Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Evil Bible Home...



Came across this not too long ago. It's called the Evil Bible Home. It has this one section of evil bible quotes.

Murderous Fire from Heaven

Then he (King Ahaziah) sent an army captain with fifty soldiers to arrest him (Elijah). They found him sitting on top of a hill. The captain said to him, "Man of God, the king has commanded you to come along with us." But Elijah replied to the captain, "If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and destroy you and your fifty men!" Then fire fell from heaven and killed them all. So the king sent another captain with fifty men. The captain said to him, "Man of God, the king says that you must come down right away." Elijah replied, "If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and destroy you and your fifty men!" And again the fire of God fell from heaven and killed them all. (2 Kings 1:9-12)


This is new to me... They are saying you should be athiest because God is evil? I thought the emphasis would be on Him not existing. My father always told me that religion was horrible because of all the violence it caused and everything like that, but he at least saw the general benefit of supporting his wife and children going to church(he just argued with us a little along the way). The whole point to life is family and the community. Even with his beliefs he repected the beliefs of my mother. If this is the only life you have and there is nothing after this, why bother being involved with anything going against religion? Why not support those closest to you who go to church if it makes them happy? I think of something that my parents told me when I was little: It is better to be a Christian if there is a God or no God. If there is no God then you simple die and that is it. But if there is a God and you aren't a Christian, then you go to hell. Which one is better?

I know that isn't really the best way of looking at things. I was also told as a child not to put too much into the bible because it was just written by wondering arabs in the desert, or something to that effect. But the point is that there is no real reason to be religionsly against religion, is there? If you are an athiest, wouldn't it be smart to do what you can to make the lives of those around you better and not spout out garbage about the evils of God! That is rediculous! I think it would be better to do what makes you and others happy. It makes me happy to follow the church, so my father leaves me to it. He's not angry with me. He simply tells me that he disagrees. I think he feels a little out numbered in the household in that area. He probably didn't have much say on Matt and I going to church or not when we were little either. If the mother is Catholic, then the children will be Catholic as well:)

8 comments:

Art said...

I think people who detest religion do so because they secretly believe that it is right, and if they were to accept it, they'd have to feel guilt for their transgressions.

nixonreed said...

People will always destroy what they don't understand. Just let them get it out of their systems it will make them feel better and they have their right to say it.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Be it atheist or preacher, whenever one quotes the Bible to make a point, they have usually spent quite a bit of time seeking the text that will prove their point. That’s way I believe mainline religions stress the use of a lectionary: then one must exegete the text rather than reading a point into the text via isogesis

Turd Ferguson said...

I was raised Catholic and I have to
say that nothing is worse than having religion forcefed down your throat. I was touted off to church every Sunday (until 11th grade) and had to endure Sunday school (until the end of 8th grade) and it made me resentful towards the institution of religion. I believe that people should be able to have their own personal relationship with God and doesn't need to go to church to prove his/her belief. Some of the most hypocritical people that I've ever met are avid churchgoers. As long as people believe, that's the most important thing. And no, Jesus does NOT need your money to buy that new swimming pool or mansion on the hill (I know, that's televangelism, but I couldn't resist throwing that in there, I get a chuckle out of that). But I don't knock people that choose to go to Church, either. I'm just saying that it's not for me.

Lucky Devil said...

Just as not every "believer" stands on a corner wearing a sandwhich board screaming "the end is near", not every "non-believer" spends their time in the state legislature trying to remove all signs of Christianity from public view. That's too broad a generalization. Some people choose to exist quietly and neutrally. So yeah, what Nick said, to simply explain what the Bible "says" without any form of personal translation of your own is like reading a how-to on filling out tax forms from the IRS. If you comb thru it you can find gems that make a great framework for morals, but you need to weed out the 3,500 year old mythology and ancient nomadic desert-life parts, like isolating women to a special tent while they're on their period, and not wearing linen and wool together (but who'd do that? one's for summer and one's for winter! And they don't say anything about wearing white after Labor Day!) I prefer the term "pantheistic agnostic": I take a the best of from Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, and Krishna, and blend them all together for a personal moral code, but I still don't really know what's out there, if anything.

Lucky Devil said...

And PS to ART: Not so much, really. I'm not a believer, but I still feel plenty guilty if I transgress my own highly-refined moral system, which is primarily Judeo-Christian based, being a westerner and all. Choosing to follow One ideology or not doesn't make someone right or wrong, it simply exhibits their freedom to make a decision for themselves, which is one thing that Uncle Sam picture is all about!

Art said...

Lucky Devil,

I think I may have misspoken. I should have written those who detest religion, and actively seek to undo it. It's one thing not to like a religion or particular belief system. It's something else to devote your life to trying to destroy it. If someone has enough passion about NOT believing in something that they choose to devote their lives to its destruction then I have to conclude that there is something more going on than a simple disagreement.

Lucky Devil said...

Art- I'll buy that!