HA Bible Study

Isaiah 28:2
Only the Lord is strong
and powerful!
His mighty hand
will strike them down
with the force of a hailstorm
or a mighty whirlwind
or an overwhelming flood.

Discuss.

Comments

  1. 1

    Deathfrogg spews:

    Lot of options there.

    Why am I reminded of a little kid with the bloody nose bawling at the bullies at school that his dad is a black belt and a fighter pilot and hit man and is gonna come back and beat them all up?

    Just before he runs away of course…

  2. 2

    dorky dorkman spews:

    I would like to see the high and mighty who abuse their power brought to their knees.

  3. 3

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 2

    All you would have to do is hang around the restrooms at the GOP Convention. I’d bet you’d see a lot of them on their knees with their feet sticking out under the door.

  4. 4

    God spews:

    And now I have spoken to Mitt Romney, yet he did not listen …

    First I came unto him with the gentle threats from My minions … Newt, Rick, and Ron. And Mitt did not hear My voice.

    Next I opened the curtains, just a narrow slit, to Mitt’s dealings with foreign harlots banks, Mitt still was deaf to my whispers.

    Third was My revelation of Mitt through the lens of his minion who would punish the victims of rape. Mitt denied Akin, a loyal attendant.

    Fourth, I have brought My servant Isaac, son of Jacob, with wind and flood … yet Mitt still seems deaf.

    Nothing is new to Me. Mitt is like unto Pharaoh. Mitt should fear My remaining six plagues. Mitt, while a Mormon, still claims that he believes in Me. Perhaps so … but he seems to be deaf.

  5. 5

    God spews:

    If it takes more than ten plagues, and yet Mitt can not hear My voice, you all should shudder to think of the consequences of a tenth plague.

    Imagine the locusts, the hail, the vermin should Mitt win!

    I am that I am.

  6. 6

    Michael spews:

    Remember folks, atheists don’t fly airplanes into buildings or bomb women’s health clinics.

  7. 7

    Michael spews:

    Don’t even know what to say about this one.

    ‘Pregnancy Begins 2 Weeks Before Conception’ Now The Law In Arizona

    She said the law defines pregnancy in a way that bans abortion two weeks before the other seven states with similar laws, because it calculates gestational age starting with the first day of the last menstrual period rather than the date of conception.
    http://thenewcivilrightsmoveme.....4/13/37993

  8. 9

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “punish the victims of rape”

    Todd Akin & Co. are just getting started. Their plan is to dig a hole about 4 feet deep, tie the rape victim’s hands behind her back and a scarf over her eyes, then push her in the hole and fill it in with dirt to just below the shoulders. This means the “adulterer” can barely breathe and can’t move her body. Only her head and upper body is exposed. Next, the male congregants (women aren’t allowed to participate in this “cleansing” ritual) gather up stones amd pile them within throwing range of the “sinner.” It’s important that the stones, like workforces, be “right-sized.” Too small and they’ll have no effect; too large and they’ll have too much effect. They need to be bigger than a golf ball but smaller than a baseball. Now the holy men gather around in a semi-circle, and on signal, begin throwing stones at the “criminal.” When this stoning procedure is done correctly it takes the executee anywhere from 20 to 50 minutes to die. She may be able to get some small relief from the pain of being struck by the stones by concentrating her thoughts on how much she enjoyed being raped. For the pious men arrayed in the semi-circle, it is enough to know women are the cause of all evil in the world and the stone throwers are doing “God’s work.”

    It’s kind of surprising that the stoning of rape victims is largely confined to Muslim fundies and was never picked up by Christian fundies, as it fits their mindset so well. Maybe the reason they didn’t get around to it is because they were preoccupied with branding women as “witches” and burning them at the stake, and just didn’t have time to fool around with women who became adulterers by allowing themselves to be raped.

    http://www.maidofheaven.com/jo.....icture.asp

    Roger Rabbit Commentary: Religious fanatics suck.

  9. 10

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @8 As fascinating as this trope is, what’s even curioser is why Fox outed Matt Bissonnette. I have a theory.

    It wasn’t an accident. Bissonnette was targeted. By who? Someone powerful decided to discredit him. Why?

    Leaving the reservation has something to do with it. Bissonnette wrote and published the book on his own, without anyone’s permission.

    It’s not really about that, but rather he didn’t allow them to edit the content and control the message. In short, they can’t control him.

    The book’s timing is inauspicious for them. It comes out just as they’re ramping up their campaign to swiftboat Obama. Bissonnette needed to plug his narrative into theirs and he didn’t. HIs book will distract the public’s attention from their carefully crafted swiftboat script and might even drown it out.

    Bissonnette forgot everything the military had taught him. “Don’t be an individual.” “Do wht you’re told and don’t ask questions.” “There are two ways of doing anything, our way and the wrong way.” “Team, team, team!”

    That’s why the world now knows the author of the book about the Abbottabad raid as Matt Bissonnette instead of Mark Owen.

    They’re making an example of him. They don’t have to kill him themselves. Al Qaida will do it for them. Let him be an example to anyone else tempted to stray from the Party Line.

  10. 11

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ RR

    They’re making an example of him. They don’t have to kill him themselves. Al Qaida will do it for them. Let him be an example to anyone else tempted to stray from the Party Line.

    This is then of course, exploitable for propaganda purposes. The oligarchs would like nothing more or less than another war with their latest enemy du jour. 9/11 was the best thing that could have possibly happened to George Bush. It gave him an almost automatically plausible second term, the shenannegans in Ohio, Florida and Kansas notwithstanding. The Conservatives have intimate knowledge with how disaster capitalism works.

    These are the people that cannot make money (and thus gain great political power) for themselves without inciting people to murder. They need war and chaos to maintain their social status. When everything becomes a “corporate” decision, everything becomes disposable in the course of the execution of that decision. This especially means humans.

    Thats what the “conservatives” are. The people who presume that they are entitled to be the people who are responsible for making these decisions. They presume their will to be more important than the will of others, just because they have the resources to propagate their influence and enforce their will, entirely for the purpose of increasing that influence and ability to enforce that will.

    It just never ends. It is a very deep psychosis, and extremely dangerous mindset. It is the mindset of a sociopath. A real tyrant. Americans have never experienced real tyranny. They don’t know what it is. They have never experienced real war. With cities bombed and burned into rubble, dead bodies everywhere, their kids running around with their ribs and collarbones sticking out with huge bloated bellies.

    If the bankers started to believe they would benefit from detonating a 20 Mg/T special in the middle of NYC, you damn well bet they’d figure out a way to do it. If it became a Corporate decision, you bet it’d happen.

    Rmoney and Ryan promise a war with Iran if they are elected. It seems to me that we really need to think about what that might mean. Iran isn’t going to be the gutted-out pushover Iraq was.

  11. 12

    Michael spews:

    Continuing my thought @6, the largest bio-terror attack in the US was not carried out by atheists.

    The 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack was the food poisoning of 751 individuals in The Dalles, Oregon, United States, through the deliberate contamination of salad bars at ten local restaurants with salmonella. A leading group of followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh (now known as Osho) had hoped to incapacitate the voting population of the city so that their own candidates would win the 1984 Wasco County elections.[2] The incident was the first, and single largest bioterrorist attack in United States history.[3][4] The attack is one of only two confirmed terrorist uses of biological weapons to harm humans.[5]
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1.....ror_attack

  12. 13

    SJ spews:

    @12 Michael…

    Sorry to rain on your parade of glory for the atheists but we are in such small minority that the probability of our doing anything as dramatic as a mass murder is really very small.

    My understanding is that the number of confessed atheists (how’s that for a strange term) in the USA is about 1%. In contrast something like 99% of Americans claim not to be atheists and about 80% claim one sort or another of strong belief.

    Statistically then, we atheists would have to be pretty damn weird to even get around to committing our first mass murder.

    As a realist I suspect that some place in the comfort of atheist mutual esteem their lies one or more disturbed atheist, angry over the mistreatment of Christopher Hitchens or Mitt Romney’s baptism of his dead atheist father-in-law,

    Personally, it seems to me that we militant atheists would be better served by converting myths stand, George, to our faith.

  13. 14

    huh spews:

    Michael is in a fantasy world about Atheists not being mass murders. Did you ever hear of Joseph Stalin, Mao and Adolph Hitler? The atheists have tried to spin that especially Hitler was a Christian because his family was. Hitler’s self-proclaimed atheist ideology he advanced was a repudiation of Christianity/Judaism, not a culmination of 2,000 years of Christianity. I’ve read the atheist denial books. They have been debunked.
    Michael focuses on a mass murders at a low level, when the greatest mass murderers of all were truly atheists.

  14. 15

    dorky dorkman spews:

    re 14: What about the Conquistadors?

    “Conquistador your stallion stands
    In need of company
    And like some angel’s haloed brow
    You reek of purity
    I see your armour-plated breast
    Has long since lost it’s sheen
    And in your death mask face
    There are no signs which can be seen”

    by Procol Harum
    Songwriters: K. REID, G. BROOKER

  15. 16

    dorky dorkman spews:

    re 14: The history of mass murder does not begin and end with your handfull of favorite examples.

  16. 17

    Jethro spews:

    @16–
    Of course not..but all 3 were mass murderers at the highest level, right? And all 3 were atheists. That’s the point dork.