And God so loved persons that he never met one he wouldn’t love to destroy through fire or catastrophic human salinization. Just ask the folks at Personhood USA.
We’ve seen it all over the past few years, the semi-incoherent prophesying of lunatic Christian conservatives, acting like deranged hermits who have hid themselves away in the desert too long with only their locust and honey for company, and probably for sex. It’s really a mess, as you would expect, given the apparently condition of their minds.
It’s all Old Testament stuff; you know the racket – no Jesus anywhere – lots of wrath and ruin and pretty much the same shtick the Jewish priests used after the return from Babylon to bully the Jewish people into monotheism. Except it wasn’t God doing the ruination – it was men waving their religion like a cudgel.
Well, Right Wing Watch has uncovered a whopper from Personhood USA; it seems they have thrown sanity out the window. Look what they have to say to the people of Ohio if they do not get their personhood amendment on the ballot:
The Bible is clear that God’s curse resides upon the land where innocent people are killed without justice. (See Numbers 35:30-34, Jeremiah 18:7-10, Proverbs 6:16-17, Psalm 9:17, Jeremiah 7:5-7, Isaiah 1:15-17.) God is longsuffering, but sooner or later, judgment will fall on a land that sheds innocent blood.
Numbers 35:30-34 tells us that when innocent blood is shed in the land, the land is “defiled” and “polluted” and only justice can cleanse it. In Deuteronomy 21:1-9, we are taught that the curse of innocent blood falls upon the community nearest the crime. This curse can only be lifted through the dissemination of justice. It is the local community where the assault has been committed that is ultimately responsible for punishing assailants to protect the innocent.
Ultimately, Ohioans have no business pointing our fingers at the Supreme Court, the U.S. Congress, or the abortion advocates entrenched in political parties for the shedding of innocent blood that Ohio allows. The federal government’s jurisdiction is limited by the Constitution, which only grants the feds jurisdiction over three crimes: piracy, counterfeiting, and treason. Criminal justice is a local matter. God’s wrath abides on Ohio for the innocent blood that has been shed in our state, and God obligates Ohio to do justice to protect the innocent from assault and murder, and thereby purge our land from the guilt of innocent blood. Until there is justice for the preborn, there will be no lasting mercy for us.
In 1857, the Supreme Court declared that an African American slave named Dred Scott was not a man, but the property of his owner. Over two million slaves perished on the ships headed for American ports. Millions were brutalized under the American slave trade. What followed soon after the 1857 Supreme Court decision was a Civil War that resulted in the deaths of 620,000 American lives.
The Nuremberg Laws were passed in Germany in 1935, declaring Jews to be non-persons. By the end of World War 2 in 1945, 6.5 to 8.8 million German civilians and soldiers had been killed in combat.
When Israel began to sacrifice innocent children to idols under King Manasseh, God promised judgment was coming. God was longsuffering, but within four generations of Manasseh, judgment finally came. Assyria conquered the Jews, slaughtered most of them, and carried off the survivors in chains to a life of slavery. Isaiah told them why: “Your hands are full of blood” and their cities were full of “murderers” (Isaiah 1:15, 21). Jeremiah told them why: they filled their land with “the blood of innocents” (Jeremiah 2:24 & 19:4). Hosea told them why: they were “polluted with blood” (Hosea 6:8). Joel told them why: “They have shed innocent blood in their land” (Joel 3:19). Ezekiel told them why: “Thou art become guilty in the blood that thou hast shed (Ezekiel 22:24). They continued to “slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live” (Ezekiel 13:19).
God promises judgment upon every nation that sins against him (Jeremiah 18:7-10; Psalm 9:17). For every two children conceived in Ohio, one is aborted. Almost half a million Ohioans have been slaughtered in Ohio’s abortion clinics the first decade of this century.
Those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it.
Honestly, the Bible is full of all kinds of crazy stuff, much of which cannot be proven by way of the archaeological record. A lot of it has, in fact, turned out to be lies and mythology, “history as it should have been” in the words of two Jewish archaeologists. There is in fact no evidence at all that “God” has destroyed anything in all of history – none. Not a shred of evidence. Other than their say-so, we have no evidence he’s ever even threatened to destroy anything. I mean, let’s face it: the Iliad and the Odyssey are as likely to be factual as the Bible. You sure can’t privilege one over the other on the basis of historical fact.
With so much of their holy book demonstrably bunk, it would be surprising if anything at all happened to the people of Ohio or to any other state in the union. So I have just this to say in response:
Well, we sure learned our lesson, alright. We have learned from history; have you? We’ve watched you lunatics bring fire and slaughter to people after people over thirty centuries of history and doggone it if we’re going to let you do it to us and to our children. We’ve had enough of your insane religious beliefs. Live how you will and think how you will, but the Constitution promises us the government can’t make your religion – or any religion – the law of the land. So be sure we will fight you. You’ve destroyed enough lives in your God’s name.
Image from: Mudpreacher.org
 Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman The Bible Unearthed (NY: The Free Press, 2001), 249. Israel Finkelstein is Professor of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University and director of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology. He is also co-director of the archaelogical dig at Megiddo. Neil Asher Silberman is director of the Ename Center for Public Archaeology and Heritage Presentation in Belgium.