Badger’s Bible Project


The source of many woes...

The source of many woes...

Here you can find quick links to the pages featuring my Bible Project! Hope you find them interesting!

Introduction

Genesis 1:1 – 18:33 – In which we meet our villain, God, and see him drown the world.

Genesis 19:1 – 24:67 – In which God destroys two entire cities for… well, we don’t know why, actually.

Genesis 25:1 – 36:43 – In which Jacob lies, cheats and steals his way to the top, while God looks on with approval.

Geneis 37:1 – 50:26 – In which Joseph works his way to the top of the heap in Egypt and then sets out for… RECONCILLIATION! This time it’s Biblical!

Exodus 1:1 – 7:25 – In which we meet Moses and God sets the stage for some of his most evil acts to date, complete with the only known Moses-related Aristocrats joke!

Exodus 8:1 – 12:51 – In which God’s true nature shines through more than ever, as he slaughters hundreds of thousands of innocent people to further his own glory.

Exodus 13:1 – 22:31 – In which God lays down some laws!

Exodus 23:1 – 40:38 – In which God sets the stage for a really great Indiana Jones movie!

Leviticus 1:1 – 18:30 – In which we find out how to properly kill animals for God!

Leviticus 19:1 – 27:34 – In which we find out what the penalty is for just about everything God doesn’t like! (hint: death)

Numbers 1:1 – 14:45 – This book details a census! Thrills, chills and spills await!

Numbers 15:1 – 21:35 – What happens when an average man gathers sticks on the Sabbath? Tune in tonight to find out!

Numbers 22:1 – 36:13 – One of the most evil and despicable things in the Bible happens here. As you can imagine from what’s gone before, that must be something quite impressive!

Deuteronomy 1:1 – 10:22 – Moses’ victory lap. Includes more evil from the ultimate villain, God!

Dueteronomy 11:1 – 19:21 – Continuing Moses’ victory lap, now with 34% more evil from God!

Deuteronomy 20:1 – 34:12 – The end of the line for Moses, Deuteronomy and the Pentateuch! Bring on Joshua!

Joshua 1:1 – 6:27 – One of the worst crimes committed in the Bible! Enjoy!

Joshua 7:1 – 24:33 – Even more of the Bible’s greatest crimes! Well, so far.

The Christmas Special! – I skip ahead to Matthew and Luke to cover the birth of Jesus!

Judges 1:1 – 5:35 – God gets pissy at the Israelites, and Tarantino picks up a couple good quotes for future films!

Judges 6:1 – 8:35 – Meet Gideon, a decent, moral, non-bloodthirsty fellow! Oh, I tell a lie. He’s a dick, just like the rest.

Judges 9:1 – 12:15 – Say hello to Jepthah, a man who is about to learn that careless talk costs lives!

Judges 13:1 – 21:25 – In which we meet Samson, one of the stupidest men in the entire universe.

Ruth – Wherein we set aside some of the bloodshed and genocide and instead have a nice little story about love and family.

Follow-up Articles

The Reply – Where I respond to a lengthy reply someone left on one of the Genesis articles.

21 Responses to “Badger’s Bible Project”

  1. Yvonne Says:

    Wait till you get to Leviticus – I bet you get bogged down in that. Lots of rules for all the things people had to be stoned to death for – mmmm. Mind you the books were written in the Bronze Age – they liked smiting in those days. Though I am completely gobsmacked that anyone would regard them as a guide to life nowadays.

  2. Mike Says:

    Whatever Chris. It is good that you search the scriptures. Study them and learn from them. When you get to the New Testament, you will see where it reads, “Jesus said, “I came not to destroy the Law but to fulfill it.” Jesus Christ declared the Father and through his Holy Spirit, the wisdom, truth and life from God is ours to live by. Handle the Holy Scriptures with honor and respect. Everything in history happened the way it did. However, the Giver of life loves.
    We are living in the New Covenant by the highest consciousness, which was taught and given by Jesus Christ. We can live by the high consciousness if we choose to live by it.
    Build your foundation for your Badger Bible Project on the life giving high gospel and you will truly see God’s nature and what the Glory of God is on the Earth today. And that goes for all you Muslims, Jews, Denominational Christians, Hindus, atheists and all the good Earth.

  3. PiedType Says:

    (Psst, Chris. What did Mike say? I’ve just read his comment twice, and he keeps losing me at “Everything in history happened the way it did.”)

  4. Chris Says:

    You know, I never did quite figure out what he was on about. I think we can chalk it up to, “God says so!”

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  6. Ben Says:

    I see your research is on the Old Testament, composed and compiled between the 12th and the 2nd century BC. The accounts of Jesus and his disciples are recorded in the New Testament.

    During ancient times in the Old Testament, about the only thing that got people’s attention was raw power. God of the Old Testament was mean-spirited and quick to anger; an entity to be both feared and revered.

    By the time Jesus walked on earth, human attitudes had advanced. In contrast, Jesus in the New Testament is the essence of Love, Tolerance, Patience and Compassion. Jesus consistently demonstrated and taught Love and Generosity and Gentleness.

    The one god of both books displayed different aspects of His personality as necessary for the people He was interacting with.

    It could be argued then that the Old Testament’s harsh teachings became outdated, replaced by the New Testament’s revision of God’s message through Jesus who taught lessons of love, tolerance, forgiveness, understanding and spiritual growth.

    With this, Christianity’s message of the New Testament represents reform to reflect the attitudes and thinking of more modern times. It is forward looking.

    As I have said, if Islam is to persist, it too must be reformed. It’s pages with teachings of hate, intolerance and violence against non-Muslims, describing Jews and Christians as monkeys and pigs, has to be ripped from the Qur’an. It’s teachings are counter to the teachings of Jesus in the New Testament. Islam’s teachings must change to reflect the beliefs and values of a modern world. Until it does, Islam has no place on this planet.

    • Chris Says:

      Until it does, Islam has no place on this planet.

      Oh, ok. So what’s to be done then? Round up and shoot all the Muslims? But what about the 99%+ of them who just want to lead good, quiet lives and raise their families and are, in fact, just like you, but they follow Muhammad instead of Jesus?

      Anyhow, I haven’t gotten to the New Testament yet, but I’m already aware there’s portions in there that are anti-woman, support slavery and support violent war, so believe me, I’m looking forward to it! :)

    • arthurthepanther Says:

      Matthew 5:17, biyatch.
      Oh, and about the friggin’ Islamists. -Matthew 7:1
      Go soak you head until you can follow your own religion’s tenets, huh?

  7. Ben Says:

    Nowhere in my comments is there room to inject the idea of round up people and shooting them. Respectfully, you are way off-base.

    I have however advanced the understanding Islam is a political ideology which must be reformed.

    I recognize the majority of Muslims are peaceful, however it is unacceptable that so many imams for this group remain silent about the radical elements among them. Staying silent is a choice and gives the radical elements a pass.

    While I am not a devout Christian today, (probably agnostic with leanings toward atheism) I have in the past read the Bible many, many times from front to back. I cannot recall readings supporting anti-woman and support slavery, however, I do recall teachings to defend oneself against attackers and attackers of neighbors.

    It teaches the reader there is no good reasons to remain a pacifist and that to do nothing against a transgressor is immoral.

    • Chris Says:

      Nowhere in my comments is there room to inject the idea of round up people and shooting them. Respectfully, you are way off-base.</blockquote?

      This is true. You neither said nor implied anything like that. I misspoke, and I am sorry.

      I do agree that Islam has no place in our world, but as I've said before, I don't think any religions have a place in a rational, modern world. Sadly, the vast majority of people seem to disagree.

  8. Ben Says:

    RE:I misspoke …
    Not a problem

    RE:I don’t think any religions have a place in a rational, modern world. Sadly, the vast majority of people seem to disagree.

    These are personal choices. It should not be up to me to dictate to them what they should believe in. They can believe in the Great Pumpkin for all I care so long as it does not impact the freedom of others in any way. In general, I have no problem with people believing in a deity or higher intelligence. It’s a morally based system in the majority of cases and – again in the majority of cases – is a positive thread in the social fabric, rather than being a detrimental one.

    I do have problems with people and institutions who believe they must shove their theological beliefs down my throat (Jehovah’s Witnesses at my door) and other religions intolerant of others (Islam) and who enact brutal public punishment for transgressors of their beliefs, whether or not the victim even share those beliefs.

    What I absolutely disagree with are religious candidates elected to advance policies favorable to the beliefs of one religion over another or who advance policies (e.g. abortion) based upon theological teachings. These areas cannot be legislated and should be dropped in my opinion. It is a slippery slope and extremely dangerous.

  9. hoboduke Says:

    God did not say anything. People do the talking, and the deeds. Everybody loves to use an excuse for their failures, and God is easy. He won’t do anything to you or for you. Nobody really cares about the Bible, except the atheists who need it as a prop for their rants and tirades against God.

  10. M Says:

    My apologies, but I think you’re arguments are simply an extension of your personality’s bias. I think you’re someone who enjoys nit-picking fact and small phrases and then compare them to macro ideas, without regard to hierarchy. This method of analysis, and subsequent belief is taught.

    I see you took a class in logic. I think that developped your bias–and that’s okay: no human can actually find absolute truth; everything is relative. Have you tapped into deeper thoughts, and perhaps ever acknowledged that there are things humans can not fully understand? Or are you someone who thinks that notion is a load of shit? If so, I think there’s some arrogance there, regardless of how logical you claim to be. I think the minute you take logic as absolute fact, then you’re limiting yourself to deeper realms of thought and perception (PS, I’m not a druggie, in case you thought so). Maybe you should have some humilty and less ego, and consider that you literally can not understand everything that exists. No matter how much you rip apart the Bible, or any religion, and then compare small phrases to over-arching ideas, that make you truly enlightened on the subject. I may try being more open, sir.

    By the way, if you’re familiar with miracles, would you quickly write them off as either pieces of trickery, and/or the human subconscience, just because a miracle is “illogical” and takes too much effort to actually try and comprehend? Think about it.

  11. Chris Says:

    So your basic position is that I need to set aside logic, rational thought and things that can be proven? Sorry, that’s not going to happen. Reality is always preferable to me.

  12. aeisenbe Says:

    Surprised you forgot the most interesting one to me, Badger. It’s the one near the very beginning when there are the first four beings on the earth and one turns out to be a murderer. In fact it was his own brother. Surprised that’s not pointed out and that leads to the concept that 25% of the population is a would-be murderer. Well, let’s hope not.

    As someone who follows the old testament, it’s amazing how vindictive god is in that, and then how forgiving he is in the new testament. My personal favorite is when he hires Moses and tests him to lead the chosen people out of Egypt.

    At the Sea of Reeds, before he parts it, his sister dies. In his grief and due to I’m sure being dog tired, he uses his staff to hit the rock instead of talking to it as god commanded to create water. Because of that, god denies him entrance to the promised land. Even though he did all those other things. What a meanie, huh?

    • Chris Says:

      Ha. Yeah, that’s the least of what he does in Exodus. There’s evil upon evil in that book. It’s extremely unpleasant.

  13. The Watchman Says:

    IF the Christians happen to be correct (including their end times prophecies), I REALLY wouldn’t want to be you in the next few years to come. BTW, Mormons are neither Fundamentalist NOR Christian, but I think you’re likely self-educated enough to know this fact.

    • Chris Says:

      If the Norse happen to be correct (including their end time prophecies), I really wouldn’t want to be you in the next few years to come. BTW: Mormons believe in Jesus, and believe he was the son of God, etc. That makes them Christian.

      • The Watchman Says:

        WRONG, Chris! LDS (a.k.a. MORONS) believe that Jesus & Lucifer are co-equally created “sons of god”, and brothers to boot. Christians believe that Jesus IS God, just as He said He was, and that Lucifer is merely one of His creations. There’s a whole universe of difference there. You REALLY don’t know ANYTHING at all about LDS tenets & dogma if you’re misinformed enough to equate them with Christians. You may be as atheistic as you wish, and may God bless you anyway, but literally For CHRIST’s Sake, man, don’t be so bloody IGNORANT on the pages of your OWN blog!!! As for the Norse, well, they’re no longer around anyway, now are they? Their “toothless” decendants don’t count…..

      • Chris Says:

        According to Wikipedia:

        Adherents view faith in Jesus Christ as the central tenet of their religion.[4] LDS Church theology includes the Christian doctrine of salvation only through Jesus Christ.[5] The church has an open canon which includes four scriptural texts:[6] the Bible (both Old and New Testaments), the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price.

        Sounds Christian to me.

        And it’s fine that you don’t believe in the Norse gods. Makes it easier for Fenris to devour your soul, or whatever. And just because you don’t believe in them doesn’t mean they don’t believe in you. :D

  14. Stephen Says:

    I’m quite pleased to have found your blog, thanks to the hints you left in an Amazon thread for the book “Jesus, Interrupted.” As a former Christian fundamentalist (Nashville, Church of Christ), it’s nice to see other folks with the courage to boldly and openly discuss the serious problems with certain belief systems. Although it is not easy for the lifelong Christian fundamentalist to start a serious study of what’s real and what isn’t, I encourage all religious people to stop ignoring the difficult questions and look into them. Unless you are interested only in conformity, you will be glad you did.

    I know from experience, and many folks with whom I have discussed this agree: true objectivity is anything but easy for anyone who was raised in a fundamentalist church. Because of the manner in which we were raised, and due to the things we were taught, it’s a virtual guarantee that study in these areas is going to induce a degree of guilt. Of course, this is what fundamentalists want; they do not want to be confronted with the difficult questions anyone is bound to ask once a real study in these matters is underway. This unfortunate guilt actually prevents the majority of religious folks from undertaking such a study in the first place. The easiest thing for fundamentalists to do is to push the difficult questions from your mind and keep doing what you are already doing. It takes courage to begin a serious, objective study and trust in the results.


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