Deuteronomy 6: What? More laws?
Deuteronomy: Part 6 of 34
Love the LORD Your God
1 These are the commands, decrees and laws the LORD your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess,
These ten commandments are growing. Who taught you lot to count?
2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.
A short life lived with love and contentment is much preferable to a long life lived with fear and repression.
3 Hear, Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, promised you.
I don’t need the winning lottery ticket to be happy. Just freedom, love and justice.
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
One what? I have a few suggestions.
5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
If he was real, I would have to despise him. Anyone who acts in the manner he has doesn’t deserve love.
6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Good idea. That’s the best way to create more atheists.
8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Not likely. I’d be locked up in a looney bin.
10 When the LORD your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build,
No, you murdered their citizens and stole their belongings.
11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied,
I don’t know how God’s little army of sock puppets can live with themselves considering the atrocities they have either committed in his name themselves or silently approved of by following him.
12 be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
13 Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.
I’d trust someone who gave me ‘their’ word over someone who is delusional enough to think I’d believe their oath taken in the name of a mythical creature.
14 Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you;
Very good. I won’t.
15 for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will destroy you from the face of the land.
16 Do not put the LORD your God to the test as you did at Massah.
I’m easily over halfway through my life and I’ve been putting God to the test all that time. He’s a myth. A moron. A destestable son-of-a-bitch and he can go screw himself for all I care. Test? He fails.
17 Be sure to keep the commands of the LORD your God and the stipulations and decrees he has given you.
18 Do what is right and good in the LORD’s sight, so that it may go well with you and you may go in and take over the good land the LORD promised on oath to your ancestors,
Keep your rules, your laws, your commandments and let the people who rightly own the land keep that. THAT would be good.
19 thrusting out all your enemies before you, as the LORD said.
Holding others as your enemy makes you their enemy. Putting a stop to the circle of hatred sounds a far better proposition to me.
20 In the future, when your son asks you, “What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the LORD our God has commanded you?”
You can tell him it is for power hungry dictators who are happier to kill and steal than do a decent days work to provide for themselves. They are parasites.
21 tell him: “We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, but the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
You were slaves because God allowed you to be. If he was so powerful, that would not have happened in the first place. People that either allow bad things to happen to others so they can save them or protect them, or willfully put them in that position so they can save them or protect them are criminals themselves. We have laws covering that today.
22 Before our eyes the LORD sent signs and wonders—great and terrible—on Egypt and Pharaoh and his whole household.
He sent plagues on the Insraelites too. He made the Pharoah mistreat the Israelites. It’s just a protection racket.
23 But he brought us out from there to bring us in and give us the land he promised on oath to our ancestors.
24 The LORD commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the LORD our God, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today.
I wouldn’t be so sure of that. I don’t see them living in safety and security at all.
25 And if we are careful to obey all this law before the LORD our God, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness.”
No, that will be your delusion.