In fact, the mass killings of Hitler, Pol Pot and Josef Stalin pale in comparison to the Christian slaughterers
by Larry Simons
July 30, 2011
On Tuesday’s telecast of The O’ Reilly Factor, Billo may have let one of his biggest lies to date slip from his lying lips. As he began to tell his audience of mindless slugs about that awful liberal media bias in reporting that Anders Behring Breivik (the loon that murdered a total of 76 people [8 in a bombing of government buildings in Oslo, and 68 people at a youth camp on the island of Utøya] on July 22) is a right-wing Christian, Billo said this:
“Breivik is not a Christian. That’s impossible. No one believing in Jesus commits mass murder. The man might have called himself a Christian on the net, but he is certainly not of that faith.”
Did Billo just say no one believing in Jesus commits mass murder? I believe he did, and he said it in a serious tone with a straight face.
Let me list just a few of the all-time Christian mass murderers.
1. God himself/ Jesus
The Bible says in Genesis 7:11-24 that God sent a great flood to Earth and instructed Noah to build an ark in order to save his family [apparently, the only righteous ones left on Earth]. In vs. 20-23 the Bible says this:
“The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than twenty feet. Every living thing that moved on the earth perished--birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; men and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds of the air were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark.”
In other words, God himself is the biggest mass murderer in history. He wiped out the entire Earth’s population except for 8 people and a shitload of animals. Christians will defend this and suggest God did this to cleanse the Earth and wipe out the sinful people and start anew.
Doesn’t matter. Death is death. I added Jesus’s name above because the Bible says numerous times that Jesus is God. Christians do not believe that Jesus’s existence began with his birth in the manger in Bethlehem, but that he has always existed. If Jesus has always existed, that means Jesus was around during the great flood, giving him the title of mass murderer as well, since Jesus is God.
If wiping out the entire Earth’s population [sparing only 8] is not mass murder, I challenge anyone to tell me exactly what they call it. Surprisngly, I do not believe God is a mass murderer in this particular example because I do not believe in the ridiculous and insulting Noah/flood story. It might just be the most ridiculous story/event in the entire Bible. It’s more tragic that human beings actually believe this complete nonsense than it is that God allegedly snuffed out the entire population of the Earth.
God apparently omitted an 11th commandment: Thou shall not name call. We see that God even murders over petty things, like name-calling. In 2 Kings 2:23-24, it states:
“From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. “Go on up, you baldhead!” they said. “Go on up, you baldhead!” He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths.”
God not only sent two bears to rip 42 people to shreds for calling one of his prophets a “Baldhead”, but they were fucking kids! Exactly which commandment did they violate? Why would God have 42 KIDS slaughtered for such a petty incident? I will tell you why: Because God is a mass murderer and he is infatuated with death and torment. Oh no? Let us take a trip down “God loves death” lane, shall we?
Leviticus 20:9 states:
“If anyone curses his father or mother, he must be put to death”
Deuteronomy 22:20-25 states:
“If, however, the charge is true and no proof of the young woman’s virginity can be found, she shall be brought to the door of her father’s house and there the men of her town shall stone her to death. If a man is found sleeping with another man’s wife, both the man who slept with her and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel. If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her, you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death—the young woman because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man’s wife. You must purge the evil from among you. But if out in the country a man happens to meet a young woman pledged to be married and rapes her, only the man who has done this shall die.”
Leviticus 20:13 states:
“If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.”
Leviticus 24:13-14 states:
“Then the Lord said to Moses: “Take the blasphemer outside the camp. All those who heard him are to lay their hands on his head, and the entire assembly is to stone him.”
These are just a FEW. There are hundreds of passages like this in the Bible.
Let’s not forget how God handled the fact that Pharaoh kept the Israelites in bondage and used them as slaves in Egypt. God sends Moses and Aaron to free their people and sends down 10 plagues onto the people of Egypt [because of the actions of one, Pharaoh, I might add…real fair this God is].
What is mind-boggling is the fact that God tells Moses and Aaron that he has hardened Pharaoh’s heart [so apparently, even if Pharaoh wanted to release the people, he is prevented to do so because God hardened his heart]. Finally, God sends his last plague: killing all first born children including Pharaoh’s first born, which finally makes Pharaoh release the Israelites.
This just might be the second silliest story in the Bible. If God is all knowing, why didn’t he know that sending nine plagues would do absolutely nothing, but he would get a winner on his tenth? Why didn’t he send the 10th plague first? If he is all-just, why did he punish ALL of Egypt for the actions of one man? If he is all-powerful, why didn’t God just speak the words “you are free” to the Israelites and it came to pass, in the same manner that speaking the Earth, sun and all the planets into existence made them all appear? Are Christians telling me that God can speak the entire universe into existence with ease, but freeing a huge group of people is where his powers cease? It’s just too ridiculous to believe.
Also, keep in mind that several times throughout Exodus 7-12, God states that the reason for the plagues, misery and death to the Egyptians is so God can “multiply his wonders and miraculous signs”. Hmmmm, I thought God loved us? How wonderful it must have been for God to heap misery, destruction and death upon people he claims he loves, then hardens Pharaoh’s heart so that there is no way possible for him to do the very thing God wants him to do [although God supposedly knows the future and knows Pharaoh will NOT do it] then murders all first born children in Egypt because God wants his miraculous wonders to be multiplied? Insanity! Insanity! Insanity!
In Numbers 25: 1-9, God instructs Moses to kill 24,000 Israelites for sleeping with the women of the Midianites [who opposed Israel] and for worshipping their gods [the Baal of Poer]. It pissed God off, so he resorted to what he does best…kill.
In Joshua chapters 10, 11 and 12, God orders Joshua to slaughter a total of 31 kings and everyone else within these 31 kingdoms, which he did.
This is an interesting story. God instructs King Saul to go slaughter the Amalekites for being an enemy of Israel. King Saul follows God’s order of death and wipes out pretty much everything. But, Saul’s big boo-boo was killing everyone except Agag [the Amalekite king] and also sparing sheep, cattle, calves and lambs [how dare Saul show just a smidge of compassion and not kill EVERYONE!]. God is so pissed off that Saul does not slaughter Agag and the animals that he takes away Saul’s kingship. In fact, it states in 1 Samuel 15:11 that Saul's sparing of Agag “grieved “ God. Oh, I’m sure it did piss off God the slaughterer.
To please God, Samuel kills Agag right after Saul states to Samuel that “surely the bitterness of death is past”. The bitterness would be past to regular, thinking compassionate human beings, but to God, who wants nearly every living thing slaughtered on almost a constant basis in the Bible, the bitterness, anger and his vengeful nature are not so quick to make a disappearing act.
...of the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries who killed….well, anyone who wasn’t exactly like they were and believed exactly what they believed.
These are just 5, but the list goes on and on. Yes, I realize the Bible characters in the list above were all from the Old Testament and therefore not officially “believers in Jesus”. Keep in mind two things: Christians hold the view that Jesus has always existed and that Jesus is God. The characters [above] actually knowing the name “Jesus” is irrelevant. It is the exact same God that ordained the aforementioned mass murderers.
Never has Billo been so easily debunked.
Cenk Uyger gives a pretty comical analysis of O’ Liar’s crapola in the clip below
Jon Stewart has a hilarious bit on Billo as well
Bill Maher chimed in on this specific issue [O' Reilly claiming no Christians commit mass murder] on his show Real Time with Bill Maher last night. Watch the clip
Naturally, one of Maher's guests, Margaret Hoover [of FOX News] claimed that Anders Breivik does not qualify as a "Christian terrorist" because he is not affiliated with a global terrorist network. Oh big fucking deal. So, now you have to be a member of a terrorist organization to commit a terrorist act?
Many people that FOX News have dubbed "Muslim terrorists" were not affiliated with a global terrorist network either, as Maher points out to Hoover [namely, for one, the Fort Hood shooter]. Naturally, that does not matter to people like Hoover. What matters is if the perpetrator's skin is brown and/or they don't practice Christianity.
Maher also adds other Christian mass murderers to the list: The Ku Klux Klan, Tim McVeigh and the Inquisition. All excellent examples. Many, if not all, Christians will argue that nowhere in the Bible does God or Jesus instruct their followers to kill [but it does not in the Koran either]. Although I agree that there is no command or commission per se laid out by God/Jesus to commit murder, as I have already included above, there are many examples [almost exclusively in the Old Testament] of God ordering his servants/prophets to kill massive amounts of people...and his servants carried out those acts.
Do all Christians naively believe that there will never ever be some people along the way who will be influenced by these events in the Bible where God has specifically instructed his servants/prophets to slaughter hundreds/thousands of people and use that as a justification for gunning down doctors at abortion clinics or wiping out all their co-workers?
Whether Christians believe these things will never happen is irrelevant, because these real life incidents have already happened. And they will continue to happen, because although the number of Christians who would actually get violent and commit mass murder are a fringe portion of the Christian membership, no one can deny that their influence to commit those acts exists on the pages of the Bible [primarily in the form of the monstrous, compassionless, ruthless, death-obsessed God of the Old Testament, whose #1 hobby was mass murder].
I will give you a realistic example of the point I just made. How can Christians defend their religion and condemn Anders Breivik's horrible act of gunning down 68 people at a youth camp in Norway when there is a specific Bible passage/story [that I mentioned above] of God himself sending two bears to tear apart 42 young kids in the book of 2 Kings for the unbelievably petty act of calling Elisha a "baldhead"?
If Breivik told the police after his despicable act that he killed these 68 people because they called him names, how could a Christian condemn his act if God himself had 42 young kids mauled to death in the Bible? Do you see my point? How can a Christian justify God's act and condemn Breivik's act [if Breivik used name-calling as his excuse, which he did not. But for the sake of my argument, how would a Christian answer that question]?
It all boils down to the fact that Breivik is a nut who has profound mental issues. His heinous acts were simply an outward expression of the mental breakdown and neurological disorder that is required to accept the Bible as the truth in the first place.