Psalms – Chapter 104: Untitled

In our last look in Psalms (chapter 103) we found a very disgusting chapter in which we are told God loves us but only if we fear him.  As I said then, that’s not love, that’s abuse.  Now let’s look at Psalms 104.

“Lord my God, you are very great…” – Psalms 104:1

No.  No one who demands you fear them is great.  End of story.

“He set the earth on its foundations; it can never be moved.” – Psalms 104:5

Factually incorrect.  Earth moves around the Sun.  The Sun moves around the center of the galaxy.  The galaxy moves in the Universe because of expansion of space.  The Earth most definitely moves.

“He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains.” – Psalms 104:10

No.  This is basic weather.  It rained here yesterday.  It wasn’t God.

“He makes grass grow for the cattle, and plants for people to cultivate—bringing forth food from the earth:” – Psalms 104:14

Again, no.  The Sun does this.  Not God.

“The trees of the Lord are well watered, the cedars of Lebanon that he planted.” – Psalms 104:16

If the trees of the Lord are well watered, why then do many parts of the world suffer from lack of clean drinking water?  Is God a selfish asshole?

“He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.” – Psalms 104:19

The moon was the result of two planetary objects crashing into each other shortly after the formation of the Solar System.  Not a god.  The Sun rises and sets because Earth moves around it.  It doesn’t “know” to go down because God tells it to.  For fuck’s sake.

“How many are your works, Lord! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.” – Psalms 104:24

Including mosquitoes that spread malaria and KILL many people each year.  The many “works” of the world are not a sign of God’s greatness.  If God exists they are a sign of his many weaknesses.

“When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things.” – Psalms 104:28

David is describing God’s “care” of all the animals of the world as if all animals are nothing more than pet dogs.

“I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.” – Psalms 104:33

This is why David will continue to suffer in life.  He’s convinced of this make believe god.  Even if this god exists, it is a horrible god that no one should ever consider praising.  It is not good to praise those who make you fear them.

“But may sinners vanish from the earth  and the wicked be no more.” – Psalms 104:35

What?  The whole premise of the Bible is that we are all sinners!  Now David is asking for all sinners to vanish?  WOW!  David is asking that all of humanity vanish from the Earth!  To be clear, I don’t believe in sin.  We are not born evil and full of sin.  That’s not how life works.  But the Bible says it does so it is very interesting that the Bible says that ALL of us should vanish from this world.

That concludes Psalms 104.  Another chapter filled with contradictions and fake science.  The contradiction being the part on sinners at the end and the fake science being the parts on the Earth, Sun, and weather.  The Bible is the greatest source of fake news in the history of mankind!

Coming Soon:  2 Samuel – Chapter 5 – Verses 1 – 10:  David Becomes King Over Israel

Psalms – Chapter 103: Of David.

We have Psalms 103 in front of us today.  Let’s dig right in.

“Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” – Psalms 103:2-5

This is factually incorrect.  God does not heal diseases.  Everyday people die of diseases God did not heal.  You can’t simply say God works in mysterious ways and therefore be okay with people dying of diseases that God supposedly healed.

“The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.” – Psalms 103:6

ROFL!  Please tell me this is satire?  It is satire, right?  No?  Oh for fuck’s sake.  The Lord is righteous?  ROFL!

“The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.” – Psalms 103:8

A direct contradiction to the rest of the Bible that describes God as a jealous god who is quick to anger.  The authors are not even trying to hide their lies at this point.

“He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;” – Psalms 103:9

But he will punish the children of those who do badly for several generations.  I guess that’s not forever, but not exactly the sign of a compassionate or just god.

“For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;” – Psalms 103:11

Does this mean the heavens hover just a few nanometers above the surface?  😊

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him” – Psalms 103:13

The key word in this verse is ‘fear’.  God has compassion, but only if you FEAR him.  That’s not love.  That’s abuse.

“The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more.” – Psalms 103:15-16

Like grass?  I look out the window and see the window blowing the grass, but the grass is still there, alive and as well as ever.  Does this god even know what grass is?  Or wind?

“But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,” – Psalms 103:17

Again, God demands you fear him.  This is disgusting.  It’s not love, it is abuse.  No loving god demands your fear.

What a disgusting piece of shit for a chapter.  Morals?  Is it moral to demand your fear?  No!  A parent who rules with fear is likely abusing their child.  God doesn’t rule with compassion.  He’s a child abuser and Christians are his children.  Me?  I fled.  I wasn’t putting up with this abuse anymore and neither should you.

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 104:  Untitled

Psalms – Chapter 102: A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the Lord.

 Let’s see.  1 Chronicles.  Psalms.  Rinse.  Dry.  Repeat.  After a few chapters in 1 Chronicles we are back into Psalms.

“Hear my prayer, Lord; let my cry for help come to you.” – Psalms 102:1

No thanks.  The Lord’s help usually results in unimaginable pain and often death.

“Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.” – Psalms 102:2

Those are fighting words against God.  If God is real though, those words will get you maimed, raped, and possibly murdered!

“…my bones burn like glowing embers.” – Psalms 102:3

Um…have you seen a doctor about that?  Bones burning like glowing embers doesn’t sound healthy!

“For I eat ashes as my food and mingle my drink with tears because of your great wrath, for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.” – Psalms 102:9-10

That is what God does.  You’re better off working your problems out on your own or seeking actual medical (physical or mental) guidance.

“My days are like the evening shadow; I wither away like grass.” – Psalms 102:11

Grass doesn’t wither in the evening shadow.  The grass is still there in the morning when the sun rises.

“You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her; the appointed time has come.” – Psalms 102:13

God and compassion in the same sentence?  ROFL!!!

“The nations will fear the name of the Lord, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.” – Psalms 102:15

Of course the kings of the earth will revere his glory.  God was created by and for the kings as a way of controlling the masses!

“He will respond to the prayer of the destitute; he will not despise their plea.” – Psalms 102:17

ROFL!  We KNOW this is not true.  God leaves prayers unanswered all the time.  Look around.  There are poor.  There are sick.  There are the abused, the injured, and the murdered.  Many of are those prayed and prayed and genuinely believed God would help them.  He didn’t.

“Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the Lord” – Psalms 102:18

Sorry, but sperm, eggs, and fetuses are not praising the Lord.  Think that through for a minute.

“In the course of my life he broke my strength; he cut short my days.” – Psalms 102:23

Praise the Lord for he killed me early!  Seriously?  Christians are praying to a God who they know harms people!

“The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.” – Psalms 102:28

Actually God has committed millions of descendants to a death sentence as a result of the actions of their parents, grandparents, and ancestors of several generations before them.  The Bible has stated this very clearly on several occasions.  See Exodus 20:5-6 and Deuteronomy 5:9 as examples.

That concludes Psalms 102.  It amazes me that Christians claim God loves them yet ignore the pure evil of God that we can clearly see through this god’s actions.  Wow!  It all boils down to mysterious ways.  Sorry, I’m not buying the God is mysterious argument when it comes to the death of babies.

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 103:  Of David.

Psalms – Chapter 93

Last chapter in Psalms, for now, before moving back to 1 Chronicles.

“The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure.” – Psalms 93:1

Well thank a non-existent god that God is robed and not naked!  We can’t have a naked god securing this world!  😊

“Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity.” – Psalms 93:2

If by long ago you mean one day when a couple of men got together and hatched a plan to control the masses, then okay.

“The seas have lifted up, Lord, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves.” – Psalms 93:3

God predicts sea level rise due to climate change!  It’s a miracle!  😊

“Your statutes, Lord, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days.” – Psalms 93:5

Until Republican climate change denial and inaction results in your holy house being washed away due to rising seas and vanishing shore lines.

That’s it for Psalms 93.  A very short, five verse chapter praising God for being holy and wearing a robe to cover his nakedness.  😊

Coming Soon:  1 Chronicles – Chapter 7:  Issachar

Psalms – Chapter 92: A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day.

In our last chapter of Psalms, Psalms 88, David complains God is dishing him a bad hand.  That’s my interpretation, but David talks about the ways in which God has caused him great suffering.  By the time Psalms 92 rolls around, David is back to praising God without question.

“For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done.” – Psalms 92:4

Glad?  You just got done complaining about God placing you in the darkest depths of a pit.  And now you’re glad?  Who’s worse in the Bible?  God or David?  Hard to tell sometimes.

“Senseless people do not know…” – Psalms 92:6

Count me a proud member among the senseless!

“For surely your enemies, Lord, surely your enemies will perish; all evildoers will be scattered.” – Psalms 92:9

Given the Bible confirms God created evil (Isaiah 45:7), enemies are not going to perish and evil is not going to disappear.  The god of the Bible will always make sure there is more evil to be found, probably by hardening a few more hearts.

“You have exalted my horn like that of a wild ox; fine oils have been poured on me.” – Psalms 92:10

Exalted my horn?  ROFL!  And thus erotica is created!

“The Lord is upright; he is my Rock, and there is no wickedness in him.” – Psalms 92:15

Any god demanding children be killed is, by definition, filled with wickedness.

Psalms is an interesting book that switches from praising God for several chapters, then complaining of how God has disappeared, only to then switch back and praise God again.  Sigh.

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 93

Psalms – Chapter 88: A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. For the director of music. According to mahalath leannoth. A maskil of Heman the Ezrahite.

What horrible deeds will we praise God for today in Psalms 88?  Let’s find out!

“Lord, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you.” – Psalms 88:1

Saves you from what?  Happiness?

“You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.” – Psalms 88:6

That’s probably true.  We’ve seen time and time again God punish those who have committed no wrong.

“You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them.” – Psalms 88:8

Yes, no argument from me on this.  God is not a kind being in the Bible.

“But I cry to you for help, Lord; in the morning my prayer comes before you.” – Psalms 88:13

If you are crying to God for help, you’ll be crying a long time.  We’ve seen time and time again prayers that are not answered.  This happens EVERY day in life.  Instead of praying, devote your time to seeking an actual solution.

“From my youth I have suffered and been close to death; I have borne your terrors and am in despair.” – Psalms 88:15

Well, God does punish children for the deeds of the ancestors.  God doesn’t hide this fact.

“You have taken from me friend and neighbor—darkness is my closest friend.” – Psalms 88:18

Embrace the darkness.  It will treat you far better than the god of the Bible.

In Psalms 88 David finally touches on the truth of the situation.  The god of the Bible, if existing as the Bible describes, is not a good and just god.  This god is an evil god.

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 92:  A psalm. A song. For the Sabbath day.

Psalms – Chapter 78: A maskil of Asaph.

One more chapter in Psalms before moving back to 1 Chronicles.

“I will open my mouth with a parable;” – Psalms 78:2

Yes, because parables that no one understands are the perfect way to get your point across.

“so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.” – Psalms 78:6

Tell me again how we are supposed to teach unborn children?

“They would not be like their ancestors—a stubborn and rebellious generation whose hearts were not loyal to God, whose spirits were not faithful to him.” – Psalms 78:8

Those ancestors killed thousands, hundreds of thousands, and possibly millions of people in the name of God.  Yet they are stubborn and not loyal to God?  Does loyalty require a billion murders?

“The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows, turned back on the day of battle; they did not keep God’s covenant and refused to live by his law.” – Psalms 78:9-10

Good for the men of Ephraim.  They stood up against God and refused to advance God’s bloody agenda.  These men are far more moral than God.

“They forgot what he had done, the wonders he had shown them.” – Psalms 78:11

Oh, I doubt that.  When you watch women raped and children murdered it is very hard to forget!

“But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues; their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant.” – Psalms 78:36-37

Wouldn’t you?  If there was a powerful being killing people left and right I too would bow down before him to avoid being killed.  Who in their right mind could be loyal to this god?  Fear does not breed loyalty.

“Yet he was merciful; he forgave their iniquities and did not destroy them. Time after time he restrained his anger and did not stir up his full wrath.” – Psalms 78:38

Oh bullshit!  Restrains himself?  We see time and time again the brutal murder God brings to the people of the land.  Restraint?  ROFL!!!

“Again and again they put God to the test; they vexed the Holy One of Israel.” – Psalms 78:41

Anyone who demands loyalty should be put to the test.  Every leader should continually be tested by his/her people.  Good leaders are constantly tested.  Bad leaders demand obedience without question.

“He unleashed against them his hot anger, his wrath, indignation and hostility—a band of destroying angels.” – Psalms 78:49

So much for that restraint.  😊

“He drove out nations before them and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance; he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.” – Psalms 78:55

The Israelites get their land, but at the expense of the natives already living in the land who have done NOTHING to deserve their land being stolen.

“Fire consumed their young men, and their young women had no wedding songs; their priests were put to the sword, and their widows could not weep.” – Psalms 78:63-64

More on God’s restraint.  😊

“Then the Lord awoke as from sleep, as a warrior wakes from the stupor of wine.” – Psalms 78:65

OMG!  This explains everything.  God has been drunk sleeping this whole time!!!

“And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skillful hands he led them.” – Psalms 78:72

And multiple wives.  Let us not forget David’s need for multiple wives.

That concludes Psalms 78.  It was a long chapter in which David details God’s great anger against the people of Israel, the very people God created as his chosen people.  We are told God has great restraint, but that is immediately followed by God having great anger and then killing a bunch of people.  I guess restraint in this case means restraint from killing everyone.

Coming Soon:  1 Chronicles – Chapter 6:  Levi