I love how god or Jesus says “guys…” to everything.
Not a churchy type Christian, but have read the Bible several times. This was funny, and I enjoyed it, but his interpretation of the gospels was not even close.
Jesus: I am the Son of God, and even though you have done the things, the Father and I still love you and want you to live. Don’t do the things anymore.
It’s more like:
Jesus: I am the Son of God, and even though you have done the things, the Father and I still love you and want you to live. In fact, you are incapable of not doing the things, so I will take your punishment for you, since you are unable to not do the things.
I know it doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of his interpretation, and isn’t funny, but well, facts and stuff.
Good post except for the word facts.
Good doctrine, but it’s funnier the other way.
Oh come on! There are plenty of facts in the Bible!!! Just ask the Texas Board of Education.
‘Facts’ probably isn’t a synonym for “My personal theological outlook, which is apparently rooted in medieval-style Christianity which was predicated on pretty bogus pre-Christian notions of ‘sacrificial economy’.”
Job : WTF, God?
God: Treat 'em mean, keep 'em keen.
I can’t wait for Falcor to start using it, as grumbling signal of impending hunger.
I loved this.
This part of this totally made up story had always irked me. The tree they weren’t supposed to eat from was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (right and wrong). So according to this story an all knowing god created an angel
named lucifer knowing full well ahead of time that he was flawed and would rebel. The all knowing God put a tree in the garden that he knew in advance that they would eat from. This same god let the best tempter ever created into the garden to tempt two people into doing something relatively benign they were told they shouldn’t, except remember they had NO knowledge of right and wrong, in otherwords no ability to differentiate if they should or shouldn’t. When they do their punishment is death and eternal suffering and the death and eternal suffering of all their children and children’s children for all of time (original sin and damnation). This has to be the most heinous punishment ever for what was basically entrapment of children with a fully known outcome ahead of time. If you had children, and you left a piece of candy on the table knowing full well they were going to eat it, told them not to eat it but let uncle steve come over and try and convince them to eat it, would you then kill and torture your children for all eternity for an action that was a direct result of your not your children’s shortcoming, eating something they were told not to. if he was all knowing he could have not made lucifer satan, he could have not put the tree there, he could have given them the ability to know right from wrong. worst parent ever. criminal. even by shabby human standards this god character was a total dick, but of course that is just one of many many stories that confirm that.
crime: eating a piece of fruit they were told not to
sentence: death and eternal suffering for them and their children and their chidren’s children for all time.
seems a bit harsh. christ what an asshole.
God: Abe, if you really loved me, you’d kill Isaac.
Abe: Er, okay.
God: LOL. j/k.
Also, Jacob. What a douchebag.
There’s no real justification for thinking the snake in the Garden of Eden was Satan. And Satan’s name isn’t Lucifer. “Lucifer” is the morning star, and the only people in the Bible given that honorific were a king of Babylon (Isaiah 14:12) and Jesus (Revelations 22:16).
Maybe he just wanted to kick them out and make it appear like it’s their own fault?
god “supposedly” created the snake that tempted them, whatever its name was, that wasn’t by any means the important aspect of the comment.
whether or not the snake was satan or was being controlled by satan is a very contested subject among theologians, there is plenty of basis for that assumption. it is a lot more muddled then anyone might guess. of course this is all just silly conjecture about a story made up a very long time ago, passed orally, later compiled and edited, so naturally there are many many internal inconsistencies, and it doesn’t really matter to the greater point that no matter which way you spin it, the god character in the bible is an a-hole time and time again and responsible for everything from mass infanticides to mass genocides. my point was that he is a crap character in a crap story, and his actions in this particular story are criminal by even the lowest parenting standards we humans have.
a good discussion about the snake’s identity in the story: http://www.godspointofview.com/public/qanda/was_the_serpent_the_devil.htm
i hadn’t see that before, thank you so much for a laugh!
Jesus, calm down. I meant ‘facts’ as in, you know, what the goddamn book says?
And congrats, quite an intrepid appraisal of my entire belief system based on a sentence or two that you completely missed the fucking point of. You must be a hell of a drinking buddy.
Yes, Genesis is more like this
God: I punish you because you are wicked, filthy scum, exactly how I made you, which is why it’s your fault. Now tell me you love me and beg for forgiveness while I beat you some more. You’re lucky I love so much.