For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. – Genesis 7:4.
If God initiated the flood because man was wicked, why did he have to kill off all the animals, creatures that did not sin? What did the animals do to deserve this punishment, the extinguishing of their lives? Why God?
Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward,[a] they found a plain in Shinar[b] and settled there.
They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake
them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for
mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a
tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for
ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole
But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were
building.The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have
begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do
will be impossible for them.Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they
will not understand each other.” – Genesis 11:1-7
What was God afraid of? What did he think the people of Babel would
or could do? Why did God say that
nothing would be impossible for them to accomplish? Why was an omnipotent being like God afraid
Nearly two people die each second, according to http://www.ecology.com/birth-death-rates/. Take a minute to contemplate that fact. Let that idea marinate in your minds. By the time you finish reading this sentence, approximately 16 people would have died either because of murder, suicide, an accident, disease, natural causes, or other reasons. If this is too surreal to comprehend, please go to http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/ and watch the “Deaths Today” ticker. It is quite sobering to see the number of deaths that occur every second. After viewing the ticker for some time, contemplate on why this is happening, if you subscribe to the biblical creation account. This constant torrent of death is occurring simply because a couple of people disobeyed God and ate from the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. According to the Bible, the simple disobedience by earths primary couple is responsible for the approximately 100 billion who have died since the beginning of time. Is this a justifiable punishment for people who are not responsible for the first couple’s non-compliance? Is it moral to in essence kill billions because of our primal progenitors’ godly insubordination? Is it not more moral and understanding to think that these deaths happen because this is what occurs in evolution? Please comment below!
I have heard that you have decided to disassociate yourself from the organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I can sympathize with your feelings and understand the hurt you are currently coping with since I myself am a disfellowshipped brother from the same congregation. I was indoctrinated into the religion since birth so I am cognizant of the internal pathos the splitting of families may actualize. I say that this action separates loved ones because that is the intended purpose of shunning. If not, this weapon would have no teeth. The sharpness of its actions would have no barbed effect. Smooth intentions lead to gentle outcomes, and that is not the outcome that is intended. The harshness of this compulsory engagement is required to turn people back towards the “truth.” However, what if this religion is not the truth? Are you willing to stake your future life in a faith that you cannot without certainty declare as true?
How can you avoid the pain of shunning from
others? Tertullian once said that “The pleasure of those who injure you lies
in your pain. Therefore, they will suffer if you take away their pleasure by
not feeling pain.”
Shun them first, and you will have severed the connection you have with the
congregation, a group of people who only have their self-interests in mind or
maybe care for you but are in the same situation that you are. They may doubt as well, but their bonds with their families are
stronger than their will to be set free.
Losing your loved ones can be
difficult but owning the one life you have is eternally more valuable,
satisfying and a much more successful way of living.
Do not listen to the members of the
congregation. They are masters of
portents and smooth speech. They are sly
speakers that only are able to deploy
false rhetoric to keep you captive in the
Jehovah’s Witness cult. You never know
who the wolves are until they show you their teeth and by that time, it is too
‘The true reality has now been circumscribed, the line in the sand drawn. In the end, we should not look for our destiny in dusty old texts. The late and great Carl Sagan said it best. ‘We’re made of star stuff. We are a way for the cosmos to know itself.’ Never should we allow ourselves to be controlled by this parasitic infection. Feed it the antidote of knowledge and critical thinking. The heavens do not contain a God. We should find our consolations in the constellations.”
“Immediately after the distress of those days “‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.” – Matthew 24:29
Today, September the 30th, a rare Black Moon* will be in full majesty in our skies (unless you live in New Jersey, where all you will see is clouds) but this comes after another celestial phenomenon*.
On the first of September a rare solar eclipse dubbed the “ring of fire”, an eclipse that occurs above Africa which leaves only the thick edge of the sun exposed, occurred as depicted below.
This double phenomenon has significant implication to religious zealots and run of the mill nutbags. These are the celestial observances that the aforementioned scripture depicts. More about this in my upcoming book. This shows that all religions, at least monotheistic ones, look forward to the end of the world. They want the apocalypse to come and the wanton destruction that it implies.
Just further validation that religion needs to be abolished. We need to emancipate these wicked ideas from the global populace in order to ensure the safety of humanity. This false prediction will not cause harm to our world, but the underpinning of reason within religious texts will.
“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements – the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life – weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today.”
― Dr. Lawrence M. Krauss
What say you people? Does Jesus get credit for dying for our sins or do the stars?