Psalm – Chapter 146: Untitled

We continue our journey through the book of Psalms today, taking a close looking at Psalm 146.

Praise the Lord.” – Psalm 146:1

Why? Give me a good reason and I will.

“Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.” – Psalm 146:3

Police officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses, first responders, and many other human beings, have saved far, far more people than God.

He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.” – Psalm 146:7

Does he? 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles told us the story of how God had tens of thousands (or was it hundreds of thousands) of livestock sacrificed by burning during the temple dedication. And by burned, these animals were not grilled for eating. They were simply burned into ash because God loves the smell of burning flesh.

“… the Lord loves the righteous.” – Psalm 146:8

Job, “the most righteous” man, argues otherwise.

“Praise the Lord.” – Psalm 146:10

Again, no thanks.

That concludes Psalm 146, another chapter in which we are told to praise God, but are given no good reason to.

Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 147: Untitled

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Isaiah 40:8

It’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and today’s verse is just plain silly and completely misses the point.

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” – Isaiah 40:8

This verse intends to convey the message that things come into being and things die, but God exists forever. Really? Using grass and flowers is a horrible way of describing it. Yeah, grass withers, but it can survive extreme drought. It will re-grow. Yes, flowers lose their petals, but many will re-grow in the spring. Those that don’t produce seeds to continue life. It’s easy to argue that grass and flowers are FAR MORE enduring than the word of God. God’s word of killing babies, starting wars, and throwing out those who are different? Forget it. I’ll take withering grass and flowers as they are far stronger than the god of the Bible.

Psalm – Chapter 134: A song of ascents.

Today we continue in the book of Psalms with Psalm 134, a very short chapter.

“Praise the Lord, all you servants of the Lord who minister by night in the house of the Lord. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord. May the Lord bless you from Zion, he who is the Maker of heaven and earth.” – Psalm 134:1-3

That’s the chapter in its entirety. Praise the Lord. He loves you. Yes, he kills babies, but I’m sure he loves you. 🙂

 

Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 146: Untitled

Psalm – Chapter 136: Untitled

Today we take a quick break from 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles and move back to the book of Psalms.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” – Psalm 136:1

If by love you mean jealous and easy to anger, then sure, his love endures forever.

“to him who struck down the firstborn of Egypt His love endures forever.” – Psalm 136:10

Yay!!! God killed a baby! He loves us and his love endures forever. WTF?!?!?

The phrase “his love endures forever” is stated in EVERY SINGLE VERSE in this chapter! LOL! Dear Christians…repeating it over and over doesn’t make it true. It just makes it more ridiculous. A god who kills babies doesn’t love you and never will.

Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 134: A song of ascents.

2 Chronicles – Chapter 7: The Dedication of the Temple

The story of Solomon building a temple for God continues in 2 Chronicles 7.

When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices, and the glory of the Lord filled the temple.” – 2 Chronicles 7:1

Sure it did. More likely a priest snuck in a torch and lit the sacrifice pile on fire when no one was looking.

“The priests could not enter the temple of the Lord because the glory of the Lord filled it.”  2 Chronicles 7:2

LOL! Of course this all happens when no one was in the temple to verify!

And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand head of cattle and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep and goats.” – 2 Chronicles 7:5

All while the people go hungry.

“As for you, if you walk before me faithfully as David your father did, and do all I command…” – 2 Chronicles 7:17

This is God speaking to Solomon, basically saying you’d better murdered those babies when I tell you to!

This is followed by a few more verses on all the things God will do if the Israelites don’t listen. Christians describe God as this all-loving creator, but the Bible describes a different god. It describes an angry, jealous god, that sets up rules with the full intent to make it impossible for the Israelites to follow, thus creating a justification to create more blood shed.

Coming Soon: Psalm – Chapter 136: Untitled

1 Corinthians 16:22

Today is once again Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday and we learn that you’d better love the Lord or ELSE!!!

“If anyone does not love the Lord, let that person be cursed! Come, Lord!” 1 Corinthians 16:22Unc

The Lord may murder children but you’d better fucking love him or he’ll kill you too.

2 Chronicles – Chapter 6: Solomon’s Prayer of Dedication

When discussing 2 Chronicles 5, I stated it was nice to see the very long 1 Kings 8 chapter shortened dramatically. Remember that 2 Chronicles is basically a word for word copy of 1 Kings. Unfortunately I spoke too soon. 2 Chronicles 5 was very short compared to 1 Kings 8, but only because 1 Kings 8 is divided into multiple chapters in 2 Chronicles. Thus we continue 1 Kings 8 in 2 Chronicles 6.

“Then Solomon said, ‘The Lord has said that he would dwell in a dark cloud;  I have built a magnificent temple for you, a place for you to dwell forever.’” – 2 Chronicles 6:1-2

God loves his dark clouds. It’s a great hiding place so he doesn’t have to show himself to the people.

“Now he had made a bronze platform, five cubits long, five cubits wide and three cubits high, and had placed it in the center of the outer court.” – 2 Chronicles 6:13

Making sure everyone knows the dimensions is far more important than doing away with rape and slavery.

“Judge between your servants, condemning the guilty and bringing down on their heads what they have done, and vindicating the innocent by treating them in accordance with their innocence.” – 2 Chronicles 6:23

Let us not forget the god of the Bible often punishes the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of the accused. Justice served.

“When they sin against you—for there is no one who does not sin—and you become angry…” – 2 Chronicles 6:36

A perfect god can be angry? Interesting.

That concludes this chapter. Solomon spends time praying to God, the full time acknowledging this god will kill some of the Israelites. This is supposedly a perfect god, but a perfect god who has imperfections such as anger. Very telling. It’s almost, and bear with me here, it’s almost as if this god was a man-made god!Coming Soon: 2 Chronicles – Chapter 7: The Dedication of the Temple