Monday, September 29, 2008

Even Santa knows who lives in which house

I was browsing Holy Freak, and found this post, which I like a lot. The post is about the story from the Bible of when this god asked the Hebrews to smear the blood of lambs on their doors to signify who they were, and that they were to be spared. But why did a god, who was supposed to be omniscient, require a sign to indicate who lives there? The post's author has some ideas:

  1. God will be on a blood thirsty rampage killing thousands of children. He just wants to slaughter children quickly without thinking about it.
  2. God is slightly mentally retarded and can only follow simple instructions like “bloody door good, normal door bad.”
  3. God is not all knowing.
  4. Moses lied about the whole blood on the door thing just to give the people something to do. (Of course, this bible is the word of God so I guess that can’t be right.)
  5. All humans are just bags of meat to God and we are not really special. (I don’t think He would send us Jesus then.)
  6. Humans are insignificant to God and “we all look alike to Him”. That doesn’t work with other parts of the bible and if that was true, why would he care what we do if he can’t even tell us apart?
  7. This entire concept of God is ridiculously silly and I feel embarrassed that other members of my species actually believe this nonsense.
I think it's a good point. I mean, if Santa Claus knows where each person lives and whether they've been naughty or nice, why doesn't this god character know?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bags of meat? That's just wrong.

Anonymous said...

The reason why God asked the Israelites to put blood on the door beam was to show us now a picture of Christ's blood, which was shed to save us from our sins.

As a Christian I believe that there needs to be shedding of blood for forgiveness. Hence why OT saints used to scrifice animals. (which in itself was ordained by him)

Now that Jesus has sacrificed Himself, there is no need to continue sacrificing animals. It all boils down to Jesus.

Admin said...

"As a Christian I believe that there needs to be shedding of blood for forgiveness. Hence why OT saints used to scrifice animals."

Do you have any idea how Pagan that sounds? Just more suggestion that Christianity has its mythical roots in Paganism.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous #1
I wouldn't say it is wrong, it is in abstracto what we are. It FEELS wrong though, 'cause we humans want to pretend we cannot be turned into ground beef.

Anonymous #2
You explained that god was only letting the isralites know about the coming of Jezza. However, you failed to comment on the atrocity of killing infants, is it okay for you? I guess it is, as long as you keep your front door nice and bloody. I also think your views on animal sacrifice and forgiveness are creepy. For example: if I missed rent this month but bleeded a dog dry, would that appease my landlord's wrath?

Now, what's your take on shedding the blood of other people (say people who happen to believe in other stuff) for "forgiveness"? Do you perceive the serious moral contradictions in your post? ANd what's with all the f-ing blood anyway? You sound like a total freak and it is because of people like you that the world has seen so much "justified" god-appeasing gore.

Admin said...

"I also think your views on animal sacrifice and forgiveness are creepy.... You sound like a total freak...."


HA! Very true and funny.