Tuesday, June 1, 2010

269: You Kill Them, I Kill You

Nahum 1-3
"Although they have allies and are numerous, they will be cut off and pass away. Although I have afflicted you, O Judah, I will afflict you no more. Now I will break their yoke from your neck and tear your shackles away." - Nahum 1:12-13

The entire book of Nahum is about how God is going to kill the Assyrians for their invasion of Israel (and other nations). This is going to be wildly unexciting, because I've already talked about God destroying Babylon under similar circumstances.

Here is the problem (for those of you just starting to read): God commanded (even forced) the Assyrians to invade Israel as a punishment for Israel's sins. Now God has decided that it's a sin to invade Israel, and is going to personally destroy Assyria. Why couldn't God have just destroyed Israel himself? What happened to fire and brimstone?

God ends by saying that everyone that hears about Assyria's fall will clap their hands with joy, because everyone has felt Assyria's cruelty. By this logic, people would clap their hands if God died as well, everyone has felt his cruelty worse than Assyria's.

Pamela Geller has started a bus campaign to "help" those leaving Islam.

With very little research it's easy to see that this is Pamela's cover for her anti-Islamic fanaticism. But, of course, she's not going to admit that:
"It's not offensive to Muslims, it's religious freedom," she said. "It's not targeted at practicing Muslims. It doesn't say 'leave,' it says 'leaving' with a question mark."
Right, putting up signs that imply all Muslims kill people who try to leave the faith isn't offensive at all. I wonder if she would be so defensive of bus ads if the subject were Christians. Pamela is also against putting a Mosque near ground zero. To me, that's like saying there shouldn't be any churches near what was once the location of the Murrah building in Oklahoma, because Timothy McVeigh was a Christian.

If you go to refugefromislam.com, it says that you should fear for your life if you are leaving Islam because the Koran says that you should be killed. By that logic, any Christian working on the sabbath should be afraid because a holy book says you should be killed. The hypocrisy is killing me.

Pamela Geller is also one of the major perpetrators of photoshopping Obama with a turban on his head. If she spent all this time painting Obama as a Muslim, she can't just let people think that not all Muslims are terrible people. As if to make matters worse, this is the first thing I saw when I went to her blog:
Palin just gets better and better, and she was brilliant to begin with. It is no wonder Obama and his left-wing paramilitary thugs are scared to death of her. This is what the leader of the free world should sound like.
As the kids say, bitch be crazy.

(via AP)


  1. Where does it say that God "forced" the Assyrians to invade Israel? Was this against their will? Did he harden their hearts?

  2. I think we've had this discussion before. 2 Kings 17:20-23 says that God removes the Israelites from their land, but the Assyrians are the ones that invade Israel and bring them into exile. This, to me, clearly implies that God is using the Assyrians as a tool to remove the Israelites from their land (several apologetics websites will back me up on this one).

    However, there is a lot of information we don't have. Were the Assyrians already going to invade? Was God just letting them do what they were already inclined to do? That's not what the bible implies, but it's all up for interpretation/speculation. Even if God didn't directly command/force the Assyrian's hand, he is still punishing them for something that he clearly wanted to happen.

    I'm still not sure why God can't do his own dirty work.



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