Cruelty and Violence
Science and History
- "That which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned."
Apostates will burn in hell with the other non-believers. 6:8
- "Melchisedec ... met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him."
God showed his approval of
"the slaughter of the kings" with Melchisedec's
blessing of Abraham. (Genesis 14:17-18) 7:1
- God will not forgive anyone unless something is killed for him in a bloody manner. 9:13-22
- "A certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which
shall devour the adversaries."
God will soon destroy non-believers in a fiery hell. 10:27
- Those who disobeyed the Old Testament law were killed without mercy. It will be much worse for those who displease
- "Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord." 10:30
- "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." 10:31
- "Abraham ... offered up Isaac ... his only begotten son." (And this was a good thing? How fucked up is that?) 11:17
- The Israelites kept the passover and sprinkled blood on doorposts so that God wouldn't kill their firstborn children (like he did the Egyptians
in Exodus 12:29). 11:28
- God saved Rahab because she believed. (He killed all the non-believers in Jericho.) 11:31
- "Time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthah; of David also, and Samuel,
and of the prophets."
The heroes of faith: Gideon, Samson, Jephthah,
David, and Samuel. It would be hard to find a more monstrous group than these guys. 11:32
- "Others were tortured ... that they might obtain a better resurrection." 11:35
- God ordered animals to be "stoned, or thrust through with a dart" if they "so much as ... touch the mountain."
- "Ye are come ... to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things that that of Abel." 12:22-24