Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Psalms Part II: Just a Few Questions

Twisted Poetry

I like the Book of Psalms for its poetic value, but if this book is the example of what this Jehovah fellow is, if this book is the truth about His personality and judgment and propensities as a divine being...well...the folks who hold this God as THE God have a hell of a lot more to worry about than whether or not people believe the same as they do or if they can be converted to the faith before they die.

1. Psalm 5:6
You will destroy those who speak lies. Yahweh abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.

1. Sooo...if Yahweh abhors the bloodthirsty and the deceitful wouldn't He then abhor Himself? 

2. Does this not apply to God because He is God and not man?

3. If this does not apply to God because He is God and NOT man what does this say about man being created in the image of God?

2. Psalm 5:8
Lead me, Yahweh, in your righteousness because of my enemies. Make your way straight before my face.

1. Okay, you're going to believe Yahweh in hopes that He will save you from your enemies? Do you really think that God will make the way straight for you after what He did to the Children of Israel in the desert for FORTY damn years?

3. Psalm 6:5
For in death there is no memory of you. In Sheol, who shall give you thanks?

1. Sooo...where are these people going when they die if there is no remembrance of them? How do you go anywhere if you do not exist?

2. If God is real then wouldn't He be the one you give thanks to in Sheol since He is everywhere?

4. Psalm 7:6
Arise, Yahweh, in your anger. Lift up yourself against the rage of my adversaries. Awake for me. You have commanded judgment.

1. Why in the blue fuck do you call forth anger instead of love?

5. Psalm 7:14
14 Behold, he travails with iniquity. Yes, he has conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

1. Does not the evil God also do the same, hummm?

2. Didn't God place enmity within man? Didn't God harden Pharaoh's heart against Pharaoh's own will? Didn't God work Job over just to win a bet with Satan? Are these things not mischievous and brought forth in falsehood?

6. Psalm 8:2
From the lips of babes and infants you have established strength, because of your adversaries, that you might silence the enemy and the avenger.

1. Is this because babies and infants do not know any better and possess no understanding of Who God really is and the crap He does, neither do they possess the strength of will to speak against this asylum-bound deity?

7. Psalm 8:4-5
what is man, that you think of him? What is the son of man, that you care for him?

For you have made him a little lower than God, and crowned him with glory and honor.

1. God doesn't really care for man, does He? Hasn't God done things that have led man to be hanged, stabbed, beheaded, burned alive, flayed, and all sorts of other unpleasant ways to die?

2. If God even cared one shred for man wouldn't it really be because God seeks out ways to glorify Himself, and if He can use man to do it He will? Sooo...wouldn't it be glorification that God cares so much for and thinks so much about and not man?

8. Psalm 8:9
Yahweh, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! For the Chief Musician. Set to "The Death of the Son." A Psalm by David.

1. How majestic and excellent can the name of One Who does so much harm be?

9. Psalm 9:8
He will judge the world in righteousness. He will administer judgment to the peoples in uprightness.

1. Righteousness? Is that what you call the flood, the decimation of the Egyptians, and the total destruction of Job's life...righteousness?

10. Psalm 9:17
17 The wicked shall be turned back to Sheol, even all the nations that forget God.

1. Who in the world wants to remember this disgustingly arrogant and violent God?

2. Sooo...the nations who forget God are the wicked who shall be sent to Sheol? Sooo...basically you are saying that either you believe in God or go to hell? 

3. Whatever happened to winning people over with the love of God? Was that message of love ever really there in the first place?






Sunday, December 15, 2013

Psalms Part I: Just a Few Questions

If you thought the temperament of the Divine was going to improve with a more poetic approach you were sadly mistaken. So sorry to pop your bubble, but I suppose somebody had to. Take a peek at some of these, consider the questions, and then offer some answers.

1. Psalm 1:2
but his delight is in Yahweh's law. On his law he meditates day and night.

1. Have you read some of Jehovah's laws? Do you find them delightful? Do you really think you should meditate on these laws day and night? How about the law that says to stone your kids if they sass you? Or, better yet, how about the law where a rapist can marry his victim? Isn't that delightful?

2. Psalm 1:6
For Yahweh knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked shall perish.

1. Sooo...how can God know the way of the righteous when He consistently punishes people for things they did not do?

2. But...isn't following God strikingly, suspiciously similar sounding to the way of the wicked since fuck-loads of people drop like flies anytime anyone listens to any of the hair-brained ideas Senor Yahweh stews up?

3. Psalm 2:1-4
Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot a vain thing?

The kings of the earth take a stand, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yahweh, and against his Anointed, saying,

"Let's break their bonds apart, and cast their cords from us."

He who sits in the heavens will laugh. The Lord will have them in derision.

1. Well, do you think that maybe the nations are in an uproar because of the bullshit God pulls for His own glorification? I mean, didn't God even fudge the language of the people at the Tower of Babel because He didn't like how they were working together?

2. You can't say the kings take a stand against the Lord ALWAYS of their own accord, right? Doesn't it say in Exodus that it was God/the Lord who hardened Pharaoh's heart against what the Lord wanted? Does that even sound anywhere near ethical?

3. And WHY does God laugh, hummm? Is it because of all the shitty things He gets people to do to each other? What kind of loving father laughs at fighting children?

4. Psalm 3:1
Yahweh, how my adversaries have increased! Many are those who rise up against me.

1. Wouldn't this depend on how pissed off at you God is?

5. Psalm 3:3
But you, Yahweh, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head.

1. Sure, a shield so long as you do exactly what God wants no matter what, right?

6. Psalm 4:5
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness. Put your trust in Yahweh.

1. Sacrifice of righteousness? How in the fuck can you righteously kill something that did nothing wrong in order to pay for something YOU did wrong?

7. Psalm 4:8
In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep, for you, Yahweh alone, make me live in safety. For the Chief Musician, with the flutes. A Psalm by David.

1. You mean safety like when a global mega-flood killed all people and animals and plants...with the exception of eight freaking people and a handful of animals on a floating asylum?

8. Psalm 5:4-5
For you are not a God who has pleasure in wickedness. Evil can't live with you.

The arrogant shall not stand in your sight. You hate all workers of iniquity.

1. Really? Well then God must really hate Himself, right?






Saturday, December 14, 2013

Job Part V: Just a Few Questions

This is the final posting for the questions for the Book of Job in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. Next, of course, will be the questions for the Book of Psalms. Hopefully you have taken the time to go back to the beginning, to Genesis, to read and consider all of these questions from the very beginning. I hope you will also post answers, and if you do I appreciate your response.

1. Job 19:25
25 But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives. In the end, he will stand upon the earth.

1. Of course Job will say this. Why? Is it because as fucked up as Job's life has become God can fuck it up even MORE, in ways that Job knows he could never imagine nor comprehend?

2. Job 21:7
"Why do the wicked live, become old, yes, and grow mighty in power?

1. Well, isn't part of the problem the fact that the wicked are often defined as those who do not believe in God? Aren't there plenty of good people who do not believe in God? Conversely, aren't there plenty of BAD people who believe in God?

3. Job 28:12
12 "But where shall wisdom be found? Where is the place of understanding?

1. But...wisdom isn't straight knowledge, is it? Doesn't wisdom include knowledge combined with courage, compassion, consideration, comfort, and care? Does God know this? Shouldn't God know this?

4. Job 28:28
28 To man he said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.'"

1. If understanding is true wisdom doesn't that then make fear fairly useless?

2. How is departing from evil true understanding when there are plenty of folks who understand much...yet still choose evil?

3. If fearing the Lord is true wisdom...uhmmm...isn't the Lord/God then using a loathsome tool (fear) to gain glory, a following, devotion, and all of that divine poppycock?

5. Job 37:23-24
23 We can't reach the Almighty. He is exalted in power. In justice and great righteousness, he will not oppress.

24 Therefore men revere him. He doesn't regard any who are wise of heart."

1. This makes no sense, does it? If God is SO excellent with His might and power (which can be seen everywhere) then people CAN find Him out, correct?

2. Where is God's justice and righteousness? Where was it for the Children of Israel as they meandered for forty fucking years in a goddamn desert? How about for the people who died on that most horrific September 11th? The people who did those terrible deeds that day worship the same damn God (and consequently thought that this God was showing justice and righteousness)...SO...where is the justice and righteousness?

3. If men revere ANYONE who has no regard for those who are wise of heart would they be doing so because they fear for their lives?

4. Would anyone in their right mind revere another who shows no regard for the wise of heart?

6. Job 38:4-6
"Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding.

Who determined its measures, if you know? Or who stretched the line on it?

Whereupon were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone,

1. Isn't this one of the most favored set of verses quoted by believers? Do you know how everything came to be? Do you understand the whys of everything? No? Then how can you say there is no God?

2. Sooo...does the lack of understanding as to the hows and whys of anything in nature/the universe/ourselves prove this maniacal God that believers swear is real?

3. Does man's lack of ability to do anything prove God or the supposed truth of the Bible?

7. Job 42:7-8
It was so, that after Yahweh had spoken these words to Job, Yahweh said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is kindled against you, and against your two friends; for you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has.

Now therefore, take to yourselves seven bulls and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you, for I will accept him, that I not deal with you according to your folly. For you have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job has."

1. Sooo...God is basically saying that these guys made Him angry and so they all need to go and kill something? What the fuck?

8. Job 42:10-17
10 Yahweh turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends. Yahweh gave Job twice as much as he had before.

11 Then came there to him all his brothers, and all his sisters, and all those who had been of his acquaintance before, and ate bread with him in his house. They comforted him, and consoled him concerning all the evil that Yahweh had brought on him. Everyone also gave him a piece of money, and everyone a ring of gold.

12 So Yahweh blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, one thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand female donkeys.

13 He had also seven sons and three daughters.

14 He called the name of the first, Jemimah; and the name of the second, Keziah; and the name of the third, Keren Happuch.

15 In all the land were no women found so beautiful as the daughters of Job. Their father gave them an inheritance among their brothers.

16 After this Job lived one hundred forty years, and saw his sons, and his sons' sons, to four generations.

17 So Job died, being old and full of days. BOOK I

1. Sooo...is God bribing Job with all of these things? Are all of these new things supposed to make the taking of all of his previous belongings/family okay and excusable?

2. Does this make the deaths of Job's previous children easier to bear? Does it or is it supposed to wash God's hands of guilt?

3. Sooo...what about everyone who got fucked over in this little experiment to test Job's faith and trust in God? What do they get?

4. God being all-powerful and all-knowing, He didn't have to prove Job's devotion/allegiance in this manner, did He?

5. Does God use this story of Job in the Old Testament to build the bad reputation of Satan?

6. This ALL falls on God, doesn't it? Isn't HE the one Who is supposed to be in ultimate, total control of EVERYTHING?








Job Part IV: Just a Few Questions

This is the second to last posting for the questions for the Book of Job in the Holy Bible. I hope you have been considering the answers to the questions as you have been reading them. I also hope that you will take the time to type in some of your answers in the comments section at the end of each posting.

1. Job 9:17
17 For he breaks me with a storm, and multiplies my wounds without cause.

1. Shouldn't this verse tell you there is something very wrong with this God?

2. Job 10:8
"'Your hands have framed me and fashioned me altogether, yet you destroy me.

1. This says a lot about God, doesn't it? A God Who creates with the specific intent to destroy? Now...why would an all-powerful being do that? To play games with the helpless? To bring Himself glory through the forced worship of those He creates? For WHAT?

3. Job 11:6-8
that he would show you the secrets of wisdom! For true wisdom has two sides. Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves.

"Can you fathom the mystery of God? Or can you probe the limits of the Almighty?

They are high as heaven. What can you do? They are deeper than Sheol. What can you know?

1. Isn't that just like religion to imply that there really isn't anything man can really know, seek, or do?

4. Job 11:11
11 For he knows false men. He sees iniquity also, even though he doesn't consider it.

1. If God does indeed know falsehood and see iniquity without considering it then the first and last thing He must see in regard to such IS Himself, right?

5. Job 11:13
13 "If you set your heart aright, stretch out your hands toward him.

1. How can you set your heart right when God has taken it from your chest? How can you stretch out your hands when God has cut off your arms?

6. Job 12:23-25
23 He increases the nations, and he destroys them. He enlarges the nations, and he leads them captive.

24 He takes away understanding from the chiefs of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

25 They grope in the dark without light. He makes them stagger like a drunken man.

1. Aren't these verses the bitter truth about this God of the Bible? Why is this God of Love concerned with destroying, leading astray, and causing to become lost without hope and help?

7. Job 14:1
1 "Man, who is born of a woman, is of few days, and full of trouble.

1. Is this also a clue as to why God never speaks of His mother, why He harbors such great disdain for women?

8. Job 15:12
12 Why does your heart carry you away? Why do your eyes flash,

1. Could it be because God is a diabolical bastard Who apparently lives to feed off the fear emitted by man?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Turkey Broth for the Spirit: Just a Few Questions Part I: The Pentateuch


     I have finally put together all of Part I of my book series that questions the verses of the Bible. This first book covers solely the first five books of the Bible, the Pentateuch, and is the total compilation of the posts in the corresponding blog. You will notice that in the book many of the verses read differently than they do in the posts since it was absolutely necessary for me to ONLY use the World English Bible translation.

     With ALL of the questions posed in regards to the Pentateuch in one compilation there is no need whatsoever to flip-flop between various posts. However, I would still like for people to post their answers to the questions and hopefully you will do just that.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Job Part III: Just a Few Questions

With ALL of these questions posed in regards to the Bible wouldn't it be nice to be able to access the questions in one place instead of flipping between blog postings? Now you can! The questions for the first five books of the Bible, the Pentateuch are now in one compilation, and there is no need whatsoever to flip-flop between various posts! Go here for your copy:

This Strange and Terrible Journey

You know, going through this particular book in the Bible elicits so many emotions for me. There are so many different 'messages' to be found in this book of the Bible according to many of my childhood Bible instructors. And, yes, while I do (quite obviously) have a rather large chip on my shoulder when it comes to religion this book of the Bible reminds me again and again as I turn the pages of my Bible that the chip on my shoulder just may have some righteous standing after all.

1. Job 5:11
11 So that He sets on high those who are lowly, And those who mourn are lifted to safety.

     1) Really? And WHO destroys the lowly with the high? Does this not happen with each and every war fought on this planet whether or not it is a religious war? Is not God/the LORD in control of all things, everything out of necessity adhering strictly to HIS planning? So, again I ask you...just WHO destroys the lowly with the high?

     2) Lifted to safety? Lifted to safety? Fucking WHEN? What the hell happened to lifting the people to safety in WWII?

2. Job 5:12
12 He frustrates the plans of schemers so the work of their hands will not succeed.

     1) Yeah, real fucking good frustrating the plans of Hitler, Mussolini, Saddam, bin Laden, Escobar, Noriega, and an ass load of other shit-fucks who just loved (and some still do) following through with dastardly plans, right?

     2) Sooo...WHO destroys the good intentions of the loving so that war may persist and peace fail to be recognized/achieved? Would it be man? Can you really say it is man who does such when it is made clear by more than just a few verses in the Bible that GOD Himself puts people up to shit (like when He purposely hardened Pharaoh's heart?)?

     3) Why does it seem like God is frustrating the peace-seekers and not the evil-doers? 

3. Job 5:13
13 He traps the wise in their own cleverness so their cunning schemes are thwarted.

     1) Who seizes the fearful in their own stupidity, thus bringing the advice of the wise to a fiery end?

4. Job 6:4
For the Almighty has struck me down with his arrows. Their poison infects my spirit. God's terrors are lined up against me.

     1) Well, damn...but doesn't this verse say a LOT?

     2) Would you say that Jim Jones, David Koresh, and all the preachers who led their flock to the killing chutes were infected by the poison of God? How do you know when you are poisoned by God? Was Jimmy Swaggart poisoned by God when he sought the services of a hooker?

     3) Isn't this the truth of what God does to people?

5. Job 6:30
30 Do you think I am lying? Don't I know the difference between right and wrong?

     1) Do you know the difference between right and wrong? Apparently not, right? If you DID you sure as hell wouldn't be sitting around letting God fuck you up for no goddamn good reason, RIGHT?

6. Job 7:2
like a worker who longs for the shade, like a servant waiting to be paid.

     1) You mean like the workers of the well-used feudal system? You mean like the African servants (SLAVES really)?

7. Job 7:14
14 Then You frighten me with dreams And terrify me by visions;

     1) Yeah, uhmmm...isn't this SO God though? Isn't this what God does? Scare and terrify?

8. Job 7:15
15 I would rather be strangled--rather die than suffer like this.

     1) Do you suppose some of the condemned people in the Nazi death camps felt this way? Would God let them die? Why did He FORCE them to suffer? Were they being punished?

9. Job 8:3
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert the right?

     1) Is this a fucking trick question or what?

10. Job 8:20
20 "But look, God will not reject a person of integrity, nor will he lend a hand to the wicked.

     1) If God didn't support evil doers would He be able to exist, for is not this God/LORD of the Bible the BIGGEST evil doer EVER?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Job Part II: Just a Few Questions

With ALL of these questions posed in regards to the Bible wouldn't it be nice to be able to access the questions in one place instead of flipping between blog postings? Now you can! The questions for the first five books of the Bible, the Pentateuch are now in one compilation, and there is no need whatsoever to flip-flop between various posts! Go here for your copy:

Oh, yes...this guy is STILL getting smacked around!

Poor Job. Poor poor Job. This guy was the little soccer ball of misery that the LORD/God kicked around in a little soccer match with Satan as the LORD/God tried to prove to Satan just how loyal and special Job was. Did the angels/heavenly host shout "GOOOAAAALLLLLL!" each time Job was slammed with some new tidbit of living horror? Who knows? The fact remains, though, that there is a whole lot more than some poor devotee of God/the LORD getting pummeled for no damn good reason in the Book of Job. The author/authors tries/try very hard to use the completely insane story of Job to validate much of the LORD/God's terrible behavior as well as try to validate many of the unjust and nonsense punishments heaped upon mankind.

So, let's get to continuing with the questions for the Book of Job.

1. Job 2:9
His wife said to him, "Are you still trying to maintain your integrity? Curse God and die."

     1) The Bible doesn't pass up a chance to crap all over women, right? Here, much like Eve supposedly did unto Adam, Job's wife offers terrible advice. A woman told Adam to eat the bad fruit, a woman wrangled the secret of his strength from Sampson, a woman contributed to the fall of the doomed Ahab and here a woman is noted as having told her husband to curse God. What do these things tell you about God's opinion of women?

     1) God never mentions having a mother. I mean, Jesus has Mary, but God apparently didn't have a mother. Is this why He has such an obvious problem with women? He didn't have a mommy to love Him?

2. Job 2:10
10 But Job replied, "You talk like a foolish woman. Should we accept only good things from the hand of God and never anything bad?" So in all this, Job said nothing wrong.

     1) God is perfect, right? How can there be ill with His good...unless it intones balance?

     2) If there must be ill with the good in order for there to be a balance, how does God plan to defeat evil at the Battle of Armageddon? 

     3) Wouldn't God be defeating Himself in defeating evil? Without evil there would be no balance, correct? Thus, the idea of good defeating evil is utter lunacy, correct?

     4) Wouldn't it then follow that the idea of God only doing good is an equally lunatic ideology? 

3. Job 2:12
12 And when they lifted up their eyes afar off, and knew him not, they lifted up their voice, and wept; and they rent every one his mantle, and sprinkled dust upon their heads toward heaven.

     1) Why make a show of sorrow? For attention? What does this behavior accomplish? How does it impact the situation? Do these men do this to show God their displeasure and pain and suffering? Why? Wouldn't God already know how they feel? Wouldn't they know that God already knows how they feel and think?

4. Job 3:1-4
After this Job opened his mouth and cursed the day of his birth.

And Job said:

“Let the day perish on which I was born, and the night that said, ‘A man is conceived.’

Let that day be darkness! May God above not seek it, nor light shine upon it.

     1) Sooo...cursing the day he was born accomplishes WHAT except maybe for a bit of venting?

5. Job 3:16
16 Why wasn't I buried like a stillborn child, like a baby who never lives to see the light?

     1) Sooo...as Job is whining about his life does he even consider what his death in infancy or in utero would have done to his mother in particular?

6. Job 4:6
Doesn't your reverence for God give you confidence? Doesn't your life of integrity give you hope?

     1) Listen to the words of this verse and consider another message within them. For those who fear God...isn't that their confidence? For those who claim integrity of their ways in God as their hope, is that not their own choice of hope?

     2) How can people like this assume OR assert that their fear of God/the LORD or their perceived integrity due to this fear that governs their spiritual and physical life, be the same for another person or culture? Or that it SHOULD be the same for another culture or another person?

7. Job 4:7
"Stop and think! Do the innocent die? When have the upright been destroyed?

     1) Do you really want this question answered? We would have to start with Adam and Eve, correct?

8. Job 4:17
17 ‘Can mortal man be in the right before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?

     1) What do you think? Let's put it this way: If a God tells His faithful servant to fly a plane loaded with people into a building also loaded with people and the faithful servant not only says NO but FUCK NO, is that man not more righteous than his God?

9. Job 5:6-7
But evil does not spring from the soil, and trouble does not sprout from the earth.

People are born for trouble as readily as sparks fly up from a fire.

     1) How the fuck is man born for trouble when it is the supposed Maker of man Who sought to sew evil in the garden and then allowed man to be tricked into eating it?

10. Job 5:8-10
8  "If I were you, I would go to God and present my case to him.

He does great things too marvelous to understand. He performs countless miracles.

10 He gives rain for the earth and water for the fields.

     1) Who does horrible things that cannot be fathomed, man or God? Who promises to do wonderful things but finds ways to revoke joy and love and promises of peace? Who withholds the rain to starve men by denying harvest? Who sends water to the depth of cubits above the highest mountain peak to destroy all life?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Job Part I: Just a Few Questions

With ALL of these questions posed in regards to the Bible wouldn't it be nice to be able to access the questions in one place instead of flipping between blog postings? Now you can! The questions for the first five books of the Bible, the Pentateuch are now in one compilation, and there is no need whatsoever to flip-flop between various posts! Go here for your copy:

One of the Most Battered Men of the Bible

Sooo...we have made it to the book of Job. Yes! I have been looking forward to this one, especially with all of the amazingly jacked-up things that God allows to happen to Job...on purpose. Yes. Isn't God just the best pal ever?

1. Job 1:1
There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless--a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil.

     1) So, right off the bat we can say this Job fellow is a really good guy?

2. Job 1:5
When these celebrations ended--sometimes after several days--Job would purify his children. He would get up early in the morning and offer a burnt offering for each of them. For Job said to himself, "Perhaps my children have sinned and have cursed God in their hearts." This was Job's regular practice.

     1) Is this the old theme of paying for the sin of another?

     2) Does God/the LORD like this theme because it gives Him clearance to punish the innocent?

3. Job 1:6-7
One day the members of the heavenly court came to present themselves before the LORD, and the Accuser, Satan, came with them.

The LORD said to Satan, “From where have you come?” Satan answered the LORD and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking up and down on it.”

     1) Really? As if God/the LORD didn't know that Satan would show up at the party? Seriously? From where have you come? Why does God/the LORD play stupid? Does He think it is cute or endearing?

4. Job 1:8
Then the LORD asked Satan, "Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless--a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil."

     1) Don't you think that God/the LORD totally baits Satan here?

     2) Would you say God is being a bit of a braggart here? Wouldn't that be a sin? If it is not considered a sin is that because it is God doing it?

5. Job 1:11-12
11 But reach out and take away everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face!"

12 "All right, you may test him," the LORD said to Satan. "Do whatever you want with everything he possesses, but don't harm him physically." So Satan left the LORD's presence.

     1) Was God/the LORD looking for a reason to hurt someone?

     2) Sooo...it was okay to hurt Job's family but not Job? Is that supposed to make anything better, or God less guilty?

     3) Here God is more or less giving Satan permission to fuck Job up, right?

6. Job 1:21
21 He said, "I came naked from my mother's womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The LORD gave me what I had, and the LORD has taken it away. Praise the name of the LORD!"

     1) Is the reason that Job doesn't complain because in reality he knows, he knows that God/the LORD could make it oh so much worse?

7. Job 1:22
22 In all this Job did not sin or charge God with wrong.

     1) Job does not do this out of love, does he? He does it out of FEAR, doesn't he?

8. Job 2:1-3
One day the members of the heavenly court came again to present themselves before the LORD, and the Accuser, Satan, came with them.

"Where have you come from?" the LORD asked Satan. Satan answered the LORD, "I have been patrolling the earth, watching everything that's going on."

Then the LORD asked Satan, "Have you noticed my servant Job? He is the finest man in all the earth. He is blameless--a man of complete integrity. He fears God and stays away from evil. And he has maintained his integrity, even though you urged me to harm him without cause."

     1) Oh wow. Same story, different verses? What the hell is up with this cheapie version of religious story-telling?

9. Job 2:6
"All right, do with him as you please," the LORD said to Satan. "But spare his life."

     1) Sooo...would this qualify as conspiracy to inflict great bodily harm?

     2) Isn't this verse saying the LORD is giving Satan permission to beat Job within an inch of his life?