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.

2 Samuel 12:11

Today is Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday!  The verse I’ve chosen comes from the book of 2 Samuel and from the chapter discussed in a post last week.

“Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will sleep with your wives in broad daylight.” – 2 Samuel 12:11

God is angry with David for killing a husband and raping the wife.  Did God stop the killing and rape?  Nope.  God sat by and watched, doing nothing.  God decides to punish David and one of the punishments is to take David’s wives and allow them to be raped.  Um…what…the…FUCK!?!?!  The women get raped.  That’s David’s punishment.  This is God!  He’s supposed to be all-knowing!  How is it not possible that part of that all-knowing does not involve coming up with a punishment that doesn’t punish the innocent?  This leads us to two and only two options.  Either God is truly stupid or there is no god!

1 Chronicles – Chapter 20: The Capture of Rabbah

The last two chapters we discussed were horrible, disgusting chapters of David and God killing, raping, and enslaving.  The killing was not limited to adults as a baby was killed too.  I know I said this last time, but is it possible for this chapter to top the disgusting level of the previous two?  Dare I ask?  Too late!

“He took a great quantity of plunder from the city and brought out the people who were there, consigning them to labor with saws and with iron picks and axes. David did this to all the Ammonite towns.” – 1 Chronicles 20:2-3

A repeat of the disgusting killing and enslaving of people we saw in 2 Samuel 12.  Once again, this is so important the Bible repeats this story just to make sure we are aware that it’s okay to kill those not like us.  Ug.  What a horrible book!

The chapter ends with a few more stories of armies being attacked and killed.  Does that make this chapter more disgusting than the previous two?  Well, babies weren’t killed.  They probably were, but baby killing was not explicitly stated.  That doesn’t make this chapter moral, however.  It is still very disgusting.

Coming Soon:  Psalm – Chapter 32:  Of David. A maskil.

2 Samuel – Chapter 12: Nathan Rebukes David

In our last chapter, David killed a woman’s husband, raped her, and all of this was allowed by God, who seemed to feel just a tad bit guilty afterwards.  Too late for the woman and her husband, however.  Is it possible for this chapter to be more disgusting?  You never know with the Bible.  When you think you’ve hit the most disgusting part, the Bible accepts the challenge and offers something more disgusting.

“Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man refrained from taking one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare a meal for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the ewe lamb that belonged to the poor man and prepared it for the one who had come to him.” – 2 Samuel 12:4

A dick move by the rich man, but not any different than how many of the rich treat the poor today.

“Then Nathan said to David, ‘You are the man! This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.  I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. And if all this had been too little, I would have given you even more.  Why did you despise the word of the Lord by doing what is evil in his eyes? You struck down Uriah the Hittite with the sword and took his wife to be your own. You killed him with the sword of the Ammonites.  Now, therefore, the sword will never depart from your house, because you despised me and took the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your own.’” – 2 Samuel 12:7-10

Please, please, do not give God credit for striking back against David’s evil actions.  God has guided David in the killing of thousands, if not tens to hundreds of thousands of people.  God could have easily stopped David from killing Uriah, but sat by and did nothing.  God deserves no credit now.  We also see in these verses how God takes women and forces them to be one of David’s many wives.  Again, God deserves no credit.

“Before your very eyes I will take your wives and give them to one who is close to you, and he will sleep with your wives in broad daylight.” – 2 Samuel 12:11

God punishes David by taking his wives and having them raped?  WTF?!?!  How horrible is this god?

“Nathan replied, ‘The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the Lord, the son born to you will die.’” – 2 Samuel 12:13-14

Great for David that he’s not going to die, but what about the hundreds of thousands who have already died by the hands of David.  Again, God’s punishment to David is to harm someone else.  David’s son will now die?  Is this punishing David or the son?  What a fucking stupid god.

“On the seventh day the child died.” – 2 Samuel 12:18

Not only did God kill the child, he made the child suffer for seven days before killing him.  God is a disgusting being who should never be worshipped by anyone.

“Then David comforted his wife Bathsheba, and he went to her and made love to her. She gave birth to a son, and they named him Solomon. The Lord loved him; and because the Lord loved him, he sent word through Nathan the prophet to name him Jedidiah.” – 2 Samuel 12:24-25

Now that God has satisfied his taste for baby blood, he can love a child again.  Fuck you God.

“So David mustered the entire army and went to Rabbah, and attacked and captured it.” – 2 Samuel 12:29

The baby killing is done.  Time to kill some adults.  WTF?!?!

“David took a great quantity of plunder from the city and brought out the people who were there, consigning them to labor with saws and with iron picks and axes, and he made them work at brickmaking.” – 2 Samuel 12:30-31

Killing isn’t enough for David and God.  Slavery must be included too.

What a fucking disgusting chapter.  I thought the last chapter was horrible, but this one tops that.  Killing of babies.  Killing of adults.  Slavery.  Suffering.  A book of morals?  If that’s your stance, stay away because you are truly a messed up individual.

Coming Soon:  1 Chronicles – Chapter 20:  The Capture of Rabbah

2 Samuel – Chapter 11: David and Bathsheba

Today we return to 2 Samuel after discussing several chapters in Psalms.  In our last look in 2 Samuel, David had his armies kill the armies of another group because this other army took off the pants of David’s army.  I kid you not.  This is actually what the Bible says!  Can this chapter be any crazier?  I doubt it can top a taking off of an army’s pants, but you never know!

“They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah.” – 2 Samuel 11:1

Not necessarily crazier yet, but just as bloody as the previous chapter in 2 Samuel.

“From the roof he saw a woman bathing.  The woman was very beautiful, and David sent someone to find out about her.” – 2 Samuel 11:2-3

The truth comes out.  David is a peeping Tom.

“Then David sent messengers to get her.  She came to him, and he slept with her.  Then she went back home.” – 2 Samuel 11:4

David receives a booty call, but was there consent?  Did this woman have a choice in the matter?  We don’t know for sure, but we know God allows rape without punishment.  Or rather without an appropriate punishment.  Paying a few shekels to the father of a raped woman is NOT a punishment.  This woman was married to Uriah, so I’m guessing she was raped.  David impregnates the woman and then sets forth with plans to get rid of Uriah.

“In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab and set it with Uriah.  In it he wrote, ‘Put Uriah out in the front where the fighting is fiercest.  Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die’” – 2 Samuel 11:14-15

OMG!?!?!  God’s chosen leader of the Israelites is conspiring to have the husband of the woman he raped murdered.  And yet God does nothing.  The god of the Bible is NOT good.

“…Uriah the Hittite died.” – 2 Samuel 11:17

David’s plan was a success.  God could have stopped this awful murder, but sat by and did nothing.

“After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son.  But the thing David had done displeased the Lord.” – 2 Samuel 11:27

Holy shit!  Did this woman have a choice in the marriage?  I highly doubt it.  If David had her husband murdered, I guarantee he didn’t give her a choice.  God is displeased.  WTF?  He KNEW this was happening and did nothing to stop it.  God is displeased?  That’s more disgusting since it came after the fact.  God allowed this murder to happen and is guiltier than David.  A book of morals?  No fucking way.

Wow!  What a disgusting chapter that clearly shows the evil of the god of the Bible.  How can anyone read the Bible and call it a book of morals?  Anyone who considers this book moral is a very disturbed individual.

Coming Soon:  2 Samuel – Chapter 12:  Nathan Rebukes David

Isaiah 13:16

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday!  Given the Bible is supposed to be a book of morals in which we are to live our lives by, I’m sure there’s no promotion of child abuse, right?  Surely God condemns the abuse of children.

“Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be looted and their wives violated.” – Isaiah 13:16

Well how nice.  Bash those babies into pieces before one’s eyes.  Loot the house and violate the wives!  The Bible is promoting robbery, rape, child abuse, and finally murder.  Book of morals?  Hardly.