It will not do to investigate the subject of religion too closely, as it is apt to lead to Infidelity. – Abraham Lincoln
There are so many issues with this book that I would need a whole series of my own books to get it all out. For now, here are just a few within the first few pages in the Book of Genesis.
7:4 “Every living thing that I have made, I will destroy from the surface of the ground.” (Noah’s flood) – How did He kill the aquatic animals with the flood?
7:23 “Every living thing was destroyed that was on the surface of the ground, including man, livestock, creeping things, and birds of the sky.” (Noah’s flood) – Why kill animals, children, infants, and unborn children from ALL over the world?
8:1 “The water subsided.” (Noah’s Flood) – Where did all that water go?
1:16 “God made the two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night.” (Creation of the universe) – The moon is not a light onto itself, but a reflection of light from the sun. They couldn’t have known that at the time.
1:27 “God created man in his own image.” (Creation of man) – An image is a copy of an original. If you image your computer (God) and put it on another computer (man) then the second computer will look and act exactly like the original. Which means whatever faults we have….so does God.
2:24 “Therefore a man will leave his father and his mother , and will join with his wife, and they will be one flesh” (Creation of Adam and Eve) – Adam and Eve did not have a father or mother, so what relevance would this have? They were immortal at the time. Well, until they ate from the tree of knowledge, but they hadn’t done that yet.
3:22 “Yahweh God said, ‘Behold, the man has become like one of us‘” (God’s statement when casting out Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden) – Who is us? Is there more than one god?
11:4 “Come let’s build ourselves a city , and a tower whose top reaches the sky, and let’s make ourselves a name, lest we be scattered abroad on the surface of the whole earth.” – God thought man was creating a tower which would reach heaven, so he spread the men across the world and change their languages so that they would not longer collaborate with each other. Nowhere did I read that they were trying to reach heaven…and the sky can surely not mean heaven. And why did God have to go to such lengths to stop man. I’m mean, we’ve been to the moon and nothing has happened to us.
11:7 “Come let’s go down, and there confuse their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” – The first part, “Come let’s go down,” Let’s? Let us? Who is this us God speaks of?
12:2 “I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing.” (God speaking to Abraham) – No where in this book does God state why he chose Abraham to have God’s blessing. It’s a mystery.
12:17 “Yahweh plagued Pharaoh and his house with great plagues.” (Pharaoh took Abrahams wife as his, although Abraham told the Pharaoh that she was his sister.) – Why punish the Pharaoh and all his people??? It was Abraham who lied. The Pharaoh even asks Abraham why he lied? 12:19 “Why did you say, ‘She is my sister,’ so that I took her to be my wife? Now therefore, see your wife, take her, and go your way.” Abraham and God are dicks. Sorry, but that one upsets me.
16:4 “He went in to Hagar, and she conceived.” (Abraham’s wife, Sarai, told Abraham to have sex with Hagar, her slave, since she herself could not conceive….and God approved of this.) – Really? God approves of adultery. Oh, this stuff is everywhere.
17:11 “You shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskin. It will be a token of the covenant between me and you.” (God’s pact with man) – Mutilating a body part for religious purposes? God couldn’t think of anything more grotesque? I wonder how many men lost their lives….or their penis because of this? I mean, hygiene and sterility of medical equipment wasn’t really important back then.
19:8 “See now, I have two virgin daughters. Please let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them what seems good to you. Only don’t do anything to these men, because they have come under the shadow of my roof.” (Lot talking to the men of Sodom who have come to rape the two angels that are visiting him.) – This is one of my favorite passages in the bible! So instead of giving the angels to the men of Sodom Lot gives the men his two daughters to rape. Again, Lot gives his two daughters so that they can be raped! Good one, right?
This is only going through the first 19 chapters of Genesis when there are 50 chapters in this one book……and there are 66 books in the bible. That’s scary! Makes you wonder what other issues there that people do not question or forget about all together. Well, stay tuned and I will continue this fascinating look into the wonderful world of the bible.
When I point out fallacies in religious logic, adherents tell me that the human brain cannot comprehend God. They also tell me that God created the human brain. God is clearly inept. – Matthew Benjamin Smith