The biblical god is a psychopath.
hate and vengeance as religion
The biblical account of god as written by humans is undeniably promoting a truly horrible psychopathic entity.
Hate and vengeance.
I know this hub will alienate all the god fearing intellectually stuck of the world and I do not give a rats arse. Don't like it? GO AWAY. Why read this hub?, you have never read anything else you didn't already agree with apparently or perhaps just couldn't understand anything you read.
If you had you would be up to speed like the rest of us.
I will not defend an invisible man made omnipresent entity who, although apparently having all the science and potency to stop human suffering is, according to the bible a warmongering loony who should be put away for a long time for the crimes committed against humanity and the provocation to violence he/she/it promotes. Just another brother of Zeus or Allah etc etc.
Any wonder mankind is so screwed. Being polite about the horrors depicted in the "good" book is not my idea of being "tolerant of others beliefs." I will not defend Hitler or any other despot either.
Many humans want to have the devil in the corner rather than confront that we are all potentially as bad in thought as each other, it is the behaviour choices we make that separate the good from the bad.
To get a handle on living a good life we do not need to believe in cocky poo ideas designed to ease the guilt felt by being human and feeling imperfect.
It is bloody hilarious to think of all the anal retentive weak kneed flat world Taliban setting themselves up as moral policemen. These gutless wonders and cowardly murderers and worse are just following their understanding of the Koran. They then impose their madness and psychological damage on others.They believe a lot of old flat world bunk. This is ignorance by choice as all religion is, as religion wants to be worshipped. Their religious agenda is evangelistic, in other words they will use it to rule in Afghanistan and finally rule the world if allowed to grow.
reminds me of South Park , or Pinky and the brain
I have less than no time for those who are ignorant by choice, and no interest in being polite about it, as in any other scenario involving a psychopath who allowed little children to be harmed I would get praise not flack.
I have no reluctance in saying what I hold to be a self evident truth about the bible. Yes I have read it cover to cover (twice) and with a bible study in Hebrew and Greek.
There is no need for me to prove or disprove god's existence. Just read the book. Fight over your god without taking this planet down in doing so should not be too much to ask.
How anyone can believe such hogwash is in my view a fair question to ask and psychotherapy may be an answer to all the self aggrandizement (thinly disguised as belief) that is a part of the world religion politic that should just go away with education. The trouble is that "believers" don't investigate or read anything that may upset their mindset and thereby beliefs, so I realize that will not happen.
I read the bible. This line is for all those who want me to read their version of the bible. If you want to argue bring something to the table or I will just ignore it. Read the Hedonistic imperative lately? Or anything about the age of our planet? Or a religious history of the world? Or the writings of Carl Jung?
Carl Jung speaks of the religiosity of soul and in this sense I am as religious as the next man. I believe in soul. I also believe in spirit and faith. I just don't feel the need to tie them to some bi-polar man made vengeful god, which is really just a reflection of the human condition.
No doubt if this hub even gets read some soul savers will be praying that I get well soon!
Up Yours doogooders!
I have no intention of getting in to biblical discussions here, as the bible like the Koran allows enough scope to make whatever you want from it's "teachings".
The politic of religion is that even killing non believers is ok. The right to any other opinion is denied or called the work of the devil or insert your pet evil entity here..
Take America as an example. You can disagree with religion, just don't expect to get elected to public office or get a job, or be left to live your life without some bible bashing loony appearing on your doorstep to invade your private life and "save" you. In some places in the USA it could get you murdered to blaspheme against their god.
the definition of blasphemy is free speech to these fanatics.
Fundamentalists are just as scary in the states as they are in Iraq or Iran. Bush has authorised the murder of thousands of people in the name of his god. Different god same invocation.
Pailin got the vote of the intellectually impaired and just plain dumb-arsed religious right with her fundamentalist beliefs. I have personally spoken to grass smarter than that nasty bitch. God gives some very stupid people a very high self worth... sort of.
A god by any name
Allah evidently thinks murder is OK too.
No? Read the bloody book.
How can anyone believe in such a dangerously ignorant and vengeful entity?
Fear of god or Allah. Fear of dying, fear of self, fear of others, fear of the future, fear of knowing, fear of poverty. All this and hate is all through the quran and the bible as the word of their god.
I am afraid too. Afraid of fundamentalist of any persuasion. Christians, Jews, Muslims or any other religious lunatics.
Why do you think those of us who think it is all hogwash hardly ever speak up?
The "soft" religious will be too polite to make any comment that may offend me.
Screw them. The fanatic evangelists of all religions will want me dead because I have a different view to theirs. Screw them as well.
I was bought up in a religious household and became a christian in 1967
I was a young man at the time. I had to work with an evangelistic baptist who thought that because I gave to charity and lived a pretty clean life that I needed religion. He turned out to be a liar and a thief.
Like many who hide behind religion he could justify everything he did, no matter how obviously crooked it was. His local minister of religion and he decided to skim about one million dollars out of a retirement village they were building with the parish's money for the glory of god.
Then like several of Americas super rich Tele-evangelists, he stated the bloomin obvious. I have done wrong, I have sinned, but somehow their god forgives them their sins, and unlike the rest of us are confident that they will come to little harm from the judiciary in a country that singles out the rich for special treatment and boy are those guys rich.
This same guy, as a justice of the peace handed down draconian sentences to those who did not fall in to line with his beliefs. You could get away with murder also, you would just have to cry out "I have sinned" in his court and all would be forgiven and the law of the land forgotten.
I know there are as many crooks that are not religious, but there is something really sick about "the devil made me do it." That makes me mad.
I screw up as much as anyone but at least I know the problem is mine and mine to deal with.
Denying that we are evil because god guides our lives is as non-sensical as the rest of it.
Why little children who are hurt, killed or damaged before they even get to have a life is never explained as gods work. Religion relies on stupid answers to any questioning of this non appearance of their god to protect the innocent or intervene on behalf of little precious ones.
I hate violence, and abhor the gutless way we deal with it in day to day life.
The crimes committed against innocent children while under the all seeing eye of an all seeing god makes me very angry with the ignorant by choice people who perpetrate this nonsense, and is one of many reasons for my obvious disbelief in religious piety.
How many women have died because of the Pope's belief that women have no right to abortion under any circumstances. The thought of terminating a pregnancy and thereby killing an unborn child is just as horrific to those who are pro-life as it is those who are anti abortion.
It is just that when that choice is made to protect the life of the woman and perhaps her six other kids, the choices get tough, and it is up to experts to help, not some ignorant religious appointee with no knowledge of the circumstances and often little knowledge about anything else either.
In case I have not been clear, take your tiny little god and stick him where the sun don't shine, and don't give me any baloney about me being intolerant.
Someone should be intolerant about this. It is a disgrace to think that with all the information available we still have this antiquated crud being rammed down our throats, so this hub is my way of saying, enough already.
I will no doubt hear from the usual self appointed experts arguing for this neurotic clap- trap. Bring it on!
Portrait of a psychotic god from the bible.
Would you follow this psychopathic god?
The Great Day of the Lord
4*See, the day is coming, burning like an oven, when all the arrogant and all evildoers will be stubble; the day that comes shall burn them up, says the Lord of hosts, so that it will leave them neither root nor branch. 2But for you who revere my name the sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall. 3And you shall tread down the wicked, for they will be ashes under the soles of your feet, on the day when I act, says the Lord of hosts.
4 Remember the teaching of my servant Moses, the statutes and ordinances that I commanded him at Horeb for all Israel.
5 Lo, I will send you the prophet Elijah before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. 6He will turn the hearts of parents to their children and the hearts of children to their parents, so that I will not come and strike the land with a curse.*
I rest my case.