A careful examination of a book produced by the God of Abraham appears to reveal rampant racism, sexism, anti-Semitism and a tone of general intolerance among top officials in His Administration.
Only days after a right-wing blogger meticulously dissected a speech by a Department of Agriculture official to show that a few sentences taken out of context appeared racist, a similar examination of a book called “The Bible” shows a surprising contempt by the Creator for most of humanity.
The analysis of the book looks not at the entire arc of the holy publication’s message.
“That would be way too hard and way too boring,” said Bart Andrewbreit, whose anti-religion blog first broke the story yesterday. “I thought people would get a truer sense of what’s being said here if I just used a few snapshots.”
What was released on the website was a painstaking edit of the book that forms the foundation for the Judeo-Christian faith. The snippets show not just hostility for the human race, but a sense of confusion and even occasional lunacy by the authors. The audience of the blessed narrative can be seen at several points to be cheering on the antagonism, resentment and outright aggression being spewed by the presenter.
Some of the highlights, recorded during perhaps a thousand years of ancient history by a variety of apostles, saints and men of God, can be read in the following outtakes.
“Your lamb shall be…goats.” Exodus
“For all the firstborn among the children of Israel are…beasts.” Numbers
“Take careful heed to…act corruptly and…die.” Deuteronomy
“Jesus said…do not…be…a…flute player.” Matthew
“Jesus sat…on…Peter, James, John, and Andrew.” Mark
“Jesus…said to him…God…is…lame.” Luke
“The woman said to Him, ‘Sir, give me this water…I…thirst.’ Jesus said to her…’No.’” John
“Now, Lord, look on the…feet. Why have you conceived this thing in your heart? You have…lied to me…They…are…unclean…and…a…shame…” Acts
“Are we … both Jews and Greeks?…Yes…certainly.” Romans
“God gave…neither…plants…nor…water…but…fire.” Corinthians
“If we live in…corruption…we…do…good.” Galatians
“For it is shameful to even speak of…your…wives.” Ephesians
“For we do not wrestle…God…but…I have sent…you for this very purpose.” Ephesians
“Jesus Christ… did not…do… things without complaining and disputing…Beware of dogs.” Colossians
“I saw … Man, clothed with a … golden girdle. His hair was white as snow … and His feet like fine brass, and … out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged sword.” Revelations
“Repent, or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight … with the sword of My mouth. …To him that overcometh will I give … a white stone. I know thy works, … Notwithstanding, I have a few things against thee, because … that woman Jezebel. Behold, I will cast her into a bed… And I will kill her children with death.” Revelations
“So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of My mouth.” Revelations
“And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, ‘Who is worthy to open the book and to loose the seals?’” Revelations
“And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, ‘Woe, woe, woe.’” Revelations
“And thus I saw the horses … and out of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. …For their power is in their mouth. And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand and ate it up … and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.” Revelations
“Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: Also our couch is green.” Solomon
“My beloved … standeth behind our wall; He looketh in … the windows … Thy hair is as a flock of goats … Thy teeth are like a flock of ewes.” Solomon
When these clips were picked up the media, virtually all of humankind joined in a chorus of condemnation for the Almighty. He was asked to resign by His manager, who said the Office of the All-Powerful (OAP) had a zero tolerance policy toward hateful speech. God reluctantly complied with the request.
Later, after it was revealed that the quotes were taken out of context, and that the Bible actually represented a just and merciful guide to life and man’s relationship with his maker, God received an apology and was offered a new position in the department.
“Gee, I don’t know,” the Lord told Meredith Vierra on NBC’s Today Show. “They treated Me pretty shabby. It was shameful how fast everybody came down on Me so quickly before they could read the entire manuscript. I think I’m going to bask in the media spotlight for a few more days before I make My decision. Right now, I’m inclined to take early retirement.”