Isaiah 13:16

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday!  Given the Bible is supposed to be a book of morals in which we are to live our lives by, I’m sure there’s no promotion of child abuse, right?  Surely God condemns the abuse of children.

“Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be looted and their wives violated.” – Isaiah 13:16

Well how nice.  Bash those babies into pieces before one’s eyes.  Loot the house and violate the wives!  The Bible is promoting robbery, rape, child abuse, and finally murder.  Book of morals?  Hardly.

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Psalm – Chapter 70: For the director of music. Of David. A petition.

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack in the U.S.  A perfect day to discuss a chapter in the book of Psalms, right?  Maybe not, but I’m going to anyway.  😊

“May those who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion, may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.” – Psalm 70:2

If someone is trying to kill you, why ask for them to be put to shame and confusion.  Why not ask for them to be arresting and punished appropriately?

“But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God.” – Psalm 70:5

We were told in the last chapter that God always helps those who are needy.  But other than stating this, where is the evidence?  Where in the Bible has God helped the needy?  The Israelites?  Maybe, but only if you forget it was God who delivered the Israelites their suffering by hardening the hearts of the Egyptians.

Psalm 70 is a short chapter in which we are told the evil will be shamed and the needy will be helped.  Once again, however, no evidence is provided.

Coming Soon:  2 Samuel – Chapter 11:  David and Bathsheba

Solar Eclipse Craziness

For those who witnessed the total solar eclipse last month, I’m sure it was quite the sight.  Even for myself, who only saw a partial eclipse, the event was quite impressive.  Most people, including most Christians, saw the event for what it was.  A scientific event in which the moon passed in front of the Sun and blocked most of the Sun’s light from reaching the surface of the Earth.  For a few others, however, the event was of literal biblical proportions.  There were reports of pastors claiming this was a sign of Satan’s return.  Really?  The moon moving in front of the Sun, as it typically does every couple of years somewhere on Earth, is a sign of Satan???  Oh for fuck’s sake.  How many of the extreme Christians hid in their basements during the eclipse for fear of Satan consuming their soul?  LOL!  Oh well, their loss.  I on the other hand opened my heart wide for Satan, our future overlord.  LOL!  And I will open it again in 2024 when the next total solar eclipse comes to the U.S.  After all, the extreme Christians need a reason to convince themselves Satan is returning.  The more I think about it, are extreme Christians welcoming the return of Jesus or the return of Satan?  Seems like they spend much more time talking about the return of Satan than they do Jesus.

Psalms – Chapter 69: For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of David.

Welcome back as we continue our discussion of chapters in the book of Psalms.  Our last look in Psalms had us reading all about God ruling with equity.  LOL!  Will this chapter be more truthful?  One can always hope, right?

“I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched.  My eyes fail, looking for my God.” – Psalms 69:3

As we’ve seen, God is more interested in war and bloodlust than he is in helping people.  Might as well stop calling out for help and work on helping yourself.  You’ll be much more successful.

“You, God, know my folly; my guilt is not hidden from you.” – Psalm 69:5

Actually, it doesn’t seem like God knows your folly at all.  He’s not answering you or helping you in any way.

“…deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters.” – Psalm 69:14

Is it possible people hate you because you’ve passed your hate along to them and harmed them?  David has harmed many in the name of God.  It might just be possible that people hate him for that.

“…answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.” – Psalm 69:17

Unless you are asking God to kill for you, he isn’t going to answer quickly.  Answering quickly, if at all, is not really God’s thing.  Evidence?  See the struggles of the Israelites.

“Pour out your wrath on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.” – Psalm 69:24

And herein lies the problem with Christianity.  Instead of asking for God to fill these people with love and kindness, the request is to ask God to pass his wrath onto them.  There are a few verses of kindness in the Bible, but even in the New Testament they are overwhelmed by verses of hate, anger, and unkind thoughts.

“But as for me, afflicted and in pain—may your salvation, God, protect me.” – Psalm 69:29

Again, this is the wrong request.  It’s a selfish request.  Protect me, but let the others perish!

“The Lord hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.” – Psalm 69:33

Really?  Look around.  If God exists, does he really hear the needy?

What is the take away from this chapter?  It’s a plea to God to protect one and not protect others.  Should not the request be to protect everyone?  If God exists, should not the request be to send evidence so the non-believers could be truly convinced?  No…the request is to destroy those who don’t obey without question.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 70:  For the director of music. Of David. A petition.

Psalms – Chapter 67: For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.

Will Psalm 67 continue describing the greatness of God despite the overwhelming evidence in the Bible suggesting the opposite?  Let’s find out.

“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us…” – Psalm 67:1

That’s a nice thing to say and hope for, but we see time and time again God destroying those who worship him.

“May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth.” – Psalm 67:4

What the fuck is David smoking???  God specifically chose the Israelites as his chosen and favored people.  That is the opposite of equity.  To say God rules with equity is insane!

“May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.” – Psalm 67:7

To rule with and demand fear is child abuse.  I don’t desire the blessing of a child abuser.

More false claims in Psalm 67.  It’s hard to believe, that after all of these chapters thus far in the Bible, the authors of this chapter dare describe God as ruling with equity.  Their gall is unbelievable.

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 69:  For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of David.

Job 2:3

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse shows us the falsity of the god of the Bible.

“Then the Lord said to Satan, ‘Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil. And he still maintains his integrity, though you incited me against him to ruin him without any reason.’” – Job 2:3

Job is blameless.  Job is upright.  Job fears God.  Job shuns evil.  Job does everything God asks of the people.  According to the Bible, God should reward Job, but what does God do instead?  He punishes Job severely.  He ruins him.  I’ve previously discussed each chapter of Job,and in those chapters Job sees his entire family killed.  Job sees much of his livestock destroyed.  Job has boils all over his body and is in constant pain.  Job is exactly the type of man God wants in his people, but God does the opposite of rewarding him.  What does this say about God?  A god to be worshipped?  No.  This is a god to be shunned and destroyed.

That’s not the end of the crazy in this verse, however.  Look at why God ruined Job.  Because Satan incited God against Job.  Satan incited God?  God is supposed to be perfect.  He’s supposed to be all powerful.  He’s supposed to know everything.  He’s the creator of all.  By the biblical definition of God, Satan should hold no sway whatsoever over God.  But just like that, God caves to Satan and destroys Job.  What does this say about God?  Quite a bit.  This is an easily manipulated, evil being that no one should worship.

Psalm – Chapter 66: For the director of music. A song. A psalm.

Today’s chapter in Psalms continues the theme we’ve seen over the last few chapters.  God is great and delivers rewards to those who praise him without question.  Except a simple look around shows that is not true.  Many praise God unconditionally but are not rewarded.  In many cases they are punished.

“Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.’” – Psalm 66:3

Yes, let’s watch all of those dying of deadly diseases, including children, cringe before God.  Disgusting.

“Come and see what God has done, is awesome deeds for mankind!” – Psalm 66:5

The awesome deeds of murder, rape, destruction, and bloody war.

“He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot—come, let us rejoice in him.” – Psalm 66:6

We are to rejoice a severe drought that kills thousands?

“…he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.” – Psalm 66:9

Except, of course, those he didn’t preserve and killed instead.

“You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.” – Psalm 66:12

God loves you.  He brought you abundance, but only after delivering you great pain and anguish and killing many of those you love.

“Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!” – Psalm 66:20

Great.  God answered David’s prayer but ignored all of the prayers of those he killed and continues to kill.  This god of the Bible truly loves you.  LOL!

What a joke of a chapter.  God is great.  Praise God.  God loves you.  These are meaningless words as they are immediately refuted by looking at the world around us and looking at the previous verses in the Bible which make it clear this is not a loving god.  This is not a god to be worshipped.  This is an evil god who murders.

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 67:  For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.