Bible 101

Session – 72

The Book of Deuteronomy Chapters 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18.

In Session 71, we learned that the behavior of those supposed to serve God has not changed in over 2,000 years. “Buyer Beware.”

Chapter 13

Controlled Freaks

If there arise among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth, thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign of the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of the prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the Lord your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Ye shalt walk after the Lord your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. And that the prophet, or dreamers of dreams, shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the Lord your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the Lord thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee (Deut. 13:1-5).

This is one of many reasons why, after reading the Bible several times, I became an Atheist (of course, incidents like Sandy Hook only reinforced my beliefs along with the rhetoric of Evangelical Ministries who continue to use Jesus Christ as their personal slot machine).

Wait! I hear what you are thinking. I’m an Atheist; you don’t believe in Jesus Christ, so why should you care? Because they’re taking money (donations) under false pretenses! If God doesn’t exist! Where’s the money going?

Now I understand why Evangelicals get involved in politics. They have a lot in common!

Christianity is all about control, fear, and intimidation. For if there was a God, there be no need for control, fear, intimidation, or a self-help book called the Bible (according to Christians he supposedly wrote) to advertise his existence. Again, I know what you’re thinking; “You blasphemous dog! God gave everyone free will to choose between right and wrong. Really?

 “What happens to the free will of a child being sexually abused by the free will of a Priest?” If there were a God, I wouldn’t be an Atheist.

OK. Allow me to be a hypocrite for a moment concerning God.

Science claims (not all – some less, some more) that a (single eye) contains more atoms than there are stars in the universe. There are (approx.) 200 billion trillion stars in the universe!

The fact that control, fear, and intimidation are used repetitively throughout the Bible means it’s the work of man. A God may be repetitive in his creation, but his words speak volumes, and errors are not part of his equation.

Chapter 14

Thy Soul Desire

Ye are children of the Lord your God … (Deut. 14:1). It’s been said many times by many Christians for over 2,000 years that we are all God’s children.

He that committed sin is of the devil … (1 John. 3:8).

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin … (1 John. 3:9).

And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth (Deut. 14:26).

Chapter 15

Slavery Approval

And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee: … (Deut. 15:12). If there were a God, he would not have approved of slavery among the Jewish people. Why? According to the Christian Bible, God freed them from Egyptian bondage. Which is another word for slavery.

Chapter 16

Our Daily Bread

… seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith (Deut. 16:3)… on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the Lord thy God (Deut. 16:8).

Eat bread, don’t eat bread? Real Gods don’t make mistakes; phony ones do!

Chapter 17


If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the Lord thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that wrought wickedness in the sight of the Lord thy God, in transgressing his covenant, And hath gone and served othergods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it … Then shalt thou bring forth that man or woman, which have committed that wicked thing … and shalt stone them with stones, till they die (Deut. 17:2-5).

Astrology is practiced worldwide Religiously. Are you prepared to get Stoned?

Chapter 18


There shalt not be found among you any one that maketh is son or his daughter to pass through the fire … (Deut. 18:10).

Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy fruits, and of thy liquors: the first-born of thy sons shalt thou give unto me (Ex. 22:29).

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: if there was a God of Israel, what need would he have of liquors and the first-born? None. If not? Plenty!

Ivan Peter Kovak

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