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?

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