Psalm – Chapter 51: For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

The book of Psalms is the largest book in the Bible with 150 chapters.  Why so many?  The story is pretty much the same in each chapter, such that it could have been summed up in just one or two chapters.  Good is good.  Non-believers are bad.  Don’t question God.  Love God and he will save you, unless of course he kills you first, in which case, you didn’t love God strong enough.  Am I wrong?  Let’s jump into Psalm 51.

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.” – Psalm 51:1

Great compassion?  ROFL!!!  This is the god who allows slavery.  This is the god who commands murder and rape.  This is the god who forces women into marriage.  Compassion?  Not from this god!

“Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.” – Psalm 51:5

This, in a nutshell, is the problem with Christianity.  It assumes you are sinful and full of evil at the moment of your birth.  Why?  Because of Eve.  That’s horseshit and I hope you can see that.  We are not born evil and full of sin.  We are born innocent babies who have done nothing to deserve the abuse the biblical god places on us.

“Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.” – Psalm 51:6

What…the…fuck?!?!?  God is demanding that a fetus be faithful in the womb.  Wow!  That should raise the red flag for any rational human being.

“Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you.” – Psalm 51:13

If this is to be taken literally, it means those who follow God’s way will go out and murder and rape.  That is what God does in the Bible.

“Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God, you who are God my Savior, and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.” – Psalm 51:14

If you want to avoid the guilt of bloodshed, start by ignoring God’s commands to kill people.  It’s not complicated.

“You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.” – Psalm 51:16

Really?  The previous chapters in which God lays out all the rules on burnt offerings say otherwise.  God takes great pleasure in burnt offerings.

This is an interesting chapter in which David asks for several things.  All of these things can be delivered by simply ignoring God’s commands.  Don’t want guilt over killing people?  Easy.  Stop listening to God and stop killing people.  Oh, and don’t for one second believe God doesn’t like the smell of burnt offerings.  Chapters of the Bible are devoted to the proper way to sacrifice a burnt offering to God.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 86:  A prayer of David.

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Psalm – Chapter 32: Of David. A maskil.

After a few, horrible, disgusting chapters in 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles, we move back to the book of Psalms.

“Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered.” – Psalm 32:1

David had his sins taken away by God.  As a result, women were raped and a child suffered for seven days before being murdered by God.  Blessed is a very misleading word in this verse.

“Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.” – Psalm 32:2

Again, great for David.  Horrible for those God kills to clear David of his sins.

“For day and night your hand was heavy on me, my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer.” – Psalm 32:4

A WHOLE day?  That baby suffered for SEVEN days.  Fuck you David.

“Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found, surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them.” – Psalm 32:6

Recently a hurricane hit Houston, TX with massive rainfall resulting in unprecedented flooding.  People died.  There were certainly faithful people praying to God to save them.  God sat by and did nothing.  Either he’s an asshole god who gets his jollies off of human suffering, or he doesn’t exist.

“Many are the woes of the wicked, but the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.” – Psalm 32:10

Many people put all of their trust in the Lord and receive none of that ‘unfailing love’.  Again, either this god is an asshole, or he doesn’t exist.

That concludes Psalm 32.  God is supposedly great.  If only we place our faith in him we’ll be saved.  Unfortunately this is proved wrong every day when very faithful people place their faith in God but suffer nonetheless.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 51:  For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

Psalm – Chapter 70: For the director of music. Of David. A petition.

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack in the U.S.  A perfect day to discuss a chapter in the book of Psalms, right?  Maybe not, but I’m going to anyway.  😊

“May those who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion, may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.” – Psalm 70:2

If someone is trying to kill you, why ask for them to be put to shame and confusion.  Why not ask for them to be arresting and punished appropriately?

“But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me, O God.” – Psalm 70:5

We were told in the last chapter that God always helps those who are needy.  But other than stating this, where is the evidence?  Where in the Bible has God helped the needy?  The Israelites?  Maybe, but only if you forget it was God who delivered the Israelites their suffering by hardening the hearts of the Egyptians.

Psalm 70 is a short chapter in which we are told the evil will be shamed and the needy will be helped.  Once again, however, no evidence is provided.

Coming Soon:  2 Samuel – Chapter 11:  David and Bathsheba

Psalms – Chapter 69: For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of David.

Welcome back as we continue our discussion of chapters in the book of Psalms.  Our last look in Psalms had us reading all about God ruling with equity.  LOL!  Will this chapter be more truthful?  One can always hope, right?

“I am worn out calling for help; my throat is parched.  My eyes fail, looking for my God.” – Psalms 69:3

As we’ve seen, God is more interested in war and bloodlust than he is in helping people.  Might as well stop calling out for help and work on helping yourself.  You’ll be much more successful.

“You, God, know my folly; my guilt is not hidden from you.” – Psalm 69:5

Actually, it doesn’t seem like God knows your folly at all.  He’s not answering you or helping you in any way.

“…deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters.” – Psalm 69:14

Is it possible people hate you because you’ve passed your hate along to them and harmed them?  David has harmed many in the name of God.  It might just be possible that people hate him for that.

“…answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.” – Psalm 69:17

Unless you are asking God to kill for you, he isn’t going to answer quickly.  Answering quickly, if at all, is not really God’s thing.  Evidence?  See the struggles of the Israelites.

“Pour out your wrath on them; let your fierce anger overtake them.” – Psalm 69:24

And herein lies the problem with Christianity.  Instead of asking for God to fill these people with love and kindness, the request is to ask God to pass his wrath onto them.  There are a few verses of kindness in the Bible, but even in the New Testament they are overwhelmed by verses of hate, anger, and unkind thoughts.

“But as for me, afflicted and in pain—may your salvation, God, protect me.” – Psalm 69:29

Again, this is the wrong request.  It’s a selfish request.  Protect me, but let the others perish!

“The Lord hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.” – Psalm 69:33

Really?  Look around.  If God exists, does he really hear the needy?

What is the take away from this chapter?  It’s a plea to God to protect one and not protect others.  Should not the request be to protect everyone?  If God exists, should not the request be to send evidence so the non-believers could be truly convinced?  No…the request is to destroy those who don’t obey without question.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 70:  For the director of music. Of David. A petition.

Psalms – Chapter 67: For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.

Will Psalm 67 continue describing the greatness of God despite the overwhelming evidence in the Bible suggesting the opposite?  Let’s find out.

“May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us…” – Psalm 67:1

That’s a nice thing to say and hope for, but we see time and time again God destroying those who worship him.

“May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth.” – Psalm 67:4

What the fuck is David smoking???  God specifically chose the Israelites as his chosen and favored people.  That is the opposite of equity.  To say God rules with equity is insane!

“May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.” – Psalm 67:7

To rule with and demand fear is child abuse.  I don’t desire the blessing of a child abuser.

More false claims in Psalm 67.  It’s hard to believe, that after all of these chapters thus far in the Bible, the authors of this chapter dare describe God as ruling with equity.  Their gall is unbelievable.

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 69:  For the director of music. To the tune of “Lilies.” Of David.

Psalm – Chapter 66: For the director of music. A song. A psalm.

Today’s chapter in Psalms continues the theme we’ve seen over the last few chapters.  God is great and delivers rewards to those who praise him without question.  Except a simple look around shows that is not true.  Many praise God unconditionally but are not rewarded.  In many cases they are punished.

“Say to God, ‘How awesome are your deeds! So great is your power that your enemies cringe before you.’” – Psalm 66:3

Yes, let’s watch all of those dying of deadly diseases, including children, cringe before God.  Disgusting.

“Come and see what God has done, is awesome deeds for mankind!” – Psalm 66:5

The awesome deeds of murder, rape, destruction, and bloody war.

“He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot—come, let us rejoice in him.” – Psalm 66:6

We are to rejoice a severe drought that kills thousands?

“…he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.” – Psalm 66:9

Except, of course, those he didn’t preserve and killed instead.

“You let people ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but you brought us to a place of abundance.” – Psalm 66:12

God loves you.  He brought you abundance, but only after delivering you great pain and anguish and killing many of those you love.

“Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!” – Psalm 66:20

Great.  God answered David’s prayer but ignored all of the prayers of those he killed and continues to kill.  This god of the Bible truly loves you.  LOL!

What a joke of a chapter.  God is great.  Praise God.  God loves you.  These are meaningless words as they are immediately refuted by looking at the world around us and looking at the previous verses in the Bible which make it clear this is not a loving god.  This is not a god to be worshipped.  This is an evil god who murders.

Coming Soon:  Psalms – Chapter 67:  For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A psalm. A song.

Psalm – Chapter 65: For the director of music. A psalm of David. A song.

In the last chapter of Psalms we looked at, the Bible stated God grants all requests, but apparently only if they relate to war.  Maybe this is the chapter God helps those kids dying of bone cancer.  Let’s not hold our breath, however.

“When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions.” – Psalm 65:3

Let’s ignore the definition of a sin for a moment.  This statement is completely false.  God killed ALL humans on Earth except for seven!!!  That’s not forgiveness!

“You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds…” – Psalm 65:5

Once again, those dying of deadly diseases, in particular young children, will greatly disagree.

“You care for the land and water it; you enrich it abundantly.” – Psalm 65:9

Through what method?  Deadly drought?  Earthquakes?  Flooding?

“The meadows are covered with flocks and the valleys are mantled with grain; they shout for joy and sing.” – Psalm 65:13

Climate change argues otherwise.

Psalm 65 argues several claims that are easily refutable previous Bible verses and simply looking around and opening one’s eyes.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 66:  For the director of music. A song. A psalm.