Herein we continue, from part 1 and part 2, 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:
“Eating your children when you are hungry!
‘And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son tomorrow. So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son....’ (II Kings 6:28-29).
According to the Bible, a horrible famine took place in Samaria where in desperation; the people ate whatever they could. The cannibalistic eating of a son may provide sufficient nutrition for a mother but disregards the nature of humans to protect their young. Doesn’t get more disgusting than this! Who still the Bible serves a moral purpose?”
Sadly, Oleg Dei writes in a manner which is difficult to discern; just what does “Eating your children when you are hungry!” mean? Does he mean that the Bible presents the idea as a virtue, that it commands it, recommends it, merely states it, or, what?
At least in this case, Dei actually get it; it was a horrible famine and people resorted to cannibalism out of utter desperation, it did override the nature of humans to protect their young. No Dei, it does not get more disgusting than this! But just what makes him go from having a moment of clarity and actually getting it to his asking, “Who still the Bible serves a moral purpose?”
Again, due to conveniently self-serving partial quotes, he fails to quote the outraged reaction of the king to whom the story of cannibalism was told:
“When the king heard the words of the woman, he tore his clothes—now he was passing by on the wall—and the people looked, and behold, he had sackcloth beneath on his body” (2 Kings 6:30).
Tearing ones clothes was a sign of grief and shock and that he had sackcloth under his clothes means that he was already repentfully grieving due to the general situation at large.
Thus, Oleg Dei makes fun but does not provide a premise for condemning YHVH or the Bible.
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