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The Bible and Morality

March 6, 2011

As an Atheist, I am constantly coming in contact with people who will tell me how screwed I am.  Such as, I am going to hell, God is sad for me, I have no reason to live, etc…  I ask these people how they know all this and they tell me it is because the Bible, Gods true word says it all – plain and clear!

This all could be true, but most likely – it isn’t.  The bible is a 2000 year old book written by a bunch of different people who never met Jesus and were basically just writing hearsay.  The earliest known book was written about 30 – 40 years after Jesus died.

People use this book to live their lives; they base their morals off it and say the only way to live a good life is through this book.  They tell people, like me, that it is completely impossible for us to have morals without this book.  Well, let’s dive into it a little and see what Morals we can get out of it.

Regarding Slavery:

That servant who knows his master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. (Luke 12:47)

So, it is completely okay to own a slave, and if our slaves do not obey us then we are allowed to beat them.  Awesome!

If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished, but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property.” (Exodus 21:20-21)

I am still good to beat my slave, just don’t kill them.  Easy enough.

Virginity:

20But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel:

21Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you. Deuteronomy 22:20-21

Alright, this is good news.  We are supposed to kill girls who aren’t virgins on their wedding days.

17Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.

18But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. Numbers 31:17-18

Not only should we kill the females, but kill the males as well and save all the virgins for yourself.  Lovely, I need me some virgins.

Regarding Women:

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. Genesis 3:16

I usually get slapped when I tell girls that I am in charge.  I can easily show them that I am right, God said so himself.

22Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. Ephesians 5:22-24

As I submit myself to the lord, my wife must submit herself to me.  Well, Honey, I think it is your duty to make sure my back is massaged for an hour, each night.

Set the value of a male between the ages of twenty and sixty at fifty shekels of silver, according to the sanctuary shekel; and if it is a female, set her value at thirty shekels. If it is a person between the ages of five and twenty, set the value of a male at twenty shekels and of a female at ten shekels. If it is a person between one month and five years, set the value of a male at five shekels of silver and that of a female at three shekels of silver. If it is a person sixty years old or more, set the value of a male at fifteen shekels and of a female at ten shekels. (Leviticus 27:3-7)

Guys go for more than women do on the open market, it must be our muscles and ability to grow mustaches.

11Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.

12But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.  1 Timothy 2:11-12

This is simple.  Women, Shut the hell up when men are around.

Rape:

If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are both discovered, he shall pay the girl’s father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the girl, for he has violated her. (Deuteronomy 22:28-29)

This is way better than current laws.  Instead of 10 – 15 years in prison, I get a new wife.  Bitchin’!

Talking badly about your parents:

“Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death.” (Jesus speaking) (Matthew 15:4)

I should be dead, 50 times over.

Discipline:

He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him. (Proverbs 13:24)

Beat your kids with rods.  Done and done, these little bastards are finally going to get more than a mild spanking and a 30 minute timeout.

Working on Sunday:

Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day must be put to death. (Exodus 31:15)

There goes my current job and my life and probably the life of every person who has ever lived.  Good to know though, this does increase my morality.

Worshipping Jesus:

… I tell you that to everyone who has, more will be given, but as for the one who has nothing, even what he has will be taken away. But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them–bring them here and kill them in front of me. (Jesus speaking) (Luke 19:26-27)

Don’t worship Jesus and be murdered in front of him.  Well, I don’t worship Jesus,  I can round up other non-worshippers and help you kill them if you promise to let me live.  Deal?

Human sacrifice:

“Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats. You must give me the firstborn of your sons. Do the same with your cattle and your sheep. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but give them to me on the eighth day.” (Exodus 29-30)

I should be dead, again.  A lot of my good friends should also be dead, this is a bummer.  But, again – The bible is morality and we need to follow it.

Random:

“‘Keep my decrees.
“‘Do not mate different kinds of animals.
“‘Do not plant your field with two kinds of seed.
“‘Do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material.-Leviticus 19:19

Well, my dog is forbidden, my garden is forbidden and a lot of my clothes are forbidden.  Damn.

6And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.

7And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.

8Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you. Leviticus 11:6-8

Don’t eat pork, this has been an issue of morality for me lately.  I am trying to work on being a better person and this is an easy one to fix. I am sure the Christian girls, I work with, will notice and probably want to date me now.

Those are just a few verses that I found that easily show how ridiculous the Bible is and shouldn’t be used as a guide for morality.  I am a good person because I want to be treated good, so I treat other people good.  The idea of “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you” did not come from the bible, Jesus or your God.  It has been around for ages.

  • “Do not to your neighbor what you would take ill from him.”
    –Pittacus 640–568 BCE)
  • “Do not do to others what would anger you if done to you by others.”
    -Isocrates 436 – 338 BCE
  • “Never impose on others what you would not choose for yourself.”
    -Confucius 551 – 479 BCE

Those are just three examples.  Treat other people how you, yourself, would want to be treated.  Being an Atheist doesn’t mean we are going to go out and murder, rape and steal as much as we can.  It just means we don’t believe your silly old-book or in your gods.  Animals show kindness to their own species, and they don’t have a book or priests telling them to do this, it is something that is built into them.  With all that said, enjoy this video.

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