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.
In the first Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday of 2017 I turn to the topic of mixed race marriages. God doesn’t like them. This isn’t a surprise given the Bible condones slavery and homosexuality, but it is interesting to see the depths the authors of the Bible went to establish their control of the masses.
“After these things had been done, the leaders came to me and said, ‘The people of Israel, including the priests and the Levites, have not kept themselves separate from the neighboring peoples with their detestable practices, like those of the Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Jebusites, Ammonites, Moabites, Egyptians and Amorites. They have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, and have mingled the holy race with the peoples around them. And the leaders and officials have led the way in this unfaithfulness.’” – Ezra 9:1-2
It’s amazing to think that a God of supposed love, as Christians claim, hates women, hates those we are gay, hates the disabled, hates brown people, hates children and babies, hates Job and his family, hates the wrong foods, hates when people commit the evil he created, and hates it when you pray the wrong way, is considered a god of love by billions! Oh, and he hates it when you marry the person you love if that person doesn’t meet the standards of said god. This god of love sure does have a lot of hate in him! It’s almost as if he isn’t a god of love. 🙂