Isaiah – Chapter 4: The Branch of the Lord

Our trek through Isaiah and his prophecies continues!

“In that day the Branch of the Lord will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land will be the pride and glory of the survivors in Israel.” – Isaiah 4:2

LOL! God bringing peace? BAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Any peace is always short lived. Look at the Middle East today, the only place in the world where peace reigns eternal. ROFL!

“The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion;” – Isaiah 4:4

God really hates women. Pretty stupid of God to create what he hates.

“Then the Lord will create over all of Mount Zion and over those who assemble there a cloud of smoke by day and a glow of flaming fire by night; over everything the glory will be a canopy.  It will be a shelter and shade from the heat of the day, and a refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain.” – Isaiah 4:5-6

God will protect the people by surrounding them in…a…forest fire?!?!?!?!!

Once again, Isaiah shows us the stupidity of God.

Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 5: The Song of the Vineyard

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Isaiah – Chapter 3: Judgment on Jerusalem and Judah

In today’s world Isaiah would be viewed as someone in desperate need of mental health help. In Biblical times, and by today’s believers in the Bible, he was the true knower of God and his prophecies spoke the true word of God. Sure.

“I will make mere youths their officials; children will rule over them.” – Isaiah 3:4

God is making the town officials children. Um, okay. God is all-knowing and all-powerful, so he could simply will people to follow him, but instead he chooses to punish people because he loves you. Get it? Me neither.

“But in that day he will cry out, ‘I have no remedy. I have no food or clothing in my house; do not make me the leader of the people.’” – Isaiah 3:7

God, forcing people to be leaders who don’t want to be leaders and don’t have the skills to be leaders, just so he can get his petty way. Yep, makes perfect sense if you love your people.

“Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.” – Isaiah 3:10

The truly righteous, like Job, are punished severely. Those God claims are righteous, like Lot, have done horrible things, such as Lot offering his virgin daughters to be raped by a crowd.

“Youths oppress my people, women rule over them.” – Isaiah 3:12

The world would be a better place if more women ruled.

“The Lord says, ‘The women of Zion are haughty, walking along with outstretched necks, flirting with their eyes, strutting along with swaying hips, with ornaments jingling on their ankles. Therefore the Lord will bring sores on the heads of the women of Zion; the Lord will make their scalps bald.’” – Isaiah 3:16-17

God trashing women once again. As I said above, the world would be a better place if more women ruled.

What did we learn this chapter? Not much new, but just reinforcement that God is a whiny little bitch that with his all-powerful ways can’t figure out how to do things right.

Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 4: The Branch of the Lord

Luke 11:27-28

One of the important things to continually point out in the Bible is the fact Jesus is not a great guy. Christians point to the evils of the Old Testament and argue that doesn’t matter because Jesus came along in the New Testament to spread love. Not true. It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse once again shows Jesus is not a good guy.

“As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, ‘Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.’ He replied, ‘Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.’” – Luke 11:27-28

Someone in the crowd blesses Jesus’ mother and in return Jesus says, nope, don’t bless her, bless those who obey God. The same god who rapes and murders everyone he can. Jesus is just as horrible as father who raped a virgin to give birth to himself.

Isaiah – Chapter 2: The Mountain of the Lord

Today we dig into the second chapter of Isaiah.

“In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains;” – Isaiah 2:2

The tallest mountain in the world is Chimborazo in Ecuador. Mt. Everest is the highest above sea level, but in terms of farthest from the center of Earth, Chimborazo takes the lead. Thus the Lord’s temple is not in the Middle East, but in South America!

The Lord Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty,” – Isaiah 2:12

Still waiting.

“People will flee to caves in the rocks    and to holes in the ground from the fearful presence of the Lord and the splendor of his majesty, when he rises to shake the earth.” – Isaiah 2:19

Not a good idea to hide in caves during an Earthquake.

“Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils.” – Isaiah 2:22

Yes, stop trusting in humans you can see, hear, touch, etc. and start believing in a being that has never shown himself, hardens hearts, murders, rapes, burns, destroys, and makes everyone’s life more miserable. Sure, sounds like a great deal.

And that concludes Isaiah chapter two.

Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 3: Judgment on Jerusalem and Judah

Atheism Quotes – Matty Arnold

Today’s Atheism quote is from Matty Arnold. Anyone who has ever seen the multitude of ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ replies in social media will understand this quote.

“The power that prayer holds is in its protection from scrutiny and in its ability to allow people to feel that they are doing good without actually doing good.” – Matty Arnold

Nothing says “I’m not going to help you” more than posting “Thoughts & Prayers” to someone’s social media post. Yet anytime you see someone post something sad on Facebook it is a million “Thoughts & Prayers” replies. What are you praying for? You didn’t even say! Are you actually going to pray or are you just saying that so you can pretend to feel good? Are you going to offer any real help at all?

Thoughts and prayers my ass.

Isaiah – Chapter 1: A Rebellious Nation

Today we look at the first chapter in Isaiah. Here we go!

“Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth!  For the Lord has spoken: ‘I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me.’” – Isaiah 1:2

But did they really rebel? Or did you harden their hearts and/or force them to lie? We just saw in Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday this week that 2 Chronicles 18:21-22 states God forced people to lie.

“Why should you be beaten anymore?” – Isaiah 1:5

So here’s a thought. Maybe the people are rebelling because you keep physically abusing them by beating them!

“Your country is desolate, your cities burned with fire;” – Isaiah 1:7

God has burned many cities by hardening the hearts of people.

“Unless the Lord Almighty had left us some survivors, we would have become like Sodom, we would have been like Gomorrah.” – Isaiah 1:9

Yes, let’s refer to Sodom and Gomorrah and the story of Lot. Lot offered up his virgin daughters to be raped by the mob, and God calls Lot righteous.

“‘The multitude of your sacrifices—what are they to me?’ says the Lord. ‘I have more than enough of burnt offerings, of rams and the fat of fattened animals; I have no pleasure in the blood of bulls and lambs and goats.’” – Isaiah 1:11

Um…if you have enough offerings, why do you have a million rules that you gave to Moses that demand offerings and the right way to do the offerings?

“Your hands are full of blood!” – Isaiah 1:15

No God, YOUR hands are the ones full of blood!

“But rebels and sinners will both be broken, and those who forsake the Lord will perish.” – Isaiah 1:28

One of the core tenets of Christianity is everyone is born a sinner once they come out of the womb. So from this verse I guess everyone is just fucked.

Well, what did we learn in this chapter? God is pissed, but God seems to be upset that the people are following all of his silly rules about offerings and festivals. God then gets angry about the very things he himself does! And then rails on about how all sinners will perish, but the Bible tells us everyone is born a sinner, so…meh, I guess you just have to have faith. LOL!

Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 2: The Mountain of the Lord

Introduction to Isaiah

Today we start a new book in the Bible, Isaiah. The first thing you need to know is how to spell ‘Isaiah’, something I can never seem to do correctly. The ‘a’ ‘i’ ‘a’ order always gets me messed up. God did not bless me with the ability to spell the name of one of his prophets. LOL!

The book of Isaiah is about the prophet Isaiah. The book is basically a bunch of stories of Isaiah prophesying the return of God who will help his people. Yeah right. In today’s world, even Christians know that ‘prophets’ are suffering from some mental health problems and need help. But put it in a book and call it the Bible and it all makes perfect sense to them. Sigh.