Deuteronomy: The Post Mortem
Deuteronomy: What was it all about?
Mostly, this book is nothing but hot air. Lots of descriptions of going here and going there. More I’ll do that if you do this from God. The bloodshed has risen as against previous books and how much of that is to come remains to be seen.
The most noticeable thing though is the lack of substance. This is touted as a book to base your life upon. It is a ‘moral compass’ can be heard from every corner of christendom, but they fail to back it up with any proof. That is to be expected though, because turds floating in toilets don’t make good compasses. I use that phrase because this book is a load of crap. Nowhere is there to be found, so far at least, anything that could be rightfully called good advice. I don’t count the section where you get told not to muzzle your ox while it’s working. That is not about morals, but is a good example of how close the bible gets to being what it says it is.
The amount of people killed on their journey is hard for me to calculate because numbers aren’t given. All we do hear though is that they wipe out every living thing everywhere they go. That is of course unless they need a few extra virgins in which case they spare them and divide them up like the spoils of war. Even the priests get a few for their pleasure.
There are now more instances of God and Moses admitting there are other gods. Not just idols, but gods.
The habit of naming everything and telling us where they are going is boring as hell. If you were to sit down to study a subject and picked up a text book you would expect to get pertinent information. This book gives you nothing. Nobody could be expected to learn anything from it that could be termed useful. Drain it, strain it, wring it out and the only good stuff left might fill a page or two. If you are thinking that reading it will be time well spent, think again. Half an hour at a library sifting through children’s books will give you a better grounding in what could be called right and wrong actions. The lynchpin of the whole deal is the Ten Commandments and they are next to useless. There isn’t a whole lot of good stuff in them and the ones that are were known before God made his appearance on the world stage. Scraping up parts of what is already the moral code of the population and spreading it thinly through a book mainly to do with vile and barbaric behaviour is not how you should go about making a book of lessons about moral and ethical behaviour. There is very little morals in this book and even less ethics. So many times it contradicts itself. How do you justify telling people not to kill when you are having them wipe out whole civilisations? How do you get people to care for their families when you ask them to kill all the children and babies? How do you get them to treat their animals humanely when you ask them to kill all the animals owned by those humans they slaughter? How do you promote cleanliness when you promote the spraying of blood all over the place? How do you promote freedom when you tell them to take slaves? How do you expect people to live in harmony and peace when you place them at odds with each other? How do you expect fairness when you play favourites?
Onto Moses, he is lauded as the best thing that has happened to the Israelites. God admits that everything will fall apart once Moses is gone, but then goes on to blame Moses for the wrongdoings of the Israelites and then kills him. There’s gratitude for you.
The bible is a sickening piece of trash. It’s not good enough to be called bad literature.