All the versions of “the” Bible now in print
render the claim that the Bible is the literal word of God
meaningless. Let us assume however that whatever version of the Bible you
reference is in fact the literal word of God.
The versus quoted above create somewhat of a problem if both are truly the
literal words of God. For both to be literal, they would have to both be true
because God would not lie. For both to be true God would have to be
Satan and Satan would have to be God.
The problem with claiming that the Bible is the literal word of God is that not
every word written in the Bible was spoken by God, so
the best you can claim is that only the words of God that are quoted in the
Bible are the literal words of God.
Now this claim assumes that the quotes are accurate and that the translations of
not only the quotes credited to God are accurate but that the entire translation
of the Bible is accurate.
Considering this claim and the versus quoted above, there is only one
explanation for two different books of the Bible to describe the exact same
event differently: David did not know who provoked him to number the people of
Israel and Judah. It could have been God or Satan. Those around David who
recorded the facts could also not tell.
A difficult issue to consider because now one is not sure if the people
commanded by God in the Bible were not actually commanded by Satan, for if David
could not tell the difference between God and Satan others surely could not.
Another possibility is that one of the two versus above is simply wrong.
Unfortunately, this is probably the correct and only possibility, if you
consider how one reads the Bible.
This is a catastrophic possibility for three reasons:
- How do you decide which of the two verses is correct?
- How do you know if any verse in the Bible is
Vanity is the answer. One’s vanity is the key to reading the Bible. One’s
vanity will provide the filter to determine what is correct and what is not.
After all this a belief and belief is not based on fact. If it were, it would be
classified as knowledge.
This one fact explains why Christians have a 2000 year history of
genocide, enslavement, and extermination yet feel they are a
Vanity is why no Christian will exclaim in public that the sole purpose of their
religion is to fulfill the mass genocide prophesied
God, not Satan gave us the ability to reason. Satan attacks reason through
Revelations makes perfect sense in this context, for Satan not God wishes to
exterminate what God has created. What better way to override the reasoning of
good people and have them strive to destroy the earth than to promise their
vanity eternal life in some gold plated heaven.
The Bible provides one’s vanity with the standards to judge others as wrong or
evil and then motivates one’s vanity in the name of God to convert, enslave, or
exterminate those so judged.
Christians have a history drenched in the blood of those they slaughtered while
fulfilling God’s will.
When a reasonable person who is living a good life, who is not vain, nor
insecure, reads the Bible literally and within the context of Christian history,
it is clear to that person, that the Bible is not the word of God but is solely
the work of Satan.
How you respond to what you just read will be based on your vanity, your
insecurity, and your ignorance..
Ask yourself how forceful you are when pushing your beliefs on others. How
prejudicial are you of others that do not believe as you do? How strongly do you
enforce your beliefs on those you can control?
Then consider that the magnitude of effort you expend to force your beliefs on
others is directly proportional to your vanity, your level of prejudice is
directly proportional to your insecurity, and the depth to which you enforce
your beliefs on those you control is directly proportional to your ignorance.
"If the savage resists, civilization, with the Ten
Commandments in one hand and the sword in the other, demands his immediate
Andrew Johnson, message to Congress, 1867.
This quote is unique in that the leader of a Christian nation exposes the true
purpose and context of Christianity.
Notice that the United States government considers only Christians as civilized
(just a little vain).
The Ten Commandments is referenced to motivate the Christians through the
ignorance of their vanity. No reference to mass execution is mentioned in the 10
Commandments but the Christian Government feels the commandments justify mass
Psalms 2:8 should have been referenced instead, for God had given the Christians
the heathens (savages) as inheritance and a Christian can do what they want with
a heathen. The problem with Palms 2:8 was that a war that ended slavery had just
concluded and some reasonable Americans considered the indigenous as humans. So
inheriting humans would be too much like referencing slavery and slavery was considered wrong even though the Bible supports
slavery and provides commandments that govern how a slave is to be treated.
Without the context of Satan, the Bible, and the vanity of Christians, would the
history of Christianity make any sense at all?
First posted: 2006-NOV-23
Latest update: 2006-NOV-23
Author: Troy C. Bakel