Monday, January 02, 2006


“The Lord is a warrior; the Lord is His name.” Exodus 15:3

“For it was the Lord Himself who hardened their hearts to wage war against Israel, so that He might destroy them totally, exterminating them without mercy….” Joshua 11:20. Hey, Mr. Nice Guy!

“So He [Jehovah] poured out on them His burning anger, the violence of war. …” Isaiah 42:25. Got anger? Do war.

“And He [Jumpin’ Jehovah] sent you on a mission, saying, 'Go and completely destroy those wicked people, the Amalekites; make war on them until you have wiped them out.'” Samuel 15:18

“That is why the Book of the Wars of the Lord says….” Numbers 21:14. Did you know there was a “Book of the Wars of the Lord”?!? Neither did I.

“You [Jehovah] are my war club, my weapon for battle — with You I shatter nations, with You I destroy kingdoms…” Jeremiah 51:20. Hey, my dad can beat your dad.

“The Lord will march out like a mighty man, like a warrior He will stir up His zeal; with a shout He will raise the battle cry….” Isaiah 42:13

“Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.” Psalm 144:1. This is one of my faves.

“By warfare and exile you contend with Her [the Goddess Asherah]— with His fierce blast He drives Her out, as on a day the east wind blows.” Isaiah 27:8

“And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.” Revelation 12:7

“When you go to war against your enemies and the lord your god delivers them into your hands ….” Deuteronomy 21:10

"…[B]ecause of the wars waged against my father David from all sides, he could not build a temple for the Name of the Lord his god until the Lord put his enemies under his feet.” 1 Kings 5:3

“ ‘…The Lord will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.’" Exodus 17:16

“In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, Joab led out the armed forces. He laid waste the land of the Ammonites …. Joab attacked Rabbah and left it in ruins.” 1 Chronicles 20

“…a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:8. By god almighty, we will always have war and hate!

“He (Jumpin’ Jehovah) did this only to teach warfare to the descendants of the Israelites who had not had previous battle experience…” Judges 3:1-2. Jeez, we wouldn’t want those Mama’s boys to fall through the Lord’s cracks and not become killing machines, now would we?

“So Moses said to the people, "Arm some of your men to go to war against the Midianites and to carry out the Lord's vengeance on them.” Numbers 31:3

“But the Lord (Jumpin’ J.) is with me like a mighty warrior; so my persecutors will stumble and not prevail.” Jeremiah 20:11

“…[T]he righteous acts of the Lord, the righteous acts of his warriors in Israel….” Judges 5:11. Oh, yeh! Nothing more “righteous” than warring Lord warriors.

“I (i.e., Jumpin’ Jehovah) will set fire to the walls of Rabbah that will consume her fortresses amid war cries on the day of battle, amid violent winds on a stormy day.” Amos 1:14. Me heap big war god.

“About forty thousand armed for battle crossed over before the Lord to the plains of Jericho for war.” Joshua 4:13

“…[T]he god of Israel, says: ‘I am about to turn against you the weapons of war that are in your hands…’” Jeremiah 21:4

“When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, ‘The Lord is with you, mighty warrior.’" Judges 6:12

“The Spirit of the Lord came upon him, so that he became Israel's judge and went to war.” Oh, that sweet ol’ spirit Lord. Judges 3:10

“I [Jumpin’ Jehovah] will send fire upon Moab that will consume the fortresses of Kerioth. Moab will go down in great tumult amid war cries and the blast of the trumpet.” Amos 2:2

“Then Israel made this vow to the Lord : ‘If You will deliver these people into our hands, we will totally destroy their cities.’ The Lord listened to Israel's plea and gave the Canaanites over to them. They completely destroyed them and their towns….” Numbers 21:2-3

“Listen, a noise on the mountains, like that of a great multitude! Listen, an uproar among the kingdoms, like nations massing together! The Lord Almighty is mustering an army for war…” Isaiah 13:4. Oh, Praise Be! We Lord warriors will have work again! Farewell foodstamp lines!

Want lots more? Go HERE and enter the word "war."
thnx to mammuth for the foto


Morgaine said...

Hard to believe such a vengeful deity would sacrifice his only son to save all those people he's been smiting, huh?

Anne Johnson said...

No wonder so many awesome deities have been FIRED and forgotten! And you forgot my favorite hymn, "Onward Christian Soldiers, Marching as to War."

No wonder poor "Mr. Applegate" wants out of his contract.

Sky Niangua said...

And don't forget the song...Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

A warrior religion...those bible definitely live up to the label.
It's even more destructive than I thought.

Thoughts manifest creation...shows exactly how this mess continues under 'their' rule.

Anonymous said...

Since you are a well educated student of history and archeology, I expect you to have actually read the Word of God in its proper context.

If you were more familiar with the historical context here, you would understand that the Jewish people were sold into slavery and their lands were taken by those who sold them into bondage in Eqypt. Therefore they were fully justified in fighting to get their property back.

I would venture to guess that if your property was stolen from you and you were sent into slavery, that you might fight to obtain your freedom and your property back.

This post is intended to point out that a God of love does exist. He loved all of us so much that he died on a cross, and paid the ultimate price for every mistake you and I will ever make. He also came to free the oppressed, which at that time were slaves, women and children. It was a radical new concept, that women were equal to men. You can point back to one person in history that brought that concept into the world, Jesus Christ. He shook the foundations of a predominantly patriarchal society, and shook it so much that we DATE OUR TIME BY HIS BIRTH!

Since you are a student of history and archeology, I challenge you to read the Bible and give it the same chance you would give any book. Study the history behind it, explore the richness of detail, and dig up the massive amount of archeological evidence that is out there today, that proves it is the inpspired Word of a God who loves you.

Enjoy your freedom to continue to post here. I fought for that freedom, and so did the Lord Jesus Christ.

Anonymous said...

“…a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:8. By god almighty, we will always have war and hate!

Interesting. By your comment here, I would conclude that you too have hatred within your heart. Apparently there is a "time to hate" for you as well.

Some One said...

Jesus LOVES U.
God is nor man nor woman.
have you ever heard, "the GOOD Lord giveth and the GOOD lord taketh"
Well he gave life and has a right to take it back.
Jesus Loves you.

Athana said...

some one: Jesus is a fig newton of your imagination. Your god is as bogus as a six-dollar bill. But Goddess loves you.

Love, Athana

Anonymous said...

"This post is intended to point out that a God of love does exist. He loved all of us so much that he died on a cross, and paid the ultimate price for every mistake you and I will ever make."

That was Jesus.. not God.

Anonymous said...

If these verses were read in context they would seem more compassionate than they are when taken out of context.

The Lord's reasoning behind these approvals of war is that these people were oppressed, taken into slavery, their lands were seized, they were forced to work for people who hated them. Saying God shouldn't have participated in protecting his people is like saying the entire world should have just stood by during the holocaust.

God isn't focused on killing everyone, he is merely protecting his people. War is a reality people have and will have to face for centuries. And don't get me wrong, not all wars on justifiable, but in my personal opinion, protecting someone you promised never to abandon in a time of need is a just cause for war.

Being a soldier. I find this post to be very offensive, which is okay. I mean, I only fight and defend your right to post these types of things on here anyway, I have only held the hands of three of my men and watched them die so that you can disrespect and complain about the methods I use to preserve your rights and freedoms. Being a soldier has taught me that war is not kind, it is not fair, and it is not fun, but it is necessary. I, along with any other soldier, any real soldier, would gladly sacrifice my life in order to preserve the rights of Americans. People say "this is not our war to fight," but if we do not fight, who will? Many people see soldiers as killers. How am I a "killer" if I cannot open fire until I'm fired upon. The only times I have ever shot anyone is if they posed a threat to my life, or to the life of one of my men. A soldiers mentality is not to kill, but to protect the man beside him. The only reason I stay in the army is because I feel obligated to protect my men to best of my abilities.

This is the same thing God does. He protects his men.

I only hope that you will realize the truth in God's word before judgment day comes.

Athana said...

Dear Anonymous American Soldier,

First, I adore you, and the Goddess adores you.

Second, I beg of you -- don't threaten me with Christian promo material like "I only hope you will realize the truth in God's word before judgment day comes." It makes me laugh and giggle til my stomach ties itself into crampy little knots.

Third, I can't even begin to tell you how grateful I am you are willing to sacrifice everything to protect me and others. You are my hero in all caps. Whatever any of us feels about the justification for the war in Iraq, the fact is, in the primitive war-based world of today, we still need to protect ourselves at times against armed aggression. Without guys like you, we'd all be toast faster'n you can say "trip over my toes and tell me thank you."

I know you aren't paid to sit around and second-guess your commanders. You're trained to do as you're told. That's how our war-god armed forces work, and in our present culture, I seriously doubt our military'd work otherwise. So I deeply and totally honor your commitment to protect.

Third, you're right -- you are fighting for my right to believe what I want, even if you'd sooner drown what I believe in a bathtub as look at it. Your religion, however, is based on the idea that if I do believe what I want, it will shoot me down into a vast underground torture prison -- to be tortured hideously, with no release at any point in time. Ever. Pretty, harsh, dude, wouldn't you say?

You think you're fighting for democracy in Iraq (if that's where you are), but your religion is fighting to dump democracy here in the U.S. -- and around the world. Members of your religion are fighting as we speak to take over the U.S. and make it a theocracy.

If you want to learn more about this, root around and read a few of the other posts in this blog.

Sixth, as a soldier, I know you need to pray. But you're praying to a scam. I hate to break it to ya, dude, but your god is a primitive desert god-substitution pieced together by ancient con artists to scare the bejeezus outa people so they'd do their bidding.

Why not pray to a real deity, the Great Guiding Mother Goddess? She loves you no matter what you do, and takes you back into Her loving arms and womb when you die -- no matter what. Or, pray to god while you're at war (I know it's hard to change when you're under stress), but think about what I say here. And when you get safely home, consider switching to a real deity -- the Great Goddess.

Hate to break it to ya, but with your 'god' chances are big-time good you're going to Hell. Have you read the entire Bible? Do you know how many ways you can slip into Jehovah/Allah/Yahweh's Eternal Torture Chamber? What if when you die, you go to where you think you'll go? Whew, bud, are you taking some big risks!

Seventh, read the rest of this blog. Or better, buy my book, Switching to Goddess: Humanity's Ticket to the Future, which I wrote simply because I can't cover everything in one sitting about why the world needs to drop "God" like a hot potato and take up again with the only real deity we've ever known, The Great Guiding Goddess.

Highfalutin' Fancypants said...

I took him up on it. I clicked his link to and entered "war". It occurs 220 times in the King James Version used by the poster. Only 15 times does the word occur in the New Testament; twice in the Gospel of Luke - just once by Jesus, though, in analagously making a point about understanding the cost before making the commitment to follow him (Luke 14:31). "War" occurs 5 more times in the Epistles, and 8 times in Revelation.

I remembered a passage (Ephesians 2:14-15) that kind of suggests they might have been getting away from thinking and talking about war so much after Jesus had lived: "For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances."

So I looked up "peace" in the KJV. It turns up exactly 400 times in the KJV bible. It's in the New Testament 104 times. It's not attributed to Jesus in any any significant way, except when he said, "Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword." (Matthew 10:34) He's going to mix it up a little down here, I guess. But he also said, "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. (Matthew 5:9) To me that seems like he wants us to try to make peace with each other. Maybe mixing things up is his business, not ours. It sure seems to end badly when we go mixing it up on our own, thinking he's got our back. Plus it's a lot harder to live in peace apparently, and he seems pretty big on taking the higher road, even it causes you some suffering.

I don't know. I'm not a theologian. I'm not even a Christian any more. I gave it up a long time ago when I figured out that I wasn't a sinner, just a person. I'm right there with Thomas Jefferson, "Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man". I'm no atheist, though. I am unequivocally an amonotheist, however. Monotheists have strange ways of believing their beliefs and they are often inhumane.

Anonymous said...

thousands of years worth, hundreds of authors, banned and burned, cursed to oblivion, but God's word still stands. how can we even pretend to understand how God thinks, much less assume to know better? ano ba?

count also how many times also he said "love" or "forgive" or "don't worry". he created us and could have easily abandoned such a naggingly stubborn people, but at every opportunity, he reaches out to us, runs after us, holds on to us. imagine that kind of humility! we can never relate.