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Jehovah is Fictitious


The Bad News About Trump Supporters

By far the most important reason to reject the Trump/Pence ticket was Trump, Pence, Myron Ebell as head of the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and anti-climate science extremist Steve Bannon as his chief strategist are climate change deniers. They believe (or at least pretend to believe) you can ignore climate change. Almost every scientist says that is wishful thinking. We must act now to avoid a tipping point from which it will be impossible to recover.

With their vote for Trump, his supporters signed the death warrants of their children and probably themselves as well, and of nearly everyone else on earth who did not get a vote.

The Trump supporters are still blithely unaware of what a suicidal thing they did by voting for Trump. It is like they inadvertently signed on for physician-assisted suicide out of ignorance and willful stupidity. People over the ages imagined an apocalypse, a comet hitting earth or alien invaders bringing on the end of life on planet earth.

Who would have guessed it would have been so mundane as poorly educated Americans voting for a rapist in an orange wig triggering an almost imperceptible but unstoppable demise.

I would not lift a finger to save the life of a Trump supporter. They are planetary traitors. These no-nothings are far more of a threat to life on earth than Hitler and his armies ever were.

~ Roedy (born:1948-02-04 age:68)

Introduction

In this essay I will explain why I am quite sure Jehovah is a work of fiction.

Why Entertain the Idea of Jehovah?

Why would I even consider the notion of Jehovah? There are 60,000 religions are claiming absolute truth and that the others are crap. What is there to single out Jehovah for special consideration? Just that I grew up in a Christian culture and many people tried to sell me the idea. They told me the only legitimate source of information about Jehovah is the bible. They also told me that Jehovah sort of wrote the bible and that it miraculously contains zero errors or inconsistencies of any kind. They claimed if I read the bible, this will be obvious and I would be amazed and convinced this is the work of the creator of the universe and of course then I would do whatever the creator of the universe commanded.

The Inerrancy Problem

So I decided to read the bible cover to cover. The writing was atrocious. This was the work of third rate hacks, not some infinitely intelligent being. It got worse. I found hundreds of inconsistencies. Every time a story appeared twice the details were all different. This is what you would expect if various people told a story years after the event, but not from a divine being who claimed to write a perfectly consistent book. Perhaps these small errors don’t count for some reason. Then I discovered whacking huge errors, such as there was no record of Moses in Egypt even though he was a member of the royal family. There was not so much as a shard of pottery found from his wandering with over a million people in the Sinai desert. Moses was made up! Similarly King David was made up! These are major figures. Nazareth did not exist at the time of Jesus. The bible is clearly not inerrant. It therefore loses its claim to divine authorship. It therefore loses all special authority. There is thus no evidence left for the existence of Jehovah. There is no evidence outside the bible.

Noah’s Ark

If you read Noah’s ark to children unfamiliar with the bible the story of Noah’s ark and asked them if it were a story or a historical record, they would tell you a story. In fact it is plagiarised from various poems that predate Genesis where is was presented as fiction. The whole story is impossible for hundreds of reasons. Yet the bible claims this story is literally true. It simply could not be.

What Jehovah Should Know

If Jehovah created the universe, here are a few things he ought to know:

The catch is whomever wrote the bible knew none of these things. They held patently false views. So how could a deity who created the universe have gotten the bible so badly wrong? The obvious answer is that ordinary bronze age desert dwellers penned the bible then tried to fob it off as the work of a deity. The bible is a forgery. As such, it does not deserve the extreme respect people give to it. There is thus no evidence left for the existence of Jehovah. There is no evidence outside the bible.

Plagiarism

Scholars have discovered much of Genesis, much of the dialog of Jesus, most of the plot of the new testament… was plagiarised from earlier documents and earlier religions. In them Jesus was a teaching figure, not a historical figure. Some of the early gospels that Constantine left out made it clear Jesus was not intended to be taken as a real person.

So Hollywood

Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
~ Isaac Asimov (born:1920-01-02 died:1992-03-06 at age:72) Russian-born American scientist and prolific writer

When I read the bible, I could not believe how it depicted Jehovah as far worse than Hitler. People had told me he was a loving god. But the bible said clearly he was unspeakably evil. He was a bloodthirsty monster whose greatest pleasure was human sacrifice. It seems like I must the first person ever to have read this book cover to cover, or I surely would have heard about this before. Even if this bastard did exist, it would be immoral to worship him.

The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous, proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.
~ Dr. Richard Dawkins (born:1941-03-26 age:75), The God Delusion chapter 2, page 31

I also discovered the moral code of the bible was utterly barbaric, totally unsuited for modern use. It was more than preposterous to propose it. People doing so must have never read the entire bible. They have no idea what they are promoting. If they did, they would be horrified. It is the sort of moral code you would expect of Genghis Khan, with stoning to death the punishment for every minor transgression.

When you use science to study the universe, you discover it has an elegance and class. There is nothing petty about it. Yet the bible depicts Jehovah as a terrible flawed tyrant, a spoiled brat. I just can’t believe such a buffoon could have created quantum mechanics.

The Qur’an

I also read the Qur’an cover to cover. Christians would be surprised to find it is much better written than the bible. The fact it was written by a single person certainly helped the consistency. Muslims claim its Arabic poetry is better than any human has ever written. This is their proof of its divine origin. I don’t speak Arabic, so I can’t comment. It has far fewer errors and inconsistencies than the bible. Further, they have a rule, that if there is an inconsistency, the later verse trumps. It spends most of its time praising Allah and telling you how sorry you will be if you don’t believe. There are bits of it that I found moving and poetic, verses truly worthy of a creator. There is almost none of that in the bible. Even though they are supposed to be the same deity, Jehovah is a very petty and local god compared with the universal Allah. Because Qur’an stays away from science and history, it does not make so many blunders. Based solely on the quality of its holy book, Islam wins hands down over Christianity. Christians would never know that because they are so closed minded. They just assume they are vastly superior to everyone else.

Christians

I find the way Christians behave utterly nauseating. They wallow in kitsch. They think having a closed mind is a virtue. They take endless enjoyment in persecuting others. They are astronomically conceited. They are ecologically irresponsible. They subsist on a diet of junk ideas. They make fools of themselves trying to defend bronze age science as superior to today’s science, as if it was impossible we could have learned anything in 3000 years. They persecute gays for no reason and encourage others to kill them. They are bullies, pushing their crap on others. Even if Jehovah existed, I would want absolutely nothing to do with the Christian community.

Conclusion

The bible is clearly not inerrant. That failing destroys its claim to be a miraculous product of a deity. That destroys the credibility of all evidence that Jehovah is real or that the bible has any authority. Nearly all Christian arguments are based on the assumption that the bible is the word of god. Since it is not the word of god, nearly all Christian arguments are void. If there is a god, it is definitely not Jehovah. When Christians finally cotton onto this they are going to feel so silly. They have been terrified of a fictitious character. What they have been doing is as idiotic as living in terror of Lord Valdemort in Harry Potter. They have been conned into giving 10% of their income to a character in a book. However, this essay does not rule out any of the other postulated 60,000 gods.

Books

book cover recommend book⇒The Skeptic’s Annotated Bibleto book home
by Steve Wells 978-0-9882451-0-5 hardcover
birth 1951-09-11 age:65 B00I76ROXK kindle
publisher SAB Books, LLC
published 2013-02-15
The book is in the process of being reprinted. You can a get a copy he updates each month on CD directly from the author at SkepticsAnnotatedBible. Steve also wrote Drunk With Blood.
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book cover recommend book⇒The Pagan Christ: recovering the lost lightto book home
by Tom Harpur 978-0-88762-195-6 paperback
birth 1929 age:87 978-0-8027-1449-7 hardcover
publisher Thomas Allen Publishers 978-0-88762-829-0 eBook
published 2004 B00EKOLTOI kindle
Tom Harpur is an Anglican theologian. He presents the evidence that Christianity is plagiarized from earlier religions and has no historical basis. The Jesus story is intended to be taken as allegory, not literally. The Jesus cult developed over time, starting with a set of aphorisms and gradually adding details of Jesus’ life, much the way the story of Superman was elaborated. This suggests there was no historical Jesus. amazon.ca is the site mostly likely to have the book in stock since Harpur is a well-known Canadian theologian. You can see a summary on DVD.
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book cover recommend book⇒The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Textsto book home
by Neil Asher Silberman, Israel Finkelstein 978-0-684-86913-1 paperback
birth 1950-06-19 age:66 978-0-684-86912-4 hardcover
publisher Touchstone 978-0-7432-2338-6 eBook
published 2002-06-11 B000FBJG86 kindle
This discusses the consensus of biblical scholars on the veracity of the old testament. It turns out Moses never existed. There was no exodus or wandering in the desert. Israel Finkelstein is a professor of archaeology at Tel Aviv University.
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Learning More

Biblical Inerrancy click to watch
Did Jesus Really Exist?: MacLean’ article
evolution/creationism quotes
Jehovah is a volcano
Quotations About Religion
quotes from Christians
Skeptics Annotated Bible
The Impossibility of Noah’s Ark

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