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Gratuitous Hegemony

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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By Day dream believer, October 12, 2008 at 11:26 am Link to this comment
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“From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. ‘Go on up, you baldhead!’ they said. ‘Go on up, you baldhead!’ He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths. And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria.”
- II Kings 2:23-25

“You are welcome at my house,” the old man said. “Let me supply whatever you need. Only don’t spend the night in the square.” 21 So he took him into his house and fed his donkeys. After they had washed their feet, they had something to eat and drink.

22 While they were enjoying themselves, some of the wicked men of the city surrounded the house. Pounding on the door, they shouted to the old man who owned the house, “Bring out the man who came to your house so we can have sex with him.”

23 The owner of the house went outside and said to them, “No, my friends, don’t be so vile. Since this man is my guest, don’t do this disgraceful thing. 24 Look, here is my virgin daughter, and his concubine. I will bring them out to you now, and you can use them and do to them whatever you wish. But to this man, don’t do such a disgraceful thing.”

25 But the men would not listen to him. So the man took his concubine and sent her outside to them, and they raped her and abused her throughout the night, and at dawn they let her go. 26 At daybreak the woman went back to the house where her master was staying, fell down at the door and lay there until daylight.

27 When her master got up in the morning and opened the door of the house and stepped out to continue on his way, there lay his concubine, fallen in the doorway of the house, with her hands on the threshold. 28 He said to her, “Get up; let’s go.” But there was no answer. Then the man put her on his donkey and set out for home.

29 When he reached home, he took a knife and cut up his concubine, limb by limb, into twelve parts and sent them into all the areas of Israel. 30 Everyone who saw it said, “Such a thing has never been seen or done, not since the day the Israelites came up out of Egypt. Think about it! Consider it! Tell us what to do!” Judges 19

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By Outraged, September 23, 2008 at 12:29 am Link to this comment

Seriously though, what would the bible be rated by these rating systems…?  Sex, violence, gore, death, explicit death, destruction, sexual fantasy, fantasy, damn a “swear word” according to ratings, cause that’s in there too.  Then there’s god damning things, does that count..?  How are these ratings systems contrived, and wasn’t it the religious folk that initiated these?

I went into a library once in a little town in Wyoming and just inside the door there was a large bookcase littered with books.  The sign at the top said, “Christian Fiction”.  The irony.

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By Margaret Currey, September 22, 2008 at 2:22 pm Link to this comment
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The bible was written by men and the book is also verly political, lots of take overs and murders in “the name of god”.

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By Gilgamesh, September 22, 2008 at 10:29 am Link to this comment
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this book belongs in a museum with all the other failed religions. its simply the new age mythology.

Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery. ~Robert Green Ingersoll

My Country is the World and my religion is to do good. ~Tom Paine

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By GW=MCHammered, September 22, 2008 at 9:07 am Link to this comment
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To the pic file name too.

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