Isaiah – Chapter 6: Isaiah’s Commission

Our last look in Isaiah showed us God is a horrible parent. He truly sucks at it. Worse than the suckiest human parent in existence! Will he redeem himself in this chapter? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted,seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple.” – Isaiah 6:1

God has a chance to prove himself to everyone, but doesn’t. He could end all of this, but doesn’t. This is what you call an idiot God.

“Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, ‘See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.’” – Isaiah 6:6-7

So let me get this straight. An angel takes a piece of hot coal from the altar and puts it against Isaiah’s lips and Isaiah’s sin is taken away? Sure.

He said, ‘Go and tell this people: ‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding;   be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’’” – Isaiah 6:9

God doesn’t want you to think. He wants you to be dumb and believe everything you are told.

Thus ends this short chapter. More nonsense. Here’s the problem with Christianity (and most religions in the world). You are told to believe on faith and punished if you attempt to think critically. A world in which critically thinking is punished is not a world worth inhabiting.

Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 7: The Sign of Immanuel

Luke 1:27

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and nothing is crazier than thinking a virgin gave birth, but that is supposedly how Jesus was born and it’s mentioned several times in the Bible.

“…to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.” – Luke 1:27

If your entire religion centers on the necessity of a virgin giving birth, then you have chosen the path of the irrational. A virgin human cannot give birth. Either she wasn’t a virgin or she didn’t give birth. You can’t have it both ways.

Isaiah – Chapter 5: The Song of the Vineyard

Our last look in Isaiah ended with God setting a forest fire to protect the people. Can this chapter get any more insane?

“My loved one had a vineyard  on a fertile hillside.” – Isaiah 5:1

This sets the plot for this chapter.

“Then he looked for a crop of good grapes, but it yielded only bad fruit.” – Isaiah 5:2

Well, he tried. 🙂

“What more could have been done for my vineyard than I have done for it?” – Isaiah 5:4

If you haven’t caught on yet, there is no vineyard in this story. 🙂

“The vineyard of the Lord Almighty is the nation of Israel, and the people of Judah  are the vines he delighted in. And he looked for justice, but saw bloodshed; for righteousness, but heard cries of distress.” – Isaiah 5:7

Well, let’s see. You are an all-powerful god that has the power to do anything he fucking likes. If the vineyard failed, it’s your own fucking fault.

“A ten-acre vineyard will produce only a bath of wine;   a homer of seed will yield only an ephah of grain.” – Isaiah 5:10

God pissed he can’t grow a ‘vineyard’ so he’ll fuck up all other ‘vineyards’ out of spite.

“Therefore my people will go into exile  for lack of understanding; those of high rank will die of hunger   and the common people will be parched with thirst.” – Isaiah 5:13

All because God sucks at farming.

“But the Lord Almighty will be exalted by his justice, and the holy God will be proved holy by his righteous acts.” – Isaiah 5:16

By killing everyone?

“Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight.” – Isaiah 5:21

Woe to those who think critically.

“Therefore the Lord’s anger burns against his people; his hand is raised and he strikes them down. The mountains shake, and the dead bodies are like refuse in the streets.” – Isaiah 5:25

God is pissed that he forgot to water his ‘vineyard’, so he kills a bunch of people and lets them rot in the street. This is your loving god, Christians.

If anything, this chapter simply reinforces the well documented fact that God sucks at parenting.

Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 6: Isaiah’s Commission

Atheist Activism – Patton Oswalt

Instead of a quote today I’m pointing readers to the very kind act Patton Oswalt did recently. Oswalt is an Atheist, but his act is less about Atheism and more about kindness. After a recent Twitter post, someone responded by attacking that post. Instead of replying in kind, Oswalt took a look at the guy’s Twitter feed and found he was going through a lot of rough shit in his life and had a GoFundMe account setup to help pay for medical expenses. What did Oswalt do? He donated to and shared the GoFundMe link to his followers, urging them to donate too. Very quickly the GoFundMe account vastly exceeded the goal.

What did the guy do? He apologized and thanked Oswalt for his kind actions. There you go. We all lash out at times and often we do so not knowing the full truth. Patton Oswalt and this guy showed how two people with differing views can come together in an act of kindness. For more on this story, the link is below.

Patton Oswalt surprises Twitter troll by raising $35,000 in medical expenses

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

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