Obadiah – Obadiah’s Vision

Today we switch over to a new chapter, Obadiah. Obadiah is a very short chapter consisting of just one chapter and 21 verses.

“This is what the Sovereign Lord says about Edom…” – Obadiah 1

This sets the theme of the chapter.

“Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars,  from there I will bring you down,’ declares the Lord.” – Obadiah 4

God making it clear he will not be fucked with.

“‘In that day,’ declares the Lord, ‘will I not destroy the wise men of Edom,   those of understanding in the mountains of Esau?’” – Obadiah 8

God sure does love causing harm to people.

“You should not gloat over your brother  in the day of his misfortune, nor rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their destruction, nor boast so much  in the day of their trouble.” – Obadiah 12

Why not? God boasts and gloats all the time.

“The day of the Lord is near for all nations.” – Obadiah 15

Hard to take this seriously when God has never appeared and will never appear to the people.

“There will be no survivors from Esau.” – Obadiah 18

Kill the innocents!

“And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.” – Obadiah 21

The kingdom of blood and murder is the kingdom of God.

That concludes the book of Obadiah. Not sure what the point of this book is supposed to get across. God is killing? God wants bloodshed? Innocents will be killed? Because that is what this book tells us.

Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 82: A psalm of Asaph.

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Atheism Quotes – Rowan Atkinson

Today’s Atheism quote comes from Rowan Atkinson, famous for his role as Mr. Bean.

“What is wrong with inciting intense dislike of a religion if the activities or teachings of that religion are so outrageous, irrational or abusive of human rights that they deserve to be intensely disliked?” – Rowan Atkinson

If something is ridiculous, it does not deserve respect. Plain and simple. It is okay to ridicule the ridiculous.

2 Chronicles – Chapter 23: Untitled

More of 2 Chronicles today.

“No one is to enter the temple of the Lord except the priests and Levites on duty; they may enter because they are consecrated, but all the others are to observe the Lord’s command not to enter.” – 2 Chronicles 23:6

Apparently the god who never shows himself needs his personal space.

“Then Athaliah tore her robes and shouted, “Treason! Treason!” – 2 Chronicles 23:13

Why is it people in the Bible tear their clothes or rip off their hair whenever they get mad? Why can’t they just throw things like normal people. 🙂

“Jehoiada then made a covenant that he, the people and the king[c]would be the Lord’s people.” – 2 Chronicles 23:16

Sorry to say, but the Lord is going to disappoint Jehoiada and his people just like God disappoints everyone in the end.

“All the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was calm, because Athaliah had been slain with the sword.” – 2 Chronicles 23:21

And the land lived in peace forever and ever. LOL! Of course not! Eventually these people will piss God off and God will start up the murdering again.

So many kings. So many mad people. So much murder. Sigh. Typical Biblical morals.

Coming Soon: Obadiah – Obadiah’s Vision

1 Corinthians 7:18

Today’s Crazy Bible Verse is quite crazy and you’ll see why very quickly.

“Was a man already circumcised when he was called? He should not become uncircumcised.” – 1 Corinthians 7:18

How does one become uncircumcised? Are there bottles of foreskins lying around in Biblical times and healers sewing these random foreskins back on circumcised dicks? I mean, that would be a pretty interesting story but unfortunately that story isn’t in the Bible. So why talk about becoming uncircumcised?

Atheism Quotes – Doctor Who

I came across this quote the other day by the fictional Doctor Who. Not a real person, but still  great quote!

“The Doctor: Can I borrow your horse, please? It’s official marshal business.

The Preacher: He’s called Joshua. It’s from the Bible. It means “The Deliverer.”

The Doctor: No, he isn’t.

The Preacher: What?

The Doctor: I speak horse. His name is Susan, and he wants you to respect his life choices.” – Doctor Who

That’s a good one!

Ezra 9:3

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse shows how hateful the characters in the Bible can be toward others unlike them.

“When I heard this, I tore my tunic and cloak, pulled hair from my head and beard and sat down appalled.” – Ezra 9:3

Ezra is referring to the moment he heard intermarriage between tribes was taking place. Because how dare people marry the people they love. This is also quite the ridiculous reaction to hearing this. Pulling out your hair? Christ that’s a lot of hate built up! But look at how people react to same sex marriages today and you can see the level of hate still exists in this world.

2 Chronicles – Chapter 18: Micaiah Prophesies Against Ahab

Today’s chapter is a repeat of 1 Kings 21, as if that chapter wasn’t already silly enough.

“So now the Lord has put a deceiving spirit in the mouths of these prophets of yours. The Lord has decreed disaster for you.” – 2 Chronicles 18:22

In case you didn’t get the message in the last chapter. God is knowingly deceiving the people.

“All day long the battle raged, and the king of Israel propped himself up in his chariot facing the Arameans until evening. Then at sunset he died.” – 2 Chronicles 18:34

And once again, God gets what he wants, death.

Interesting that the authors of the Bible found this story of God’s deception so important they included it twice. It basically shows God is a deceiver, a liar.

Coming Soon: 2 Chronicles – Chapter 19: Jehoshaphat Appoints Judges