Introduction to Eccelesiastes

Today we move into a new book, Ecclesiastes, in the Bible. Ecclesiastes is a 12 chapter book in the Old Testament, often credited to Solomon, but modern scholars conclude otherwise. But when you believe in talking donkeys, it’s not much of a leap to believe man named Solomon, who the Lord spoke to, wrote this book.

Ecclesiastes is a series of chapters that discuss the meaning of life and how to live one’s life. Okay, maybe we’ll learn something useful, but you know as well as I that we won’t. The information will either be worthless, or helpful, but if helpful, not advice you wouldn’t already obtain leading a secular life.

Coming soon will be the first chapter. The title of the first chapter is “Everything is Meaningless” which is already a bullshit title. Everything is meaningless? That’s what Christians will have you believe. They may not say everything is meaningless, but they’ll say that all you do on Earth is essentially meaningless, because if you follow Jesus, you’ll go to heaven and lead a more meaningful existence. Thus your actions on Earth, except for the action of following Jesus, is meaningless. It’s a bullshit argument, but one I often hear.

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2 Chronicles – Chapter 8: Solomon’s Other Activities

This chapter is a repeat of 1 Kings 9, so given how horrible that chapter was (says slavery is okay), 2 Chronicles 8 will not be any better.

“Solomon conscripted the descendants of all these people remaining in the land—whom the Israelites had not destroyed—to serve as slave labor, as it is to this day.” – 2 Chronicles 8:8

Yep, slavery is all okay in the eyes of Solomon, God, and Christians who believe the Bible is moral.

There’s no need to point out additional verses as they were already covered in 1 Kings 9. The pro-slavery verses are telling. Christians, read your Bible please.

Coming Soon: Ecclesiastes – Chapter 1: Everything Is Meaningless

1 Corinthians 6:13

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday! Today we learn that your body is not meant for pleasure. It’s meant for the Lord.

“You say, ‘Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.’ The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.” – 1 Corinthians 6:13

The next time your partner goes down on you, tell them to stop immediately. That type of action does not lead to a baby. Therefore it is immoral. Only God can go down on you for your body is meant only for the Lord. 🙂 Mood killer, eh?

1 Kings – Chapter 9: The Lord Appears to Solomon

Here we go, the Lord is going to appear! We are finally going to get those answers we’ve all been waiting so long for! The Lord is here! Let’s jump in and find out what he has to say in 1 Kings 9.

“The Lord said to him: ‘I have heard the prayer and plea you have made before me; I have consecrated this temple, which you have built, by putting my Name there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.’” – 1 Kings 9:3

So the Lord remains silent when people are hungry and dying, but when it comes time to celebrate a building, God is all ears?

But if you or your descendants turn away from me and do not observe the commands and decrees I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them, then I will cut off Israel from the land I have given them and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name.” – 1 Kings 9:6-7

And there we go. God sets up the Israelites for failure because God’s laws are so ridiculous they are impossible to not fail. For example, if God says kill babies, which he has, and you ignore it, God wins and you have your city destroyed.

“King Solomon gave twenty towns in Galilee to Hiram king of Tyre” – 1 Kings 9:11

Um…this is what we call slavery.

“Here is the account of the forced labor King Solomon conscripted to build the Lord’s temple” – 1 Kings 9:15

This is also what we call slavery.

“Solomon conscripted the descendants of all these peoples remaining in the land—whom the Israelites could not exterminate—to serve as slave labor, as it is to this day.” – 1 Kings 9:21

Jesus fucking christ! Are we to feel bad for Solomon that he was not able to EXTERMINATE these people, so he was forced to make them slaves? Fuck you Bible. Fuck you Christians who believe this is a book of morals.

Wow, another horrible chapter in the Bible in which God makes it clear slaves are okay. Can’t exterminate all the people you don’t like? Well, I guess you’ll have to settle for making them slaves. Come on Christians, are you seriously believing this shit!?!?! Are you seriously worshipping this god?Athei

Coming Soon: 2 Chronicles – Chapter 8: Solomon’s Other Activities

Atheism Quotes – Neil deGrasse Tyson

One of my favorite science/Atheism quotes of all time is from Neil deGrasse Tyson.

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

Your religion says evolution is a lie? Science doesn’t give a shit. Your religion says Earth is 10,000 years old? Science doesn’t give a shit. Your make believe anti-science beliefs will never be true, regardless of how many people believe them. The truth will eventually win.

Psalm – Chapter 150: Untitled

This is it, the last chapter of Psalms. Although, as I said in the last post, in an attempt to discuss each chapter in chronological order, there are a few chapters in Psalms I’ve skipped and have to come back to later. Will the last chapter of Psalms impart us with immense wisdom? Fingers crossed!

“Praise the Lord.” – Psalm 150:1

This start doesn’t give me much hope for great wisdom!

“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” – Psalm 150:6

Again, nope. I will not praise a being, even if real, that demands I fear it. Not worthy of mine or anyone’s worship.

And that concludes this chapter. Psalms did not end with a bang. Instead it ended with more pleas to praise God. If God is all powerful, why does he need a book that pleas and begs he be praised? Can’t he just make it happen? Hmm.

Coming Soon: 1 Kings – Chapter 9: The Lord Appears to Solomon

Psalm – Chapter 149: Untitled

This is the second to last chapter in the book of Psalms, but don’t get too excited as I wasn’t discussing them in order. Although we’ve covered much of Psalms already, there are a few more chapters I’ll be coming back to later, based on chronology. Let’s jump right in to today’s chapter.

“For the Lord takes delight in his people;” – Psalm 149:4

Does he though? He kills an awful lot of them to think he takes delight in them.

“to inflict vengeance on the nations  and punishment on the peoples” – Psalm 149:7

How Christian of them. Sigh. A book that too many people use as a way to live, or at least they say is a way to live is nothing but nice. It is filled with bloodlust. The people near you aren’t worshipping correctly? KILL THEM! It’s always kill and harm in the Bible. Never peace.

Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 150: Untitled