21 March 2009

The Terror of God (God is a terrorist)

And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob. Genesis 35:5

So "the terror of God" was on entire cities?

It would be nice to have more details here. How did God terrorize the people in these cities? Did he fly planes into buildings or what?

I suppose God could have terrorized people without killing anyone. So I won't add this to the list of people killed by God.

But then, we already knew that God is a murderer. Now we know that he is a terrorist, too. (Or he would be if he existed.)


Ian said...

Considering that the God of the Bible most resembles people like Stalin, Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Kim Jong Il, I'm going to guess the "terror of God upon the cities" was kind of like the terror experienced by people in places like Lidice and Halabja.

Steve Wells said...

Yeah, you're probably right, Ian. Maybe I should add another few thousand to God's total.

busterggi said...

Between the nuking of Sodom & Gommorah & the biological warfare of various plagues, Yahweh is the inventor of terrorism.

Unknown said...

It's a pretty high total as it is!
Just wanted to let you know I really enjoy, in a strange way, the blog.

I Am said...

Since the Bible openly admits God is a terrorist (I checked a number of other translations besides the KJV, and they all said "terror", too), it would be difficult for a believer to argue against this. God is a terrorist.

Too bad Nebraska State Sen. Ernie Chamber's lawsuit against God was dismissed recently. But forget that minor setback. As a terrorist, God could certainly still be pursued under the Patriot Act. Certainly we don't want an omnipotent terrorist around. I feel extraordinary rendition (supernatural rendition?) might be justified to protect America. Not to torture or terrorize God, mind you: we wouldn't want to stoop to his level. Just to get him out of here to protect us from any future terrorists acts against our citizens (Katrina, etc.).

Matthew Blanchette said...

At least other terrorists aren't as worshipped as God is, or aren't made up.

Rob Stewart said...

maybe this is what we 'get' (end up with) when fundamentalists write "history' (in this case, the Bible)!! i wonder if there were other perspectives (that we'll never know about)?