Well done ButterCookie; you’ve provided a very creative concept and your research is to be commended. I am a former Christian and appreciate your
compilation of so many verses describing a cruel and vindictive God in the Old Testament.
I’m currently reading a book entitled “Flying Serpents and Dragons” by R.A. Boulay. It is an extremely interesting read and for me clarifies
much of the half-truths and mysteries of the Bible. Mr. Boulay claims that Jehovah / Yahweh of the Old Testament was actually an alien being who was
first the local mountain god called Adad in Anatolia (Turkey). Viewing the entire God/man relationship and interactions in the OT, it makes much more
sense for me to believe that the “Gods” were actually ETs, and that would explain why they were so bloodthirsty, vengeful, angry and punitive.
Anyone interested can read the book on-line here - www.bibliotecapleyades.net...
As a Christian for 30 years trying to make sense from the Bible’s writings was crazy-making for me. So much of it didn’t make any sense at all to
me. There are huge gaps in much of the Bible; for instance, what ever happened to King Solomon? Jehovah gave him incredible Wisdom (so the story
goes) but then Solomon directly disobeys Jehovah by building shrines to all the foreign gods that Jehovah forbad and worshipped them, which he was
forbidden to do. So where did all his wisdom go? What happened to him when he died? Was he taken to glory to be with the Lord forever? The Bible
gives no information about Solomon’s eternal fate for disobeying the Lord. If the bible is God’s Testament to mankind, a road map to heaven as
it’s often referred to in Christian circles – why am I left scratching my head with more questions than answers after reading it?
Why was the Tower of Babel such a threat to an all mighty God? Why did God feel so threatened that he confused mankind’s language so communication
The bible is full of contradictions, consider the following; do the sons bear the sins of the fathers or not?
1. Yes they do
A. (Exodus 20:5) - "You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the
children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me."
B. (Deuteronomy 5:9) - "You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on
the children, and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,"
C. (Exodus 34:6-7) - "Then the Lord passed by in front of him and proclaimed, "The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger,
and abounding in loving kindness and truth; 7who keeps loving kindness for thousands, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin; yet He will by no
means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children and on the grandchildren to the third and fourth generations."
D. (1 Cor. 15:22) - "For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive."
2. No they don't
A. (Deuteronomy 24:16) - "Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put
to death for his own sin."
B. (Ezekiel 18:20) - "The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father’s iniquity, nor will the father bear the
punishment for the son’s iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon
Eh? Does Jehovah speak out of both sides of his mouth? Of course the answer lies with the priests, scribes and monks who translated the text.
It’s pretty obvious that so much of the Bible has been twisted to conform to the writers or current Pope’s views and beliefs. The Pauline
epistles are full of Paul’s misogynistic views; he clearly degrades women to second class citizens. Paul was very dogmatic also; it was his way or
I watch Ancient Aliens and that makes so much more sense to me, than the stories in the Bible. There is so much architectural evidence of an advanced
intelligence behind the building of all the ancient monuments around the world. Why were pyramids such a common feature of so many ancient
civilizations? Why were they and many other ancient structures aligned to magnetic north? It seems to me that there was a common shared advanced
knowledge of astronomy and a deeper meaning to it all.
I for one agree with ButterCookie’s supposition that the lord Jehovah was not the benevolent, all loving God that He is portrayed to be. There a
dichotomy between being kind and merciful and having thunder, smoke and lightening as back drops to most things that Jehovah did. Jehovah’s
judgments were beyond harsh.
Again I must commend ButterCookie for her concept of setting this thread in the context of a courtroom drama. Nice job ButterCookie.
Best Wishes All