stay away from evil is not wisdom.  How should one stay away from evil?

This chapter is absolutely ridiculous and shares no wisdom at all.  It starts out by saying you need to get wisdom. It doesn’t say how.  It doesn’t provide any wisdom. It simply says to get wisdom and hang on to that wisdom.  This is repeated over and over, but no actual wisdom is given. Sigh. Your typical Bible chapter.  A bunch of nonsense.

Coming Soon:  Proverbs – Chapter 5:  Warning Against Adultery

Proverbs – Chapter 3: Wisdom Bestows Well-Being

Guess what?  Today’s chapter in Proverbs is supposed to bring more wisdom and well-being.  Why then am I doubtful of this claim?

“Do not be wise in your own eyes…” – Proverbs 3:7

In other words, don’t think for yourself.  Don’t seek knowledge. Don’t seek wisdom. Wisdom in the Bible is listening to God and believing everything he supposedly says.  And fearing him. The biblical definition of wisdom is not the definition in your mind.

“…because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.” – Proverbs 3:12

Seriously?  The Lord murders, rapes, starves, and makes lives miserable for adults and children.  This is the Lord’s love? Fuck you God!

“By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;” – Proverbs 3:19

Go back and read the first chapter of Genesis.  God gets basic astronomical facts wrong. Again, wisdom in the Bible is not what we normally think of when we think of wisdom.  

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.” – Proverbs 3:27

Okay, I can buy this one.  

Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.” – Proverbs 3:29

Another good verse.  

“He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.” – Proverbs 3:34

The revenge of mocking those who mocked you might feel good at first, but is this the action of an all-knowing, perfect god?  Doesn’t sound like it. A perfect god should be better than mocking. Therefore the god of the Bible is not perfect and guess what, doesn’t exist.

This chapter had a few good verses that make sense.  Unfortunately there were many other verses that were just plain ridiculously stupid.

Coming Soon:  Proverbs – Chapter 4:  Get Wisdom at any Cost

Proverbs – Chapter 2: Moral Benefits of Wisdom

Oh goodie!  Today we get to learn the moral benefits of biblical wisdom.  This out to be good.

“…then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.” – Proverbs 2:5

No one should ever have to understand fearing someone else.  This is child abuse. Plain and simple.

“Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men…” – Proverbs 2:12

Who brought evil into this world?  God. So by gaining wisdom we learn the ways of the wicked, including God who brought wickedness into this world.  LOL!

“Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman…” – Proverbs 2:16

Maybe, and I know this is crazy, but maybe, just maybe don’t have sex with the woman.  Just a thought.

Wait…where are the moral benefits?  Not sleeping with an adulterous woman?  Seriously? That’s it?!?!? You don’t need wisdom to make that decision.  You just make the decision. Either you have sex, or you don’t. What a disappointing chapter!  I was looking for moral benefits!!!

Coming Soon:  Proverbs – Chapter 3:  Wisdom Bestows Well-Being

Proverbs 10:3

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse comes from the book of Proverbs.

“The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.” – Proverbs 10:3

See?  It’s easy to not go hungry.  Just be righteous and God will provide for you.  Then why are there all these poor, hungry people across the world.  Easy! They are wicked! If only they were righteous.

What a load of shit!  This is the problem with Christianity.  Those who suffer do so because they are not righteous in the eyes of the Lord.  It apparently has nothing to do with what one was born into. If only these poor, hungry people just became more righteous.  They’d suddenly find themselves with heaping plates of food. Fuck Christianity.

Proverbs – Chapter 1: Purpose and Theme

Today we start the first chapter in the book of Proverbs and the title says it all.  We should expect to learn the purpose and theme of Proverbs in this chapter.

“for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight…” – Proverbs 1:2

LOL!  Wisdom and insight?  We’ve had none of that thus far in the Bible so I doubt Proverbs is the book to finally do it.

“…for understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise.” – Proverbs 1:6

Or you know, the Bible could do away with the parables and riddles and simply state without being ‘mysterious’.  Sheesh.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” – Proverbs 1:7

For fuck’s sake.  Fear is the beginning of knowledge?  Fuck you God. Fear is the beginning of child abuse.  

“My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them.” – Proverbs 1:10

Following this verse are several about harming people and stealing.  This is one of the very few worthwhile verses in the Bible. If there are truly those doing wrong asking you to join them, then yes, you should definitely say no.  But the Bible is not needed to gain this piece of wisdom.

I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you—” – Proverbs 1:26

This is in reference to wisdom being shared but one not listening to it.  What lesson does this teach? It teaches us to mock those that don’t immediately listen without questioning.  Maybe the wisdom should have been accepted, but a truly moral person, including a moral god, would still help those who didn’t listen the first time, not mock them.  Then again, this god of the Bible is not a moral god.

“Then they will call to me but I will not answer;  they will look for me but will not find me, since they hated knowledged did not choose to fear the Lord.” – Proverbs 1:28-29

How Christian of you!  Instead of helping, you mock.  And again, it’s back to needing to fear God to understand.  Bullshit. Fear is the tool of a child abuser.

What did we learn in Proverbs 1?  There is one verse on doing the right thing, but later in the chapter this is followed up by mocking and harming those who don’t listen to you the first time.  Sigh. Violence, mocking, bullying…all biblical ‘morals’.

Coming Soon:  Proverbs – Chapter 2:  Moral Benefits of Wisdom

Stephen Hawking Dies

This is old news by now but in case you are living under a rock, Stephen Hawking died on pi day of this year, March 14, 2018.  A genius is no longer with us. To all of those asshole religious people out there gleeful that Hawking is now in “hell”, well, maybe he is in your make believe hell, but if he is, Hawking and your make believe Satan are have a great time together, sipping expensive Scotch whisky!!!  And they are laughing at the haters!