It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse is definitely crazy!
“Do not allow a sorceress to live.” – Exodus 22:18
Um…sorceresses don’t exist. They are make believe! But leave it to a make believe god to argue for the existence of another make believe fictional character. LOL! Here’s the other crazy thing about this verse. It’s misogynistic. What about the sorcerers? The male make believe fictional characters? I guess God says it’s okay for the male magic people to continue to live. The Bible is full of misogyny even when discussing the non-existent. Sigh.
It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse is filled with a heavy dose of crazy. I hope you’re ready!
“No man who has any defect may come near: no man who is blind or lame, disfigured or deformed…” – Leviticus 21:18
This refers to who can and cannot bring a food offering to God. Think about this for a second. Anyone who is deformed or has a disability of any kind is forbidden from bringing food to God. What kind of god is this? Would an all-loving god turn away people who are not perfect? Everyone is supposedly created by God, according to the Bible. Why would this creator turn away people he created? He created them with these disabilities. This verse is one of many that show just how disgusting and hateful this god is in the Bible. He is not a god worthy of worship, that is for sure. The verse itself continues with a few more specifics on disabilities that disgust God.
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.
It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday! It’s also July 4th, so be careful with any fireworks you launch! Today’s verse is another among many in the Bible that teaches family ‘values’.
“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.” – Colossians 3:20
There is so much wrong with this verse. Yes, parents want their children to listen and obey, but there’s a difference in obeying when appropriate and obeying everything at all costs. If a parent beats their kid, the kid is to obey? If a parent asks a kid to do something immoral, the kid is to obey? If the parent asks their kid to do something illegal, the kid is to obey? No! No, a thousand times no! This is not a family value. It is child abuse.
It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday!!! Today’s verse shows us this all-mighty God isn’t really all that mighty if this is his solution to a problem.
“Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless. If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.” – Exodus 22:22-24
Let me start by saying I agree with the first sentence. One shouldn’t take advantage of the widow or the fatherless. One shouldn’t take advantage of anyone. It’s the second sentence that starts the problem with these verses. If they cry out to me? What if they don’t cry out? What if they can’t cry out? Where is God then? This all-mighty god doesn’t know when a widow or a fatherless child is being taken advantage of by someone? Is this all-mighty god really that weak?
Then there’s the last sentence in which God says he will kill you. Is death a worthy punishment? In my view, death is never a worthy punishment. Could an all-mighty god not come up with a more just punishment? Could an all-mighty god not come up with a more meaningful punishment that would actual help the offender lead a better life? Or is it possible God is not all-mighty? Or maybe, just maybe, he doesn’t exist at all! Hmmm.
It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday!!! The Bible is a book of morals to lead one’s life by, right? Well, let’s take a closer look at those morals found in Genesis 25:6
“But while he (Abraham) was still living, he gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them away from his son Isaac to the land of the east.” – Genesis 25:6
There are a couple of morals to unpack from this verse. First, Abraham has concubines outside of his wives. This is all approved by God as Abraham is adored by God. Without Abraham, the Bible doesn’t exist! None of what follows after Genesis is possible without Abraham! God approves of Abraham’s taking of concubines to spread his seed. That’s moral number one passed along in this verse.
Second, Abraham gives gifts to the sons of his concubines and then sends them away so they are not interfering with Isaac. Think about this. Abraham is forcing his other sons to leave the land because Isaac is his favorite. This is moral number two. Pick a favorite son and fuck over the rest.
A book of morals? Nope. Read the Bible and you quickly learn these ‘morals’ are horrible ways to lead one’s life.
It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday! Jesus is all about love, right? Yes, but only if it is love for him. If it is love for anyone else, that is a problem. Consider today’s verses.
“’Truly I tell you,’ Jesus replied, ‘no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.’” – Mark 10:29-31
This is encouragement, directly from the mouth of Jesus, if you assume Jesus existed, to leave your family. To truly love Jesus, you must leave behind your family. Family places a distant second to Jesus. Is that love? Is it love to abandon your family? No, it is not. Jesus is not the loving character described by Christians. Jesus, in many ways, is no more loving than the angry, jealous God of the Old Testament. Telling people you must leave your family to receive rewards in the afterlife is not love. It’s a scam. Jesus and the Bible is very similar to today’s online phishing scams.