Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The biblical god stoned me!

I read an article today about the oldest known Christian Bible (that is, with New Testament included), being posted online. According to the article, the book is missing some passages found in today's Bible, which doesn't surprise me. This will hopefully aid in exposing the fraud that is the Bible. Anyway, this isn't the main reason for this post.

The manuscript was discovered in St. Catharine's Monastery in Sinai, Egypt, which is located at the foot of Mt. Sinai. I visited the monastery on New Year's Day a couple of years ago, after walking to the top of the mountain. They had this bush on the grounds that it is said to be a descendant of the burning bush from the Bible, which gave the 10 Commandments to Moses.

Any fan of the TV show, Arrested Development, should remember the scene in season 3 when Gob is in Iraq and starts a riot when he tries to do a magic trick involving a burning bush, but the Iraqis start chanting "Burn Bush! Burn Bush!", complete with flaming effigies of that dumbass. So I stared at this bush in the monastery and started chanting "Burn Bush! Burn Bush!" I also thought it was pretty silly to worship what is believed to be a descendant of the real (*cough*) burning bush, which is located at what is believed to be the Mt. Sinai from the Bible (my understanding is that the jury is out on whether or not it is the correct mountain). So I began mocking that, too.

Just then, a bunch of rocks and dirt came out of the sky and landed on my head! I looked up, and saw nothing. Was the biblical god punishing me for my disrespect? Had I angered this ogre, who hasn't appeared in public in thousands of years, causing it to attack? Believers would say so, and would stop their investigation there, citing their faith as sufficient for explanation. I however, decided to investigate further. I took the extraordinarily time-consuming step of looking up, again! What did I see? I saw the head of a bearded monk peering at me from on top of the wall next to me. What was the explanation? A believer would argue that the monk had heard rumours of his god throwing rocks and dirt at an infidel, and had come to watch the smiting-in-progress. Personally, I think the monk threw rocks and dirt at my head. It just seems like the simplest explanation. I wonder if he spoke English, and understood what I was saying. Perhaps he thought I was an adulterer, and was stoning me as the Bible commands. Or maybe he was just a jerk who liked to throw rocks and dirt at tourists.

What do YOU think?

5 comments:

stuart said...

I am SOO MADD I just have to unload somewhere!!!!

I am an atheist and I have grown very disheartened by our self-defeatist culture. I was corresponding with one of the biggest atheist bloggers – the guy who guys by the name of ‘Sabio Lantz’ (he acknowledges that this is not his real name) over at http://triangulations.wordpress.com

I told him that he should read this new book called the Real Messiah by Stephan Huller which I had been turned on to by Robert Price. I wanted to reach out to every atheist blogger to tell them that we can finally disprove the entire rationale of Christianity at one fell swoop.

He send me back a nasty email and then proceeds to slam the book in a manner which is worse than anything ever said about the Real Messiah by religious nutbars:

http://www.amazon.com/Real-Messiah-Throne-Origins-Christianity/dp/1906787123/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1246919916&sr=8-1

His negative review of this book is a depressing demonstration of the selfishness and self-defeatism that often pervades individuals on our side of the debate:

“My site and many others were spammed for the sale of this book. That alone is enough to stop me purchasing it until I hear amazing reviews from those I trust.”

The point is that I actually sent him links to positive reviews for
the book in Publishers Weekly:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6640240.html&

And a list of New Testament scholars who support the book:

http://plainview.wordpress.com/2009/06/26/jesus-was-not-the-messiah/

The aforementioned site was from a CHRISTIAN BLOG for God’s sake!!!

Look at the objectivity even with these people when compared to us.
Now I am not against someone having their own opinion about a book. ‘Sabio’ or whatever his fake name is can say whatever he wants about the Real Messiah IF HE READ THE BOOK. Yet it seems entirely self-defeatist to me for we atheists to deliberately sabotage a work whose specific intention is to destroy the Christian paradigm.

Unlike our enemies in the Religious Right we are rarely united, politically naïve and basically content to sit around engaging in intellectual masturbation while our rights are systematically stripped away from us.

My intention was not to spam anyone. I was simply trying to find a way for our side to go on the offense for once. We are always on the defensive while they (the religious folks) take shots at us.

I thought the Real Messiah was special because it is centered around a physical object which the author found in the Basilica di San Marco in Venice. It is universally understood to have been taken there by Italian sailors stole from the most ancient Church of St. Mark in Alexandria in the ninth century. Huller demonstrates that the throne goes back much further than that - i.e. all the way to the beginning of Christianity in Egypt.

In any event this throne is the real deal. It has an inscription written out in Hebrew letters and symbols which prove that Jesus was not the messiah of Christianity. Here are pictures of the throne:

http://www.therealmessiahbook.blogspot.com

We have to defeat the myth of Jesus Christ with another myth – a ‘rational myth’ to coin the language of Robert Price.

I am not asking you to ‘join my cause.’ I just want to defeat the oppressive ideas of Christianity with freedom and rational discourse. Is that really too much to ask?

cambes said...

Bible is indeed the greatest fraud in history...

Pinkydead said...

I'm looking forward to one of:

Revelations 22:22 "And they all lived happily ever after."

or

Matthew 28:21 "And Jesus walked amongst them and he spake thus, 'Verily I say unto thee: lads, I was only joking. Jaysus, you didn't think you were meant to take that shite seriously.'"

Anonymous said...

watch out, next time it'll be fireballs instead of rocks...

El Libro de Lucien said...

I just read "Misquoting Jesus." Fantastic info. Has anyone noticed the huge under the rug sweep of the newly translated 'Gospel of Judas?'
What a guy, I may even name my first born 'Judas'. Keep up the good work Admin...