Dedicated to all those somewhat odd people out there who worship this deity – in whichever manifestation -because they rather foolishly believe that this deity is the source of all their morality and consequently also believe they are in desperate need of salvation. … You know who you are, right?
There is no more immoral work than the ‘Old Testament’. Its deity is an ancient Hebrew of the worst type, who condones permits or commands every sin in the Decalogue to a Jewish patriarch, qua patriarch. He orders Abraham to murder his son, and allows Jacob to swindle his brother; Moses to slaughter an Egyptian and the Jews to plunder and spoil a whole people, after inflicting upon them a series of plagues that would be the height of atrocity if the tale were true. The nations of Canaan are then extirpated. Ehud, for treacherously disemboweling King Eglog, is made judge over Israel. Jael is blessed above women (Joshua v.24) for vilely murdering , her sleeping guest; the horrid deeds of Judith and Esther are made examples to mankind; and David, after an adultery and a homicide which deserves ignominious death, is suffered to massacre a host of his enemies, cutting some in two with saws and axes and putting others into brick-kilns. For obscenity and impurity we have the tales of Onan and Tamar, Lot and his daughters, Anon and his fair sister (2 Sam xiii.), Absalom and his father’s concubines, the ‘wife of whoredom’ of Hosea and, capping all, the Song of Solomon.
For the horrors forbidden to the Jews, who, therefore, must have practised them, see Levit. viii. 24; xi. 5; xvii. 7, xviiii. 7,9,10,12,15,1,21,23, and xx.3.
For mere filth, what can be fouler than 1st Kings xviii. 27; Tobias ii. 11; Esther xiv.2; Eccl. xxii. 2;Isaiah xxxvi. 12; Jeremiah iv. 5 and (Ezekiel iv. 12-15), where the Lord changes human ordure into ‘Cow-Chips’!
Ce qui excuse Dieu, said Henri Beyle, c’est qu’il n’existe pas, – I add, as man has made him.
- The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night: Translated and annotated by Richard F. Burton: Volume Ten.
I wonder, do Christians ever actually read their bible?