Homicide = The murder of humans
Infanticide = The murder of children or infants
Matricide = The murder of one's mother
Patricide = The murder of one's father
Genocide = The murder of people by genus (i.e., nation, race, gender etc.)
Omnicide = The murder of everyone
Deicide = The murder of a god
There are many forms of death. There's death that’s already happened, and there's death that's still to come. Death is a fact of life. But there's just one person who refuses to die, refuses to let go of his dominion.
We're talking, of course, about Yahweh, the "God" of the Abrahamic religions. His name is not Allah or Jehovah or Jesus Christ - those are all inventions to distance him from his actual Hebrew beginnings. He is YHWH, the god of death and destruction, of war and natural disaster. At some point (thanks to Yahwism), he became the national god of Israel. He was always portrayed as partisan and tribal. He did not support all the nations of the world, but just one, whom he had apparently found special favor with. He was said to be the creator of the universe and the Jews didn't question it. The true history of the Hebrews was hidden behind what we now know as the Jewish Bible, which, when considered accurately, is nothing more than an attempt to rewrite Jewish history (and world history!) and pretend that the Jews had always worshipped Yahweh - to pretend that they were not once the perpetrators of what they now condemned so aggressively: paganism.
This is the true history of Yahweh, uncensored by any "holy" book. In giving this history, we are committing deicide; we are murdering Yahweh where he stands. Where he is concerned, what could be more damning than the truth? He has always tried to hide his conduct, as evidenced even in his holy books, where he reveals things only to individual prophets, such as the time he invited Moses to climb Mount Sinai just to speak with him and forbade anyone else from doing so (Exodus 19:20-25). Notice that Yahweh manifests himself as a pillar of smoke and fire atop a mountain - in other words, a volcano.
This article is intended as the greatest possible insult to Yahweh; it is a denial of his self-proclaimed history and a denial of who he claims to be. It is also to disprove his religions, since they are all based upon the same root: ancient Hebrew religion. To demonstrate its true history is to exorcise the false history of the Evil One.
Are you curious about God? Wondering whether or not you should believe in him? We're going to show you the truth about "God." As you will see, those who pretend that the idea of a monotheistic God is somehow fundamental or profound are deluded.
But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the Lord thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land.
Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz. And the Lord our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people. And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain: Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we took. From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us: the Lord our God delivered all unto us…
In the ancient Middle East, there wandered a nomadic tribe of Hebrews - the people of Israel. They journeyed all over with their goats, thus coming into contact with many different cultures and religions of the vicinity. Most pertinently, they came into contact with the Canaanites and promptly absorbed much of the Canaanite religion into their own, which also contained elements from the Sumerians and Babylonians (rather ironically). At this time, Yahweh wasn't the top dog at all; El and his female consort Asherah ruled the pantheon. El was referred to as the father of the gods, meaning that Yahweh, far from having existed forever and being the father to all, was actually the son of a much older god.
The Bible tries to pretend that Yahweh existed from the beginning and that he created everything besides himself, but this is a complete lie intended to justify Yahweh's position as father to all.
For a very long time, there were two groups among the people of Israel: pagan Jews who worshipped El, Asherah, Ba'al, and others (including Yahweh), and Yahwist Jews, who worshipped Yahweh alone and, with increasing fanaticism, proclaimed him to be the highest god of all.
The True Angels
In ancient Semitic tradition, before Yahwism, what we today call angels and demons were indeed present. There were evil spirits which would hinder humanity and spirits sent by the sky god (El in the Hebrew religion) to help humanity.
After Yahwism succeeded, El and Yahweh became conflated i.e., Yahweh was now the superior sky god. Indeed, he was the only god, for the Yahwists denied the existence of all gods except the one they worshiped. Whereas other Semitic groups were quite happy to acknowledge the existence of other gods, the fanatical Yahwists denied them all.
"Thou shalt have no other gods before me" … Why did Yahweh need to issue this commandment to his people? Because they had been polytheistic in the past.
In the Hebrew Bible, God is primarily referred to using two terms: YHWH, the Tetragrammaton, which is translated as "the LORD" in most English Bibles (because the Jews later ceased to pronounce God's name, saying things like Adonai ("my lord") instead), and Elohim (the plural of Eloah, which is in reference to El), which is translated as "God" in most English Bibles.
The Celestial Manchild
Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei. And the Lord said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
So the Lord our God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him until none was left to him remaining. And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore [sixty] cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many. And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every city.
Introducing the Yahweh school of thought on how to deal with things in your life.
1) If you have a neighbor who you don't like, or who disagrees with you about certain issues, you are fully within your rights to gather a party together and pillage their house, killing everyone you find within, even children and babies.
2) If someone is even mildly different from you, you can destroy them, even if they live in a different place, where they bother nobody.
3) If you think a city or a planet is evil, kill everyone within, the wicked with the righteous (or, as a slightly milder alternative, get pleaded with by Abraham and say that you won't go through with it if there are at least ten righteous people (any less than ten aren't worth saving anyway!)).
4) Profess that you want to save someone. Then, make the process of saving that someone long and arduous purely for the sake of showing how great and glorious you are.
5) Never speak to large amounts of people directly; send others to speak for you.
6) Demand that everyone do everything your way and threaten anyone who does anything differently.
7) Demand that everyone spend every moment worshiping you and glorifying you.
8) Don't tolerate people speaking negatively about you, nor people who use your name in a way you disagree with - you should kill those people.
9) Sanction the deaths of anyone who breaks your narrowly-defined rules.
10) Condemn humanity and then require yourself to sacrifice yourself to appease yourself and allow you to forgive humanity.
11) Promise an eternity of good sex, good food, and good wine to anyone who follows you and defers to you in every single matter conceivable.
These tenets really show the amount of emotional maturity involved, don't they? If you read a book whose protagonist behaved like this, you would BURN that book! And yet we're supposed to root for and worship God, the protagonist of all existence?!
"And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat. But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter: And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them. And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him, And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly. Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof." - Genesis 19:2-4
And that's the "innocent," "righteous" man God chose to save! He would rather offer his daughters to a group of seedy men to get gang raped than the strangers who'd just entered the city that very day! And you would feel sorry for the daughters having such a pathetic father, but then remember that they subsequently rape Lot by getting him drunk repeatedly, and you therefore find that the daughters make even less reason why God should have saved this accursed family.
"And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth: Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father." - Genesis 19:31-36
These are the people God saw in Sodom and thought, "Yep, they look righteous and innocent enough to me. Not like those guys in Sodom who want to rape people!"
It's said that the men of Sodom were homosexuals, or at least practiced homosexuality, and so the word sodomy refers to a number of sexual practices, some of which are commonly associated with homosexuality. Apparently, God doesn't object to rape; only to homosexual rape.
Sorry, Christians, where's your "moral" God gone? How quickly the idea vanishes when you read the Bible! This story is, after all, found in the very first book of the Bible. All you have to do is read the Book of Genesis and everything will become clear. When you ignore all of the bullshit on top and get to the heart of the religion, you realize that it has no connection with morality. Preachers try to get you to connect with all of the bullshit that's built on top of the Bible, and they never draw your attention to those parts of it they would rather you ignore. They are implicitly ashamed of these incidents, but never admit it.
If you argue in favor of this god as someone who's read the Bible, you're an immoral person. It's as simple as that. Believers typically cherry pick the nice parts of the Bible while ignoring the less convenient parts, but however little Christians might like to accept it, their god comes from the Old Testament. He did everything the Old Testament claims he did, and you have to explain that in terms of the Christian moral framework or else admit that he's not a moral god.
You don't worship an immoral god and then get to claim that you're a moral person, so where is God's moral justification?
Moses said, "Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers giveth you. Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you."
Isn't it strange and, when you think about it, the most ridiculous nonsense ever penned that God's word should be delivered, not by God, but by prophets? Why did God never speak to his people directly? Why did he always send messengers to speak on his behalf?
Throughout Yahwism's history many have developed what we call prophet syndrome - they have developed the belief (or rather, the delusion) that God intends for them to communicate a message. Some of them have even hallucinated or heard the "voice of God" in their heads. Most such people have not, however.
If you were God and you wanted to convey your word in no uncertain terms to your people, you would appear to them directly. You wouldn't send prophets to speak for you - partly because people could then claim that those prophets were delusional. If you appeared to people directly and proved yourself to them, then everyone would be in no doubt about the message's origin. Instead, God delegated the task to angels, who then delegated it to prophets, who then spoke and wrote God's exact words (remembering them perfectly, by the way).
In Egypt, why couldn't God himself challenge Pharaoh to release the Israelites? Why did Moses have to speak on God's behalf? God said, "I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say." Why not just do it yourself?
Well, this meeting of God with Moses proves that God can speak for himself, so why didn't he? It's almost as if Moses or (more likely) some other writer was inventing the whole thing as he went along. Not that Moses actually did speak to Pharaoh or the Israelites in Egypt; his brother Aaron did instead, so according to the Bible, the message went through at least two, possibly three middlemen before reaching its intended recipients!
Does God have stage fright? Is he scared of public speaking? Why does he behave in such a cowardly way, refusing to deliver his messages by himself? The word "angel" means "messenger" - again, why does God need messengers at all? Is he too lazy to do it himself with his infinite power? Why are angels not obsolete to an omnipotent god?
People with prophet syndrome are those who have realized the most effective way to make people listen to you - claim to be carrying a message from God. The quotation from Moses made above amounts to saying, "Listen to what I say because they are God's words, they aren't mine." Sorry, but they are. If God wants to speak, he'll speak for himself.
Also notice that the entire reason why Moses' brother Aaron got involved with the exodus was because Moses said, "O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue." - Why on earth would God choose someone who isn't good at speaking to be his prophet in the first place?! It would be a rather stupid decision, wouldn't it? - like choosing someone with no cooking experience to be a chef, or selecting someone with no talent to be a singer.
"And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land." - Exodus 7:1-2
Why does every plan to emanate from God's lips turn out to be so unnecessarily convoluted? Whenever God does something that doesn't make sense, the story is probably a falsification of a real event that took place in the past. God is an explanation, not the cause, of these events. In reality, they happened without God, but here is someone trying to put them into a Yahwist, interventionist context.
The story of the Tower of Babel was created to explain why there are different languages if all the world was once a single people. If it had actually happened, God would have chosen a different solution to preventing the tower's construction than confusing the people's language. That solution is so spontaneous and unwarranted that it could only have been thought up by someone trying to explain in retrospect why there are so many different peoples and languages.
The Abrahamic religions are the result of people with prophet syndrome and a long-standing, eventually successful movement among the Israelites to turn polytheism to monolatry, and then to monotheism. If you want a religion with a plausible basis, you can do much better than this drivel, which is always told through stories in a very simplistic form, which demonstrates exactly the kind of followers these religions hope for. The Yahwists were not intellectual people, and their religions are not intended for such people.
Much more important than the fact of Yahwism (which is quite common knowledge these days, although no Jew, Muslim, or Christian ever chooses to explain why their Bible doesn't mention it) is the religion that it papered over. We will discuss this religion in subsequent articles on this website. Specifically, we'll be discussing the religion curated by a subset of the Tribe of Benjamin. That tribe is the most intriguing of all the tribes of Israel. Throughout the Old Testament, we see indications that the Israelites are hardly devoted worshipers of Yahweh, but consist of two major religious groups - Yahwists and Elohists.
The Benjamites were Elohists (pagans), not Yahwists. As the saying goes, history is written by the victors, and this is especially true in the case of the Bible. The losers (the Elohists in this case) were never allowed to tell their side of the story. History is dominated by Yahwism. The Elohists have been silent. It's time for their story to be heard, and in the next few articles on this site, it will be.