Today we continue in the book of Psalms for another day.
“How long, Lord? Will you be angry forever?” – Psalm 79:5
The answer is in the question. Forever.
“Do not hold against us the sins of past generations;” – Psalm 79:8
This is God’s MO. Punish the descendants for several generations.
“Pay back into the laps of our neighbors seven times the contempt they have hurled at you, Lord. Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will praise you forever; from generation to generation we will proclaim your praise.” – Psalm 79:12-13
Yes, be hateful to other people and we will praise you!
What did we learn? God is angry and jealous. Should you worship an angry and jealous being? Hell no!
Coming Soon: 2 Kings – Chapter 24: Jehoiachin King of Judah
Following the chronological order list I found on a Bible reading guide site, we take a short break from Jeremiah and head back to the long, long book of Psalms. Today we take a look at chapter 74 in Psalms.
“O God, why have you rejected us forever? Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?” – Psalm 74:1
Could be that all the talk about how he loves you is just a bunch of bullshit.
“We are given no signs from God; no prophets are left, and none of us knows how long this will be.” – Psalm 74:9
Could be that God is human made and doesn’t exist. 🙂
“It was you who opened up springs and streams; you dried up the ever-flowing rivers.” – Psalm 74:15
No, this is not God. This is climate and weather.
“The day is yours, and yours also the night; you established the sun and moon.” – Psalm 74:16
News flash. The moon can be out during the day.
Guess what? If you don’t understand the cause of something, that doesn’t give you the right to give God credit. It just means you don’t know the answer. Sigh.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 79: A psalm of Asaph.
Today we have one more chapter in Psalms before heading back to Isaiah.
“Praise the Lord.” – Psalm 135:1
“Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;” – Psalm 135:3
God is angry and jealous. That is not the same as good.
“The Lord does whatever pleases him,” – Psalm 135:6
Well, that is certainly true! God does indeed do whatever pleases him, including rape and murder.
“He struck down the firstborn of Egypt,” – Psalm 135:8
Yes, God is good by killing the firstborn babies in Egypt. Soooo good.
“He struck down many nations and killed mighty kings—” – Psalm 135:10
More of God being good. Killing.
“Praise the Lord.” – Psalm 135:21
I love how in the same chapter the Bible describes God as good and then a couple of verses later saying he does what he pleases and then kills the firstborn of Egypt. LOL! Good by killing. SMH.
Coming Soon: Isaiah 49: The Servant of the Lord
Today we continue with Psalm 80.
“Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock.” – Psalm 80:1
Bad analogy. Good shepherds do not abandon their flock.
“How long, Lord God Almighty, will your anger smolder against the prayers of your people?” – Psalm 80:4
A god who is angry all the time does not love you. This god is an abuser.
“Restore us, Lord God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.” – Psalm 80:19
God leads by fear. Not love. The people are scared of him and begged him to save them. There is no love in this god.
Another chapter in Psalms in which the people are begging to be saved, to be loved. This angry, jealous god does not love them.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 135: Untitled
Today we take a quick break from Isaiah and move to Psalms for a chapter.
“God is renowned in Judah; in Israel his name is great.” – Psalm – 76:1
Sure he is. God, the greatest murderer in the history of Biblical times is renowned.
“It is you alone who are to be feared. Who can stand before you when you are angry?” – Psalm 76:7
For the millionth time, evoking fear is never a sign of love.
“Surely your wrath against mankind brings you praise, and the survivors of your wrath are restrained.” – Psalm 76:10
Yes, I’m sure the survivors of God’s wrath are praising him. They’re cowering in fear from this child abuser.
To conclude, God’s fear is not a sign of his greatness. It’s a sign he’s a child abuser, domestic abuser, and a horrible being, including all real and fake beings ever conceived in all of time.
Coming Soon: Isaiah – Chapter 40: Comfort for God’s People
Today we move back to the book of Psalms. Although I’ve covered much of Psalms already, there are still a few left in the chronological order guide I’m using to go through the Bible.
“Great is the Lord,” – Psalm 48:1
Um…no. Given the death and destruction God has caused, he is only great if the word great is followed by asshole, as in ‘Great Asshole’. 🙂
“Trembling seized them there, pain like that of a woman in labor.” – Psalm 48:6
Sorry, but no man has any understanding of the pain women experience in childbirth.
“God makes her secure Forever.” – Psalm 48:8
Until he gets pissed off the next time. The Bible has shown us numerous times that God’s love comes with a whole bunch of strings attached and as soon as one of those strings weakens, he strikes with vengeance.
“For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.” – Psalm 48:14
Except for those times he disappears and except for those times when he deliberately causes death and destruction.
This is not a God to worship. If God is saving anyone it’s because he has deliberately caused that person harm. Take one look at the hardening of hearts throughout the Bible. God needs to harden hearts so he can swoop in and be a savior.
Coming Soon: Hosea – Chapter 1: Hosea’s Wife and Children
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.
One more chapter in Psalm 83 before we move to 2 Kings for awhile.
“O God, do not remain silent;” – Psalm 83:1
Being silent is God’s M.O.
“Make them like tumbleweed, my God, like chaff before the wind.” – Psalm 83:13
There’s never any talk of peace or nation building in the Bible. The authors pass along the impression (or bias) that all other nations are trying to kill the supposed one true nation. They don’t seek peace. Instead, they ask their god to destroy everyone else. Biblical morals?
“Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord—that you alone are the Most High over all the earth.” – Psalm 83:18
God simply has to show himself. He simply has to speak. If he does that, everyone will believe. But he doesn’t. Instead he hides behind man as if man was the one who created him. Hmm…
This was another chapter in Psalms praising God and then begging God to destroy others. Convince people a make believe god can destroy you and they will follow you with no questions asked. Religion feeds off the fears of the people.
Coming Soon: 2 Kings – Chapter 1: The Lord’s Judgment on Ahaziah
After learning about Obadiah’s vision of God wanting bloodshed and death to the innocents, we move back to the book of Psalms.
“God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the ‘gods’” – Psalm 82:1
Why does God render judgement among other gods when there are no other gods according to Christianity? What’s the point of putting the word god in quotes? There are no other gods according to the Bible.
“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.” – Psalm 82:3
This is a good verse in the Bible. Yes, we should defend the weak and help the poor. But that is not the goal of mainstream Christianity today.
“Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.” – Psalm 82:8
If all of the nations are God’s inheritance, why does God kill and destroy so many of these nations?
That concludes this short chapter in the book of Psalms. Many of the verses make no sense given the rest of the Bible. The good parts are the parts Christianity today doesn’t follow, nor does the god of the Bible.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 83: A song. A psalm of Asaph.
This is it, the last chapter of Psalms. Although, as I said in the last post, in an attempt to discuss each chapter in chronological order, there are a few chapters in Psalms I’ve skipped and have to come back to later. Will the last chapter of Psalms impart us with immense wisdom? Fingers crossed!
“Praise the Lord.” – Psalm 150:1
This start doesn’t give me much hope for great wisdom!
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” – Psalm 150:6
Again, nope. I will not praise a being, even if real, that demands I fear it. Not worthy of mine or anyone’s worship.
And that concludes this chapter. Psalms did not end with a bang. Instead it ended with more pleas to praise God. If God is all powerful, why does he need a book that pleas and begs he be praised? Can’t he just make it happen? Hmm.
Coming Soon: 1 Kings – Chapter 9: The Lord Appears to Solomon