Herein we conclude, from part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and part 5, 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 last section deals with gaseous and urinary excretions:
‘Wherefore my bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.’ (Isaiah 16:11)
Very nice, all children in Sunday school should practice this!
The evil of Pissing
‘therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jerobo'am, and will cut off from Jerobo'am him that pisseth against the wall...’ (I Kings 14:10, I Kings 16:8-11, I Kings 21:21, and II Kings 9:8-10).
Boy this Christian God is so evil, makes Satan look like an altar boy! Although the unsanitary practice of pissing on walls might cause erosion of the mud walls, bringing evil appears excessive punishment for such a minor deed.
‘And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.’ (I Kings 16:11, I Kings 14:10, 21:21; II Kings 9:8).”
The lesson, for Oleg Dei, seems to be that a blind person certainly has a hard time hitting the target. He misses the point entirely as the there is nothing for “children in Sunday school” to “practice.” The text denotes a sorrow and grief so deep that it has a physical effect upon the person; we would use terms such as “My guts are churning” or “I’m sick to my stomach.” Note the context of the text:
“…the fields of Heshbon languish, and the vine of Sibmah: the lords of the heathen have broken down the principal plants thereof, they are come even unto Jazer, they wandered through the wilderness: her branches are stretched out, they are gone over the sea.
Therefore I will bewail with the weeping of Jazer the vine of Sibmah: I will water thee with my tears, O Heshbon, and Elealeh: for the shouting for thy summer fruits and for thy harvest is fallen. And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting: the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.
Wherefore my bowels shall sound like an harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh.”
Missing the point again, Oleg Dei seems to think that YHVH is condemning urination as he notes, “The evil of Pissing” and actually elucidates that it “appears excessive punishment for such a minor deed.” You see, this is the problem with not actually reading the Bible for context—grammatical context, both immediate and greater, cultural context, historical context, etc.—but merely performing key word searches, copying and pasting fragments of texts and presuming that you have made a point. Well, Oleg Dei did make a point; he is either incapable of or unwilling to deal with issues in an adult, scholarly and reasonable manner.
There are, at least, two ways of looking at this.
Due to the houses’ of Jerobo'am and Baasha’s actions, they would have cut off from the males; as males would be the ones who would be able to perform urinary acrobatics such as doing so against a wall.
Also, this is reminiscent of the news reports of George W. Bush having shoes thrown at him; the news reports revealed that in Middle Easters culture, this is considered an insult. Really! Tell us more Mr. Anthropology! Wow, and to think that in the good ol' apple pie US of A throwing a shoe at someone is, what, a compliment?
Look at it this way, if you found men urinating against the wall of your home, repeatedly, it you would take it as an insult. Thus, this is the sense of the text; the houses’ of Jerobo'am and Baasha’s actions are insulting. The point is not that they urinated against a wall and that was insulting but, rather, that their actions were insulting and the symbolic manner whereby to refer to such actions by was referencing urination against a wall.
Thus, Oleg Dei makes fun but does not provide a premise for condemning YHVH or the Bible.
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