Yeah I've been meaning to talk about this since it's been bothering me. It's amazing how so many people lose their mind when it comes to religion. Okay so if you remembered I had mentioned it on these fav.me/d4k06yb fav.me/d4k07aa fav.me/d4k07jm
. Now that part is interesting for various reasons though it's not the most talked about nor is it the worst in the sense that it's not as defended or talked about. You know my opinion on rape and I find it disgusting that the bible is just so lenient when it comes to the rapist and instead is punishing the victim. But no this is not the point of this journal. The point of this journal is not point out the many flaws of scripture but to address the people who make excuses for it. That's the name of the journal. So one of the most interesting story of the bible is that of Abraham. I had a poll on him here supyloco.deviantart.com/journa…
. It's interesting that as I write this, he has a nice approval rating. The man was an impatient fool. But again that's not the point. I want to point out two things. One is the famous almost execution of Isaac (Or Ishmael if you're Muslim.). And how people are okay with it. Let me explain. So what happens is that Abraham is told by God that he must kill his son and so they go to this trip and just as he's about to kill him an angel appears and tells Abraham that it was merely a test. Now many will say that God didn't really want him killed. Which is fair but here's the problem. If this was God who in my opinion I doubt. What type of test is this? I mean to describe this it shows narcissism, and perversion from this Deity. Why? Well Narcissism because it shows that he thinks he's more important to this man than the son. And he knew this because to Abraham his god is more important to his family. It's basically using the logic of if he jumped off a bridge would you do it? And he says yes. Even though you know it's fucked up. And perversion because he asks for the murder of a child. What I find ironic about this is that western society looks down on religions who practice sacrifice to a deity, as they should. But many people in Western society are Abrahamic and these religions at one point or another practiced sacrifice and Abraham was willing to sacrifice a human and a child no less to this monster. Now let me get real. How do you justify this? Does killing a child all of a sudden become moral because some deity tells you so? Which is a problem since the Abrahamic faiths have Satan and Yahweh as Deities (Take your pick). Here's another question. If God told you to say, kill your kids because it will please him. Would you do it? I wouldn't. But you'd be surprised how many people answer yes. But here's where my problem lies. So the thing that is very prominent in all Abrahamic faiths is the 10 Commandments. And I won't get into too much detail about that since I only want to point out one and that is of, "Thou Shall not Kill." And obviously that's part of common law but I think it's probably the most overlooked of the commandments. Imagine that. Seriously though. I want to point that one out because it's the most important for this journal. But I do want to Finish with Abraham. The second part I want to mention is the debate of whether or not he was real. The answer to that is
I don't know. I really don't know. But I do want to talk about that. A lot of people say it's worse that Abraham wasn't real since they got people literally killing each other off because of a fictional character *Cough* Sasuke's a faggot *Cough* But they are wrong. They are 100% wrong. Because actually it would be worse if he was real. Why is that? Looking at the context of the situation. For example if he is fictional then it's a problem that will go away and like we've done with mythology in the past. But if he was real it would be worse because if you remember. This guy was impatient and took matters in his own hands even if he has fucking Yahweh telling him, "You'll have a son with your wife" And he just laughed it off and saying "Haha good one." He ended up fucking the slave and birthing Ishmael and then Isaac was born. And after that he proved to be a shitty father and the ramifications of it ended up a conflict in the Middle East that we're in that will never end. I mean for God's sakes we support Israel on religious grounds and we're helping them by adding fuel to the fire on a feud that will never get settled over pieces of hostile territory. It kind of shows that shitty parenting can go a long way. Makes you think that maybe it would be wise to treat your kids without favoritism.
Now that's one example. But I will talk about, "Thou shall not kill." Personally it's a wonderful amendment. That's just my opinion though. Why is that? Well not a lot of people follow it. Not even the bible itself. I mean the bible is violent and not violent in the sense that it was a witnessing saying. Oh this guy killed this man. It was more like. God told me to kill these men. That's where I'm troubled. Various passages talk about this matter but here's an image upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
. To me that freaked me out. Now okay I've seen some violent shit but it's the context. I mean this is seen as okay because God told me to do it. And okay I understand the story of David and Goliath. But what troubles me is a couple things. One is the fact that cutting someone's head is all of a sudden cool if Yahweh gives you permission or some other deity. Another troubling part is that Yahweh had the balls to choose a side. I mean notice in the bible that Yahweh always sides with the Jews against the Philistines (Now the Modern day Palestinians). And the bible paints them as these demonic people. When that is obviously bullshit because not everyone is totally evil or good and not one group is good or evil. I mean it depends on the person. The difference is that the Palestinians don't worship Yahweh although ironically they do today and yet we're still attacking them on religious grounds. It's irrelevant whether the story of David and Goliath is true or not because what matters is the context of the story and like I said. Pretty fucked up. But my point is that they killed people and Yahweh sided with someone on war. And we all know that war is immoral. Which brings me to another point. Our foreign Policy. And not just Americans but every country. We've been to war and granted not everyone is Abrahamic or religious. But we all know killing is wrong. Like I said a while back. A war can be justified but it doesn't make it moral. We've had in history religious states wage war like the Crusades. And we've had leaders who've believed in god start wars or gone to war. It's quite ridiculous because it's hypocritical in a sense. I understand defense but that would make the other side wrong. Growing up we've all been taught that killing is wrong yet when it's wartime society is completely okay with killing someone if it's in war. I'm getting off topic. My point is that we say we believe in these commandments yet we're hypocrites when we want to go to war. And I find it ironic that Yahweh wrote this yet he found okay to tell Moses to kill a village of people and if there are virgin women. They should keep them for themselves. Now that's disgusting. But then these people will say. Well these group of people we're going to do horrible things. That maybe so. But let me ask you this. Why would Yahweh who is all powerful send humans to kill other humans? Can't he do it himself? The answer is yes. But what I find funny is that the motive to killing these people is merely because he's an asshole. I mean he killed anyone who didn't worship him and many some of his commandments focused on how to worship him. For all we know these must've been good people but are portrayed as such because well. The authors were lying about it. But I could be wrong.
Now I want to talk about Ritualist law for a bit. Everyone knows about how the bible condemns Homosexuality as it is deemed a sin. But you know what's also a sin? Eating Shrimp, shaving, wearing clothing of at least two threads, and working on Saturday. All punishable by death. But I don't really want to get into so much detail. I just want to talk about sex. Oh is it getting hot in here? But seriously religion seems to have a negative history with sex. Which I find stupid. But again that's not the point. Sex is a natural part of life and I'll touch upon sexuality some other time but I want to say here that it's normal and natural to be gay or bisexual or whatever. And it's also natural to like sex. I mean I LOOOVVVEEE Sex. But again the reason I mention this is because these people are ostracized and they justify insulting these people and mistreating them because of their religion. "God told me that you're an abomination." And they make it sound as if that's the reason for their bigotry. Which in some cases no like
and yes. But mostly no. Since if we're talking about Christianity. Then it's an obsession to find an excuse to hate gay people by reading the old testament even though you believe the book is outdated. So in the end it's just an excuse to be heterosexist. And I remember a while back that this user was being flamed and called a whore just because she was showing off her body. My problem is the language they used and the context of it. I mean we've been taught for so long that sex is evil that we use this language and it shouldn't be used as an insult because there's two situations. One is that they legitimately like sex and they will have it. There's nothing wrong with that because it's nature. We want to feel good. But another is this and this is the worst. A lot of people sleep around for emotional issues. For example one person didn't experience a loving upbringing and they lacked attention. And they sleep with so many because in that moment they feel as if they are wanted. If that's the case then you're a horrible person because this type of person doesn't need insults and to be looked down upon. This person needs support and understanding. And it amazes me how cruel we can be in the name of religion.
One more aspect of when we lose our humanity to religion is the Afterlife. Like it doesn't matter if your religion says to do good things for your fellow man like Christianity. People choose to not live for today. This is noticeable with people who believe in the Old Testament and many other religions with a awesome heaven. The problem is that they choose to not contribute and not do the right thing for humans because their line of thinking is. "We shouldn't live for today. I want to go to heaven." Now a couple of things wrong here. Now wanting to go to heaven is not bad. But these people seem to do some bad things. For example you may wonder why many Right-Wing Christians don't believe in Global Warming or climate change. And how they believe we shouldn't try and fix it. I thought about it and then I remembered. Read Genesis 9:15 and that will answer everything. It says, "I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life." But you can argue. Will God will not do it. And you could be right. But here's the problem. We've done a lot of shit to the environment and sometimes we've purposely intoxicated the Earth. Also if the problem is visible. You can't just stand there and do nothing saying, "It'll handle itself." When the ramifications of such a thing is huge. So that's one thing. I've also noticed how many of these "Christians" are against any type of system of welfare that involves education, health, or poverty. Which I find massively ironic seeing that Jesus was a fucking Communist and said that rich people have a small chance of getting into heaven. Which brings me to another problem. A lot of these "Christians" support giving tax breaks to rich people. Notice I use quotations since Christianity is the New Testament and the lessons of Jesus. My point is that these people are against helping humanity on things they need and have the idea that everything will be okay because when I die I'm going to my god's afterlife. And the way they "Help" is through useless prayer and trying to convert others to their religion. You know who else tried to convert people? The Hispanics and they killed many native tribes to convert them to their religion. Now I'm not saying it's wrong to have religion or to try to convince people to believe what you believe.But it has to be reasonable and without force. It has to be with people's consent. And that's where I think is the problem with religion. They worship this deity out of fear. I mean it makes sense why Yahweh is worshipped like Zeus was in Greece. It's fear. I mean think about it. If someone had a gun to your hear head and told you to do something or else he'll kill you. Would you do it? One can say no but they'll get killed. I mean Christianity had it right when it came to God because they talked more about what he wanted you to do and why. And what was demanded was good will towards men like Jesus did. Unfortunately people don't get it and that's why many lose their humanity in the process.
Now don't get me wrong I believe in God just not yours. And the reason why I talk about Abrahamism so much is because I was raised by it like many of us were. So this is out of my experiences.