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God is a Murderer

This post isn’t much; just a list of examples that illustrate that the Abrahamic God is a sordid murderer. Someone sent me these a loooong time ago, and I cannot recall the source. If you know where these came from, please let me know.

  • 1 Kings 20:30 : God makes a wall fall on and kill 27 000 of an army retreating from some Israelites.
  • 2 Kings 2:23-24 : 42 children are killed for calling a prophet “baldy”, by two she-bears.
  • Judges 20:35 : The Lord smote the armies of Benjamin resulting in the death of 25,100 solders.
  • 2 Samuel 6:6-11 : God kills someone for accidentally touching the Ark of the Covenant.
  • Genesis 6:17 : “Behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish”
  • Genesis 19:24-25 : “Then the LORD rained on Sodom and Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven, and He overthrew those cities, and all the valley, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground.”
  • Exodus 12:29-30 : “Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle. Pharaoh arose in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was no home where there was not someone dead.”
  • Numbers 14:12 : Because of Israel’s unbelief and refusal to enter into the promised land, God said, “I will smite them with the pestilence.” Numbers 14:36-37 And the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land, who returned and made all the congregation grumble against him by bringing up a bad report about the land–the men who brought up a bad report of the land–died by plague before the LORD.
  • 2 Kings 17:25 : God sent lions that attacked and killed men who refused to fear God.
  • 2 Kings 19:34-35 : 185,000 Assyrians were killed in one night by an angel of the Lord.

If you know of any more instances of murder, genocide, or crass cruelty, post them in the comments and I’ll add them to the list.

Prayer Cross Update: Now at Wal-Mart!

If you didn’t already see the Prayer Cross post, you should hop on over to check it out. However, don’t fret! You don’t have to buy one online and wait for it to be shipped. You can buy one at everyone’s favorite mass retailer, Wal-Mart! [sarcasm added]

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Click on the photo to enlarge. Thanks to Greg for sending me this picture!

Experience the Magic of the Prayer Cross

prayercrosscartform2Looking for the gaudiest religious accessory ever? Well look no further, because you have found the Prayer Cross! A one-of-a-kind spiritual accessory that not only contains a prayer that most people have had memorized since childhood, but looks like shit too!

“Watch as people gaze in amazement as they experience the prayer cross for the first time.” Umm. No.

“When held up to the light the Lord’s Prayer because instantly and almost miraculously visible.” No. It doesn’t. It’s simple optics. No miracles of any kind.

It’s especially humorous that it comes with a “Certificate of Authenticity”. So many things come with those today, as if someone will ever say to you, “Hey! I have my doubts as to whether that terrible piece of $40 jewelry is authentic or not. Got any documentation?” Of course, the thing that really needs a certificate of authenticity is God himself. Don’t see one anywhere for him…

Kind of reminiscent of this parody infomercial.

Religulous DVD Release on February 17th

religulous1Even though only ten days ago, I had no idea, Amazon has now listed a release date for Religulous. On February 17th, you and I will become owners of a great documentary that we can add to our arsenal of reason when we defend our decisions and illustrate lunacy. For the value price of $19.99, you can pre-order the DVD today.

Please take a moment to Digg, Stumble, or share this post on Facebook to help get the word out on this film. If you didn’t get to see it in the theater, it can be your personal way of thanking Bill Maher for a great movie.