Hosea – Chapter 4: The Charge Against Israel

Our journey through Hosea continues today with the fourth chapter.

“Hear the word of the Lord, you Israelites,  because the Lord has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: ‘There is no faithfulness, no love,  no acknowledgment of God in the land. There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.’” – Hosea 4:1-2

So the Israelites are about to be punished by God for doing the same things that God did? God murdered. God committed adultery. God steals lands from people. God does all of this, but the Israelites are being punished. God needs to punish himself.

“Because of this the land dries up, and all who live in it waste away;” – Hosea 4:3

More children and babies killed.

“So I will destroy your mother-my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” – Hosea 4:5-6

The people are destroyed by the lack of knowledge. Knowledge that God time and time again tells people to avoid. Sigh.

“because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children.” – Hosea 4:6

More children and babies punished.

“The Israelites are stubborn, like a stubborn heifer.” – Hosea 4:16

God, the most stubborn of all, is complaining because the people are stubborn. ROFL!

Well, what to say about this chapter? For starters, God is pissy. Because he’s pissy he’s punishing everyone, resulting in more pain, suffering, and death of the people, including children and babies. Let me be simple. God is a murderer. 

Coming Soon: Hosea – Chapter 5: Judgment Against Israel

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Hosea – Chapter 3: Hosea’s Reconciliation With His Wife

In the last chapter of Hosea there was a verse about stripping your mother naked. Seriously. Really seriously! LOL! What will this chapter bring? Let’s find out.

“The Lord said to me, ‘Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another man and is an adulteress. Love her as the Lordloves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes.’” – Hosea 3:1

To start, this is once again an attack on women. Men are allowed to have multiple wives all the time in the Bible, but once a woman seeks love, all bets are off. And ‘love the sacred raisin cakes’??? Um…I looked and someone really needs to add this to Urban Dictionary!!!

“So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and about a homer and a lethek of barley.  Then I told her, ‘You are to live with me many days; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and I will behave the same way toward you.’” – Hosea 3:2-3

Wow! God tells Hosea to love his wife and Hosea gives her some shekels and barley!?!!?! And then commands her what to do. Wow. Hosea is the definition of a privileged male. Thinks he can just buy a woman off.

Here’s one word to describe this chapter. Misogynistic. 

Coming Soon: Hosea – Chapter 4: The Charge Against Israel

Busy Summer

Here’s a quick post to let everyone know that this blog has not ended. It’s a busy time for me and I’m a bit behind in keeping up with daily posts. Posts will still come, but may be more sporadic for the next couple of months until life is a bit less hectic. 🙂 Nothing to worry, this happened last summer too. Summer just gets busy for me.

Hosea – Chapter 2: Israel Punished and Restored

In the first chapter of Hosea we learned God commanded Hosea to marry a promiscuous woman and name his kids demeaning names. Seriously, that is exactly what happened in the first chapter! On the bright side, no killing, yet. 🙂

“Rebuke your mother, rebuke her,  for she is not my wife, and I am not her husband.” – Hosea 2:2

Rebuke your mother because she is not your wife and you are not her husband? Um….okay.

“Otherwise I will strip her naked and make her as bare as on the day she was born;” – Hosea 2:3

You’re going to strip your mother naked? Um…okay.

“I will not show my love to her children, because they are the children of adultery.” – Hosea 2:4

Blame children for something they didn’t do. That’s the godly way!

“So now I will expose her lewdness before the eyes of her lovers; no one will take her out of my hands.” – Hosea 2:10

Controlling women. Biblical morals at their finest.

“‘In that day,’ declares the Lord, ‘you will call me ‘my husband’; you will no longer call me ‘my master.’’” – Hosea 2:16

God is cucking all husbands out there without first getting consent. It’s the Biblical way. Do what you want with women without caring once about consent.

“I will plant her for myself in the land; I will show my love to the one I called ‘Not my loved one.” – Hosea 2:23

God once again taking what is not his.

What did we learn in this chapter? Rebuke your mother or you’ll have to strip her naked. Yep, that’s what this chapter said! Then we learned God takes women and does what he wants with them without first getting consent. God, the creator of rape. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, but Christians and their book of morals can go fuck themselves.

Coming Soon: Hosea – Chapter 3: Hosea’s Reconciliation With His Wife

Titus 1:14-14

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse comes from the book of Titus and one I discovered while reading through the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible. If you have not checked out this source, please do as it is a fantastic source for reading through the Bible.

“Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth.” – Titus 1:13-14

Ignore the Jewish myths? The entire Old Testament is a bunch of Jewish myths as is much of the New Testament. As the Skeptic’s Annotated Bible so keenly points out, this verse is telling the reader to ignore everything they’ve already read before. And many Christians do this, but to ignore the Old Testament is to ignore Jesus’ command in the New Testament:

For truly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” — Matthew 5:18-19

So which is it? Follow the Old Testament or ignore the Old Testament?

Hosea – Chapter 1: Hosea’s Wife and Children

Today we begin our trek through the book of Hosea and hear from a new prophet, Hosea.

“When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, ‘Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the Lord.’” – Hosea 1:2

Oh for fuck’s sake. Seriously? This chapter begins with God telling Hosea to marry a promiscuous woman. Bullshit. The all-knowing, all-powerful, all-loving God commands someone to marry a promiscuous woman? Give me a fucking break. Also, it’s always the women who are promiscuous. When men sleep around, like David, God is all about it and encourages and supports them. The Bible can go fuck itself.

“Then the Lord said to Hosea, ‘Call him Jezreel, because I will soon punish the house of Jehu for the massacre at Jezreel, and I will put an end to the kingdom of Israel.’” – Hosea 1:4

God demands the son be named a specific name because he’s going to go kill a bunch of people. What…the…fuck….????

“Gomer conceived again and gave birth to a daughter. Then the Lord said to Hosea, ‘Call her Lo-Ruhamah (which means “not loved”), for I will no longer show love to Israel, that I should at all forgive them.’” – Hosea 1:6

This proves the Bible is bullshit and God doesn’t exist. No parent would ever listen to a so-called god’s demands to call their child “not loved”.

“After she had weaned Lo-Ruhamah, Gomer had another son. Then the Lord said, ‘Call him Lo-Ammi (which means “not my people”), for you are not my people, and I am not your God.’” – Hosea 1:8-9

This is straight up trolling at this point.

Okay, what a fucking bullshit start to a chapter. God demands Hosea name his children demeaning names because God’s in a pissy mood. Seriously, that’s what has happened here. God’s pissy and demands the children get named in a way that reflects his mood on the people. A loving god? Go fuck off.

Coming Soon: Hosea – Chapter 2: Israel Punished and Restored

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!