Saturday, 23 August 2014

Stop Using The Bible To Hurt People


So I've already established some of the things I hate about Christianity in my other post including

  • Their inability to leave non Christians alone.
  • Using the bible to justify everything in a debate.
  • The lack of the 'live and let live' mentality.
  • The hatred and intolerance it is misused to breed.
  • The vicious comments left behind by over zealous Christians on Youtube
After I wrote it I ended up having to deal with some lovely Christian hatemail and while doing so I remember a whole bunch of stuff I hate about Christianity and over zealous Christians that I left out and at the top of the list was their cursed book-The bible
Disclaimer:
If you are a Christian and you aren't a prick about it then of course this does not apply to you.

The Use And Misuse of The Bible

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The Bible is a messed up book on its own and I really don't think it needs any help when it comes to condoning messed up stuff. However, people still misuse the bible to twist try and justify their arguments in ways that make my skin crawl.

Awful Things The Bible Condones

Murder of The Following Types Of People

  • Witches: Exodus 22:17 You should not let a sorceress live.
  • Homosexuals: Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives.
  • Fortunetellers: Leviticus 20:27 A man or a woman who acts as a medium or fortuneteller shall be put to death by stoning; they have no one but themselves to blame for their death.
  • Someone Who Hits Their Parents: Exodus 21:15 Whoever strikes his father or mother shall be put to death.
  • ...Or Curses Them: Leviticus 20:9  All who curse their father or mother must be put to death.  They are guilty of a capital offense.
  • Adulters And The Woman They Adultered: Leviticus 20:10 If a man commits adultery with another man's wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death.
  • Priests Daughters That Have Sex: Leviticus 21:9 A priest's daughter who loses her honor by committing fornication and thereby dishonors her father also, shall be burned to death.
  • Atheists & Non-Christians: 2 Chronicles 15:12-13  They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
  • False Prophets: Zechariah 13:3 If a man still prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall say to him, "You shall not live, because you have spoken a lie in the name of the Lord."  When he prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall thrust him through.
  • Entires Towns If One Person Isn't Christian: Deuteronomy 13:13-19  Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign gods.  In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully.  If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock.  Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle of the street and burn it.  Put the entire town to the torch as a burnt offering to the LORD your God.  That town must remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt.  Keep none of the plunder that has been set apart for destruction.  Then the LORD will turn from his fierce anger and be merciful to you.  He will have compassion on you and make you a great nation, just as he solemnly promised your ancestors.  "The LORD your God will be merciful only if you obey him and keep all the commands I am giving you today, doing what is pleasing to him.
  • Women Who Aren't Virgins On Their Wedding Night: Deuteronomy  22:20-21 But if this charge is true (that she wasn't a virgin on her wedding night), and evidence of the girls virginity is not found, they shall bring the girl to the entrance of her fathers house and there her townsman shall stone her to death, because she committed a crime against Israel by her unchasteness in her father's house.  Thus shall you purge the evil from your midst
  • Sons of Sinners: Isaiah 14:21 Make ready to slaughter his sons for the guilt of their fathers; Lest they rise and posses the earth, and fill the breadth of the world with tyrants. 

Huff... Puff... Damn that's a long list...

Slavery

Okay so we all no slavery is wrong... except God apparently. There are some rules though, like buying your slaves from foreigners, you know that's usually how the whole human trafficking thing works. Don't want anyone they know to recognise them and all that jazz. At least you don't have to travel, you can buy them from a foreigner who's visiting for all your slave driving needs.

 However, you may purchase male or female slaves from among the foreigners who live among you.  You may also purchase the children of such resident foreigners, including those who have been born in your land.  You may treat them as your property, passing them on to your children as a permanent inheritance.  You may treat your slaves like this, but the people of Israel, your relatives, must never be treated this way.  (Leviticus 25:44-46)

Isn't that considerate? They won't treat their relatives like property. That's real honor there, I think I'm tearing up at how kind and wonderful Christianity clearly is. It gets even better though, we don't want to hurt the dear Hebrews, we'll let them go in about six years, maybe. Maybe if they leave us their beautiful children to be slaves and be handed down to our children as part of the inheritance. Praise the Lord

 If you buy a Hebrew slave, he is to serve for only six years.  Set him free in the seventh year, and he will owe you nothing for his freedom.  If he was single when he became your slave and then married afterward, only he will go free in the seventh year.  But if he was married before he became a slave, then his wife will be freed with him.  If his master gave him a wife while he was a slave, and they had sons or daughters, then the man will be free in the seventh year, but his wife and children will still belong to his master.  But the slave may plainly declare, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children.  I would rather not go free.'  If he does this, his master must present him before God.  Then his master must take him to the door and publicly pierce his ear with an awl.  After that, the slave will belong to his master forever.  (Exodus 21:2-6 NLT)

But don't think women are left out. No no because men definitely need their sex slaves and you can even get married to and keep your sex slave, just be sure to have just as much sex with her as your wife because that is a hardship for you I'm sure.

When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are.  If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again.  But he is not allowed to sell her to foreigners, since he is the one who broke the contract with her.  And if the slave girl's owner arranges for her to marry his son, he may no longer treat her as a slave girl, but he must treat her as his daughter.  If he himself marries her and then takes another wife, he may not reduce her food or clothing or fail to sleep with her as his wife.  If he fails in any of these three ways, she may leave as a free woman without making any payment.  (Exodus 21:7-11 NLT)
Now you may need to discipline your naughty servants. That's fine just make sure if you're going to beat them to death that it take about two days for them to die otherwise it's murder.

When a man strikes his male or female slave with a rod so hard that the slave dies under his hand, he shall be punished.  If, however, the slave survives for a day or two, he is not to be punished, since the slave is his own property.  (Exodus 21:20-21 NAB)

Christians like to argue and say that Jesus got rid of slavery but he actually approved of slavery as well so hate to burst their bubble but...

 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with deep respect and fear.  Serve them sincerely as you would serve Christ.  (Ephesians 6:5 NLT)
Christians who are slaves should give their masters full respect so that the name of God and his teaching will not be shamed.  If your master is a Christian, that is no excuse for being disrespectful.  You should work all the harder because you are helping another believer by your efforts.  Teach these truths, Timothy, and encourage everyone to obey them.  (1 Timothy 6:1-2 NLT)

And Jesus wasn't above having slaves beaten either.

The servant will be severely punished, for though he knew his duty, he refused to do it.  "But people who are not aware that they are doing wrong will be punished only lightly.  Much is required from those to whom much is given, and much more is required from those to whom much more is given."  (Luke 12:47-48 NLT)

Rape & Lack Of Respect For Women

So murder, check. Slavery? check. Rape? Oh yeah, check. Let's learn some more about Gods *cough cough* love

 (Deuteronomy 22:28-29 NLT)

    If a man is caught in the act of raping a young woman who is not engaged, he must pay fifty pieces of silver to her father.  Then he must marry the young woman because he violated her, and he will never be allowed to divorce her.

So pay the father so he won't be too sad that you grabbed his daughter and proceeded to ravage her and scar her for life and then force her to marry you so you can ravage her every night. Great answer God.

(Deuteronomy 22:23-24 NAB)

    If within the city a man comes upon a maiden who is betrothed, and has relations with her, you shall bring them both out of the gate of the city and there stone them to death: the girl because she did not cry out for help though she was in the city, and the man because he violated his neighbors wife.

If someone is raping you they are going to try and keep you quiet or threaten to kill you if you aren't quiet. Women simply can't win but God doesn't care

(Deuteronomy 21:10-14 NAB)
    "When you go out to war against your enemies and the LORD, your God, delivers them into your hand, so that you take captives, if you see a comely woman among the captives and become so enamored of her that you wish to have her as wife, you may take her home to your house.  But before she may live there, she must shave her head and pare her nails and lay aside her captive's garb.  After she has mourned her father and mother for a full month, you may have relations with her, and you shall be her husband and she shall be your wife.  However, if later on you lose your liking for her, you shall give her her freedom, if she wishes it; but you shall not sell her or enslave her, since she was married to you under compulsion." 

Well at least he can't sell her into slavery once he's gotten off.

(Deuteronomy 20:10-14)

     As you approach a town to attack it, first offer its people terms for peace.  If they accept your terms and open the gates to you, then all the people inside will serve you in forced labor.  But if they refuse to make peace and prepare to fight, you must attack the town.  When the LORD your God hands it over to you, kill every man in the town.  But you may keep for yourselves all the women, children, livestock, and other plunder.  You may enjoy the spoils of your enemies that the LORD your God has given you.

Whoa, so that's more than a little messed up. Notice women and children, so pedophilia may go further back into the church than we think.

(Numbers 31:7-18 NLT)

    They attacked Midian just as the LORD had commanded Moses, and they killed all the men.  All five of the Midianite kings – Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba – died in the battle.  They also killed Balaam son of Beor with the sword.  Then the Israelite army captured the Midianite women and children and seized their cattle and flocks and all their wealth as plunder.  They burned all the towns and villages where the Midianites had lived.  After they had gathered the plunder and captives, both people and animals, they brought them all to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and to the whole community of Israel, which was camped on the plains of Moab beside the Jordan River, across from Jericho.

    Moses, Eleazar the priest, and all the leaders of the people went to meet them outside the camp.  But Moses was furious with all the military commanders who had returned from the battle.  "Why have you let all the women live?" he demanded.  "These are the very ones who followed Balaam's advice and caused the people of Israel to rebel against the LORD at Mount Peor.  They are the ones who caused the plague to strike the LORD's people.  Now kill all the boys and all the women who have slept with a man.  Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.

Only the young girls who are virgins may live; you may keep them for yourselves.
I can only imagine the pain of having your home destroyed, your parents murdered and then as a young girl being turned into a sex slave. these girls were virgins and considering people died and got married young they don't have to be teenagers, these were probably children.


Implied Rape In-
(Judges 21:10-24 NLT)
    So they sent twelve thousand warriors to Jabesh-gilead with orders to kill everyone there, including women and children.  "This is what you are to do," they said. "Completely destroy all the males and every woman who is not a virgin."  Among the residents of Jabesh-gilead they found four hundred young virgins who had never slept with a man, and they brought them to the camp at Shiloh in the land of Canaan.
    The Israelite assembly sent a peace delegation to the little remnant of Benjamin who were living at the rock of Rimmon. Then the men of Benjamin returned to their homes, and the four hundred women of Jabesh-gilead who were spared were given to them as wives.  But there were not enough women for all of them.  The people felt sorry for Benjamin because the LORD had left this gap in the tribes of Israel.  So the Israelite leaders asked, "How can we find wives for the few who remain, since all the women of the tribe of Benjamin are dead?  There must be heirs for the survivors so that an entire tribe of Israel will not be lost forever.  But we cannot give them our own daughters in marriage because we have sworn with a solemn oath that anyone who does this will fall under God's curse."
    Then they thought of the annual festival of the LORD held in Shiloh, between Lebonah and Bethel, along the east side of the road that goes from Bethel to Shechem.  They told the men of Benjamin who still needed wives, "Go and hide in the vineyards.  When the women of Shiloh come out for their dances, rush out from the vineyards, and each of you can take one of them home to be your wife!  And when their fathers and brothers come to us in protest, we will tell them, 'Please be understanding.  Let them have your daughters, for we didn't find enough wives for them when we destroyed Jabesh-gilead. And you are not guilty of breaking the vow since you did not give your daughters in marriage to them.'"  So the men of Benjamin did as they were told.  They kidnapped the women who took part in the celebration and carried them off to the land of their own inheritance.  Then they rebuilt their towns and lived in them.  So the assembly of Israel departed by tribes and families, and they returned to their own homes.

And That Is Merely The Tip Of The Iceberg

Bible WTF Moments

Animal Sacrifice 

Leviticus 1:9: "But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD."

So wait... the LORD likes the smell of burning flesh. That is not a good sign, that is never a good sign, if this were a horror movie it would be time to GTFO.

The Lord Isn't Half As Merciful As You Think

Nahum 1:2-8: The LORD is a jealous God, filled with vengeance and wrath.  He takes revenge on all who oppose him and furiously destroys his enemies!  The LORD is slow to get angry, but his power is great, and he never lets the guilty go unpunished.  He displays his power in the whirlwind and the storm.  The billowing clouds are the dust beneath his feet.  At his command the oceans and rivers dry up, the lush pastures of Bashan and Carmel fade, and the green forests of Lebanon wilt.  In his presence the mountains quake, and the hills melt away; the earth trembles, and its people are destroyed.  Who can stand before his fierce anger?  Who can survive his burning fury?  His rage blazes forth like fire, and the mountains crumble to dust in his presence.  The LORD is good.  When trouble comes, he is a strong refuge.  And he knows everyone who trusts in him.  But he sweeps away his enemies in an overwhelming flood.  He pursues his foes into the darkness of night.   

uh huh... sounds just as loving a merciful as I remember.

God The Racist

Zephaniah 2:12-15: "You Ethiopians will also be slaughtered by my sword," says the LORD.  And the LORD will strike the lands of the north with his fist.  He will destroy Assyria and make its great capital, Nineveh, a desolate wasteland, parched like a desert.  The city that once was so proud will become a pasture for sheep and cattle.  All sorts of wild animals will settle there.  Owls of many kinds will live among the ruins of its palaces, hooting from the gaping windows.  Rubble will block all the doorways, and the cedar paneling will lie open to the wind and weather.  This is the fate of that boisterous city, once so secure.  "In all the world there is no city as great as I," it boasted.  But now, look how it has become an utter ruin, a place where animals live!  Everyone passing that way will laugh in derision or shake a defiant fist.   

Because Ethiopians aren't allowed nice things.



God The Child Killer

Hosea 9:11-16: The glory of Israel will fly away like a bird, for your children will die at birth or perish in the womb or never even be conceived.  Even if your children do survive to grow up, I will take them from you.  It will be a terrible day when I turn away and leave you alone.  I have watched Israel become as beautiful and pleasant as Tyre.  But now Israel will bring out her children to be slaughtered."  O LORD, what should I request for your people?  I will ask for wombs that don't give birth and breasts that give no milk.  The LORD says, "All their wickedness began at Gilgal; there I began to hate them.  I will drive them from my land because of their evil actions.  I will love them no more because all their leaders are rebels.  The people of Israel are stricken.  Their roots are dried up; they will bear no more fruit.  And if they give birth, I will slaughter their beloved children."

You know, even Jeff the Killer didn't kill babies.

You know what all this really reminds me of??????
It's not my fault I'm a little, as they call me, "off."
It's not my fault I like a little gore.
It's not my fault I like killing. (1 Chronicles 21)
It's not my fault I like killing innocent citizens.(Deuteronomy 3)
It's not my fault I kill the families of children so they can never realise what it is to have a family.
Judges 21
It's not my fault I want to gut everyone or anyone who looks me straight in the eye.
It's not my fault I have strange obsessions over any sort of murder or massacres that has happened on this human world of Earth. 
It's not my fault I cut myself, drinking the blood out of my own veins and drawing the pentagram on the mirror in the liquid that apparently keeps me alive.
It's not my fault I sliced my testicles and fed it to my own flesh and blood.  (Matthew 19:12) (Matthew 26:28)
It's not my fault I love the smell of flesh burning. (Leviticus 1:9)
It's not my fault that the sounds of screams and terrified yells are music to my ears.
I know what you are thinking, I'm pretty much insane. No, you got it all wrong.
Mad, they call me.


When your God can be compared to a psychopathic killer you must question your belief