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The Bible: True, But Vicious!

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No, as far as I can see, there is no other interpretation for this story. It is what it is in a true literal sense. It shows that, although the Israelites thought the words of the Old Testament were the inspired words of their deity, they had gotten it wrong. Looking at this situation directly as stated, would any civilized or divinized God kill a small child because its father had kidnapped, raped, and murdered?

As a result, my conclusion is simple. The Bible as it is written truly represents what the Israelites believed about their God, Yahweh, or what the Levite priests told them to believe about their God. The Bible should not be used for inspiration ever, unless its gross evils are included. People need to have a sense of morality and justice, but as shown above, it does not come from the Bible, the Israelites, or the Levite priests.

It comes directly from the natural law of a Wholly Other being who built into our brain’s cortical wiring a sense of love and decency as mankind evolved.

About Regis Schilken

  • Regis

    To Dimitar, your comments are interesting. Obviously, you are a believer in the literal interpretation of the Bible.

    However, exactly what Moses learned on Mount Sinai about God’s creation of the world could be exactly as you say.

    My concern with the Bible is this, the same God who allegedly told Moses and others what to write, also told the Israelites to commit certain acts of barbarism when conquering Canaan.

    I have no doubt that what is recorded in the Bible is what people truly believed.

    But why the Israelites, under Moses guidance would follow a God who told them to conquer, steal, rape, and murder the Philistine tribes, especially after receiving the 10 commandments from that same God, seems incredible.

    It is this same thinking today among the Israelites that keeps the conflict in the Middle East alive: Yahweh gave this land to the Israelites–thus, they feel they have a right to it, regardless of how they originally captured it.

  • Garry B

    God’s ways are not our ways … Your failure to trust the Creator to know what is right and wrong is proof of our lack of understanding..The Potter creates the clay bowl and yet he is not satisfied and breaks the bowl. Does the bowl have the right to question the Potter ? … The old saying “Everyone wants to go to heaven but no one wants to die” Surely you understand that to reach God’s heaven we have to die… or be here when Christ comes for us… That small baby was taken to be in God’s presence and the only ones who suffered was the sinners… The baby was in the very presence of God Almighty

  • Christopher Rose

    I really wanted to respond to Garry B but really don’t know where to start!

  • Regis

    To Gary, “If God’s ways are not our ways …” I fear that the reason you believe what you do is because the Bible tells you so.

    The Bible was written by priests who wanted the Israelites to conquer peoples they encountered and destroy them to such a degree, they would never be able to fight back.

    These Israelites needed a land of their own. Their priests convinced them wrongly that God wanted them to destroy, kill, rape, and plunder as a goad to horrendous activities. I’m including here both David and Solomon.

    You stated: “Does the bowl have the right to question the Potter?” Indeed it does if the bowl is human and the potters are also humans, not Gods.

    The Bible is only truthful in this sense. It is the believed word of the Israelites accurately copied down from one generation to the next because they believed in their priests who were using them to find a homeland, rather than be assimilated into other cultures.