In the Name of God

By David Glenn Cox

There is a Meme going around on social media. Just about what you’d expect from the apologists of murder and mayhem. “A rock in bad hands killed Abel. A rock in good hands killed Goliath.” Trying to equate a rock from Biblical fables with the reality of actual semi-automatic firearms killing school children.

Do you believe in giants? Do you believe that you could kill said giant with a rock and a sling shot? Do you actually believe the entire population of earth came from the children of Adam & Eve and not end up inbred? Of course, it would explain Republicans, but these are fables. If you wish to believe, be my guest but don’t try and use your fairytales to justify the actual murder of someone’s children. You bastardize your book and your God of love and bring shame upon yourself.

The Governor of Tennessee made a five-minute address and at no point mentioned guns or murder. Instead, he referred to “The Shooter” once. It was evil he said. And referenced the Bible several times. It’s not guns we need to regulate, it’s evil. Nice deflection to say the names of the victims but not acknowledge the cause of their deaths.

He wants to regulate evil in the same way they regulate restrooms in Tennessee by putting up signs. TRANSGENDERS and Evil are not welcome! There, problem solved!

It’s not the defective airplane that caused that killed those people; it was evil. It wasn’t the pandemic that killed a million Americans, it was evil. It wasn’t guns that murdered the children, it was evil. Thoughts and prayers everyone, thoughts, and prayers!

I had someone from the pro murder lobby who complained that it wasn’t fair to penalize the 99.9% of gun owners with additional regulation. That the carnage should continue because they didn’t want to be inconvenienced by additional regulation. My dog didn’t bite anyone, why do I need a dog license and rabbi’s shots?

Jesus, that old skinflint could have healed everyone like Oprah. “You’re all healed! You’re healed and you’re healed! You can all see now, and you’re not dead anymore! But instead, he healed only the occasional blind man or the off leper justifying his stinginess that the others didn’t believe strongly enough. Their faith wasn’t strong enough to believe in the miracles and magic of a random street preacher. It’s your own fault; I would heal you but…

God is all powerful and he knew you before you were even born. But he didn’t know his creatures would be so simple minded as to be duped into eating the fruit from the tree he told them not eat. But until Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge how could they understand right from wrong? This all knowing and all loving God who tells us to forgive 7 x 70 has no forgiveness in his own heart for his own dimwitted creation. It was Adam and Eve’s fault they did what they did and not God’s own failing.

One day, this loving God decided that he’s had enough of his disobedient children and conspired to commit genocide. But appointed one old man and his family to build a boat and summoned all the animals. Those animals were blameless and should be spared from God’s wrath and genocide. But for everyone else death. I guess it sucks to be you. All the little children and the dumb cattle and dogs and cats murdered because of the disobedience of some humans. God is love, yeah right.

And you better believe or else. A lake of fire awaits you with the music of Barry Manilow and Pat Boone ringing in your ears as the sound track of hell. Forgiveness for the creator’s pet? Nope, off to hell with you. Infants and small children sentenced to hell because of the sins of their parents for not performing a ritual or not having the time to perform a ritual.

With ultimate irony that after god had wiped out humanity saving just sliver to regerminate the species. He expected the second crop to be somehow better than the first crop had been. But made no adjustment in the design. There, did you learn to fear me yet? I’ll kill you all unless you love me.

His angels live forever and enjoy god’s grace. And his angel Michael is God’s enforcer so don’t piss him off. But one of God’s angels tried to overthrow God and God sent him to hell. But he didn’t punish the other angels the way he punished man. He didn’t wipe them all out in a genocidal rage and start over.

God stopped the sun so Joshua could finish the Battle of Jericho. For some reason God thought the sun went around the earth rather than the other way around. In any case it was a miracle, and nobody flew off the surface of the suddenly stopped earth. And all were included in God’s miracle believers and non-believers alike. Except of course for Joshua’s enemies. God was in favor of killing all of them.

The true believers believe in the rapture when God is going to destroy humanity once again. They are anxious and joyous because God will kill all the non-believers but are certain God will spare them.

Go get em God! Kill them all God, but you remember me, don’t you? I spoke about your love when the little children were murdered. I helped to pass laws to persecute minority groups you probably wouldn’t like. You never said anything about them so we’re just taking a lucky guess that you probably wouldn’t like them.

Christianity is a cafeteria plan. Some believe it is the literal inspired word of God. Others think that they are just parables. Parables of murder and rape incest and unspeakable crimes. But these crimes are never attributed to God they are always blamed on human beings. God created us in his own image, but his crimes are all our fault. Help us oh lord to protect the little children for we are far too cowardly to do anything about it ourselves.

Help us oh lord to prayers and supplications for you are our rock. Which we throw to dodge all responsibility for the horrible crimes and massacres we tolerate in your name.

“A God who could make good children as easily a bad, yet preferred to make bad ones; who could have made every one of them happy, yet never made a single happy one; who made them prize their bitter life, yet stingily cut it short; who gave his angels eternal happiness unearned, yet required his other children to earn it; who gave is angels painless lives, yet cursed his other children with biting miseries and maladies of mind and body; who mouths justice, and invented hell–mouths mercy, and invented hell–mouths Golden Rules and forgiveness multiplied by seventy times seven, and invented hell; who mouths morals to other people, and has none himself; who frowns upon crimes, yet commits them all; who created man without invitation, then tries to shuffle the responsibility for man’s acts upon man, instead of honorably placing it where it belongs, upon himself; and finally, with altogether divine obtuseness, invites his poor abused slave to worship him!” – Mark Twain

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