Nine and a Half Commandments

The Bible says to

Honor mom and dad or else!

Mom cries silently

i can’t tell if my mother is

terrified or in love with

my father it all

looks the same

i flinch when you touch me

i fear it is him

Rupi Kaur

I remember hearing the shouts and rumbling through the walls of my bedroom at night. And worst of all, I remember my mother crying, silently, as if she was holding back so she wouldn’t wake my brother and me. I remember never wanting to be like my father, at least the abusive part of him. He did have a loving side to him, but I’ll never forget the abuse my mother had to endure. If God insists on honoring a father who treats my mother the way he did, then I’ll be in line to go to hell.

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Praying For All Mankind

God answers prayer

Why pray for your own disease

And not the whole world

If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

John 14:14 NKJV

Why waste a prayer just for yourself when you can cure the entire world – in one stroke? Or maybe you don’t want to cure the world. That’s the question I have for God. The advocates and fundamentalists of the Bible claim that God is omniscient and omnipotent (knows everything and is able to do anything), so why won’t He cure all disease, hunger, and suffering in the world? If he can and won’t, what does that say about God? I’m not here to judge God or any religion. I’m just a critical-thinking human being with lots of flaws enjoying the mysteries of the world. I know not much but love asking the question.

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Barbies in Heaven

She was only ten

When she pledged her abstinence

Girls with Barbie dolls

Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness.

Alejandro Jodorowski

I read an article last night written by Samantha Pugsley about herself and a group of ten-year-old girls who had pledged a commitment to God not to have sex until they were married. Yes! Ten-year-old girls who still played with Barbie dolls and thought boys were still icky (her words). This made her parents and the whole congregation in the Baptist church proud and happy. To make a long story short, she grew to hate sex, got a divorce, and left the church. This story sickened me and made me sad for the girls. Indoctrination is a pretty heavy thing but that’s how most Christians (and other religions) get into their religion. It wasn’t a choice for them. They were raised with it. Indoctrination is not free will. It’s mind control – programming of the young.

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Is Darkness the Shadow of God?

Maybe God doesn’t

Want to relieve the world of

Pervasive evil

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.

Isaiah 45:7 KJV

God has already tried to rid his planet Earth of evil with the Great Flood. But, as we all know, God’s attempt at eliminating evil did not work. His biggest mistake was thinking that Noah was a righteous man. What did Noah do right after getting off the ark? He got drunk! Humans continue to sin to this day. Another thought! Maybe God can’t fix the evilness of the world! And let’s not forget – God, himself creates evil!

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No Credit For God’s Wrath

Deadly tornadoes

“Thank you, Lord, for saving me!”

He creates evil

Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.

Jeremiah 23:19 KJV

 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.

Isaiah 45:7 KJV

Deadly tornadoes ripped through four states over the weekend (12/2021) and killed unknown numbers of people. A woman captured on the news standing in front of her demolished house threw her arms up in the air and praised God for saving her life. I’m always astonished at how we give God credit for what we perceive to be good, but, say nothing about why God might have created the disaster in the first place. We just don’t give him enough credit!

God Creates Evil Article

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