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    Default "Yahweh" (Jehovah) - The Brutal God of War

    Yahweh, a god in Man's Image

    All cultures have anthropomorphized their gods into humanoid (if sometimes grotesque) form. Were the Jews the exception? Hardly. We know precisely what the Hebrew god looked like. He was a man, no doubt looking remarkably like the bearded sage asking us to worship him. He has body parts: eyes and a face (‘they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes’ – Jeremiah 16:17); nose and a mouth (Psalms 18.8); lips, tongue and breath (Isaiah 30.27,33); loins (Ezekiel 1.27); even ‘back parts’ (Exodus 33.23). He also has several ‘human’ emotions, manly appetites, and a worrying disposition towards pathological violence.

    Yahweh feels regret for his own evil (‘And Yahweh saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and Yahweh repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.’ - Jonah 3.10); and grief (at the wickedness of men) ‘and it grieved him at his heart’ - (Genesis 6.6). He actually gets down and wrestles with Jacob, dislocating his thigh (Genesis 32.24). He forgets (he goes on calling Jacob ‘Jacob’ even after re-naming him ‘Israel’ - Genesis 35.10, 46.2). He practises favouritism (choosing the Israelites ‘above all people’ - Exodus 19.5; but he just does not like Cain or Esau!). He holds grudges (‘I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation’ – Exodus 20.5).

    For an omniscient god he is surprisingly unknowing (‘They have set up kings, but not by me; they have made princes, and I knew it not.’ – Hosea 8.4). And for an omnipotent god he has his limitations (‘The Lord was with Judah; and he drove out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley because they had chariots of iron.’ - Judges 1.19).

    And after his creation of the world, he even has to rest from his labour (‘And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work’ - Genesis 2.2) – to the endless bemusement of pagan critics, whose own gods didn’t need to rest!

    Blood-lust

    The most disturbing aspect of Yahweh’s humanoid personality, however, is his blood-lust. The smell of burning flesh is a ‘sweet savour unto the lord’ – so sweet, in fact, that the phrase appears in the Old Testament no fewer than twenty-three times. The butchery demanded by Yahweh is truly monumental. Believers are required to sacrifice two lambs day-by-day continuously – and that’s just for starters! Just as well Yahweh had several thousand priests to help him trough through the banquet!

    Livestock bears the brunt of this god’s appetite but humans could so easily get the chop from the big guy. God kills Uzzah for simply steadying the tumbling Ark (1Chronicles 13.9,10). Poor Onan was zapped for using the withdrawal method of birth control (Genesis 38:10). But such isolated vindictiveness palls in comparison with the mass killings of the Lord. When the autocratic Moses faces a rebellion led by Korah, God uses an earthquake and fire to consume two hundred and fifty rebels. When indignant sympathizers protest at the injustice, Yahweh wipes out another fourteen thousand seven hundred with a plague (Numbers 16). What a guy!

    "Yahweh" is an abbreviation of the longer name, "Yahweh Sabaoth." It means, "he who musters armies."

    Thus Yahweh's name identifies the god primarily as the military leader of the tribe.

    ‘The Lord is a man of war; the Yahweh is his name.’ Exodus 15.3

    Virgins saved for later use

    Moses flies into a rage because his returning Israelite war party has slaughtered only the adult male Midianites!

    "Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known a man by sleeping with him. But all the young girls who have not known a man by sleeping with him, keep alive for yourselves."

    Uzzah helping hand - learns the hard way to keep his hands to himself

    The Ark of God remained in the house of Abinadab, the father of Uzzah and Ahio, for twenty years,
    David, after he became king, determined to move the Ark to Jerusalem, totally ignored the instructions of God regarding how to move the Ark and copied the method of the Philistines, using a new ox cart. Things, seemingly, went well until the procession arrived at Nachon's threshing floor and Uzzah, touching the Ark to stay it, was smitted dead.

    "At that Yahweh's anger blazed against Uzzah so that he struck him down because he had thrust his hand upon the ark, and he died there before God."

    Korah finds no democracy in Israel - Rebels consumed by earth, fire, plague

    But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, "Ye have killed the people of the LORD."

    And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying, "Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment ..."

    Onan murdered for using birth control

    And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.

    Poor Onan was then killed for using the withdrawal method of birth control
    And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.

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    Headlines: Breaking news on House of Yahweh

    Boy terrified in ritual abuse in the mountains - Yahweh cult's 'Test of Fear'

    "God put Abraham to the test ... Abraham built an altar ... bound Isaac hand & foot ... took the slaughtering knife to kill his son ... But the angel of the Lord began calling ... 'Do not put out your hand against the boy .... for now I know that you fear the Lord ...'God tells Abraham to sacrifice Isaac.
    Girl Not So Lucky – Religious Fanatic Sacrifices Virgin Daughter

    "I will give to the LORD the first thing coming out of my house to greet me when I return in triumph. I will sacrifice it as a burnt offering ... her father kept his vow, and she died a virgin."

    Prostitute's son Jephthah, in victory vow with God, makes burnt offering of only daughter.
    Yahweh - Blessed Murderers - Blessed Are The Baby Killers:

    "'Today,' Moses said, 'you have consecrated yourself to Yahweh, at the cost of your sons and brothers. And so he bestows a blessing on you today.'"

    Moses orders Levite fanatics to murder 3000 golden-calf enthusiasts.
    Saul loses out:

    "You didn't kill enough," says the Lord. "You can't be king!"


    When the Lord says kill everyone He means EVERYONE!

    "And Saul defeated the Amalekites … and devoted to destruction all the people … But Saul spared Agag and … all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them. All that was despised and worthless they devoted to destruction.

    And Samuel said, "What then is this bleating of the sheep in my ears and the lowing of the oxen that I hear?" … Then Samuel said, "Bring here to me Agag the king of the Amalekites." And Agag came to him cheerfully … And Samuel hacked Agag to pieces before the LORD in Gilgal. And the LORD regretted that he had made Saul king over Israel."The LORD delivers 10,000 Canaanites and Perizzites for slaughter in Bezek. As part of the fun 71 kings have their thumbs and big toes cut off. "And the LORD said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand ... Then Judah went up, and the Lord delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand; and they killed ten thousand men at Bezek."
    Yahweh - Blessed Murderers - God was delighted with the massacre:

    "And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing right in mine eyes, hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of the 4th generation shall sit on the throne of Israel."

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    Default The Lord is a man of war; Yahweh is his name.



    In Joshua’s (supposed) wars of conquest, Yahweh gets right in there. He throws down ‘great stones from heaven’ (Joshua 10:11) and scores a better body-count than his Israelites with mere swords. When the Lord gets up a real head of steam the slaughter reaches a truly epic scale. For merely looking into his Ark, Yahweh wipes out fifty thousand and seventy unfortunate men of Bethshemesh (1 Samuel 6:19). When King David slips up and orders a national census, an enraged Yahweh zaps seventy thousand.

    Quite apart from the celestial superman’s own killing, he animates his favourites into wiping out whole cities and nations. Jericho, Sodom, Gomorrah, Ai, Makkedah, Libnah etc., etc., are ‘smote and consumed’ – men, women, young, old, ox, sheep and ass!

    ‘You shall annihilate them - Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, Jebusites – as Yahweh your God commanded you.’

    In the largest single god-inspired massacre in the Bible, one million Ethiopians are slaughtered!
    But then we have been warned:

    ‘The Lord is a man of war; Yahweh is his name.’Exodus 15:3


    Terrorism

    All this carnage, of course, is allegorical, albeit that certain stories may have a tenuous link with an ancient skirmish somewhere. The point is to terrify people into obedience of the priesthood.

    ‘Moses’ is an archetypal ‘wise priest’, who rules with a rod of iron and brooks no opposition.

    Take heed’ is the warning. Look what happens when you disobey the word of the Lord!

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    Default Re: "Yahweh" (Jehovah) - The Brutal God of War

    Where Did They Get Their Ideas From?

    Of Coming Forth by Light

    (aka Egyptian "Book of the Dead")

    On Transformation (Chapter 125)

    Greetings to you, High God, Master of the two Maats! I came to you, my Master, to see your perfection.
    I know you and I know the name of the two Maats. Here I have now come to you and have brought what is just and have chased iniquity away.
    - I have not committed iniquity against men,
    - I have not mistreated people,
    - I committed no sins in the Place of Truth,
    - I have done no harm,
    - I did not "blaspheme" God,
    - I did not impoverish the poor in their belongings,
    - I did not do what is abominable to the gods,
    - I have not afflicted and made the people weep,
    - I have not starved anyone (but have fed instead),
    - I did not kill or order killings,
    - I have harmed no one,
    - I did not soil the gods' bread,
    - I did not steal the holy wafers belonging to the fortunate ones (of the sky),
    - I was not a pederast,
    - I did not Reduce my bushel, (my scales were fair),
    - I did not add to the weight of my scales,
    - I did not cheat on the measurement of lands,
    - I did not steal milk from the mouths of small children,
    - I did not deprive cattle of its pasture,
    - I did not steal the gods' birds and fish,
    - I did not divert water when there was a flood,
    - I did not put out a fire which burned brightly,
    - I did not forget the days for offering meat,
    - I did not oppose a god during a procession,

    I am pure, I am pure, I am pure! My purity is that of the Grand Phoenix at Heracleopolis,
    as I am the nose of the Master of the winds who makes all men live in this, the day of the Filling of the Eye at Heliopolis.

    16th-24th century BC (Trans. E. A. Wallis Budge)

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