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The Bible:  Worthy of Your Trust?


Eyewitness Testimony Invalidated

     Responses to Eyewitness Testimony Invalidated

God Is Not The Author

History or HIS-STORY?

How Firm A Foundation... of Forgeries???

James the Brother of Jesus

Schizophrenia and Personal Revelations

     Responses to Schizophrenia




The God of The Bible

Biblegod Is Not Perfect

    Responses to Biblegod Not Perfect

Biblegod The Warcriminal

    Responses to Biblegod
The Warcriminal


Tyrannosaurus Pettius Rex

Jehovah Unmasked

In or Out or Neit
her


Acts of God

September 11th Biblegod Did Nothing

    Responses to September 11th




The God of The Bible:
Does He Exist?

E=MC Disproves God

    Responses to E=MC

How To Prove The Existence of God

    Responses to How To Prove The Existence of God

Shopping For A God

Transcendental La La Land




Caught in a Lie:  Contradictions Within The Bible

Don't Be Such A Cretan

The Genealogy of Jesus

Galilee vs Jerusalem

Matthew vs John

Intrinsic Contradictions

Splainin To Do

The Intercontinental Ballistic Jesus

The Sign on The Cross

     Responses to The Sign on The Cross




Sand, Not Rock:  What Christianity is Really Built Upon

The Atonement

Monotheism Not Biblical

The Ten Commandments

Christianity Has Pagan DNA

Faith

Misc. Topics & Thoughts




Jesus:  False Prophet?


False Prophet- Liar, Fraud!

 If Anybody Else But Jesus…

 Jesus and His Expired Prophecies

Matthew 24 Verse by Verse

Mt 24:34 What The Scholars Say

Significance of Jesus Being a False Prophet

Preterism

     Responses to Jesus The False Prophet




Jesus:  Resurrected?

Even If True

Evidence That Doesn't Demand a Verdict

The Roman Soldiers: "We Were There!"

     Responses to Roman Soldiers




Churchianity Examined

Connecting The Dots

The Authority Totem

Twenty Percent Fewer Errors

Fire The Clergy

     Responses to Fire The Clergy

The Wealth of Churches

Authority In Church Government

The Fleecing of The Flock

The Great Commission Does Not Apply




CAUTIONChristianity May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Victims of Religion

   Responses to Victims of Religion

Voices In Our Head

Brainwashing

   Responses to Brainwashing

We Love Our Lies




Christian Morality or Lack Thereof 

Christianity Doesn't Work as Advertised

Hypocrisy- Thy Name is Christian

Morality

The Gospel of Jesus

 Happy Father's Day

He Wasn't a REAL Christian




Evangelical Atheism

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Without A Leg To Stand On (A Message For Freethinkers)

Give To Him That Asks

   Responses to Give To Him That Asks

Just Say No

   Responses to Just Say No

Damn The Truth- Full Speed Ahead

Answering Christian Stock Arguments

Modern Miracle Workers

Atheists In America

Anti-Religious Songs

Do Unto Others

Kissing Hank's Ass

Why Beer Is Better Than Jesus

Poster: Jesus is a Liar & Lunatic

The Good News of Atheism

The Skeptic’s Prayer

What Would Jesus Do?




Christian Cults

Consumers Guide to Religion- John Cleese of Monty Python (audio file)

Geek Speak Like a Fundy

   Responses to Geek Speak 101

How To Be a Fundy

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Baptists} Once Saved, Always Saved: Always False

Catholics: Only Child or Eldest Brother

Church of Christ

   Responses to Church of Christ Essays

Dr. Robert Schuller: Racism By A Nose

Jehovah Witnesses

Nazarenes} Entire Sanctification = Entire Nonsense

   Responses to Entire Sactification

Mormons

Seventh Day Adventists




For Christians...

Message to Christian Apologists

Notes to Christians Battling Atheists

Move A Mountain

Hope

Ex-Christians Get No Respect

Abortion

Hellfire For Homosexuals and Roses




Creationism, aka Intelligent Design

The Universe According To The Bible

   Responses to The Universe

In The Beginning God Was Nuts

Intelligent Design




Politics

Legalize Prostitution

Its The Economy, Stupid

Illegal Immigration

Bush Is Outta Here!!!

The Bush Monkey

Twilights Last Gleaming




Contra Craig
    (Dr. William Lane Craig)


Contra Craig

   Responses to Contra Craig




Misc.

Editorials

   Responses To Editorials

Comments to JCnot4me- Pro + Con

One Picture is Worth...

Links- Other Websites Worth Checking Out




Books You Should Read   

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Ha Ha Ha

Christian Election Poster

Flying Spaghetti Monster

Invitation from Rev. Jim Jones

Jokes

Pranks

Songs and Poems




 





 

WARNING: Contains Gruesome bloody photos- just like the Old Testament should.

 

Jesus loves the little children,
All the children of the world.
Red and yellow, black and white,
All are precious in His sight,
Jesus loves the little children of the world.

 

Also See:

Responses to Biblegod The Warcriminal

Robert_Ingersoll-_Christians_are_Better_Than_Their_God 

Shopping For A God

 

INTRODUCTION:     Jesus is a baby killer. According to the Christian doctrine of the trinity, Jesus = God and God = Jesus. They are one and the same. Therefore, when you read in this essay of God (whom I call "Biblegod") ordering the wholesale massacre of infants and babies, feel free to substitute the name "Jesus"  for "God" in there. If you are a Christian, it is your Jesus that gave such evil orders. And as you hear the Christian hymn  "Jesus Loves the Little Children" playing in the background, just be aware of the gross hypocrisy involved. Jesus "loves the little children" in the same way *Susan Smith in 1995 loved her two kids that she drowned.
*(http://www.cnn.com/EVENTS/year_in_review/us/smith.html)

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Biblegod has been responsible for the worst and most gruesome massacres in human history. As for genocide, Hitler's six million pales in comparison to an entire world (except for one family) drowned like rats. Modern Christians remain strangely silent about these atrocities. Oh yes, they'll howl about 120 murdered by Mormons in 1857 (Mountain Meadows, Utah),  yet remain hypocritically silent about the twelve thousand their own damn Biblegod snuffed out (see Massacred).  If any modern military commander had done just once even a fraction of what Biblegod did in the Old Testament on a regular basis, he would have been tried and hung as a war criminal. Imagine the repercussions  if Gen. Patton in WWII had ordered his soldiers to go thru a German town of 12,000 civilians and systematically murder in cold blood every man, woman, child and infant. Yet Biblegod did this in the Old Testament, and Christians find no moral problems in that behavior! In the Vietnam war, on March 16, 1968, a Lt. Calley had his troops effect the massacre of over 300 people- men, women, old folks and little tiny children, in the village of  My Lai, South Vietnam.

Lt. Calley was put on trial for this atrocity, and sent to prison. Yet Biblegod has done much, much worse than this, and Christians turn a blind eye as if nothing wrong has happened. Christians have no problem that their "loving & kind" god has murdered, tortured, ordered slavery and rape of teenage girls, and taken joy in the sadistic bashing in of the brains of cute little toddlers. Nope! Nothing wrong with that at all, according to Christians, because Christians think that their gods, regardless of what they do, can do no wrong. Somehow Biblegod's shit doesn't stink.

Well, Biblegod's shit DOES stink- stink to high heaven it does! It is disgusting that modern Fundy Christians act sooooo concerned with a week-old microscopic biological blob in the uterus of a woman, yet are so unconcerned with the wholesale slaughter of MILLIONS or BILLIONS of six month olds, toddlers, three year olds, and kindergartners- all of which happened when their Biblegod turned on the faucet and drowned the ENTIRE FUCKING WORLD like a bunch of filthy rats trapped in a basement- AND!!! Christians have the gall to try to turn this global genocide into a cute little children's story called "Noah's Flood". Imagine if someone came out with a children's version of the holocaust, painting Hitler as the good guy! And you Christians ask us to kiss this god's ass? You sick, perverted bastards!!! Wake up! Open your eyes! The gods you worship even make your make-believe devils look good!!!! You arrogant geniuses are worshipping a god who not only has done many EVIL things (to which you're all blind), he even admits being the one who created evil in the first place!!!

"I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, 

and create evil 

I the LORD do all these things." (Isaiah 45:7  KJV)

 

(For more on Isaiah 45:7, see  The_Problem_of_Evil_and_The_Judgments_of_God  at the end of this page)

I don't know how much simpler to put it so that it gets thru your thick Christian skulls, but here goes: A being who CREATES evil and DOES evil is an EVIL BEING, just as sure as a person who COMMITS MURDER is a MURDERER. How many murders does it take for someone to be called a murderer? One. Likewise, all it takes is ONE evil deed committed by a "god" for that god to be labeled evil. The ancient god Baal is thusly labeled "evil" by today's Christians. But realize this: take ALL of the evil ever attributed to Baal, multiply it ONE THOUSAND FOLD, and you still haven't reached the amount of evil Biblegod admits to doing in his own book. If you're going to grovel to and kiss the ass of a deity, at LEAST be honest about the deity, and as I show below, Biblegod is EVIL.


The Walls of Jericho: Cute Children's Story or Bloody Massacre???

Joshua 6:20,21 RSV

20 So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpet, the people raised a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.

21 Then they utterly destroyed all in the city, both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, and asses

Comment: As ordered by Jehovah, every single cute little baby- ripped from its mother's arms, and its gut sliced open to spill its guts and last meal of mother's milk upon the dusty ground. All the children- to be "utterly destroyed" for NO GOOD REASON, other than to give more real estate to Israel.  Even the damn animals had to be needlessly slaughtered- not enough to kill every human being, oh no! Gotta kill the damn dogs and cats, too!!! And THIS is the "god" you sick Christians admire???

Let us not forget this also- you Christians believe that Jesus = God and that God = Jesus. They are both one and the same- that's what your doctrine of the Trinity teaches. Therefore, as you read these atrocities and tragedies in the Old Testament of Biblegod ordering the wholesale massacre of perfectly innocent toddlers and nursing infants, feel free to substitute the name "Jesus" for "God". It was JESUS that was ordering all these children to be hacked to shreds (remember- they were using swords back then) and it was JESUS that was delighting in bashing the heads of little children in, and all for WHAT divine glorious reason? TO GAIN MORE REAL ESTATE FOR ISRAEL. That's it. That's the bottom line. That's what wars have been fought about since time began- you have what I want so I'm going to take it by force.

Notice also the way POW's are treated by Biblegod's army- THERE AREN'T ANY POW's!!! They killed them all!!! How would we Americans like it if some little piss-ant country run by religious nuts in the Middle East took a few dozen of our US ARMY soldiers captive, AND THEIR FAMILIES, and then "utterly destroyed ALL" of them, like Biblegod did way back when?? Most Americans have the common sense to condemn it as being barbaric, immoral, and just plain WRONG. Given that,  where are the condemnations from modern American churches of the exact same barbaric behavior written of in the Bibles they preach from every Sunday???

 

 


The Kingdom of Sihon Destroyed

Deuteronomy 2: 33-35 RSV

33 And the LORD our God gave him over to us; and we defeated him and his sons and all his people.

34 And we captured all his cities at that time and utterly destroyed every city, men, women, and children; we left none remaining;

35 only the cattle we took as spoil for ourselves, with the booty of the cities which we captured.

Comment: What did the little kids do to deserve this kind of treatment? They were INNOCENT, you dumbass "god"!!! Modern armies seem to recognize this FACT- why didn't Biblegod??? Is he that DUMB, or just that heartless and merciless??? And as for the Christians complaining that the religion of Baal demanded child sacrifice: WHAT'S THE FUCKING DIFFERENCE between that and this??? Either way, the poor kids end up dead. Baalgod is the same as Biblegod here: both murdered sweet little rug rats.


Biblegod's War Strategy

Deuteronomy 20: 10-17

10 "When you draw near to a city to fight against it, offer terms of peace to it.

11 And if its answer to you is peace and it opens to you, then all the people who are found in it shall do forced labor for you and shall serve you.

Comment: Oh, so slavery is OK with Biblegod. The United States, when it defeated Japan and Germany, did NOT enslave them; it bettered them. Therefore, the USA has a higher moral standard than does Biblegod.

12 But if it makes no peace with you, but makes war against you, then you shall besiege it;

13 and when the LORD your God gives it into your hand you shall put all its males to the sword,

14 but the women and the little ones, the cattle, and everything else in the city, all its spoil, you shall take as booty for yourselves; and you shall enjoy the spoil of your enemies, which the LORD your God has given you.

 

The Booty

(Bootylicious)

What to DO with
"The Booty"

 

"The women... take as BOOTY...
you shall enjoy"
Deut. 20:14

 

"But all the young girls who have not known man by lying with him,
 keep alive for yourselves."
Numbers 31:18

 

 

Comment: So, after the enemy army has surrendered, Biblegod wants all the POW's murdered, and their widows and orphans given to the Jews as sex slaves and servants. THIS is the "god" of the Christians! If he were real, do not kiss his fucking ass- spit in his eye and see him for the monster he is!!! SEX SLAVES damn it!!!! Doesn't THAT at least piss off any modern Christian fathers who have teen age daughters or pretty wives??? How about if your wife or 13 year old daughter were to be taken away for some harem?  Would you be pissed off then at least??? Is enslaving women to be SEX SLAVES ok with modern Christians- is THAT a moral and good thing to do??? Is that something a "good" god sets up??? Stop BLINDING yourself to the true moral nature of this damn "god" you kiss the ass of every Sunday morning. He is EVIL, and no amount of Madison Avenue P.R. can change that.

15 Thus you shall do to all the cities which are very far from you, which are not cities of the nations here.

16 But in the cities of these peoples that the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance, you shall save alive nothing that breathes,

17 but you shall utterly destroy them, the Hittites and the Amorites, the Canaanites and the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites, as the LORD your God has commanded;


Biblegod's War Strategy

Numbers 31: 1-18

1 The LORD said to Moses,

2 "Avenge the people of Israel on the Midianites; afterward you shall be gathered to your people."

3 And Moses said to the people, "Arm men from among you for the war, that they may go against Midian, to execute the LORD's vengeance on Midian.

4 You shall send a thousand from each of the tribes of Israel to the war."

5 So there were provided, out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.

6 And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand from each tribe, together with Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, with the vessels of the sanctuary and the trumpets for the alarm in his hand.

7  They warred against Midian, as the LORD commanded Moses, and slew every male.

8 They slew the kings of Midian with the rest of their slain, Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian; and they also slew Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.

9 And the people of Israel took captive the women of Midian and their little ones; and they took as booty all their cattle, their flocks, and all their goods.

10 All their cities in the places where they dwelt, and all their encampments, they burned with fire,

11 and took all the spoil and all the booty, both of man and of beast.

12 Then they brought the captives and the booty and the spoil to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and to the congregation of the people of Israel, at the camp on the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.

13 Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the leaders of the congregation, went forth to meet them outside the camp.

14 And Moses was angry with the officers of the army, the commanders of thousands and the commanders of hundreds, who had come from service in the war.

15 Moses said to them, "Have you let all the women live?

16 Behold, these caused the people of Israel, by the counsel of Balaam, to act treacherously against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and so the plague came among the congregation of the LORD.

17 Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him.

18 But all the young girls who have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

Comment: What the FUCK is going on here and how can ANY one with half a brain kiss the ass of the "god" who gave such barbaric orders!!! Keep the young virgins so they can FUCK and SUCK you? Murder their mothers and fathers and little brothers in front of them, then while they're wailing with grief HOLD THEM DOWN ON THE FLOOR AND RAPE THEM?  Kill off all the girls who've gotten laid before you met them? And imagine these brave soldiers of God, pulling the clothes off of ALL the girls and opening their legs and sticking their fingers into their cunts to see if they were still virgins! BUT THIS IS WHAT THAT GOD-DAMNED "GOD" OF THE OLD TESTAMENT ORDERED!!! How else do you THINK they could tell which were and were not virgins- by asking??? "Excuse me, miss, but are you a virgin? If you're not, I have to kill you- orders, you know. Nothing personal."

As if the above were not enough of a moral abomination, Biblegod also gave them orders to kill off ALL the little boys. "Onward Christian Soldiers", get your sword and thrust it thru the little five year old's belly- yeah, the cute little boy with the angelic smile- that's the one, right over there, crying over his bloody dying mother YOU just sliced and diced. And slice up his little four year old buddy- cut his arm off, cut his legs off- play with him first and then just let him bleed to death. Keep killing the little boys until your arms are so tired you don't think you can kill another one. At that point, de Lawd will give you POWER to rise anew, and kill even more little boys! Praise Gawd! Kiss the ASS of the deity who gave such orders and tell mankind what a LOVING and KIND and MERCIFUL deity he is!!! And if ANY disagree with you, well, THEY just don't understand that God is God and anything God does is OK by you.

And you Christians think that it's us Atheists who are weird for not wanting to bow down and worship this devil-god of yours??? You think it's US who have the psychological problems- and you, you who find this behavior of your god just peachy keen, you guys are the healthy ones here??? 

If you, as human beings if nothing else, don't find this behavior of your Biblegod sick, evil, and perverted, you are truly heartless bastards who deserve whatever hell the cosmos may have waiting for you.

 

 

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Biblegod's Religious Intolerance

Exodus 32: 27,28 RSV

27 And he said to them, "Thus says the LORD God of Israel, 'Put every man his sword on his side, and go to and fro from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.'"

28 And the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses; and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.

Comment: Biblegod ordered that those who had chosen other religions to follow to be executed. Freedom of Religion- which we as Americans prize- was NOT allowed in Biblegod's kingdom. Yet, in spite of this, modern Christians dare to criticize Muslim nations that likewise don't allow non-Muslim religions in their midst. Which is it, Christians? Freedom of Religion or not? If Freedom, have the moral balls to step up and condemn NOT just the modern Muslims, but your own damn god as well, for DOING THE EXACT SAME THING.


Murderer of Innocent Infants and Children

Exodus 20: 29,30 RSV

29 At midnight the LORD smote all the first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the first-born of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the first-born of the cattle.

30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where one was not dead.

Comment: Once again, we see Biblegod's love for murdering the innocent. What the hell did all these kids and children do to deserve the death penalty, except being born into to a non-Jewish race? This racial genocide, though, is admired and praised by Christians. Is it any wonder that almost ALL racist groups in America are also Fundamentalist Christian groups as well???


No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

1st Chronicles 13: 9-11 RSV

9 And when they came to the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzzah put out his hand to hold the ark, for the oxen stumbled.

10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Uzzah; and he smote him because he put forth his hand to the ark; and he died there before God.

11 And David was angry because the LORD had broken forth upon Uzzah; and that place is called Perezuzza to this day.

Comment: Uzzah made the mistake of trying to do a good deed, and we see his reward. He should have just let the damn box smash down upon the ground- but of course, Biblegod would have killed him for that too probably!!! After all, since when is JUSTICE a concern of Biblegod?


Murderer of Innocent

1st Samuel 15: 2,3 RSV

2 Thus says the LORD of hosts, 'I will punish what Amalek did to Israel in opposing them on the way, when they came up out of Egypt.

3 Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.'"

Comment: Even the little babies at their mother's breasts were to be torn away and executed with NO MERCY SHOWN. What, in god's name did little innocent babies do to deserve this??? Christians call this tyrant a "god of justice" and a "god of mercy". What do the facts call him? A baby killer!!! Doesn't this bother ANY of the anti-abortion NUTS in this country??? Do you ONLY condemn those that "murder" the unborn babies? What about your god's behavior here- DOES THIS NOT ALSO DESERVE THE LOUDEST CONDEMNATION FROM THE ROOFTOPS AND PULPITS? IF NOT, WHY THE HELL NOT!!! Does this not also deserve at least a protest march against the evil Biblegod?

You fucking god-damned hypocrites- damn all of you to the hell you so desire everyone else to end up in. Damn you for turning a blind eye to this-  you make us SICK.


Noah

      Cute Children's Story  
     -or-
     Genocide on a Global Scale

Genesis 6: 11-13  & 7: 21-23 RSV

11 Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight, and the earth was filled with violence.

12 And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.

13 And God said to Noah, "I have determined to make an end of I have determined to make an end of all flesh

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21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, birds, cattle, beasts, all swarming creatures that swarm upon the earth, and every man;

22 everything on the dry land in whose nostrils was the breath of life died.

23 He blotted out every living thing that was upon the face of the ground, man and animals and creeping things and birds of the air; they were blotted out from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those that were with him in the ark.

Comment: And how many millions of unborn babies were included in this genocide??? And why don't we hear howls of protests then from the anti-abortion idiots??? It seems to be ok to them if their god aborts, but if anyone else does, then, that's a sin!!! You damn hypocrites.


Child Abuse To The Extreme

Genesis 22: 1-12 RSV

1 After these things God tested Abraham, and said to him, "Abraham!" And he said, "Here am I."

2 He said, "Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering upon one of the mountains of which I shall tell you."

9 When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar, upon the wood.

10 Then Abraham put forth his hand, and took the took the knife to slay his son

Comment: Even though according to the story (as everybody knows) Isaac survived, imagine the deep psychological scars this level of child abuse would produce. Would Isaac ever be able to trust his dad again? What if the next time Dad starts hearing voices they don't stop him? How could Isaac even get any sleep, knowing the old man in the next room sometimes hears voices telling him to kill his son?

 


 

Smashing the Heads of Infants Onto Rocks

Psalm 137: 7-9 RSV

7 Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites the day of Jerusalem, how they said, "Raze it, raze it! Down to its foundations!"

8 O daughter of Babylon, you devastator! Happy shall he be who requites you with what you have done to us!

9 Happy shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!

 

Comment: There is an old Christian hymn that goes: "Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world, be they yellow black or white, they are precious in his sight, Jesus loves the little children of the world." BULLSHIT!!!! Take a good hard look at the picture above- and realize that your damn Jesus (aka "God")  loved to take cute little babies and bash their heads in. That's right! Can any Christians say "Holy Child Abuse"? Lift up the trusting little bundle of joy, and smash him down upon the hard cement as hard as you can- see if you can make his brains splatter all over the floor. Then do the same to the next one, and the next one, and the next one, and the next one, and the next one.... How could ANYONE but a heartless cold bastard dare worship, much less ask others to worship, a "god" who would take joy in a baby's brains being splattered on a hard rock??? Christians- you are sick motherfuckers, and I DARE any of you to stand up to me in a public debate and DEFEND what your fucking Biblegod did here!!! "God loves you" my ass!!!


Other Religions Persecuted to Death

1st Kings 18: 17-40

17 When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, "Is it you, you troubler of Israel?"

18 And he answered, "I have not troubled Israel; but you have, and your father's house, because you have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and followed the Baals.

19 Now therefore send and gather all Israel to me at Mount Carmel, and the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table."

20 So Ahab sent to all the people of Israel, and gathered the prophets together at Mount Carmel.

21 And Elijah came near to all the people, and said, "How long will you go limping with two different opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him." And the people did not answer him a word.

22 Then Elijah said to the people, "I, even I only, am left a prophet of the LORD; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty men.

23 Let two bulls be given to us; and let them choose one bull for themselves, and cut it in pieces and lay it on the wood, but put no fire to it; and I will prepare the other bull and lay it on the wood, and put no fire to it.

24 And you call on the name of your god and I will call on the name of the LORD; and the God who answers by fire, he is God." And all the people answered, "It is well spoken."

25 Then Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, "Choose for yourselves one bull and prepare it first, for you are many; and call on the name of your god, but put no fire to it."

26 And they took the bull which was given them, and they prepared it, and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, "O Baal, answer us!" But there was no voice, and no one answered. And they limped about the altar which they had made.

27 And at noon Elijah mocked them, saying, "Cry aloud, for he is a god; either he is musing, or he has gone aside, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened."

28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out upon them.

29 And as midday passed, they raved on until the time of the offering of the oblation, but there was no voice; no one answered, no one heeded.

30 Then Elijah said to all the people, "Come near to me"; and all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that had been thrown down;

31 Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD came, saying, "Israel shall be your name";

32 and with the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD. And he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed.

33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bull in pieces and laid it on the wood. And he said, "Fill four jars with water, and pour it on the burnt offering, and on the wood."

34 And he said, "Do it a second time"; and they did it a second time. And he said, "Do it a third time"; and they did it a third time.

35 And the water ran round about the altar, and filled the trench also with water.

36 And at the time of the offering of the oblation, Elijah the prophet came near and said, "O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.

37 Answer me, O LORD, answer me, that this people may know that thou, O LORD, art God, and that thou hast turned their hearts back."

38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and consumed the burnt offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The LORD, he is God; the LORD, he is God."

40 And Elijah said to them, "Seize the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape." And they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and killed them there.

Comment: Many American Christians have fought and died in wars to defend our rights in this country, including our right to Freedom of Religion. Yet in spite of this, modern Christians see no need to condemn this blatant example of religious intolerance. Instead, they hold up this story as some sort of great victory for Biblegod. But then, a victory for intolerance is of course a victory for Biblegod. My question is this: Christians condemn Muslims for being intolerant of Christian missionaries in Muslim lands, yet I don't hear any Christians condemning Biblegod for being even MORE intolerant in the pages of history!!! Hypocrisy, thy name is Christian. 

 


Entire Town of 12,000 (infants too) Massacred by Biblegod's Command

Joshua 8: 1-29 RSV

1 And the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not fear or be dismayed; take all the fighting men with you, and arise, go up to Ai; see, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, and his people, his city, and his land;

2 and you shall do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king; only its spoil and its cattle you shall take as booty for yourselves; lay an ambush against the city, behind it."

3 So Joshua arose, and all the fighting men, to go up to Ai; and Joshua chose thirty thousand mighty men of valor, and sent them forth by night.

4 And he commanded them, "Behold, you shall lie in ambush against the city, behind it; do not go very far from the city, but hold yourselves all in readiness;

5 and I, and all the people who are with me, will approach the city. And when they come out against us, as before, we shall flee before them;

6 and they will come out after us, till we have drawn them away from the city; for they will say, 'They are fleeing from us, as before.' So we will flee from them;

7 then you shall rise up from the ambush, and seize the city; for the LORD your God will give it into your hand.

8 And when you have taken the city, you shall set the city on fire, doing as the LORD has bidden; see, I have commanded you."

9 So Joshua sent them forth; and they went to the place of ambush, and lay between Bethel and Ai, to the west of Ai; but Joshua spent that night among the people.

10 And Joshua arose early in the morning and mustered the people, and went up, with the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai.

11 And all the fighting men who were with him went up, and drew near before the city, and encamped on the north side of Ai, with a ravine between them and Ai.

12 And he took about five thousand men, and set them in ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of the city.

13 So they stationed the forces, the main encampment which was north of the city and its rear guard west of the city. But Joshua spent that night in the valley.

14 And when the king of Ai saw this he and all his people, the men of the city, made haste and went out early to the descent toward the Arabah to meet Israel in battle; but he did not know that there was an ambush against him behind the city.

15 And Joshua and all Israel made a pretense of being beaten before them, and fled in the direction of the wilderness.

16 So all the people who were in the city were called together to pursue them, and as they pursued Joshua they were drawn away from the city.

17 There was not a man left in Ai or Bethel, who did not go out after Israel; they left the city open, and pursued Israel.

18 Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Stretch out the javelin that is in your hand toward Ai; for I will give it into your hand." And Joshua stretched out the javelin that was in his hand toward the city.

19 And the ambush rose quickly out of their place, and as soon as he had stretched out his hand, they ran and entered the city and took it; and they made haste to set the city on fire.

20 So when the men of Ai looked back, behold, the smoke of the city went up to heaven; and they had no power to flee this way or that, for the people that fled to the wilderness turned back upon the pursuers.

21 And when Joshua and all Israel saw that the ambush had taken the city, and that the smoke of the city went up, then they turned back and smote the men of Ai.

22 And the others came forth from the city against them; so they were in the midst of Israel, some on this side, and some on that side; and Israel smote them, until there was left Israel smote them, until there was left none that survived or escaped.

23 But the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

24 When Israel had finished slaughtering all the inhabitants of Ai in the open wilderness where they pursued them and all of them to the very last had fallen by the edge of the sword, all Israel returned to Ai, and smote it with the edge of the sword.

25 And all who fell that day, both men and women, were twelve thousand

 all 

the people of Ai.

26 For Joshua did not draw back his hand, with which he stretched out the javelin, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai.

27 Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took as their booty, according to the word of the LORD which he commanded Joshua.

28 So Joshua burned Ai, and made it for ever a heap of ruins, as it is to this day.

29 And he hanged the king of Ai on a tree until evening; and at the going down of the sun Joshua commanded, and they took his body down from the tree, and cast it at the entrance of the gate of the city, and raised over it a great heap of stones, which stands there to this day.

Comment: By now, if you've read everything up to this point on this webpage, you're probably getting numb to the bloody behavior of Biblegod. It's hard to remain in a state of SHOCK time after time after bloody Biblegod time, but let's at least mention the fact that even the women of this town were chopped to pieces at the command of Biblegod. Of course, I don't expect any Christians to condemn their god for this. Biblegod has a blank-check to do whatever the hell he wants, and whatever he wants to do is fine by Christians- even the wholesale slaughter of innocent women. My question would be this: since Christians are commanded by Jesus to "be ye perfect even as your father in heaven is perfect" does this mean they see nothing whatsoever WRONG with the senseless slaughter of innocent women??? Just because Biblegod does it, does it all of a sudden become OK to murder innocent women??? It is evident that the "morality" the Christians like to brag about, really isn't all that great when examined in detail.


 

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Robert Ingersoll- Christians are Better Than Their God

 

In 1881, famed Atheist and Orator Col. Robert G. Ingersoll said the following in a written debate with a Mr. Black. Even though they've had over 120 years to formulate a rebuttal for this, Christians are (as always) still avoiding rather than answering the charges.   --Mark Smith

The quote is from the following web site: 

http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/robert_ingersoll/debate/v_black-christianity_1.html 

 

 

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Without desiring to hurt the feelings of anybody, I propose to give a few reasons for thinking that a few passages, at least, in the Old Testament are the product of a barbarous people.

In all civilized countries it is not only admitted, but it is passionately asserted, that slavery is and always was a hideous crime; that a war of conquest is simply murder; that polygamy is the enslavement of woman, the degradation of man, and the destruction of home; that nothing is more infamous than the slaughter of decrepit men, of helpless women, and of prattling babes; that captured maidens should not be given to soldiers; that wives should not be stoned to death on account of their religious opinions, and that the death penalty ought not to be inflicted for a violation of the Sabbath. We know that there was a time, in the history of almost every nation, when slavery, polygamy, and wars of extermination were regarded as divine institutions; when women were looked upon as beasts of burden, and when, among some people, it was considered the duty of the husband to murder the wife for differing with him on the subject of religion. Nations that entertain these views to-day are regarded as savage, and, probably, with the exception of the South Sea Islanders, the Feejees, some citizens of Delaware, and a few tribes in Central Africa, no human beings can be found degraded enough to agree upon these subjects with the Jehovah of the ancient Jews. The only evidence we have, or can have, that a nation has ceased to be savage is the fact that it has abandoned these doctrines. To every one, except the theologian, it is perfectly easy to account for the mistakes, atrocities, and crimes of the past, by saying that civilization is a slow and painful growth; that the moral perceptions are cultivated through ages of tyranny, of want, of crime, and of heroism; that it requires centuries for man to put out the eyes of self and hold in lofty and in equal poise the scales of justice; that conscience is born of suffering; that mercy is the child of the imagination of the power to put oneself in the suffer's place, and that man advances only as he becomes acquainted with his surroundings, with the mutual obligations of life, and learns to take advantage of the forces of nature.

But the believer in the inspiration of the Bible is compelled to declare that there was a time when slavery was right when men could buy, and women could sell, their babes. He is compelled to insist that there was a time when polygamy was the highest form of virtue; when wars of extermination were waged with the sword of mercy; when religious toleration was a crime, and when death was the just penalty for having expressed an honest thought. He must maintain that Jehovah is just as bad now as he was four thousand years ago, or that he was just as good then as he is now, but that human conditions have so changed that slavery, polygamy, religious persecutions, and wars of conquest are now perfectly devilish. Once they were right once they were commanded by God himself; now, they are prohibited. There has been such a change in the conditions of man that, at the present time, the devil is in favor of slavery, polygamy, religious persecution, and wars of conquest. That is to say, the devil entertains the same opinion to-day that Jehovah held four thousand years ago, but in the meantime Jehovah has remained exactly the same, changeless and incapable of change.

We find that other nations beside the Jews had similar laws and ideas; that they believed in and practiced slavery and polygamy, murdered women and children, and exterminated their neighbors to the extent of their power. It is not claimed that they received a revelation. It is admitted that they had no knowledge of the true God. And yet, by a strange coincidence, they practiced the same crimes, of their own motion, that the Jews did by the command of Jehovah. From this it would seem that man can do wrong without a special revelation.

It will hardly be claimed, at this day, that the passages in the Bible upholding slavery, polygamy, war and religious persecution are evidences of the inspiration of that book. Suppose that there had been nothing in the Old Testament upholding these crimes, would any modern Christian suspect that it was not inspired, on account of the omission? Suppose that there had been nothing in the Old Testament but laws in favor of these crimes, would any intelligent Christian now contend that it was the work of the true God? If the devil had inspired a book, will some believer in the doctrine of inspiration tell us in what respect, on the subjects of slavery, polygamy, war, and liberty, it would have differed from some parts of the Old Testament? Suppose that we should now discover a Hindu book of equal antiquity with the Old Testament, containing a defence of slavery, polygamy, wars of extermination, and religious persecution, would we regard it as evidence that the writers were inspired by an infinitely wise and merciful God? As most other nations at that time practiced these crimes, and as the Jews would have practiced them all, even if left to themselves, one can hardly see the necessity of any inspired commands upon these subjects. Is there a believer in the Bible who does not wish that God, amid the thunders and lightnings of Sinai, had distinctly said to Moses that man should not own his fellow- man; that women should not sell their babes; that men should be allowed to think and investigate for themselves, and that the sword should never be unsheathed to shed the blood of honest men? Is there a believer in the world, who would not be delighted to find that every one of these infamous passages are interpolations, and that the skirts of God were never reddened by the blood of maiden, wife, or babe? Is there a believer who does not regret that God commanded a husband to stone his wife to death for suggesting the worship of the sun or moon? Surely, the light of experience is enough to tell us that slavery is wrong, that polygamy is infamous, and that murder is not a virtue. No one will now contend that it was worth God's while to impart the information to Moses, or to Joshua, or to anybody else, that the Jewish people might purchase slaves of the heathen, or that it was their duty to exterminate the natives of the Holy Land. The Deists have contended that the Old Testament is too cruel and barbarous to be the work of a wise and loving God. To this, the theologians have replied, that nature is just as cruel; that the earthquake, the volcano, the pestilence and storm, are just as savage as the Jewish God; and to my mind this is a perfect answer.

Suppose that we knew that after "inspired" men had finished the Bible, the devil got possession of it, and wrote a few passages; what part of the sacred Scriptures would Christians now pick out as being probably his work? Which of the following passages would naturally be selected as having been written by the devil "Love thy neighbor as thyself," or "Kill all the males among the little ones, and kill every woman; but all the women children keep alive for yourselves"?


... Most nations, at the time the Old Testament was written, believed in slavery, polygamy, wars of extermination, and religious persecution; and it is not wonderful that the book contained nothing contrary to such belief. The fact that it was in exact accord with the morality of its time proves that it was not the product of any being superior to man. "The inspired writers" upheld or established slavery, countenanced polygamy, commanded wars of extermination, and ordered the slaughter of women and babes. In these respects they were precisely like the uninspired savages by whom they were surrounded. They also taught and commanded religious persecution as a duty, and visited the most trivial offenses with the punishment of death. In these particulars they were in exact accord with their barbarian neighbors. They were utterly ignorant of geology and astronomy, and knew no more of what had happened than of what would happen; and, so far as accuracy is concerned, their history and prophecy were about equal; in other words, they were just as ignorant as those who lived and died in nature's night.

Does any Christian believe that if God were to write a book now, he would uphold the crimes commanded in the Old Testament? Has Jehovah improved? Has infinite mercy become more merciful? Has infinite wisdom intellectually advanced? Will any one claim that the passages upholding slavery have liberated mankind; that we are indebted for our modern homes to the texts that made polygamy a virtue; or that religious liberty found its soil, its light, and rain in the infamous verse wherein the husband is commanded to stone to death the wife for worshiping an unknown god?


 


The Problem of Evil and The Judgments of God

What we have in Isaiah 45:7 is another case of "yes, that's what the Bible SAYS but this is what the Bible MEANS" that Christians like to use. The fact is, yes, the OT does indeed lay the blame on Biblegod for the creation of evil, and rather than try to explain the how's and why's of why many modern translations like to try to hide that fact (better sales???), here is an except to a very good book (online & free) that goes into great detail on the topic. The book is "The Problem of Evil and The Judgments of God" by the Christian author A.E. Knoch, and starting in Chapter 1 he covers Isaiah 45:7 much better than I could:

 

THE basic truth of divine revelation, that all is of God (Rom. 11:36) is so severe a strain on the faith of some of God’s saints, that they instinctively reject it, excusing their unfaith on the ground that it is repulsive to their spiritual natures. They seek to shelve it by making the devil the source of all evil, yet they fail to tell us how the enemy could originate it, unless the power or capacity were given him by his Creator.


We sympathize heartily with the motive of those who shrink from associating evil with God, because we find that their conception of evil and sin is such that they cannot believe God’s plain statements concerning them, but must modify God’s Word to suit their misconception. There is dire need, therefore, of further searching of God’s Word on this subject.
There are many passages in God’s Word which bear out the great truth that all things—the evil as well as the good—find their source in the one and only God, Who alone can originate. Whence are the sufferings of creation, the evil that has perplexed philosophers and confounded the wise? Paul writes that the creation was not subjected to vanity voluntarily. It had no will or choice in the matter. God is subjecting it against its will (Rom.8:21). And the reason is not far to seek. It is only temporary. It is in expectation. Our sufferings will lead to an overwhelming glory, for which these sufferings are essential. Creation is enslaved by corruption with a view to a liberty which can only be enjoyed by that which has tested its opposite.


There is one feature which is common to all opposition to this truth, and that is the failure to distinguish between evil and sin. We have quoted the words of Yahweh Himself, “I . . . create evil” (Isa.45:7), and immediately we are accused of teaching that God is the author of sin. Now we did not write the passage in Isaiah, nor is the prophet responsible. It is the word of Yahweh Himself, and He ought to know. Speaking of the physical creation, He challenges Job,



Where wast thou when I earth’s foundations laid?
Say, if thou know and understandest it!
 


Well might He say to those who deny His creation of evil, “Where were you when evil was created, since you know I had no hand in it?” We admire their zeal for God, but we deplore their denial of His words. What causes the confusion which leads to such dire misunderstanding? It lies largely, we believe, in the lack of discrimination. Instead of the Creator of evil being the Author of sin, we are sure that He cannot sin.


In the languages of revelation evil and sin are clearly distinguished by terms not in any way related to each other. Our translations are only partially consistent, so that there is some excuse for cloudy conceptions on these momentous themes. With very few exceptions (Job 24:21; Psa.41:8; 111:11; Prov.12:21), the Hebrew word rahgag underlies the English rendering evil. A few of its renderings are, break, displease, ill, effect, harm, hurt, mischief, punish, vex, wicked. The adjective adds to these adversity, bad, calamity, distress, grief, grievous, heavy, ill favored, misery, naught, noisome, sad, sore, sorrow, trouble, wretchedness, wrong. It is evident that such diversity of translation will not aid us in forming a correct or concise conception of the real meaning of the term.


What is its exact import? This is best discovered in such passages as Psa.2:9, where it rendered, break, or Dan.2: 40, also translated break. Perhaps our word shatter is its nearest equivalent. In Daniel it is used with the same force as the Chaldee d‘’kak, break in pieces, or pulverize. In the second Psalm it corresponds to nahphatz, which is rendered dash in pieces. In its literal root meaning it describes the effect of iron, the hardest of the common metals, when used to shatter and destroy.
It has no moral bias, such as we usually associate with it. In the passage quoted the evil is done by the hands of the Son of God. He shall deal out evil to the nations with a rod of iron when He comes again (Psa.2:9). The fourth kingdom that will be on earth at the time of the end will deal out evil to the other nations before it, in turn, is the object of His evil work (Dan. 2:40).


The adjective is used of the “ill favored” kine of Pharaoh’s dream (Gen.41:3-27). They were lean, no doubt, but what moral evil were they guilty of? The wonders done in Egypt were great and “sore,” or evil (Deut.6:22). Who doubts that the Lord Himself did this evil? Who would insist that it was morally wrong? The same is true of all the evil brought upon Israel in the land (Joshua 23:15; 1 Kings 9:9; Neh.13:18).


How firmly immorality is associated with evil by theologians is evident from their desire to shield God from all association with it. Our common translation quite correctly states that an evil spirit from Yahweh troubled Saul (1 Sam.16:14). Newberry changes this, in his margin, to a sad spirit! This literally shows the “sad” effect of the unfounded fallacy that evil is, in itself, tainted with sin. The evil spirit was not an emissary of Satan, but of God. Our translators have tried to hide this at times, as when, speaking of the waters of Jericho, they say “the water is naught” (2 Kings 2:19). It was evil.
Job had learned this simple lesson long before his testing. In answer to his wife’s reflection on God, he replied “What? Shall we receive good from the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil?” We can almost hear someone shout “Blasphemy!” when they read this. But the divine comment is, “In all this did not Job sin with his lips” (Job 2: 10). “Out of the mouth of the Most High proceedeth not evil and good?” (Lam.3:38).


The neutral character of evil is evident when both words are used together. Zimri “sinned in doing evil” (1 Kings 16:19). From this we may freely infer that evil is not necessarily sin.


The claim has been repeatedly made that, since evil is contrasted with peace, rather than good, it denotes calamity rather than “moral” evil. This method of discovering the meaning of a word is a good one, but, in this case, suffers from unskillful use. First we must be sure of the significance of the contrastive term. Then we must determine its real opposite. Moreover we must not base our conclusion on a solitary text, but upon all available occurrences. And, above all, we must not allow one instance to completely overrule the plain teaching of a multitude of others. All of these precautions are thrown to the winds when evil is denied to “moral” evil because it is the opposite of peace. “Peace,” in Hebrew, has a much wider range than in English. “Calamity” is not its antonym, even in English. Evil is seldom contrasted with peace, but often with “good,” which, it is allowed by all, gives it a universal range, to include all species of evil.


While evil and peace are in contrast a few times, evil and good are set over against each other often. The following are most of the occurrences:


Gen.2:9,17; 3:5,22; 24:50; 31:24,29; 44:4; Lev.27:10,12,14, 33; Num.13:19; 24:13; Deut.1:39; 30:15; 1 Sam.25:21; 2 Sam.13:22; 14:17; 19:35 (36); 1 Kings 3:9; 22:8,18; 2 Chron.18:7,17; Job 2: 10; Psa.34:14 (15); 35:12; 37:27; 38:20 (21); 52:3 (5); 109:5; Prov.14:19; 17:13; Ecc.12:14; Isa.5:20; Jer.18:20; 42:6; Lam.3:38; Amos 5:15; Micah 3:2.
 

If God intends us to understand “moral” evil when it is contrasted with “good,” here is evidence sufficient for anyone.
We are not trying to prove that God creates “moral” evil, but that the distinction is unfounded and futile. The word evil has no “moral” bias. It may or may not be wrong. Is it “moral” evil in the following passages, where it is coupled with good! “Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of Yahweh our God” (Jer.42:6). Moral evil is sin, and God does not demand that His people sin. Much will be gained if the term “moral” be discarded in this discussion, and “moral evil” be given its true name, sin.


Calamity usually heads the catalogue of evils that are not “moral.” Yet it is impossible to consider a single calamity which has not a moral effect. Take the recent Japanese earthquake. No one doubts that it was a divine infliction. And who can doubt its moral effect? Japan cannot strike back at God. If the destruction had been occasioned by some other nation, however, it would be considered one of the greatest wrongs ever perpetrated against a people. It was much worse than anything done in the great war, for they were given no warning and no chance to defend themselves. So that, in reality, the proposed distinction is not between various classes of evil, but that which is from the hand of God and that which is from the hand of man.


Perhaps the most notable and striking dissimilarity in the usage of evil and sin lies in their relation to sacrifice. Indeed, that blurred idea, which struggles so unsuccessfully to crystallize in such unscriptural expressions as “moral evil,” may be clearly conveyed in the question, Does evil require a sacrifice? A careful consideration of the hundreds of passages in which it occurs will lead to the startling conviction that it is never connected with the altar and the blood. The many occasions where God is said to do evil are, of course, as righteous and holy as all His acts must ever be. In the hundreds of cases where men do evil, the presumption is that the evil is also sin and this is pointed out on rare occasions (1 Kings 16:19). Nevertheless we have found no passage in which the evil, as such, is to be covered by sacrifice.


In convincing contrast to this, the student who will go over all the passages in which sin occurs, will find sacrifice and sin such close companions, that in scores of cases, in the feminine form, the word sin has been rendered sin offering. In Leviticus, evil is mentioned scarcely half a dozen times, and then mostly in the latter part, and never in connection with the sacrifices, while sin (including the rendering sin offering occurs over a hundred times.


Never is there the slightest hint that evil must be expiated by an offering. This is necessary only when it is sinful. A striking sentence is found in the midst of one of the definitions of the so-called trespass or guilt offering—the very place where we would expect to see evil condemned. “If a soul swear pronouncing with his lips to do evil or to do good, whatsoever it be . . . then he shall be guilty . . . ” (Lev.5:4).


Until not only the true significance, but the moral bias of our vocabulary agrees with the divine usage, we shall not be able to fathom such truths as the origin of evil and the source of sin. We have an innate repugnance, an instinctive abhorrence of any suggestion which seems to associate sin with God. So long as we think of evil as essentially sin the door is barred to an understanding of its introduction into the universe.


The Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew scriptures, usually uses one of two different Greek words in rendering the Hebrew for evil. One is the element -kak- and its derivatives, which we render EVIL, and the common text translates evil, wicked, harm, ill, bad, vex, hurt, etc. This corresponds closely with the Hebrew in its usage. The other word is -ponˆr-, literally MISERY-GUSH, or wicked. This is usually translated evil, wicked, iniquity, etc. It carries with it a moral taint. Its contexts, associated with the word evil, have given the word the moral bias which has gradually spread until it seems to taint the acts of Yahweh Himself.


We may be sure, then, that evil, as spoken of in the Scriptures, is an act which shatters and demolishes and brings with it a train of trouble and distress. But it is neither right nor wrong in itself. This leads us to consider the subject of sin.
 

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