25 January 2010

Mr. Deity and the Promised Land (The Annotated Version)

A new episode of Mr. Deity is out. I don't want to spoil it for you, so watch it first before reading the rest of this post.

Did you notice all the biblical references? Me too. Here's just a few of the verses that Mr. Deity referred to in this episode.

Utterly destroy

And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them. Deuteronomy 7:2
But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth: But thou shalt utterly destroy them ... as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. Deuteronomy 20:16-17
Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.1 Samuel 15:3

Hailstorms and Sun

And the LORD discomfited them before Israel, and slew them with a great slaughter at Gibeon, and chased them along the way.... And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel ... the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them ...and they died: they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword. Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Joshua 10:10-13

War Rape

When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the LORD thy God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive, And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife; Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house, and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails; And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain in thine house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife. And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go whither she will; but thou shalt not sell her at all for money, thou shalt not make merchandise of her, because thou hast humbled her. Deuteronomy 21:10-14

5 comments:

Abeille said...

Steve, I like to imagine that you use this ringtone.

Steve Wells said...

You're right, Abeille. I'd love to use that as my ringtone. Is there a way to get it?

twillight said...

"...pretty much every god is on board with that..."

Stupid :)

matt311 said...

Is it just me, or does the guy playing "Mr. Deity" remind anyone of Ray Liotta...?

isaacwm80 said...

This series is so F'ing brilliant. And not just because it's some of the funniest satirical comedy I've ever watched... but because it's so damn smart and insightful. These guys KNOW what is actually written in the Bible... and they UNDERSTAND what it says about Yahweh. They are certainly atheists, and they know more about Christianity and theology than just about any Christian I've ever known... and I've known some very smart seminary type dudes. The difference is that mr. deity and larry are HONEST about the utterly ridiculous stuff that is recorded in that book, and they get how harmful it is to society. They don't overlook the genocidal, sadistic god that is presented in the Bible.

Every Christian should watch this series, starting from episode one.