Best Part of Mass

Similar to last week, I’m moving away from Atheism quotes for a while and back to Atheism-related memes. We all need a bit of humor now and then and the summer is a great time for some Sunday humor.

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I’ve never been to mass, but I’m sure this describes perfectly the best part of it. LOL! I found this on the Skeptical Mama Facebook page. Hilarious!

Introduction to Hosea

It’s time to move on to a new book in the Bible, Hosea. Hosea was another prophet in the Bible. Wikipedia refers to Hosea as the “prophet of doom”. LOL! The whole Bible is doom if you don’t follow God’s every command, and even then, God often punishes. Don’t believe me? Read the book of Job.

Hosea has fourteen chapters which I’ll cover in order on this blog. I expect we’ll see much of the same. Everything is going wrong, everyone will be doomed, but if they put their faith in God, they’ll be saved. Yeah, right. As we’ve seen over and over and over, the people are only suffering because of God. God hardened the hearts of others to punish the Israelites, but if they only follow him, he’ll save them. Ug. This is child abuse.

Psalm – Chapter 48: A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah.

Today we move back to the book of Psalms. Although I’ve covered much of Psalms already, there are still a few left in the chronological order guide I’m using to go through the Bible.

“Great is the Lord,” – Psalm 48:1

Um…no. Given the death and destruction God has caused, he is only great if the word great is followed by asshole, as in ‘Great Asshole’. 🙂

“Trembling seized them there, pain like that of a woman in labor.” – Psalm 48:6

Sorry, but no man has any understanding of the pain women experience in childbirth.

“God makes her secure Forever.” – Psalm 48:8

Until he gets pissed off the next time. The Bible has shown us numerous times that God’s love comes with a whole bunch of strings attached and as soon as one of those strings weakens, he strikes with vengeance.

“For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.” – Psalm 48:14

Except for those times he disappears and except for those times when he deliberately causes death and destruction.

This is not a God to worship. If God is saving anyone it’s because he has deliberately caused that person harm. Take one look at the hardening of hearts throughout the Bible. God needs to harden hearts so he can swoop in and be a savior.

Coming Soon: Hosea – Chapter 1: Hosea’s Wife and Children

Biblical Absurdity

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday, but today is a bit different. Instead of a verse, I have comments on the Bible in general that came through a comment on this blog a few weeks back. The commenter commented on how stupid the people of the Old Testament were for ignoring God all the time and then suffering greatly. There’s certainly some truth to this.

God tells the people to worship him, they don’t, he punishes them, they repent, then they don’t, then he punishes them, wash, rinse, repeat over and over. So what does this all mean? Well, it could mean that God doesn’t exist and the Bible was written to control the masses. Or it could mean God does exist but doesn’t show himself so the people don’t know what to do and the authors of the Bible lie about God’s appearances. Or it could mean that God’s just an asshole and the people truly are stupid. But if it’s clear that there is a God causing mass mayhem to punish people, the people would certainly do better. Thus to me it is clear that this god make does not make appearances, either because he doesn’t exist or because he wants to be an asshole to satisfy his blood lust.

2 Chronicles – Chapter 31: Contributions for Worship

The story of Hezekiah is not over yet. It continues in 2 Chronicles 31.

“When all this had ended, the Israelites who were there went out to the towns of Judah, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles.” – 2 Chronicles 31:1

I find it interesting that the very Christians who support this destruction of property are completely against Confederate statues being torn down. When it comes to racism, they always shout out that we shouldn’t destroy history. But when it comes to history of other religions, they are all for destroying it.

“As for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who lived on the farmlands around their towns or in any other towns, men were designated by name to distribute portions to every male among them and to all who were recorded in the genealogies of the Levites.” – 2 Chronicles 31:19

Fuck the women!

“This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God.” – 2 Chronicles 31:20

Sure…based on what we’ve read so far, Hezekiah had a bunch of statues torn down and a bunch of animals slaughtered and burned to satisfy God’s blood lust. What has he done to actually help the people?

Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 48: A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah.

2 Chronicles – Chapter 30: Hezekiah Celebrates the Passover

The story of Hezekiah continues today in 2 Chronicles 30.

“The king and his officials and the whole assembly in Jerusalem decided to celebrate the Passover in the second month.” – 2 Chronicles 30:2

What to do after sacrificing thousands of animals to God? Throw a party!!!

“Do not be like your parents and your fellow Israelites, who were unfaithful to the Lord, the God of their ancestors, so that he made them an object of horror, as you see.” – 2 Chronicles 30:7

Sure…God has the power to make people believe, to show people real signs of his existence, but he doesn’t. Thus when people question and think critically, he kills them all. Sigh.

“The couriers went from town to town in Ephraim and Manasseh, as far as Zebulun, but the people scorned and ridiculed them.” – 2 Chronicles 30:10

As they should! You would do the same if couriers knocked on your door to share religion with you. In fact, you already probably do it when Mormon’s or Jehovah Witnesses knock on the door!

“Since many in the crowd had not consecrated themselves, the Levites had to kill the Passover lambs for all those who were not ceremonially clean and could not consecrate their lambs to the Lord.” – 2 Chronicles 30:17

More stupid rules from God. Some of the Levites were not clean so lambs had to be killed. What…the…fuck?!?!?!?

“There was great joy in Jerusalem, for since the days of Solomon son of David king of Israel there had been nothing like this in Jerusalem.” – 2 Chronicles 30:26

We killed lots of animals to satisfy God’s blood lust. Woohoo!!!

The Bible has become very repetitive in these chapters. It starts with kings God likes and then goes to kings God doesn’t like and then switches back and forth. What’s the real problem in all of this? It’s not the people. The problem is God.

Coming Soon: 2 Chronicles – Chapter 31: Contributions for Worship