Sounds good . . . right?
You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.
That sounds great . . . for those who are steadfast. It is so fucking difficult to read this verse and then, within the same book, read this:
I form the light and create darkness,
I bring prosperity and create disaster;
I, the Lord, do all these things.
“You heavens above, rain down my righteousness;
let the clouds shower it down.
Let the earth open wide,
let salvation spring up,
let righteousness flourish with it;
I, the Lord, have created it.
That is of the NIV translation. Verse 7 in the KJV says:
I form the light, and create darkness:
I make peace, and create evil:
I the Lord do all these things.
Have perfect peace and be steadfast that your god is dualistic and simultaneously hates those he/she/it has also created to . . . oh yeah, here's the next bit:
“Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker,
those who are nothing but potsherds
among the potsherds on the ground.
Does the clay say to the potter,
‘What are you making?
’Does your work say,
‘The potter has no hands’?
Woe to the one who says to a father,
‘What have you begotten?
’or to a mother,
‘What have you brought to birth?’
So, "woe to those" who quarrel with the same douchebag that made them to question his/her/it douchiness? These lines of apologetics concerning what is written are disgusting. Take god out of this for a moment. Lets look at our makers . . . you know, the people who shag enough (or, once more than none) to make us possible. If our parents beat us or mentally abuse us or cause us unknown amounts of distress, are we not to question them? Are we not to challenge their "truthiness" or how questionable they can be? This line of logic, from maker to the potter to the parental unit is utterly INSANE!!! If you can reason that there is never a good reason to argue your most direct athority, then good-fucking-luck. Have fun getting raped by your father or mother. Have fun getting beaten by your father or mother. Have fun having a rational conversation that may contradict their beliefs or feelings.
These are things that we cannot reconcile. The difference between a loving maker and a maker that is an abuser. It makes me wish, that with Christianity surviving, that the theology of Marcion had been the greatest survivor. I find the New Testament awfully primitive, especially by time we get to the last book, but the Old Testament is straight up disgusting. A few portions of books in it display a modicum of decency, but the majority are illogical, unscientific, poorly written and display a blatant disregard to most of the major moral principals that we now know as a truth (i.e. slavery, rape, daughter selling, genocide, etc.).
There is no respect to be shown to a "maker" that demands allegiance without question.