Herein we continue, from part 1, part 2 and part 3, considering an article titled, “Other Disgusting Quotes in the Bible!” written by Oleg Dei who heads an Atheist anti-Christian support group which masquerades as a group interested in science which calls itself the Science Club of Long Island. We have written about Oleg Dei and the Club before and you can find those articles here.
The next point is:
“Expose Her Breasts!
‘Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame. And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make the vile, and will set thee as gazingstock.’ (Nahum 3:5-6).
‘Look, I am against you!- declares Yahweh Saboath- I shall lift your skirts as high as your face and show your nakedness to the nations, your shame to the kingdoms. I shall pelt you with filth.’ (Nahum 3:6, The New Jerusalem Bible).
What moral lesson is to be found here?
‘Filth’ here refers to dung. (See also Malachi 2:2-3 where God says ‘I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces...’).
Boy what a real loving God these crazy Christians worship!”
Again, Oleg Dei’s militant Atheist anti-Christianity lead him to refer to crazy Christians but not to crazy Jews, even though he is quoting the Jew’s scripture as well.
Well, at last Oleg Dei lets us know when he does not get it by asking, but never answering, questions such as “What moral lesson is to be found here?” As you can view in the video found here and attached to this article, the children’s movie Muppets Wizard of Oz a muppet references Girls Gone Wild. Point is that with our culture (and pop-occulture) shame is a quaint concept of days gone by and that which used to be shameful is now posted, by us, on the world wide web for all to see, copy, forward, share, comment upon, make viral, etc.
Oleg Dei seems to miss the moral lesson is to be found here because he sees nothing immoral in women having their breasts exposed; in fact, he is a purveyor of pornography as he included such images within his article. Then again, perhaps he feels that YHVH is immoral for exposing women’s breasts but, as we have previously noted, if he does so, he does so without an ethical premise upon which to base his condemnation in the first place.
These texts denote hyperbolic, symbolic terminology for those who do shameful acts being put to, rightful, shame.
Note the text of 2 Samuel chap 10:
“…the king of the Ammonites died, and Hanun his son became king in his place. Then David said, ‘I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, just as his father showed kindness to me.’ So David sent some of his servants to console him concerning his father. But when David’s servants came to the land of the Ammonites, the princes of the Ammonites said to Hanun their lord, ‘Do you think that David is honoring your father because he has sent consolers to you? Has David not sent his servants to you in order to search the city, to spy it out and overthrow it?’ So Hanun took David’s servants and shaved off half of their beards, and cut off their garments in the middle as far as their hips, and sent them away. When they told it to David, he sent to meet them, for the men were greatly humiliated. And the king said, ‘Stay at Jericho until your beards grow, and then return.’”
Due to presumed political intrigues, the well-meaning messengers were humiliated, in part, by being made to go back home half naked. For some odd reason, Oleg Dei has nothing to say when Gentiles shame Jews—rather odd.
Thus, as already noted; Oleg Dei makes fun but does not provide a premise for condemning YHVH or the Bible and does not condemn Gentiles.
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