2 Chronicles: The Post Mortem
2-Chronicles: What was it all about?
Having gone through 1-Kings and 2-Kings, I was feeling rather worn out. There wasn’t a moral to be found in any of the 47 chapters. Then to find that Chronicles was just a rehash of Kings was exasperating to say the least. But I started this, so I kept on going night after night, wading through the ridiculous rantings of delusional morons who seemingly thought that killing hundreds of thousands of animals is/was the way to show your love of God. Add in the millions of human lives lost in the never ending wars/battles they fought over the period in question and you have to question the sanity of anyone who believes in the word of the bible.
Oh, a quick and dirty calculation tells me that the blood spilt on just one occasion would have filled an Olympic size swimming pool. Things to think about:
1. Size of the herd and how big an area that would have taken up.
2. People to care for the herd.
3. Amount of people to kill the herd in one day.
4. Space taken up during the kill.
5. Amount of blood spilt on that area.
6. What would the ground have been like after even the first hour let alone at the end of the carnage?
7. How many people does it take to eat that amount of meat in one day?
8. How many fires were going to be able to cook that meat in one day?
9. Do you really believe this happened in one place in one day?
I’d like to have a real believer explain how an eight year old can be the ruler of a kingdom and have God saying that the kid has done evil in his eyes. If God can accuse an eight year old of being evil, he is not the kind of deity I’d like to have my kids modelling their lives upon.
Expecting us to believe that king after king would have kept on making the same mistakes knowing that God would take revenge upon them is moronic in the extreme. We may be slow learning as a species in some circumstances, but not to this extent. The exaggeration and outright lies contained in the bible should be obvious to anyone reading it with an open mind.
For one in six people upon this planet to be so taken in by this crap is mind boggling. Add in all the believers in other stupid books of the same ilk and there is reason to wonder if we’ll make it past this century. I wouldn’t be betting on it.