In our last chapter, David killed a woman’s husband, raped her, and all of this was allowed by God, who seemed to feel just a tad bit guilty afterwards. Too late for the woman and her husband, however. Is it possible for this chapter to be more disgusting? You never know with the Bible. When you think you’ve hit the most disgusting part, the Bible accepts the challenge and offers something more disgusting.
“Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.” – 2 Samuel 12:4
A dick move by the rich man, but not any different than how many of the rich treat the poor today.
“Then Nathan said to David, ‘You are the man! This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more. Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites. Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’” – 2 Samuel 12:7-10
Please, please, do not give God credit for striking back against David’s evil actions. God has guided David in the killing of thousands, if not tens to hundreds of thousands of people. God could have easily stopped David from killing Uriah, but sat by and did nothing. God deserves no credit now. We also see in these verses how God takes women and forces them to be one of David’s many wives. Again, God deserves no credit.
“Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will sleep with your wives in broad daylight.” – 2 Samuel 12:11
God punishes David by taking his wives and having them raped? WTF?!?! How horrible is this god?
“Nathan replied, ‘The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the Lord, the son born to you will die.’” – 2 Samuel 12:13-14
Great for David that he’s not going to die, but what about the hundreds of thousands who have already died by the hands of David. Again, God’s punishment to David is to harm someone else. David’s son will now die? Is this punishing David or the son? What a fucking stupid god.
“On the seventh day the child died.” – 2 Samuel 12:18
Not only did God kill the child, he made the child suffer for seven days before killing him. God is a disgusting being who should never be worshipped by anyone.
“Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and he went to her and made love to her. She gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon. The Lord loved him; and because the Lord loved him, he sent word through Nathan the prophet to name him Jedidiah.” – 2 Samuel 12:24-25
Now that God has satisfied his taste for baby blood, he can love a child again. Fuck you God.
“So David mustered the entire army and went to Rabbah, and attacked and captured it.” – 2 Samuel 12:29
The baby killing is done. Time to kill some adults. WTF?!?!
“David took a great quantity of plunder from the city and brought out the people who were there, consigning them to labor with saws and with iron picks and axes, and he made them work at brickmaking.” – 2 Samuel 12:30-31
Killing isn’t enough for David and God. Slavery must be included too.
What a fucking disgusting chapter. I thought the last chapter was horrible, but this one tops that. Killing of babies. Killing of adults. Slavery. Suffering. A book of morals? If that’s your stance, stay away because you are truly a messed up individual.
Coming Soon: 1 Chronicles – Chapter 20: The Capture of Rabbah