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?