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Monday, June 27, 2011


Before I go on with my theory I want to lay down some ground rules..
1. If while reading this, you find yourself seeking to justify 'evil', pause and ask yourself why it is so important to you to justify evil than believe that men like you and I committed evil acts under the guise of 'God told us to do it'.


Lately I have been refining my spiritual belief systems, I used to flat out reject both God and the bible. I never for once considered that both the bible and God could be mutually exclusive. The reason for this is because like most of us who suffer from 'intellectual cowardice/mental lying', we are unable to distinguish between the two because that is what we have been raised up to believe and accept. When some of us think of God, we think of the bible, when we think of the bible we think of God. A critique of one is considered a critique of the other and vice versa. Well today, I intend to separate the two of them from each other and critically examine two of them separately. Sometimes, when debating religion with some people, I sometimes make a statement about the bible and my opponent says something like, the bible cannot be wrong because God does not lie or God is perfect or something in that nature. Well, the bible was not written by God sadly. Thomas Paine states that, "That God cannot lie is no advantage to your argument, because it is no proof that priests can not, or that the bible does not." So you see, I believe that God is not capable of lying, but that does not mean that the men who wrote the bible are not incapable of doing so.

I will first of all state my own belief system and then proceed from there.
I believe in One God, and no more. I also hope for happiness beyond this life.
I believe that my religious duties include loving my own neighbor as myself, doing justice, showing mercy, being kind etc.

The bible blasphemes against God, some of you say how? There are things in that book, said to be done by the express command of God, that are as shocking to humanity, and to every idea we have of moral justice, When we read in the books of the Old testament where the Israelites came by stealth upon whole nations of people, and how they killed all inhabitants of those nations; that they did not consider either age or infants; that they utterly destroyed men, women and children; that they left not a soul to breathe; these examples  are repeated over and over again in the bible, are we sure these things are facts? are we sure that the God sanctioned those evil acts? Are we sure that the books that tell us so were written by his authority? To believe such things to be true is to believe that God is not a God of moral justice, what type of God would sanction the killing of infants/children? What offence could they have possibly committed? 

In 1 Samuel 15. God supposedly tells Samuel to go tell Saul that he wants him to destroy all the Amalekites, God supposedly states, "Now go, attack the Amalekites and totally destroy[a] all that belongs to them. Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys."

Now what manner of God would support the outright genocide of a people he himself created? And further more, what type of God would support the slaughter of children and infants? And everyday christians read these parts of the bible and gloss over it like it's nothing, never pausing to ask ourselves which seems more likely? That God would support such wickedness? or that men like you and I would attribute the wickedness of men as divine commandments from God? 

A lot of us take it for granted that the bible is true and we permit ourselves never to doubt it. I know I once thought like that myself, once you permit yourself to believe that the bible in all of its entirety is true, you will find it hard to critically assess it. When most of us think about God, we don't think about a God that would sanction the murder of children and infants but yet we permit ourselves to believe that the same benevolent God we believe in is the same one who sanctioned those same actions in 1 Samuel 15?  Na wa o.
Any book that would describe God sanctioning such evil is not a Word of God, it is the Word of a Demon.

There are a lot more of these examples in the bible, but for the sake of time and because it is not my intention to write a book I will ask that you all do your research, or ask me to provide more and I will.

Instances such as Judges 21 which is so bizarre yet included in the bible, make no sense to me. And this is a book that we are supposed to believe is the Word of God? Why is it that whenever we read these obscene stories in the bible that describe God as approving such evil as murder/rape why are we not led to condemn such a book as the word of a demon than as the word of God? What exactly leads us to believe that any God would approve of such evil?  The bible is a book that brings great dishonor to God's name, and the fact that 2 billion people take it as his 'word' is nothing short of amazing.

I believe "mental lying" leads us to believe such stories without giving them any thought. Thomas Paine states,   " It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime." 
And to think that all this while, I have been called a blasphemer for the things I professed religiously. HA, the irony here is tomuch for me to bear. And they say that the bible is a book "inspired" by God? Hahaha please what about that book is inspired by God? Most of the things in the book point to it being inspired by the devil himself. It truly is a shame and this doctrine is what 2 billion people in the world hold to be true?

Moving On...

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Chiocat said...

Lol @ the tag 'Common fucking Sense'

Neon_Blue said...

Well believe me, you need to read it a bit more. And maybe the historical environment of the world then. If you remember Jonah and what God said to him about the enemies of the Jews, you will have a better idea. Your article is nice but all your questions have already been answered. I could go into details if this were private. Nah, the Bible is not read by 2 billion fools. No.

Azazel said...

LOL how can u rebut my statement with a statement taken from the very same bible? And then expect me to consider it as truth?
How do u know what God said to Jonah was true? How do u even know that the whole event occurred?
A whale swallowed a man for 3 days and vomitted him after 3 days, and such a tale does not seem like something from a fairy tale?

Which is more likely to be true? That a whale swallowed a man and kept him for 3 days? Or that men like u and I made up the story?
As I said, it's common fucking sense, not rocket science..

I don't need to take into account any historical environment lol for me to know that genocide in 100 B.C is genocide in 2011. Or rape in 100 B.C is rape in 2011. Somethings have not changed..

Realist said...

Like i have said in earlier posts, i believe in God, its the bible i have qualms with. When i found the epic of Gilgamesh in religions predating judaism, i knew then and there that my believe in the infallibility of the bible was shattered. For those who dont want to google, the epic of Gilgamesh is almost exactly the same as that of Noah.

Love the Thomas Paine references!!!

El Divine said...

I won't even lie, I have qualms with the Bible too. But d nexus of my Christianity is based on those truths in the Bible that connect with the truth in my spirit. Question all things, and if any single thing needs a stifling of conscience to accept, refuse it. Blanket acceptance of anything is hardly ever right.

Azazel said...

@ Realist
LOL not many christians know of the story of Gilgamesh.

@ El Divine
So u basically choose the stuff in the bible that connects with u and discard the ones that don't?

LadyNgo said...

You don't know how loud i shouted "Thank you" when i read this. I for one will never stop saying how much more important to me my relationship with God and my acceptance of Jesus as my savior is vs. the rest of the Bible.
My own personal belief is that God is infallible but the Bible was written by man so i don't put nearly as much stock in it as I do the messages the Lord puts on my heart. I don't think the whole thing is a sham but i do think that over time "perspective" has been added.

Azazel said...

LOL Yes a lot of perspective has definitely been added.
I think it's time people start differentiating between their belief in God and their belief in the bible.

Shabbie said...

The trouble here is we are trying to reason out God with our human brain.
He does as he pleases...

The things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law....believe what is revealed to you!

Azazel said...

But u see the thing is that the bible was not revealed to u and I.
In a court of law, the bible would actually be filed under 'heresay".

Something is only considered a revelation to the 'first' person it was revealed to, if that person chooses to now 'reveal' it to others by book or mouth it becomes heresay because there is no way to verify what he said was revealed to him was actually revealed to him..

Adura Ojo said...

Interesting post. sure to ruffle some feathers. Where are the bible bashers today? Lol. But of course you've 'headbutted' them by declaring that their favourite instrument is flawed.

Why anyone would think the bible is infallible is beyond me. Surely it takes less than an iota of intelligence to realise that the bible was written by man with man's own views on what God says.

I rather like Lady Ngo's take on it. And it's so sad that these days people use the bible to justify homophobia and other ills in our society. Oh...and we should also not forget that the bible was also used to justify racism (and there are those who still do)! Cursed race of Ham, anyone?!

Like you said, it ain't rocket science.

El Divine said...

@Azazel, absolutely. the Bible you people seem to forget, is MANY books. Its a compilation.
If I follow Jesus, and take his words, I am under no obligation to listen to the rantings of a maniacal Moses. So Yea, i dont believe everything in the Bible.

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