Thursday, May 13, 2010
God needs to go to therapy
God's methodology doesn't work. Mr. Perfect Plan. Create a perfect couple who will fail. Then berate them, scold them for doing so. He keeps repeating this insane behavior expecting different results. He punishes his people and even murders them and yet they still fail to follow. Hello? Wake up, your Righteous Dudeness. It ain't working. Somehow Ezekiel doesn't point this out to God or could it be that Ezekiel is the dysfunctional person using God to control others? Hmmm.......
Ezekiel 3 (written about 593 B.C. for bible believers)
God tells Ezekiel to say to the people of Israel (triangulation anyone?) who are not listening. "I am not sending you to a foreign people whose language you cannot understand. No, I am not sending you to people with strange and difficult speech. If I did, they would listen".
Uh, God why don't you talk to the people who will listen? Are you thick?
God continues "But the people of Israel won't listen to you any more than they listen to Me! For the whole lot of them are hard-hearted and stubborn. But look, I have made you as obstinate and hard-hearted as they are. I have made your forehead as hard as the hardest rock! So, don't be afraid of them or fear their angry looks, even though they are rebels."
So instead of making Ezekiel's head as tough as a rock why doesn't he make his people soft and robotic? It really sounds like a major set up. He picked people who would not listen to him over a people who would. Doesn't that sound like a dysfunctional person?
Ezekiel 11 - (written about 592 B.C. for bible believers) the promised return of the people to the holy land after being killed, starved and scattered.
“They will return to it and remove all its vile images and detestable idols. I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh. Then they will follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. They will be my people, and I will be their God."
Oy Gavalt ! This designer really takes the long route. Create them, beat the crap out of them because they won't listen. Then change them to behave. How horrible to the His chosen people.
The Northern Kingdom of Israel has been hauled off to Assyria (722–721 B.C.) because of their sins and the Southern Kingdom, Judah, is in the queue to be hauled away to Babylon. Ezekiel with a number of Jews were taken in 597 B.C. Finally, the Babylonians laid siege to Jerusalem in 588, and in July, 586, the walls were breached and the city plundered. On Aug. 14, 586, the city and temple were burned.