Jehova, The Immoral god
The bible tells us not to kill, not to covet, not to be jealous, yet throughout the Old Testament there is an evil monster doing just that. Let me introduce Jehovah, the immoral god of the bible.
He is a jealous god by his own admission and jealousy, in its very nature, requires the act of coveting. Due to this he will make those that decide to pray to or adore another deity pay, sometimes with their lives and even the lives of their off spring. Murdering, covetous and jealous, a sinner by his own standards
He will command those that do believe to kill their family, friends and neighbours for daring to worship another deity. Inciting immoral behaviour in the “Righteous”, yet he will not let anyone know for sure that he exists. You must just believe, but giving the unbelievers no reason to follow him. These are not the actions of an all loving, all forgiving deity that wants to bring people to his fold, which Christians portray Jehovah as, and the bible claims him to be.
Yet Christians will claim morality comes from their god. Do as I say not as I do? That is no way to lead. Nowadays, thankfully, we now can see the evolution of empathy in our ancestors, and can deduce from that how those morals evolved. We also have in depth neurological studies and don’t need to guess that they come from a god. And just as well, as Jehovah is not the best moral compass to set your standards to.
The below list is only with regards to killing, and does not address rape and slavery, which the immoral Jehovah doesn’t seem to mind to much at all, at all!!
By his own admission he is jealous god, and his jealousy leads to him coveting believers in other gods as he wants their adoration. For himself, when he can not have their adoration he becomes envious, which in turn leads to him commanding the deaths of those that dare to leave him or worship another.
Clearly not the act of an all loving, all forgiving god…..
Jealous and punishing the generations to follow
Exodus 20:5 King James Version (KJV)
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
It seems Jehova saw the error of his ways in Ezekial 18:20
The person who sins is the one who will die. The child will not be punished for the parent’s sins, and the parent will not be punished for the child’s sins. Righteous people will be rewarded for their own righteous behavior, and wicked people will be punished for their own wickedness.
God punishes David by killing his child
2 Samuel 12
11 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun.
12 For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.
13 And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord. And Nathan said unto David, The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die.
14 Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee shall surely die.
15 And Nathan departed unto his house. And the Lord struck the child that Uriah’s wife bare unto David, and it was very sick.
16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.
17 And the elders of his house arose, and went to him, to raise him up from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.
18 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell him that the child is dead?
19 But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child dead? And they said, He is dead.
See Ezekial 18:20
Kill People Who Don’t Listen to Priests
Anyone arrogant enough to reject the verdict of the judge or of the priest who represents the LORD your God must be put to death. Such evil must be purged from Israel. (Deuteronomy 17:12 NLT)
Jehova decided to take 1 prophet at a time to reveal himself to. how can he be morally justified in ordering the murder of people he has not shown himself to. They are right to be skeptical as there were and still are many people/groups claiming they represent the 1 true god or gods.
You should not let a sorceress live. (Exodus 22:17 NAB)
This is open to abuse. You want someone executed so you accuse them of sorcery. The god of the OT did not define any specifics for detecting a sorceress. This may not be immoral but it draws in to question the thinking of a supposedly perfect deity. There should be no ambiguity from a perfect being.
“If a man lies with a male as with a women, both of them shall be put to death for their abominable deed; they have forfeited their lives.” (Leviticus 20:13 NAB)
WTF Jehova?? We are now learning some cases of homosexuality are epigenetic. It starts in the womb. Sexual preference is decided before birth in these cases. An all knowing god would know this so ordering their death is highly immoral.
A man or a woman who acts as a medium or fortuneteller shall be put to death by stoning; they have no one but themselves to blame for their death. (Leviticus 20:27 NAB)
I have no time for such charlatans but to put them to death for trying to earn a dishonest crust is a little extreme. Ordering assassinations is certainly immoral.
Death for Hitting Dad
Whoever strikes his father or mother shall be put to death. (Exodus 21:15 NAB)
Nobody should inflict violence on another living creature, so if they do inflict extreme violence on them. Jehova does love his death sentences.
Death for Cursing Parents
1) If one curses his father or mother, his lamp will go out at the coming of darkness. (Proverbs 20:20 NAB)
2) All who curse their father or mother must be put to death. They are guilty of a capital offense. (Leviticus 20:9 NLT)
An eye for an eye, hardly. Death for uttering a meaningless incantation. Another WTF jehova moment.
Death for Adultery
If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife, both the man and the woman must be put to death. (Leviticus 20:10 NLT)
My opinion on adultery is dont cheat. Be an adult and walk away if you want to be with someone else, but maintain any parental responsibilities if there are children involved in the break up. If you dont support your children and you can I am all for a little jail time but we are human. We have an evolutionary desire to procreate and pass on our genes. To kill someone for wanting to do this is an abomination.
Death for Fornication
A priest’s daughter who loses her honor by committing fornication and thereby dishonors her father also, shall be burned to death. (Leviticus 21:9 NAB)
Kill, kill kill, assassinate in my name. Jehova is such a bad example!!
Death to Followers of Other Religions
Whoever sacrifices to any god, except the Lord alone, shall be doomed. (Exodus 22:19 NAB)
Jehova chooses not to show himself so there will be no doubt he exists but if you are a follower of his you MUST kill those that would dare believe in another deity. He certainly is a jealous god.
They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord, the God of their fathers, with all their heart and soul; and everyone who would not seek the Lord, the God of Israel, was to be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman. (2 Chronicles 15:12-13 NAB)
See Death to followers comment
Kill False Prophets
If a man still prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall say to him, “You shall not live, because you have spoken a lie in the name of the Lord.” When he prophesies, his parents, father and mother, shall thrust him through. (Zechariah 13:3 NAB)
See Death to followers comment
Kill the Entire Town if One Person Worships Another God
Suppose you hear in one of the towns the LORD your God is giving you that some worthless rabble among you have led their fellow citizens astray by encouraging them to worship foreign gods. In such cases, you must examine the facts carefully. If you find it is true and can prove that such a detestable act has occurred among you, you must attack that town and completely destroy all its inhabitants, as well as all the livestock. Then you must pile all the plunder in the middle of the street and burn it. Put the entire town to the torch as a burnt offering to the LORD your God. That town must remain a ruin forever; it may never be rebuilt. Keep none of the plunder that has been set apart for destruction. Then the LORD will turn from his fierce anger and be merciful to you. He will have compassion on you and make you a great nation, just as he solemnly promised your ancestors. “The LORD your God will be merciful only if you obey him and keep all the commands I am giving you today, doing what is pleasing to him.” (Deuteronomy 13:13-19 NLT)
See Death to Followers of Other Religions comment
Kill Women Who Are Not Virgins On Their Wedding Night
But if this charge is true (that she wasn’t a virgin on her wedding night), and evidence of the girls virginity is not found, they shall bring the girl to the entrance of her fathers house and there her townsman shall stone her to death, because she committed a crime against Israel by her unchasteness in her father’s house. Thus shall you purge the evil from your midst. (Deuteronomy 22:20-21 NAB)
Kill Followers of Other Religions.
1) If your own full brother, or your son or daughter, or your beloved wife, or you intimate friend, entices you secretly to serve other gods, whom you and your fathers have not known, gods of any other nations, near at hand or far away, from one end of the earth to the other: do not yield to him or listen to him, nor look with pity upon him, to spare or shield him, but kill him. Your hand shall be the first raised to slay him; the rest of the people shall join in with you. You shall stone him to death, because he sought to lead you astray from the Lord, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that place of slavery. And all Israel, hearing of this, shall fear and never do such evil as this in your midst. (Deuteronomy 13:7-12 NAB)
2) Suppose a man or woman among you, in one of your towns that the LORD your God is giving you, has done evil in the sight of the LORD your God and has violated the covenant by serving other gods or by worshipping the sun, the moon, or any of the forces of heaven, which I have strictly forbidden. When you hear about it, investigate the matter thoroughly. If it is true that this detestable thing has been done in Israel, then that man or woman must be taken to the gates of the town and stoned to death. (Deuteronomy 17:2-5 NLT)
See Death to Followers of Other Religions comment
Death for Blasphemy
One day a man who had an Israelite mother and an Egyptian father got into a fight with one of the Israelite men. During the fight, this son of an Israelite woman blasphemed the LORD’s name. So the man was brought to Moses for judgment. His mother’s name was Shelomith. She was the daughter of Dibri of the tribe of Dan. They put the man in custody until the LORD’s will in the matter should become clear. Then the LORD said to Moses, “Take the blasphemer outside the camp, and tell all those who heard him to lay their hands on his head. Then let the entire community stone him to death. Say to the people of Israel: Those who blaspheme God will suffer the consequences of their guilt and be punished. Anyone who blasphemes the LORD’s name must be stoned to death by the whole community of Israel. Any Israelite or foreigner among you who blasphemes the LORD’s name will surely die. (Leviticus 24:10-16 NLT)
Basically the immoral, unjust, unforgiving continues here and below. If this was a state head nowadays he would be seen as a tyrant and a despot. Please do carry on reading down to the horrific list of punishments and you judge if the punishment fits the crime……