KILLING. (As in "Thou
biblical god personally kills a
total of 371,186 people, not counting his slaughter of every
living thing in
The biblical god also orders the
killing of a total of 1,862,265:
Gen 22:2 - God accepts human sacrifices (including that of
Ex 12:29 - God kills all the firstborn in the land of Egypt.
Ex 15:3 - God is a god of war.
17 - Anyone who strikes or curses a parent must be killed.
Ex 22:18 - Every witch must be killed.
20 - You must kill anyone who "lieth with a beast," or who
worships any god other than Yahweh.
Ex 31:15 - Anyone who works on the Sabbath must be killed.
27 - You must kill adulterers, homosexuals, wizards and
Lev 21:9 - Any priest's daughter who fornicates must be
Lev 24:16 - Blasphemers must be killed.
Num 16:27-33 - God caused the whole tribe of Korah - men,
women, and children - to be buried alive.
Num 21:3 - God caused the destruction of all the Canaanites.
Num 31:7-35 - God orders Moses to kill the Midianites,
making sure to slaughter not only the men but also the boys and
females, except for the 32,000 virgin girls.
Deut 3:4 - God is pleased that his warriors destroyed 60
Deut 7:16 - You must kill all the people God delivers into
your hands, and "thine eye shall have no pity upon them."
Deut 13:5 - Any prophet or "dreamer of dreams," who serves
another god, must be killed.
Deut 13:6-9 - If your brother,
son, daughter, wife, or friend tempts you to worship other gods,
"thou shalt surely kill him."
Deut 13:13-15 - If the people of any city worship other
gods, you must slaughter them all, including their cattle.
Deut 17:5 - Any man or woman who worships other deities of
sun, moon or stars must be stoned to death.
Deut 18:20 - False prophets must be killed.
Deut 20:16-17 - God commands complete destruction of all
Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and
Jebusites, and "thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth."
Deut 22:21 - A bride found not to be a virgin must be stoned
Deut 22:22 - Adulterers must be killed.
Deut 22:23-24 - A girl who is raped within city limits, and
fails to cry out, must be killed.
Deut 28:22-28 - If you don't obey God's commandments, he
will punish you with consumption, fever, extreme burning,
blasting, mildew, hemorrhoids, the scab, the itch, the botch of
Egypt, etc., as well as "madness, and blindness, and
astonishment of heart."
Josh 6:21 - God's warriors destroyed Jericho and killed
every man, woman, child, and domestic animal.
Josh 8:25 - God's warriors killed 12,000 people in the city
Josh 19:47 - The children of Dan wanted more room, so they
destroyed the whole population of Leshen and took their
Judges 1:17-18 - Judah and Simeon utterly destroyed the
populations of Zephath, Gaza, Askelon and Ekron.
Judges 11:39 - In accord with God's law, Jephthah was forced
to burn his virgin daughter to death as a sacrifice.
Judges 15:15 - God enables Samson to kill 1,000 men with the
jawbone of an ass.
Judges 20:46 - At Gibeah, Benjamin's men killed 25,000
people and burned every town.
1 Sam 6:19 - God kills 50,070 people for trying to peek into
1 Sam 15:3 - God commands the destruction of Amalek: "Slay
both men and women, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and
2 Sam 6:7 - God kills Uzzah for touching the Ark, even
though he was trying to save it from falling off its oxcart.
1 Kings 18:40 - God commands the slaughter of "prophets of
1 Kings 20:36 - Because a man didn't "obey the voice of the
Lord," a lion was sent to kill him.
2 Kings 2:24 - God sent bears to tear apart 42 children for
making fun of Elisha's bald head.
2 Kings 10:25 - God commands the killing of a multitude in
the temple of Baal.
2 Kings 19:35 - God's angel killed 185,000 Assyrians in a
1 Chron 21:14 - God kills 70,000 Israelites with a
2 Chron 15:13 - Any man or woman who refuses to "seek the
Lord God of Israel" must be killed.
Job 1:15-19 - God arranges the killing of Job's children,
servants and animals.
Isa 13:16 - God promises that all the Babylonians' children
will be "dashed to pieces before their eyes;" their wives will
Isa 45:7 - God says "I create evil."
Jer 48:10 - Killing for God is mandatory; God curses anyone
who "keepeth back his sword from blood."
Jer 50:21 - God commands that the people of Merathaim and
Pekod be "utterly destroyed."
Ezek 9:5-7 - God calls for purging in Jerusalem: "let not
your eye spare, neither have ye pity: slay utterly old and
young, both maids and little children, and women... fill the
courts with the slain."
Ezek 35:8 - God promises to fill the mountains, hills,
valleys and rivers with slain men.
Hosea 13:16 - God promises to have Samaritan infants dashed
to pieces, and pregnant women will have their bellies slashed
Nahum 1:2 - God is jealous, full of vengeance and wrath.
Zeph 1:3 - God threatens to destroy everything, man and
beast, birds and fishes.
Zeph 1:18 - "The whole land shall be devoured by the fire of
Zeph 3:6 - God brags that he has destroyed many nations.
Zech 13:3 - A false prophet must be killed by his father and
Ex 21:7-8 - A father
may sell his daughter to be a "maidservant" (or
sex slave) who must "please her master."
Num 31:7, 18 - God orders his warriors to kill every living
thing in a captured city, except the virgin girls, who are to be
raped and turned into sex slaves.
Deut 21:11-12 - If a warrior likes the look of a female war
captive, he can take her to be one of his "wives."
Deut 22:28-29 - A man who rapes a virgin may take her for a
wife if he pays her father 50 shekels of silver. (Yet, a bride
found not to be a virgin must be stoned to death -
Judges 5:30 - The spoils of war include "a damsel or two"
for every man.
Judges 21:12-23 - God's warriors killed all the inhabitants
of Jabeshgilead except for 400 virgin girls, who were taken as
slaves. If there are not enough girls to go around, God's
warriors may raid neighboring towns for more to rape.
Gen 9:25 - God cursed
Ham, son of Noah, with perpetual slavery for the crime of seeing
his father naked. (Ham was formerly considered the ancestor of
Ex 21:4 - A male slave may marry and have children, and may
go free after six years; but his family remains the property (or
hostages?) of his master.
Ex 21:7 - A man may sell his daughter as a sex slave.
Ex 21:20-21 - A man may be punished for beating a male or
female slave to death, but if the victim survives the beating
for a few days, then there is no penalty.
Lev 19:20 - When a man has sex with a female slave (or
"bondmaid"), SHE must be scourged.
Eph 6:5 - Paul says slaves must obey their masters "with
fear and trembling."
Titus 2:9 - Paul says slaves must obey and please their
1 Tim 6:1 - Paul says slaves must "count their masters
worthy of all honor."
WAS JESUS ETHICAL?
Matt 5:28-32 - Jesus
says marriage to a divorcee is adultery; and a man who ogles a
woman has already committed adultery; and that you must cut off
your hand or pluck out your eye if it offends.
Matt 6:19-34 - Jesus says don't save any money and don't
Matt 8:32 - Having no regard for private property, Jesus
destroys a herd of someone else's pigs.
Matt 10:34 - Jesus says he brings not peace on earth but "a
Matt 19:12 - Jesus says the best way for a man to be sure of
getting into heaven is to have himself castrated.
Mark 11:13 - Jesus destroys a fig tree for not bearing figs
out of season.
Mark 14:4-7 - Jesus says it is more important to anoint him
with precious ointment than to give to the poor, who will always
be here. (Why not just get rid of poverty?)
Mark 16:18 - Jesus says anyone who believes in him can play
with venomous snakes or drink poison without harm. (This act has
been often tried, with rather unsatisfactory results.)
Luke 12:47-48 - Jesus says it is permissible to whip slaves.
Luke 14:26 - Jesus says no man can be his disciple unless he
hates his parents, siblings, wife, children, and himself as
Luke 19:27 - In telling a parable, Jesus insinuates that
anyone who denies his rulership must be killed.
John 15:6 - Jesus says anyone who doesn't believe in him
must be burned.
Acts 5:5-10 - Ananias and his wife Sapphira were killed for
withholding money from the church.
2 John 1:10-11 - A Christian is forbidden to offer
hospitality to a non-Christian, not even to wish him "Godspeed"
WOMEN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
1 Cor 11:3-10 - Women
are inferior "because man was not created for woman, but woman
was created for man." Every woman "while praying or
prophesying" must have her head covered "because of the angels,"
meaning the spirits (it used to be believed that women's hair
1 Cor 14:34-35 - Women must not speak in church, which is a
shame for them to do. If they want to ask questions, they must
learn from their husbands at home.
Eph 5:22 - Wives must submit to their husbands as they would
1 Tim 2:11-15 - A woman must not teach, or hold authority
over a man, but must "learn in silence with all subjection,"
because "Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was
in the transgression." (So, being gullible is the original
1 Tim 5:9 - Paul says the only women acceptable by the
council of elders are devout, monogamous women over the age of
Gen 1:11-19 - God made
all green plants on the third day of creation, but neglected to
supply the sun (on which both plants and "days" depend) until
the fourth day.
Gen 6:6-7 - Because a few people displeased him, God
"repented" having made the world, and decided to destroy all
life on earth.
Lev 11:5-6 - God thinks rabbits are cud-chewing animals.
Deut 22:5 - All cross-dressers, or women who wear pants, are
Deut 25:11-12 - A woman who seizes a man's genitals, even to
defend her husband from an attacker, must have her hand cut off.
Deut 33:17 - God believes in
Matt 5:22 - Jesus says anyone who calls another "fool" will
go to hell, but then he does it himself (Matt
1 Tim 2:9 - Christian women are forbidden to braid their
hair or wear jewelry.
James 5:14-15 - Prayer by the elders of the church is the
only sure cure for sickness. (Christian Science, anyone?)