Etymology of Religion

Religion comes from the latin word, relegere, “meaning to go through or over again in reading, speech or thought.”1

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Exodus 20:13 – You shall not murder.

God Murders More People Than Satan

Does anger management exist in heaven?

Ezekiel 9 – This one is especially gruesome and will probably piss you off if you still have a soul. Here’s a snippet from God himself, “Slaughter the old men, the young men and women, the mothers and children.”

 

Isaiah 13:14-18 – Here’s a snippet from your all powerful God, again, creativity is on ten. Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be looted and their wives violated.” Because killing infants isn’t enough to scare men into submission and worship, make sure you rape their wives too. Oh, and don’t wear a condom…

 

Exodus 12:29-30 – This is the classic Egyptian, kill all the firstborn children. It seems like this all powerful God knows how to get what he wants, KILL KIDS! That’s one hell of a tactic, especially for someone who is all powerful. It’s almost as if he couldn’t think of a better way to get what he wanted. Almost as if he thought like a human being…

 

Leviticus 26:21-35 – From The Man Upstairs, “You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.” At this point, I’d rather burn in hell with Satan (even though hell has not even been injected into the Bible yet) than worship this psychotic “god.” These were the fear tactics of the “Almighty” before some clever men invented hell. After hell was invented, God was able to relax a little bit on the killing and eating of children.

 

Hosea 9:9-17 – This is the typical, since these people that I created don’t worship me, I will slay them. In our society, when we see a bad ass kid, we blame the parent. We are made in the image and likeness of God, so shouldn’t it be the same? If God has bad ass kids, shouldn’t this just, loving, and merciful God shoulder the blame?

 

Jeremiah 51:20-26 – This is written like someone got a life sentence, is pissed, and wants revenge.

 

Judges 15:14-15 – The spirit of the Lord is bestowed upon Sampson and he finds a donkey’s jawbone and slays 1,000 men.

 

1 Samuel 15:1-3 – I’m tired of reading about the killing of women and children. There truly is no honor among thieves I guess. Snippet, “Do not spare them; put to death men and women, children and infants, cattle and sheep, camels and donkeys.”

 

Jeremiah 15:1-4 – Typical God instructing his chosen people on how to kill. And of course, not sparing a single soul.

 

Ezekiel 35:7-9 – After God prophecies on how he will isolate a town and destroy it by sword, he states in dramatic fashion, “Then you will know that I am the Lord.”

And anyone who knows their Bible knows this is not an all-inclusive list of God’s murders. Undoubtedly, God is the biggest egomaniac in history. . .

2 Timothy 3:16 – All Scripture is God-breathed

Malachi 3:6 – I the Lord do not change.

Contradictions

#1 God, the regretter of humanity

Genesis 1:31 – God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

Genesis 6:6 – The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.

So…you’re telling me that God couldn’t see that far ahead that he already has regrets 6 chapters later??? Get the fuck outta here! No wonder the world is such a screwy place. The almighty, all-knowing being that created it regrets that he even put us on this earth. It’s not like we even asked to be here, asshole.

 

#2 All-knowing or nah?

Proverbs 15:3 – The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.
Job 34:21-22 – “His eyes are on the ways of mortals; he sees their every step. There is no deep shadow, no utter darkness, where evildoers can hide.

Genesis 11:5 – But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building.
Genesis 18:20-21 – Then the Lord said, “The outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is so great and their sin so grievous that I will go down and see if what they have done is as bad as the outcry that has reached me. If not, I will know.”
Genesis 3:8-9 – Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the LordGod among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”

These verses need no explanation. Sometimes God is all-knowing and all-seeing, sometimes he isn’t. It depends on which side of the bed he wakes up on after resting to refresh himself. Damn, God sure sounds like a human being.

 

#3 The Author of Evil

Isaiah 45:7 – I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things.
Amos 3:6 – When a trumpet sounds in a city, do not the people tremble? When disaster comes to a city, has not the Lord caused it?

1 Corinthians 14:33 – For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.
Deuteronomy 32:4 – He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.

So…God is a God of order and peace, but is the one who creates disaster. AIDS, The Black Plague, 9/11, Polio, WWI, WWII, The Holocaust, Belgians slaughter 10+ million people in the congo, and the Bolshevik slaughter of 66 million (mostly Christians) comes to mind. I’m glad to know that the God that I am supposed to be worshiping is causing all of this disorder. Good to know.

 

#4 You tired bro?

Isaiah 40:28 – Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom.

Exodus 31:17 – It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed

So…here we have a God that does not grow tired or weary, but rested and was refreshed??? Refreshed from what Mr I don’t get tired or weary.

Get the fuck outta here with this wishy-washy shit. Either you are incapable of getting tired or you’re not. Not to mention the little jab thrown in, “his understanding no one can fathom.” Hahaha oh how convenient. I am unable to understand God’s reasons for contradicting himself and murdering infants. Ok…cool, I’ll just accept those things on blind faith. 😀

On the real tho, I sure hope he’s not tired and resting when I need him the most.

#5 Is Jesus God, or is God a liar?

James 1:13 – When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone;

Matthew 4:1-11 – Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

This is the most concerning of all, for it debunks the whole religion. “God cannot be tempted by evil” but “Jesus led…to be tempted of the devil.” Using logic straight from the Holy book, this says that Jesus is not god since he can be tempted. That is an impossibility according to James 1:13.

To close it out

Did man make up the Bible or is it God breathed? Is God really stupid enough to contradict himself so many times? This list isn’t even all-inclusive. Maybe since computers weren’t invented yet, it was hard to catch the contradictions. Oh, and don’t forget, God regrets making you, you sinnful piece of…

 

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Sources

(1) Hoyt, Sarah F. “The Etymology of Religion.” Journal of the American Oriental Society 32.2 (1912): 126-29.

(2) The NIV Bible. www.BibleGateway.com