Bible And Religion

By Ras Kefim

 

A Critical look At

Controversial and Troubling Bible Passages

 

] And, behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from one side to another, till thou hast ended the days of thy siege.
[9] Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.
[10] And thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by weight, twenty shekels a day: from time to time shalt thou eat it.
[11] Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of an hin: from time to time shalt thou drink.
[12] And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.
[13] And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.
[14] Then said I, Ah Lord GOD! behold, my soul hath not been polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came there abominable flesh into my mouth.
[15] Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.

 

"Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon, than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind; and, for my part, I sincerely detest it, as I detest anything that is cruel."

Thomas Paine The Age of Reason

. "Samar'ia shall bear her guilt, because she has rebelled against her God; they shall fall by the sword, their little ones shall be dashed in pieces, and their pregnant women ripped open."

Hosea 13:16

4. "Behold the day of the Lord is coming, when the spoil taken from you will be divided in the midst of you. For I will gather the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women ravished..."

bible god-Zechariah 14:1

5. "Behold, I will corrupt your seed and spread dung upon your faces..."

bible god-Malachi 2:3

8. "...they have rejected the word of the Lord, and what wisdom is in them? Therefore I will give their wives to others..."

bible god-Jeremiah 8:9

10. "...I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the light of this sun."

bible god-2 Samuel 12:11

11. "(Elisha) went up from there to Bethal; and while he was going up on the way, some small boys came out of the city and jeered at him, saying, 'Go up, you baldhead! Go up you baldhead!' And he turned around, and when he saw them, he cursed them in the name of the Lord. And two she-bears came out of the woods and tore forty-two of the boys."

2 Kings 2:23

14. "Behold the day of the Lord comes, cruel, with wrath and fierce anger...Whoever is found will be thrust through and whoever is caught will fall by the sword. Their infants will be dashed in pieces before their eyes, their houses will be plundered and their wives ravished."

bible god-Isaiah 13:9, 13:15

15. "'Pass through the city after him, and smite; your eye shall not spare and you shall show no pity; slay old men outright, young men and maidens, little children and women...'"

bible god-Ezekiel 9:5

16. "Behold, I am against you, says the Lord of hosts, and will lift up your skirts over your face; and I will let nations look on your nakedness and kingdoms on your shame. I will throw filth at you...."

bible god-Nahum 3:5

17. "I myself will lift up your skirts over your face and your shame will be seen."

bible god-Jeremiah 13:26

18. "..the Lord will smite with a scab the heads of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will lay bare their secret parts."

bible god-Isaiah 3:17

20. "The Lord raised up for them a deliverer, Ehud...And Ehud said, 'I have a message from God for you.' And he rose from his seat. And Ehud reached with his left hand, took the sword from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly; and the hilt also went in after the blade, and the fat closed over the blade, for he did not draw the sword out of his belly; and the dirt came out."

Judges 3:15, 3:20

28. "When men fight with one another, and the wife of one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of him who is beating him, and puts out her hand and seizes him by the private parts, then you shall cut off her hand; your eye shall have no pity."

bible god-Deuteronomy 25:11

29. "Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him. But all the young girls who have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves."

Moses-Numbers 31:17

30. "But if the thing is true, that the tokens of virginity were not found in the young woman, then you shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones..."

bible god-Deuteronomy 22:20

32. "Any animal which has its testicles bruised or crushed or torn or cut, you shall not offer to the Lord or sacrifice within your land..."

bible god-Leviticus 22:24

33. "You have not brought me your sheep for burnt offerings, or honored me with your sacrifices."

bible god-Isaiah 43:23

34. "...I make weal and create woe, I am the Lord, who do all these things."

bible god Isaiah 45:7

35. "Folly is bound up in the heart of a child. But the rod of discipline drives it far from him."

Proverbs 22:15

36. "Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you beat him with a rod, he will not die. If you beat him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol."

Proverbs 23:13

40. "...so when he went into his brother"s wife he spilled the semen on the ground...And what he did (spilling his semen) was displeasing in the sight of the Lord and He slew him also."

 

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The assertion that Jesus Christ is a myth can be proved not only through the works of dissenters and "pagans" who knew the truth - and who were viciously refuted or murdered for their battle against the Christian priests and "Church Fathers" fooling the masses with their fictions - but also through the very statements of the Christians themselves, who continuously disclose that they knew Jesus Christ was a myth founded upon more ancient deities located throughout the known ancient world. In fact, Pope Leo X, privy to the truth because of his high rank, made this curious declaration, "What profit has not that fable of Christ brought us!"15 (Emphasis added.) As Wheless says, "The proofs of my indictment are marvellously easy

 

As an example, in the fable of "Lazarus," the mummy raised from the dead by Jesus, the Christian copyists did not change his name much, "El-Azar-us" being the Egyptian mummy raised from the dead by Horus possibly 1,000 years or more before the Jewish version.80 This story is allegory for the sun reviving its old, dying self, or father, as in "El-Osiris."81 It is not a true story

 

Forgery In Christianity

Chapter 2

Hebrew Holy Forgeries

By Joseph Wheless

 

HEBREW HOLY FORGERIES

 

 

·        Behold, the lying pen of the scribes hath wrought lies." Jeremiah, viii. 8.

But yet more malicious and evil-intentioned of deception: 6828 times is the name of the Hebrew God concealed by false rendition for the deliberate purpose of forging the whole Hebrew Bible, as translated, into semblance of harmony with the false avowal of Exodus vi, 3, that "by my name YAHVEH was I not know unto them." Search as one may, outside Exodus vi, 3, the god-name YAHVEH (Jehovah) is never to be found in the translations in a single instance, except in Psalm lxxxiii, 18, and Isaiah xii, 2 and xxvi, 4. The false translations thus "make truth to be a liar," the lie of Exodus vi, 3 to seem the truth; and a barbarous heathen tribal god among a hundred neighbor and competitive gods to be the nameless One Lord God of the Universe. The Hebrew-Christian One God is a patent Forgery and Myth; a mycological Father-god can have no "only begotten Son"; Jesus Christ is a myths even before he is mythically born in the fancies of the Church Fathers, as we shall soon have ample evidence to prove.

·        In his Antiquities of the Jews Josephus follows closely the subject matter and order of narration of the early Old Testament, books, beginning with the Creation, giving the full substance of those histories, and adding quaint comments all his own and expansions and embellishments unknown to or unrecorded by Moses. In Eden, not only the Talking Snake could speak, but all the now dumb animals: "All living creatures had one language, at that time" (I, i, 4). After our parents had eaten of the Fruit of Knowledge and, discovering themselves naked, hid themselves from the Creator, "This behavior surprised God," who delivers a lengthy speech of reprieval not recorded by Moses (Ib.); and such orations are plentiful and detailed between God and all the other notables who came into personal contact with him; a gem is his oration to Noah

·        I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.
--Thomas Jefferson

·        "I would have made a good Pope."
Richard Nixon

·        "If this were a Dictatorship, It'd be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the Dictator" George W. Bush 12/18/2000
CNN Transcript HTTP://www.CNN.com/transcripts/0012/18/nd.01.htmlhttp://www.weholdthesetruths.org/infamous_quotes.htm

·        "To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." Theodore Roosevelt: (1918)

·        "Childbearing [should be] a punishable crime against society unless the parents hold a government license ... All potential parents [should be] required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing." David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club, founder of Friends of the Earth, and founder of the Earth Island Institute

http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/7668/quotes.html

·        . Missionaries are perfect nuisances and leave every place worse than they found it."
--Charles Dickens

·        "All Bibles are man-made."
--Thomas Edison

"So far as religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake... Religion is all bunk."
--Thomas Edison

"I do not believe that any type of religion should ever be introduced into the public schools of the United States."
--Thomas Edison

·        "Although I cannot believe that the individual survives the death of his body, feeble souls harbor such thought through fear or ridiculous egotism."
--Albert Einstein

"Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion."
--T.S. Eliot, Milton, 1947

"And it is in his own image, let us remember, that Man creates God."
--H. Havelock Ellis

·        "The more the fruits of knowledge become accessible to men, the more widespread is the decline of religious belief."
--Sigmund Freud

·        "I'm an atheist, and that's *it*. I belive there's nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for other people."
--Katherine Hepburn

"I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator."
--Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf , pp. 46

"This human world of ours would be inconceivable without the practical existence of a religious belief."
--Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf , pp.152

"I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so"
--Adolph Hitler, to Gen. Gerhard Engel, 1941

·        We found a great number of books...and since they contained nothing but superstitions and falsehoods of the Devil we burned them all."
--Catholic Bishop Diego De Landa, after burning priceless books of Mayan history and science, July 1562

·        "Reason should be destroyed in all Christians."
--Martin Luther

·        Religion is the impotence of the human mind to deal with occurences it cannot understand."
--Karl Marx

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"Once a ruler becomes religious, it [becomes] impossible for you to debate with him. Once someone rules in the name of religion, your lives become hell."
-- Colonel Moammar Qaddafi, at the General People's Congress in Tripoli in October, 1989

Quote from John Adams

 

"The divinity of Jesus is made a convenient cover for absurdity. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find a precept for Creeds, Confessions, Oaths, Doctrines, and whole carloads of other foolish trumpery that we find in Christianity." 

Quotes from Napoleon Bonaparte "All religions have been made by men."

"If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god."

"How can you have order in a state without religion?  For, when one man is dying of hunger near another who is ill of surfeit, he cannot resign himself to this difference unless there is an authority which declares ´God wills it thus.´  Religion is
 excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet."

"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."

"I am surrounded by priests who repeat incessantly that their kingdom is not of this world, and yet they lay their hands on everything they can get."

William Jennings Bryan

19th Century Congressman, 20th Century Secretary of State, Author, Attorney During the Monkey Trial, and Raving Lunatic.

Keep in mind this guy was a 3-time presidential candidate.  Where would we be if this had ever led our country?

 

"If we have to give up either religion or education, we should give up education."

"All the ills from which America suffers can be traced to the teaching of evolution."

"If the Bible had said that Jonah swallowed the whale, I would believe it."

"The parents have a right to say that no teacher paid by their money shall rob their children of faith in God and send them back to their homes skeptical, or infidels, or agnostics, or atheists."