Friday, May 12, 2023

Satan Was Not the Evil-doer In the Bible

“The fact is that far more crime and child abuse has been committed by zealots in the name of God, Jesus, and Mohammed than has ever been committed in the name of Satan. Many people don’t like that statement, but few can argue with it.” - Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark 

People mis-read the Bible. The Devil is the hero, and God is the evil destroyer.

It’s God who engages in mass murder, and who green-lights rape, slavery, and infanticide.

How many people did Satan kill?.

Read the Bible — really read it — and you will see God is a jealous, petty, manipulative, and sadistic asshole. 

The Devil?

His “Big Sin” is trying to educate women by getting them to eat from the Tree of Knowledge.

A close reading of the Bible reveals God hates babies, children, and women. 

How many pregnant mothers and babies were wiped out the Noah's flood

And what about Exodus 12 where baby killing is commanded or caused by God? "On that same night I will pass through Egypt and strike down every firstborn of both people and animals, and I will bring judgment on all the gods of Egypt. I am the Lord."

In Exodus 4:22-23 we find more baby killing: "Then you must tell him that I, the Lord, say, 'Israel is my first born son. I told you to let my son go, so that he might worship me, but you refused. Now I am going to kill your first-born son.'"

In Numbers 31:17, God tells Moses: "Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him" (in other words: women that might be pregnant). 

In 1 Samuel 15:1-8, the killing of mothers and babies continues: "Now listen to what the Lord Almighty says. He is going to punish the people of Amalek because their ancestors opposed the Israelites... With 210000 soldiers they killed all the men, women, children, babies, cattle, camels and donkeys." 

In 2 Samuel 12:11-19, God kills more babies: "Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee ... the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die. ... And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. ... David said unto his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead."

I will not even mention God sending two bears to kill 42 children for making a bad bald-man joke.

If wholesale murder and infanticide is what you want, God is your man, not Satan.

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