Part three of the Revelation series: Below are links to part one and two.
Consider for a moment the Christian god and its love of destruction. It just so happens to be one of the primary proofs Christians posit that a god does exist. They say, “the proof of God exists in nature”. They want to claim the beauty of nature for their god. The lotus, Red woods, the vast oceans, man and animals alike. Yet, they don’t want to claim tornado’s, hurricanes, or earthquakes, unless they fit into some sort of prophecy. I can’t tell you how many times satan takes the blame for such disasters. Despite that their god gets credited for the infant and its mother who manage to survive amid rubble for days. Despite that hundreds of people may have died in the disaster, but the sparing of one life gives rise to celebration in their merciful gods honor? So I say to those that would give credit to a god of nature, to not yield in any natural occurrence. If you celebrate the survivors of a disaster in your gods honor then you should also celebrate those who have perished.
I always like to point to the fact that a war took place in heaven between god and a third of the angels resulting in the creation of the archenemy of the bible, satan. This is obviously a huge oversight by a creator that is supposed to be all knowing. But, what if that was part of his master plan? Was it actually necessary to create devious angels to begin with? I would think not since this guy is alleged to be all powerful too.
Then we look at the Garden of Eden where Eve is tempted into taking forbidden fruit, by a snake. The question is how did the snake get there in the first place if not created by god, and why create a forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden to begin with? The most overused explanation is the most contradictory of them all, “It was gods plan”. So we are left to believe that this all powerful all knowing all everything god could not come up with a better plan? I suppose this is the case if you wish to believe in such drivel.
After Adam and Eve are cast out of the Garden of Eden some years pass and we find ourselves at the next great destruction story, Noah and his ark. The flooding of the Earth happens to be a Sunday school classic, where children are taught all about the animals finding a temporary home on the ark just in time for the Christian gods first destruction of the world. This flood supposedly encompasses the entire globe, which lacks evidence ever occurring but never mind that. Since this god created such villainous creatures he was left with no choice but to kill them all save a few, and start all over again. Then we are lead to believe that this god creates the rainbow as a promise that he will never destroy the earth by water again. Don’t you just love poetic justice?
Then we have Sodom and Gomorrah which cannot be verified either, despite the many locations Christians like to claim fit the description. We have Pillars of salt, fire and brimstone, famine and plague oh my. But, this god loves his creation SO F-ing much!
Oh and what about the story of Job, where the Christian god plays cat-and-mouse with one of his most devoted followers by challenging satan to a game of “who can fuck this guy over the most”, in which case god wins outright since he created satan, which is an extension of himself considering the story would be pointless without a villain. How extraordinary is it that Job never falters amid losing everything but his life after his god and satan end their game? Of course the latter was rhetorical, but for insurance: it’s not extraordinary at all.
For god so loves to destroy he gave us an entire book about his hobby. The book of Revelation is nothing but a destruction story. It is the only book in the canon which has absolutely no relevance to the overall claim of gods existence, or the story of Jesus. Yet, I suppose it is fitting considering this god really does love to destroy things. In fact, it reminds me of being a little boy and playing with my little green army men in my back yard. I would dig holes, build mud houses and flood their world with a garden hose. I would build stick forts and throw rocks at them to knock them down, all the while making explosive sounds and machine gun fire with my mouth for effect. Isn’t it ironic that a child would anthropomorphize a world where he was a god in essence, and merrily destroy the unsuspecting creatures of his imaginary realm? Does this point to a god, or does it point to childish minds creating a story 2000+ years ago?
Perhaps this idea of god comes from the fact that we are very likely to die from some sort of natural cause which makes us feel small. So, to offset this insignificant feeling we impose a story which grants some sort of silver platter for us to rest our weary lives upon.
As humanity we are prone to publicly shame horrible acts such as, Newtown, or the Colorado Theater shooting where senseless deaths occurred at the hands of troubled individuals. Yet we fail to make the same assertion when we know from biblical accounts that the Christian god claims credit for a flooding which wiped out all but a few of the people on earth. That means this god killed men, women, AND children of all ages. That means the Christian god similar to terrorist groups likes to boast his killings of the innocent. It happens to be a trophy on the wall of this religion, which makes it horrid in my opinion.
So as you can see this god doesn’t just destroy according to the stupid book, but this god LOVES to destroy. It is a game, which brings me to the obvious conclusion that this god doesn’t exist.
I hate to compare a fictitious story with a real one, but how many Americans today look back upon our treatment of the Natives, or enslaving of the Africans and celebrate it like it was some sort of American trophy? We learn about it because we must know where we come from, but by no means is the history of America taught in such a way to celebrate these wretched acts. So why don’t we do what the Christian churches do, and make the story of enslaving the Africans as a great and glorious? For one it would be misleading, and for two it is NOT something to be proud of.
Finally we must not forget that this supposed god is a lover of destruction, and we must not forget that wars have and will be fought according to the bible in heaven, and we must not forget that this god promises to grant eternal life in heaven to its followers. If this story were true you should be curious about what might happen after the conclusion of the book of Revelation. I would say based upon the frequent damnation, that this heaven won’t be any different from the hell for the punished. What a great story!