The God of the Bible is a Monster

Jephthah promises God to make a burnt offering of the first thing that greets him if God will give him victory in battle. He assumes it will be a dog. The all knowing God knows it won’t be a dog and agrees, giving Jephthah the victory he desires (again, more personal interference from God). Only when Jephthah returns from battle it is his young daughter that rushes out to greet him. No mercy from God. Jephthah burns his daughter to death to keep his promise to God. And God, no doubt, reveled in it. Judges 11:30-39. The only thing you can assume from this story is either God knew it would be his daughter that would run out to greet Jephthah and not the dog and agreed to his bargain anyway OR God himself held the dog back and encouraged the daughter to run out to teach Jephthah a lesson. Either way God is a monster.

Advertisements

9 Responses to “The God of the Bible is a Monster”

  1. Was God to allow the defeat of the Ammonites, just to protect Jephthah’s daughter from his rash vow? Or was He to interfere when Jephthah came home, to protect her?

    Is God responsible for man’s sin? Clearly (Deut. 11:31), human sacrifice is an abomination to the Lord – it is not as though Judges said it was a pleasing sacrifice to God… that He delighted in it, or that He desired it. How does Jephthah’s sinning make God to be a monster?

    I think Romans 9 addresses much of what you have a problem with – that is the sovereignty of God mingled with man’s responsibility. The majority of modern Christianity cannot possibly address your questions satisfactorly – because they deny much of His sovereignty…. But, the Bible is clear that He does what He does, for His glory, and that man is still responsible for his sin….

  2. Penn, I put that very tale into a story-poem in my book “The Iconoclast.” Just one thing. If, indeed, there was a character named Jepthath who sacrificed his daughter because of a vow to Yahweh, he would have slain her first, then sent her to god as a burnt offering. As for Deut. 11:31, God merely tells “his” people they shall possess a land God has given them. To those who claim God did not demand sacrifices, even human sacrifices, I suggest they read Exodus, 22, verses 29 and 30. There are other verses, not at my fingertips at the moment, where special vows to the Lord must be observed, and, that is exactly what Jephthath did. . . followed God’s own commandment.

  3. Okay so let me clear something up here since you all seem to have jumped to a conclusion that is not even in the passage. Nowhere in the story does it say that Jephthah killed his daughter and offered her as a burnt offering. So allow me to explain this to you. Jephthah would have offered his daughter to become something like a nun. She would have worked in the temple and been a virgin for the rest of her life. Jepthath’s punishment for his vow was not that he had to murder his daughter, as human sacrifices were forbidden by the law, Instead his punishment was that he would have no grandchildren.
    Sorry thomas. No monsters here:). !)avid

  4. Bob Builder Says:

    All those ‘sinners’ did not create themselves. The vile God who DID create them is responsibe for His creation. The *TRUE* ORIGINAL SIN is, from the BEGINING God has like the God damned coward He obviously actually is, evaded responsibility. All the ‘free will’ mumbo jumbo is RATIONALIZATION and anyone who spouts that kind of repugnant dribble is simply an enabler who doing so because they’re afraid of the cold blooded murderous monster’s threats and wrath.
    God (Jehova, YHWH, Father God…etc.) IS truly in EVERY sense of the word a MONSTER.

  5. Wow. I love how you can go ahead and make such sweeping generalizations with no scriptural evidence whatsoever. However if a christian even tries to make a reference without proof he is put on a spit. Why is that exactly? I mean Atheists are most often the ones saying that there is no God and then putting us on the spot to prove that he exists using the couple of sources that they will actually accept as evidence. Hmmm. Interesting. !)avid

  6. Is not the Christian god, the most cowardly figure in all of
    fiction?
    After all, there is “nobody like him.” Like an empty braggart,
    he then goes on to call himself a “man(wtf?) of war.”
    A man of war, against what enemy?
    Humans? They are even weaker against “him” than the defenders
    of that antpile I torched when I was 12 y/o, were against me.
    “Satan” and his “angels”? They are also tiny little limpnoodles
    compared to “God”, according to Christian mythology.
    So here we have a “man of war” who likes to inflict destruction,
    death, and ultimately everlasting torment on beings he has purposely
    created to be far, far weaker than “Himself.” Notice how he didn’t
    create ANYBODY who would be even a slightly competent opponent
    for himself, though. (Even “Satan” is a pitiful little “ant” compared
    to “God” supposedly.)
    “God” is no “warrior”, at best he’s like a 10-year-old kid with a magnifying
    glass pitted against an antpile – calling himself “holy” (whatever the fuck that goofy word is supposed to mean) and “mighty” the whole time. And we’re supposed to WORSHIP such a being, much lest respect him/her/it?
    So what other conclusion, then – except that the Christian god is actually
    the biggest “bitch” of all time!!!

    • Is not the Christian god, the most cowardly figure in all of
      fiction?
      After all, there is “nobody like him.” Like an empty braggart,
      he then goes on to call himself a “man(wtf?) of war.”
      A man of war, against what enemy?
      Humans? They are even weaker against “him” than the defenders
      of that antpile I torched when I was 12 y/o, were against me.
      “Satan” and his “angels”? They are also tiny little limpnoodles
      compared to “God”, according to Christian mythology.
      So here we have a “man of war” who likes to inflict destruction,
      death, and ultimately everlasting torment on beings he has purposely
      created to be far, far weaker than “Himself.” Notice how he didn’t
      create ANYBODY who would be even a slightly competent opponent
      for himself, though. (Even “Satan” is a pitiful little “ant” compared
      to “God” supposedly.)
      “God” is no “warrior”, at best he’s like a 10-year-old kid with a magnifying
      glass pitted against an antpile – calling himself “holy” (whatever the fuck that goofy word is supposed to mean) and “mighty” the whole time. And we’re supposed to WORSHIP such a being, much lest respect him/her/it?
      So what other conclusion, then – except that the Christian god is actually
      the biggest “bitch” of all time!!!

      I like the way this guy thinks…I agree 100%

  7. Trials and tests!!! God giving an example about what wrong ideas about God will lead you!! Because back then the pagans sacfirficed theere children, who’s to say Jephthah new the difference!! God was still good to Jephthah it wasn’t God’s fault! But the words we speak cursing or blessing have real power! we are stewards of the faith God gives us even!!!

  8. The God of the bible is a Demiurge. An undeveloped God who sought to recreate the heavens with his own flawed power. Thats like a 1st grader tryna do a Harvard mid-term. No clean thing can come from a unclean thing, according to their bible so of course when he tried he fucked it all up. The archons (Planets) that came in to being of him were under his dominion and he even convinced them that he was the one and only. Why do you think they say a person is affected by their Zodiac sign, they exert influence over you if you accept it. Anyway, their was one who knew this evil thing was happening and tried to warn EVE, thus, if u eat this apple you will be like God, Lucifer is the light bringer light is knowledge, they were ignorant of True knowledge, but of course it was twisted into him being evil. How when you have a murderous jealous God on the rampage who doesn’t even have a name. Serve me or die? Lucifer offered the world, but he didn’t force anything, and if Lucifer was so weak why didn’t God get rid of him. Think about it, the bible was written by murders, rapists, occultist, etc, but I’m suppose to believe what they say in public(Pretending to be Christians) when in private they worship Lucifer anyway. God killed all those people in the bible but he wasn’t on shit about Lucifer, and another thing, if your God why call him that old serpent, so now Lucifer is older than God, so doesn’t that make Lucifer more powerful, just my thoughts

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: