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?
It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday, but today is a bit different. Instead of a verse, I have comments on the Bible in general that came through a comment on this blog a few weeks back. The commenter commented on how stupid the people of the Old Testament were for ignoring God all the time and then suffering greatly. There’s certainly some truth to this.
God tells the people to worship him, they don’t, he punishes them, they repent, then they don’t, then he punishes them, wash, rinse, repeat over and over. So what does this all mean? Well, it could mean that God doesn’t exist and the Bible was written to control the masses. Or it could mean God does exist but doesn’t show himself so the people don’t know what to do and the authors of the Bible lie about God’s appearances. Or it could mean that God’s just an asshole and the people truly are stupid. But if it’s clear that there is a God causing mass mayhem to punish people, the people would certainly do better. Thus to me it is clear that this god make does not make appearances, either because he doesn’t exist or because he wants to be an asshole to satisfy his blood lust.
Today is Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and I’ve pulled a quote from Philemon.
“Your love has given me great joy and encouragement,because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the Lord’s people.” – Philemon 7
Hmmm….what’s so crazy about this quote? Nothing, until you read the translation in the King James Version.
“For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother.” – Philemon 7
The bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
This is why the Bible is bullshit. There’s so many different versions with drastically different language. Refreshed the hearts vs. refreshed the bowels? That’s quite a change!
It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse shows how fucked up God, the creator of all, the knower of all, and one who loves all, really is.
“Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.” – Jude 5
God saved his people, but then killed a bunch of them who didn’t believe. Why didn’t they believe? Maybe it has something to do with the fact God never shows himself and he continued to oppress the people he supposedly loved. If there’s no evidence of God and your life is in shambles, why would one believe? It’s clear there’s no god there to believe in!
But set that aside for a minute. God says he loves everyone. But he destroys some? Why doesn’t he just go down, present himself, and set the individual right? God is supposedly all-powerful, but he’s not powerful enough to make people believe in him? Seriously?
It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse is very crazy when you look at what it means.
“We who are Jews by birth and not sinful Gentiles know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ.” – Galatians 2:15-16
Following the law and doing good is not what gets you into heaven, only your faith in Jesus. Really? This means you can rape, murder, steal, and harm others as long as you believe Jesus is your savior. This is the book Christians get their morals from? Sigh.
It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday. Today’s verse shows that the Jesus/God character in the Bible is not very smart.
“Then Jesus replied, ‘Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!’” – John 6:70
So Jesus, who is God, chooses a devil as one of his twelve disciples. Why? Either Jesus doesn’t know Judas will betray him, which is odd given that Jesus is God and is all-knowing, or Jesus did know and made the choice on purpose. Made the choice to have someone kill him so he could come back to life in three days to go to heaven to forgive human sin, sin that Jesus/God introduced to the world. Um…that’s a fucked up plan. Either way, more crazy in the Bible.
It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday. We all know how much Christians like to claim God is good. Well, the Bible says otherwise!
“He struck down the firstborn of Egypt, the firstborn of people and animals.” – Isaiah 135:8
This is in a chapter praising everything the Lord does. The Lord killed the firstborn of all Egyptians, AFTER he hardened their hearts. Even if we forget the hardening of the hearts part, God killed innocent children and babies, simply because God wanted to get back at the Egyptians. God, the baby killer. Then he killed the firstborn of all animals! What did the animals do??!??!!! God, the baby and baby animal killer. God is good? Fuck that shit.