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
This is the second to last chapter in the book of Psalms, but don’t get too excited as I wasn’t discussing them in order. Although we’ve covered much of Psalms already, there are a few more chapters I’ll be coming back to later, based on chronology. Let’s jump right in to today’s chapter.
“For the Lord takes delight in his people;” – Psalm 149:4
Does he though? He kills an awful lot of them to think he takes delight in them.
“to inflict vengeance on the nations and punishment on the peoples” – Psalm 149:7
How Christian of them. Sigh. A book that too many people use as a way to live, or at least they say is a way to live is nothing but nice. It is filled with bloodlust. The people near you aren’t worshipping correctly? KILL THEM! It’s always kill and harm in the Bible. Never peace.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 150: Untitled
Our trek through the book of Psalms continues today with Psalm 147.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3
Does he? He allows, rape, slavery, and slaughter of babies, so bear with me when I’m skeptical he heals and binds wounds.
“He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.” – Psalm 147:4
There are billions of galaxies each with billions of stars and god has named all of them? Nope. He hasn’t.
“Great is our Lord and mighty in power; his understanding has no limit.” – Psalm 147:5
Agreed. He kills babies which is incomprehensible.
“He provides food for the cattle and for the young ravens when they call.” – Psalm 147:9
And then slaughters tens of thousands of them at once to satisfy his bloodlust.
“the Lord delights in those who fear him…” – Psalm 147:11
Disgusting. One who delights in the fears of others is a horrible person, or in this case, a horrible god.
“He hurls down his hail like pebbles.” – Psalm 147:17
Is this how God heals the wounded? By raining down pebbles of icy death?
What an odd chapter, but not even close to the oddest chapter in the Bible which says a lot about this book.
Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 148: Untitled