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.
Responses to Biblegod The
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.
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
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,
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
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
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
city, men, women,
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
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
its males to the sword,
and the little ones, the cattle, and everything else in the city, all its spoil,
for yourselves; and
you shall enjoy
the spoil of your enemies, which the LORD your God has given you.
What to DO
"The women... take as BOOTY...
you shall enjoy"
"But all the young girls who have not known man by
lying with him,
keep alive for yourselves."
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
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
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
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
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,
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
you so desire everyone else to end up in. Damn you for turning a blind eye
to this- you make us
Cute Children's Story
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
that survived or escaped.
23 But the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.
24 When Israel had
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
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
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
To read comments that have been sent regarding this webpage,
Responses to Biblegod The Warcriminal
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:
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
... 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
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?
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
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
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?”
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
If God intends us to understand “moral”
evil when it is contrasted with “good,” here is evidence sufficient
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
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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