May I let my voice be a clarion call. I will use these words for justice. I will use these words for truth. And humour.

Wednesday, March 8, 2006


Good ol' Isaiah 3:16-24

I'm supposed to be studying, but came across this instead:

Moreover Yahweh said, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with outstretched necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet; therefore the Lord will strike with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and Yahweh will lay bare their secret parts.

The Lord will take away the beauty of their anklets, and the headbands, and the crescents; the pendants, and the bracelets, and the mufflers; the headdresses, and the ankle chains, and the sashes, and the perfume-boxes, and the amulets; the rings, and the nose-jewels; the festival robes, and the mantles, and the shawls, and the satchels; the hand-mirrors, and the fine linen, and the turbans, and the veils.

It shall happen that instead of sweet spices there shall be rottenness; and instead of a belt, a rope; and instead of well set hair, baldness; and instead of a robe, a girding of sackcloth; branding instead of beauty.

Note that there are no quotation marks on what the lord Yahweh said. Does God use the third person when referring to God? In order to not, then Yahweh would only have said the part highlighted in blue above.

Don't get me wrong, the book of Isaiah has some truly valuable nuggets in it, but this is not one of them.

read, write, sleep.

pax hominibus,

A book written by a bunch of cranky zealots, revisionist woman haters and hostile bigots, the bible is a lousy way to see the world. One man's nugget is another woman's pile of steaming horseshit, my dear Joel.
I say throw that baby out with the bathwater!
How about some gems from Leviticus next?
Religion will be the thing that kills god, and a western christian will be the one selling the book on how to build a torch to burn the almighty.
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