Un-popular Bible Verses
Compiled by Ras Kefim
Ras Roots Institute of Cultural Research
"… we are unable to affirm that all interpreters of the Bible speak by Divine inspiration for if that were so there would exist no differences among them about the sense of a given passage."
Galileo Galilei: 1615
Quote from Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina of Tuscany.
"A Pisan professor, in Galileo's absence, told the Medici (the ruling family of Florence as well as Galileo's employers) that belief in a moving earth was heretical."
The scientific fact that the earth moves around the sun has become common knowledge, but for not understanding that truth, righteous judgement was executed on the innocent.
"In 1614 a Florentine priest denounced Galileists from the pulpit. Galileo wrote a long, open letter on the irrelevance of biblical passages in scientific arguments, holding that interpretation of the Bible should be adapted to increasing knowledge and that no scientific position should ever be made an article of Roman Catholic faith."
Early in 1616, Copernican books were subjected to censorship by edict, and the Jesuit cardinal Robert Bellarmine instructed Galileo that he must no longer hold or defend the concept that the earth moves.
"Galileo," Microsoft® Encarta® Online Encyclopedia 2001
So it has been for centuries, the bare notion of the church not having control and dictating the intellectual direction of humanity, has led this institution to impose on the progress of learning. It has tried in many ways to stop the unstoppable, which is the natural desire to know and apply knowledge; to grow and explore; to go beyond the established or already discovered boundaries. True creativity has always been threatened by the righteous dictates of religious authority.
The action taken by the Church against Galileo in 1614 has been, for almost 400 years, an embarrassment to the Holy Roman Catholic Church. In its recent rash of apologies, for all manners of crimes against humanity, Pope John Paul II, in 1992, admitted to the world the Churches wrongdoing and reversed the condemnation of Galileo. Without the blessings of the Church Galileo is now known as one of the greatest contributor to modern science.
One of the most important ingredients in the process of rehabilitation is clear thinking in assessing what has caused the disorder, in the first place, or the root cause. A clear analysis of the root cause must be made without any conflict or confusion with the instruments of the study, or avoiding prejudice in judgment on the part of those conducting the analysis, so as to have honest results. In reference to the Bible, the word of God, there are some problems with the way it lends its self to interpretation. It seems as if most of us have read the Bible with the presumption that it is the word of God, so, it would be against God's divine order to apply critical or analytical thought to it, just like we would any other type of literature.
For many, a sense of a 'blind faith attitude has replaced common sense, reasonability, and the like. It is well known that conflict in biblical text and the resulting confusion displayed by Churches, or any of the different types of religious institutions, results primarily are shown in schisms, violent competition and other disorders found among religious people today. There is no centrality, universality, or unity in any of the so-called established religions or theological teachings. In every one of these institutions there is a break down of, or, a splintering of, the main body, or mother church, by means of internal conflict. Maybe this process is a part of the pathological, irrational and confusing ways god is been portrayed, as in his biography, written by his 'inspired' authors.
It is said 'the Bible is the word of God, if that was the case the chapters would all have the same author "God." Giving his views purely as an autobiographical work. But what we have is a collection of works, packaged in a biographical format: describing, and supposedly, documenting conversations between an invisible God and others. The emotional and other characteristics of God is described, which still does not make the bible his word, but a collection of documents, some conflicting each other. Yet, the Bible said no one saw his face. Except through "inspiration," which has a very elastic definition, none of the writers in the Bible met God personally. It is important also to keep in mind that a large portion of the Bible is describing what is happening in someone’s dreams. Revelation, the whole book, is a prime example.
First things first, "in the beginning," who was there to document this most dramatic moment? Who was the real author documenting the first words from God's lips "let there be light."
Not to mention the dramatic "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" Genesis 1:1. If no heaven or earth was created yet, where were God and his company? Not in heaven, for sure, because heaven was not in existence at that moment, according to the Bible.
Who could have been there, when, according to the book, nothing was made yet. Except for the "Spirits" or other Gods God was talking to. No human was made yet. The "Us" mentioned was not described or introduced in any identifiable way. Bear in mind also that Moses, the one said to have been the author of Genesis was yet unborn, his great grandfather was not yet in existence.
Before Mosses birth, Egypt, Africa was already a world superpower exporting high sciences and refine culture to the world. Moses could not have been a witness to events that happened before his birth, unless by some exaggerated stretch of the imagination. Besides, no rational mind can conceive of this story as been literal or factual unless the mind is conditioned to accept any belief as fact.
The conversation taking place in the Bible's first dialogue, where God, conversing with some one, possible his Goddess, is talking out loud, in the earshot of the author, contemplating the start of his grandest project yet, creating man to reflect himself. "Let us make man in our own image" he suggested. To whom he spoke is left to speculation. 'Let us' suggest that since the 'making of man' has a more than subtle suggestion of sexual reproduction, male and female, God, unthinkable to most Christians, could have been making a suggestion to his Goddess, which would seem logical. Unfortunately, logic and religion does not get along too well.
I know this idea is a far fetched one to the religiously conservative mind, but only because the traditional perception of God is that he is asexual, sex-phobic or, except for the reference "him," not she, he seems void of any sexuality, to some he is sexless. The idea of god having sexual relation is blasphemous especially to born-again believers.
Belief and faith is not enough to suffice a rational mind to accept that this is historical.
Confusion comes too often in the conflicting choices from we have to choose. The inability to differentiate myth from reality poses a serious problem for bible believers. Given that at an early stage in our childhood we all were initiated into the world of European religious brainwashing techniques. Thought conditioning, tailor-made for the perpetual domination of the African psyche, with great emphasis on religious and spiritual life, The primary document for enforcing draconian mind control, behavior modification techniques, on Africans, and others, was and still is "the Bible." For the most part the effects of European colonial techniques remain with us today and will be for some time to come.
Here is a list of bible contradictions that help to foster discord and schism among people who have a religious devotion to them:
The Sabbath Day
Exodus 31  Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
The frightening judgment of death, for violating the Sabbath, the holy day, has been the foundation on which many have stood in their quest to take the faithful to the most over sold destination ever, heaven. This passage, Exodus 31:15, has been used to terrorize the minds and hearts of innocent souls in submitting their life to religious pirates who manipulate their thoughts and money, in the name of something they did not have the ability to resist or even understand. Crude psychological techniques in the art of persuasion are at work.
The overwhelming power of persuasion is used to promote fear, guilt, reducing the individual to a helpless “sinner” who now needs a savoir to save his or her soul from the doom of hell. This method of brainwashing, behavior modification and conditioning using fear, were not sanctioned by the powers that be (Government), it would be considered absolutely criminal.
Obviously, a large section of the Christian community does not take the command from god, to keep the Sabbath holy, seriously. For those who claim to keep the Sabbath there seems to be conflicting interpretations in the practicing of the rituals relating to the Sabbath.
Some Christians believe the Sabbath is Saturday, others believe it is Sunday. Christians believe the Sabbath is a command from God, the father of Jesus. But, as we will see, Jesus did not think much about the fuss made about the Sabbath.
The Jewish religion worship on Saturday (Saturn-day, day for the worship of Saturn - Sun). The Jewish religion gave rise to Christianity, evidence by the fact that many Christians believe that the Bible was first written in Hebrew. Jesus was a Jew but traditional Jewish religion does not find any merit in Jesus. Jews gave Christians the bible. Each has opposing views about the value of the text. Jews believe in only a fraction of the full text, mainly the first five books of the Old Testament called the Torah. The rest of the Bible is not considered a part of the catalogue of Hebrew scriptures. Bear in mind, also, that basically, all the authors of the bible is said to be Jewish.
Matthew: 12  At that time Jesus went on the Sabbath day through the corn; and
his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.
 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him;
 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests?
 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?
John 5  And therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay
him, because he had done these things on the sabbath day.
 But Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
 Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only had broken the sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, making himself equal with God.
 Then answered Jesus and said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.
Deluded visionaries! Lift your eyes:
Behold d the Truths from which your fables rise:
These are realities of heavenly birth
And ye peruse their shadows on the earth,
Goddesses are mentioned in some passages but their relationship with God is never one that can be described as amiable or friendly in any way.
Acts 19:28 And when they heard these sayings, they were full of wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the Ephesians.
Acts 35 And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, Ye men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the image which fell down from Jupiter.
Ex. 20:4. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven...earth...water. (Lev. 26:1)
EX. 25:18 And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold; of beaten work shalt thou make them.
1Ki 6:25 And the other cherub was ten cubits: both the cherubims were of one measure and one size.
1Ki 6:26 The height of the one cherub was ten cubits, and so was it of the other cherub.
1Ki 6:27 And he set the cherubims within the inner house: and they stretched forth the wings of the cherubims, so that the wing of the one touched the one wall, and the wing of the other cherub touched the other wall; and their wings touched one another in the midst of the house.
1Ki 6:28 And he overlaid the cherubims with gold.
1Ki 6:29 And he carved all the walls of the house round about with carved
figures of cherubims and palm trees and open flowers, within and without.
Cher’ub n. winged child. Angel – Webster’s New Dictionary, 1977.
Unpopular Bible Verses
It is said that if fifty million people believe a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. It is also said “the fool say in his heart there is no God, foolish and corrupted are they…” on the other hand, one could say, justifiably, even fools can see that there are many Gods. A matter of fact, it is also obvious, many that believe in God are very corrupt. So you see, inspire what we were told, there are deferent sides to the story.
The bible stores have had, to varying degrees, some kind of effect on our thoughts since early childhood.
The majority who claim to believe it is the “word” from God; who claim to live by inspiration from its pages, know very little about the text. There are numerous passages in the bible that is popular, common, and recited on reflex by the average believer, trying to impress the unbeliever. Using words they lack the originality to create for themselves, trying to use phrases they do not understand, to appear as if confident in what they think they understand.
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!"http://www.truthbeknown.com/footnote.htm - foot1515 (Emphasis added.)
1Tim 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
For those who doubt that the bible is non-historical and base on a fictional foundation, not a real life event, should reflect, or refresh their minds on the definition of the word “fable” before reading this passage.
From Webster’s New Twenty-Century Dictionary, I have chosen two definitions from many. Any dictionary or encyclopedia, can be used to verify the meaning of the word, they won’t differ much.
1. “a fictitious narrative intended to teach some moral truth or precepts, in which animals and sometimes-inanimate objects are represented as speakers and actors.”
2. “a story or legend invented and developed by imagination or superstition and at one time quite generally believed, but now known to be imaginary; a myth.”
Genesis, the first book of the bible, describes a fable of a serpent conversing with Eve who, earlier in the story, was created from the spare rib of Adam. He, obviously, was able to spare a rib; loosing one did not seem to bother him any.
Ge 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Ge 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Ge 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Ge 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
1.  The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us.
2.  But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by me they honour God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?
3.  And the trees said to the fig tree, Come thou, and reign over us.
4.  But the fig tree said unto them, Should I forsake my sweetness, and my good fruit, and go to be promoted over the trees?
5.  Then said the trees unto the vine, Come thou, and reign over us.
6.  And the vine said unto them, Should I leave my wine, which cheereth God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees?
7.  Then said all the trees unto the bramble, Come thou, and reign over us.
8.  And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.
Silly Bible Passages
1:4 Paul advises us to ignore "fables and endless genealogies." The Bible is primarily a book of fables and endless genealogies: Gen. 10, 1 Chr. 1-9, Mt. 1, Luke. 3
1Ti 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
1Ti 4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
In the latter days some will loose faith to “doctrines of devils” like vegetarianism.
Paul: Bodily exercise is of little profit.
1Ti 4:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness.
1Ti 4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
1Ti 4:9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
Is Money the Root of Evil?
Paul says that the love of money is the source (root) of all evil. But Ecclesiastics 10: 19 says money is the answer to all things.
1Ti 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Ec 10:19 A feast is made for laughter and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
Paul, again, is in fantasyland. Not all evil is associated with money. If money is the root of all evil, what responsibility do we place on thought, the mind?
Money, like a gun, which is said to kill people, are objects without life or thought. Man, on the other hand, in applying thought, make and manipulate money and guns. The human mind more fits the source of evil, it is silly to think money is.
Bible: Gaudy Vulgarity
The King James Bible is a version of the Vulgate, (Vulgate n. 4th c. Latin version of the Bible made by St. Jerome) an earlier version of the Greek version of the Bible. It is refereed to as the vulgate, meaning, from vulgar tongue or vulgar language spoken by the common folks.
Vulgar a. of the common people, common: coarse, not refined;
Webster’s New Dictionary, 1977.
Ge 24:2 And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh:
Ge 24:3 And I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell:
Ge 24:9 And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.
"put your hand under my testicles," was the traditional manner in which oaths was taken in those days ; "testament," "testify," and "testicle" have the same etymological root meaning. Swearing on the two testments of the bible is symbolically swearing by the testicles (under the thigh). Traditions do evolve.
Lamentations 4:21 Rejoice and be glad, O daughter of Edom, that dwellest in the land of Uz; the cup also shall pass through unto thee: thou shalt be drunken, and shalt make thyself naked.
Nu 31:32 And the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep,
Nu 31:35 And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him. (virgin booty)
NU 31:31-40 32,000 virgins are taken by the Israelites as booty of which thirty-two are set aside as a tribute (payment) for the Lord.
DT. 21:10-14 With the Lord's approval, the Israelites is allowed to kidnap "beautiful women" from the enemy camp to be their trial wives. If, after having sexual relations, a man has "no delight" in his trial-wife, he is allowed to abandon her, it was just a trial.
DT 23:1 (KJV) "He that is wounded in the stones (testicles), or hath his privy member (penis) cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord."
Is 56:4 For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs (men with penises cut off) that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;
Thou shalt bake cakes & bread:
With human dung.
Ezekiel 4:12 And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.
Eze 4:13 And the Lord said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their defiled bread among the Gentiles, whither I will drive them.
Ezekiel 4:14 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.
Ezekiel 4:15 Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's
dung, and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.
Cannibalism in the Bible
2Ki 6:26 And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king.
2Ki 6:27 And he said, If the Lord do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?
2Ki 6:28 And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.
De 28:30 Thou shalt betroth (undertake to marry) a wife, and another man shall lie with her:
If you do not obey the voice of the Lord, the Lord will cause another man to sleep with your wife to be.
Paul advises us to stop drinking water. Only a fool would heed such nonsense. Rather, he says that we should drink wine for our "stomach's" sakes.
1Ti 5:23 Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities.
Pr 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
Mat. 6:25 Jesus said that we should not concern ourselves with material things. Paul disagree with Jesus by saying that anyone who behaves in this way is “worse than an infidel."
Mt 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on.
Un-popular Bible Verses