Sunday, January 25, 2009

Jesus Said It #7: I Will Kill Her Children

And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. --Revelation 2:23
Jesus and the grim reaper are getting together to kill a bunch of babies. Then afterwards they'll pile up the kidneys (reins) and hearts so that Jesus can sort through them.

The bible is full of atrocities, in both testaments. It doesn't take much research to find them. Of course, most christians I know would say that this verse is symbolic. Symbolic or not, it paints a terrible mental image of Jesus.

9 comments:

GCT said...

"Symbolic" means never having to say you're sorry I guess.

Of course, how can they know that that was symbolic, and how can they know when other things are not symbolic. Once you open that can of worms, you may as well toss the whole book out.

к∑ⅰ₮サ said...

Do you always think it's an atrocity to kill children? Even if they were a rapist serial killer who was about to attack your wife? Such a person would still be someone’s child. Sometimes children can be adults – it just depends on the context.

Robert Madewell said...

"Do you always think it's an atrocity to kill children?"

Children to me means children. Your definition means anybody. Jesus did not say that he's going to kill a bunch of guys. He said that he's going to kill children. If God meant something else he should have said it differently. (Of course, I don't believe that God wrote the bible, but many people do.)

Muffin said...

Ugh I'm so sick of xians crying "oh you're taking that out of context" like there's ever a context in which rape/murder/slavery/genocide is ok. Damn they're pathetic.

In my attempts at reading the bible, I have yet to get to the new testament. I was under the impression that this Jesus fellow was all lovey dovey. Didn't realize he's just as fucked up as his father.

Word verification- "tellmed"

(There was an error so if this posts twice, I apologize!)

Robert Madewell said...

Muffin,
This verse comes from Revelations. It's actually supposed to be Jesus talking to St. John in a dream/vision. I include Revelation in my "Jesus said it" series because many christians do believe that John's vision was literal and that Jesus did physically appear to him.

Jesus has alot of crappy things to say. He's misogynistic, legalistic, vindictive, etc. Check out the rest of this series. I hope to be able to post more Jesus Said It articles.

Jesus Said It articles here

к∑ⅰ₮サ said...
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к∑ⅰ₮サ said...

Do your parents have any children?

I rest my case.

Robert Madewell said...

So Keith, it's ok for Jesus to kill people?

I rest my case.

Anonymous said...

I think the biggest misconseption is that God is not violent and the church preaches it. Really the bible says multiple time that if you mess up it's your ass! I do believe in God but man has distorted the word. "Fear God" is in the book for a reason and yes I believe God is ruler why the church thinks of him like a socialist baffles me everytime.