In a piece titled
Why did the Prophet Elisha curse the “youths” for making fun of his baldness?, the whacky fun luv’n christian altruistico rewrote the classic pissed off bears rip 42 children to death, god is great, bible passage.
For anyone unfamiliar with the story, it’s from 2 kings 2:23-24. I highlighted it some week’s ago.
Today I came across the bit of bible rewrite altruistico penned. It is about as simplistic a piece of phony reasoning as I’ve ever seen. I don’t want to get buried in the twisted path from god kills children to god is great, but here’s some highlights.
altruistico corrects the bad translation and changes “children” to “young men”. Complete spoiler.
He corrects the number of children to “a large demonstration of young men”. This is a willful fabrication. There is no mention of the number of children in the KJV.
In his summary, our loving christian actually ages the children to a minimum of 20, and gets right to his contrived justification for the murder of dozens of persons.
The Lord’s punishment was the mauling of 42 of them by two female bears. The penalty was clearly justified, for to ridicule Elisha was to ridicule the Lord Himself.
That anyone can reason a justification for mass murder is disturbing. Doing so out of loving worship of anyone, or anything, compounds a heinous act with a sadistic psychosis. To offer such a thing as teaching of any kind should be criminal.
Religion remains the most pernicious corrupting influence on humankind.