Psalm – Chapter 101: Of David. A psalm.

Sick of the book of Psalms yet?  If so, I have some bad news for you as we’re taking a look at another chapter in Psalms today.

“I will be careful to lead a blameless life—when will you come to me?” – Psalm 101:2

Really David?  You murder and chop off dick tips all the time.  You also marry multiple wives and take even more concubines.  Are you really being careful to lead a blameless life?

“I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.” – Psalm 101:3

You hate what faithless people do, but you kill innocents because God says so.  Right.

“I will have nothing to do with what is evil.” – Psalm 101:4

Except for murder and dick chopping.

“Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence…” – Psalm 101:5

Put to silence?  Sounds like a death threat to me.  And for what?  Slander.  Is slander really death worthy?

“No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house…” – Psalm 101:7

I guess this means David is moving out of his own house!

“I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the Lord.” – Psalm 101:8

Start with yourself, David.

To sum up this chapter, David argues against evildoers, completely forgetting that he is the biggest evildoer of them all!  David murders.  David chops off dick tips.  David marries multiple women, likely out of their control.  David takes concubines.  A good and moral man?  ROFL!  He’s the exact opposite of good and moral.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 105:  Untitled

Psalm – Chapter 100: A psalm. For giving grateful praise.

Today’s chapter, Psalm 100, is a very short chapter with just five verses, so let’s jump right in and see what it has to offer us.

“Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” – Psalm 100:2

No thanks.  I do not worship those who murder.

“For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” – Psalm 100:5

Someone who is good does not demand to be feared.  Someone who loves does not murder and rape innocents.

Did this chapter have much to offer?  Nope, very little we haven’t already heard.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 101:  Of David. A psalm.

Psalm – Chapter 96: Untitled

A few more chapters in Psalms before moving on.  Today we look into Psalm 96.

“Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth.” – Psalm 96:1

I like big butts and I cannot lie…wait, wrong song?  😊

“Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day.” – Psalm 96:2

Nope.  I do not, nor will I ever, praise a murderer.

“For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.” – Psalm 96:4

Someone to be feared is not someone worthy of praise.

“The world is firmly established, it cannot be moved…” – Psalm 96:10

The Earth moves around the Sun.  Sigh.

Another chapter in Psalms in which we are told to fear this god and then praise him.  Sorry, but that’s not going to happen.  The two do not go hand in hand.  Fear should never be associated with praise.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 100:  A psalm. For giving grateful praise.

Deuteronomy 28:41

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today we head back to the book of Deuteronomy which is packed full of crazy!  Today’s verse points to one of those great family values the Bible is so known for.

“You will have sons and daughters but you will not keep them, because they will go into captivity.” – Deuteronomy 28:41

This is in the section on punishments for being disobedient to God.  It’s a great family value to punish the children for the deeds of the parents.  What did the children do?  Nothing.  Yet they are the ones forced into captivity.  An all-knowing god?  Give me a break.  This is god is an idiot if this is the punishment he comes up with.  Punishing children through no fault of their own?  What a horrible thing to do!  Yet the Bible is described by Christians as a book of morals to lead one’s life by.  Fortunately secular governments have devised far more just laws.

Psalm – Chapter 89: A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite.

The start of the work week begins with a discussion of another chapter in the book of Psalms.  Today we look at Psalm 89.

“I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you have established your faithfulness in heaven itself.” – Psalm 89:2

That’s great until God gets mad at you for breaking one of his silly rules or touching his stuff.

“For who in the skies above can compare with the Lord? Who is like the Lord among the heavenly beings?” – Psalm 89:6

Well, clouds are pretty cool.  They come in many shapes and sizes and do some amazing stuff (thunder and lightning) during storms!

“In the council of the holy ones God is greatly feared; he is more awesome than all who surround him.” – Psalm 89:7

Ug.  Stop referring to the fearing of God as a good thing!  It’s not.  It’s a form of child abuse.

“You rule over the surging sea; when its waves mount up, you still them.” – Psalm 89:9

This is basic weather, not a god.

“Your arm is endowed with power; your hand is strong, your right hand exalted.” – Psalm 89:13

I think the Bible just described God as the great masturbator.  😊

“They rejoice in your name all day long; they celebrate your righteousness.” – Psalm 89:16

Sounds like a very unproductive society!

“I have found David my servant; with my sacred oil I have anointed him.” – Psalm 89:20

After hardening Saul’s heart and tossing him away as God’s favored boy.

My faithful love will be with him, and through my name his horn will be exalted.” – Psalm 89:24

Um…an exalted…horn?!?!  God is making a porn right now!

“I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging; but I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness.” – Psalm 89:32-33

Sorry, but you can’t claim you still love your child after beating them with a rod!

“How long, Lord? Will you hide yourself forever? How long will your wrath burn like fire?” – Psalm 89:46

Given there is no evidence of God’s existence I’m going to say he’ll remain hidden forever.

“Praise be to the Lord forever!” – Psalm 89:52

Nope.  I will never praise a god who promotes hatred and evil in this world.

Another chapter in the book of Psalms checked off the list.  I couldn’t help but find a few porn references in this chapter.  At times it is too easy.  😊  That added a bit of excitement to the standard God is super duper great stuff we are now used to in Psalms.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 96:  Untitled

The Phil Ferguson Show

An excellent Atheist themed podcast you should add to your queue and listen to is the Phil Ferguson Show.  Phil Ferguson is an Atheist activist but also a financial planning advisor.  His show, as he describes it, is one third finance and two thirds Atheism.  It’s a neat twist that adds something new to the Atheist podcast community.  I really enjoy the one third finance as he always has excellent information to share and really gets me thinking about how I handle my own finances.

On the Atheism side of the podcast, Phil does an excellent job bringing in quality guests and bringing to the fore front issues that affect the Atheist community today.  I really appreciate the effort he puts in to producing a quality show.  To learn more about the Phil Ferguson Show and to listen to an episode, go here:

The Phil Ferguson Show