HA Bible Study

Nahum 1:2-8
The Lord is a jealous God, filled with vengeance and rage. He takes revenge on all who oppose him and continues to rage against his enemies! The Lord is slow to get angry, but his power is great, and he never lets the guilty go unpunished. He displays his power in the whirlwind and the storm. The billowing clouds are the dust beneath his feet. At his command the oceans dry up, and the rivers disappear. The lush pastures of Bashan and Carmel fade, and the green forests of Lebanon wither. In his presence the mountains quake, and the hills melt away; the earth trembles, and its people are destroyed. Who can stand before his fierce anger? Who can survive his burning fury? His rage blazes forth like fire, and the mountains crumble to dust in his presence. The Lord is good, a strong refuge when trouble comes. He is close to those who trust in him. But he will sweep away his enemies in an overwhelming flood. He will pursue his foes into the darkness of night.

Discuss.

Comments

  1. 1

    Deathfrogg spews:

    So, this means “God” is a nasty, vindictive bastard with anger management issues? Sounds like a long term untreated alcohol problem. Perhaps he was beaten too hard, too many times by his ol man fior too much stupid shit. I know a lotta dudes like this. Most of them are in and out of jail for shit like beating their wives and kids and starting fights in bars ‘n whatnot. Prisons are full of people like this.

    So, “God” really is just an asshole who should be locked up to prevent him from hurting any more people. This is what the three strikes laws are all about.

  2. 2

    MikeBoyScout spews:

    Sounds like The Lord needs some therapeutic help to work through some serious anger issues.

  3. 3

    Gman spews:

    It is sad when people hijack religion to the point they make it insignificant (I’m referring the Right Wing nuts).

  4. 6

    Zotz sez: Teahadists are Koch suckers! spews:

    You know, it’s hard not to think god is really that adolescent prick on star trek who has this world and people to play with.

    So he does all sorts of dickish things until his parents call him home for dinner.

    And unfortunately for us, they don’t fix all the stuff he fucks up like they do on star trek. So fuck them too.

  5. 7

    Zotz sez: Teahadists are Koch suckers! spews:

    Whoever made God ought to be sodomized to death with a fucking pulsar.

  6. 8

    Mrs. Rabbit spews:

    The atheist denies all of those things that speak to God’s existence and the validity of the Christian and faith in God.. He rejects the creation of the world by God. He rejects the deity of Christ. He rejects God’s Word. He suppresses the inner testimony that he has concerning the reality of God. All that he is left with is his self-confidence.
    This is the atheist’s confidence.

    1 John 4:8
    New International Version (NIV)

    8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

    The list below of Atheist leaders who did not know love or God.

    Atheist Political Leaders

    Vladimir Lenin
    Joseph Stalin
    Pol Pot
    Leon Trotsky
    Karl Rove

    Peace :)

  7. 11

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    “he never lets the guilty go unpunished”

    This isn’t good news for Rove, Beck, and a bunch of other GOPers.

  8. 13

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @8 It would have been worse if those people had been religionists doing their killing in the name of a supreme power.

  9. 14

    Liberal Scientist wonders why Republicans hate America spews:

    @8
    Mrs. Rabbit,
    I believe that Karl Rove is a Mormon who has spent his life advancing the political power of those that exploit Christian tribalism as a divisive weapon.

    He’s not on my team (the atheist team, that is)

  10. 16

    spews:

    Mrs R

    Frankly, Mam, I do not need to be judged by humans.

    But, its seem that whether your leaders believe in Me or not, has very little to do with how well they follow my laws:

    Bad Guys

    Atheist Political Leaders

    Vladimir Lenin …
    Joseph Stalin … raised and trained as a priest,
    Pol Pot
    Leon Trotsky ,,, Jewish, Since Judaism does nto require an affirmation of God, calling Leon an atheist is not logical.
    Karl Rove .. an outspoken Christian

    Theist Political Leaders:

    Torquemada,
    Napoleon
    Constantine
    Gaddafi
    GW Bush
    Franco
    Pius IX
    Isabella
    Vlad the Impaler
    Charlemagne
    George III
    Bachmann
    Perry

    Good guys

    Atheist Political leaders

    Jefferson
    Gorbachev
    Gandhi
    Gautama
    Hammerscholdt
    Brandt
    Mandella

    Theist Political Leaders

    Cesar Chavex
    Lincoln
    ML King

    Peace :)

  11. 17

    Mrs. Rabbit spews:

    Liberal Scientist:

    Karl Rove is not a Mormon or any type of Christian believer according to the google lists and Wikipedia, Rove has not religious affiliation. He is an atheist.

    Karl Rove is not on any team except the Karl Rove team.

    Not calling Leon Trotsky anything. He is on the lists of atheists that did not believe in God. There are lists :)) You can be Jewish according to Steve and still be atheist :) as it is both a race and Judaism a religion.

    Correct?

    Gandhi was Hindu and spiritual. That is not an atheist.

    Peace :) Happy Sunday and God bless all including atheists :)

  12. 18

    Zotz sez: Teahadists are Koch suckers! spews:

    Founder Tom Paine, well known atheist, socialist.

    Glenn Bekkz’ hero (in his own twisted, revisionist mind).

  13. 19

    Zotz sez: Teahadists are Koch suckers! spews:

    Info on Rove

    PBS interview with Wayne Slater:

    “…He comes from Utah. Is he a Mormon? Is he religious? What’s his religious background?

    Karl was born in Denver but grew up really in Utah, in this area where almost everybody was Mormon, and he was not. He would see it almost every day in high school in a situation where students who were Mormon would go across the street for an hour of Mormon training, while the non-Mormon kids, the minority, would stay behind in study hall.

    His family was not very religious. He grew up, he admits, in a nonreligious household. And even during his political career very early on, when I first met him in the middle ’80s, it was clear that religion was not something that was particularly important to him. But the use of religious people, the constituencies, the advantage of putting those constituencies together for political purpose, was something that really intrigued him. Religion was something that was never important to Karl. He never really talked about it very much, I think, with people at the time. In fact, I got the clear impression that he was a person who was not religious at all.

    You say he realized early on that the use of religion as a tool basically was a very important thing. … How does he learn how that could be of use to him?...”

    Still not on my (atheist) team.

  14. 20

    spews:

    Sorry Mrs. R BUT ..

    Karl Rove has ne3ver said he is an atheist. His official religion is Anglican. Lok it up.

    Gandhi was never a devout Hindo in the sense you mean. He followed Hundu practic3e .. that does not say what, if any gods, he believed in.

    Trotsky considered himself a Jew .. certainly NOT by race. He also knew that there was no God.

    More importantly, Gandhi was very much NOT a christian .. if he were a devout Hindu then that would make him an idolater along with the Roamns who killed your God.

    If you rank the worst people of mall time, I see no way this would not include a huge majority of god believing Christians folks like the huge bulk of the SS and the Concentration Camp guards, Jefferson Davis, Governor Stephens of our own state, Franco, Andrew Jackson, Columbia, the conquistadors, the crusaders, Joe McCarthy, Peter the terrible, the IRA, the witch burners, the apartheid crew in South Africa ….. moreover most of these folks id their atrocities in the name of Jesus!

    Seems to me that you should not have to demonize atheists to justify your own beliefs. If Jesus does exist, I hardly think he would want you to do that.

  15. 21

    spews:

    Zotz … Paine was not alone. Joseph Priestly was an outspoken atheist.

    Actually, you do not find anything like a modern Christian in the American presidency until Andrew Jackson … a man whose crime3s against humanity rank with anything Hitler did.

  16. 22

    Liberal Scientist wonders why Republicans hate America spews:

    Mrs. R.

    I was wrong about Rove. He was raised in Salt Lake City and attended the Univ. of Utah, but is not a Mormon – my error.

    My comments about his exploitation and advancement of Christian tribalism, however, stand.

    Also, you made this comment:

    He is on the lists of atheists that did not believe in God.

    Lists of atheists?
    Like this list?

    If your religion or religiosity leads you to love and joy, and promoting more love and joy in the world, affirming all people’s essential goodness and making the world a better, more peaceful place, if it leads you to craft a society that educates all of our kids, protects our environment, takes good care of the least among us – then good on you.

    However, those are my goals and aspirations, and I do not believe in a god.

    One does not need a god to do the right thing, to live the golden rule. One does not need a god to be motivated by love or by respect for the inherent respectablity of every human, and indeed, of our world as a whole.
    Approaching life with humility, with the desire to do good, with the expectation of goodness in others and the commitment to make the right choices when confronted with the opportunity to do harm – one does not need a god to approach life in this way. If your god helps you do this – great, keep up the good work.

    However, demonizing – that word is especially important in this discussion – those of us who do not interpret the world as you do (I would say those of us who do not engage in mythologizing) is incredibly dangerous, and sets you off in the direction of the people who build concentration camps.

    Sorry for what sounds like hyperbole, but drawing lines you seem to be drawing is the first step in making me a second or third class citizen, and I’ll have none of that.

  17. 23

    williewonka spews:

    Obama & his wife have repeatedly stated they are “Christians”. How come they aren’t on the list? And Jimmy Carter. Al Gore, John Edwards. The list goes on & on. So what? Our faith should impact how we approach things and make decisions as do those who claim to worship no God (but themselves and their understand and the understanding of scientists)
    Here is the definition of “worship”

    adoring reverence or regard: excessive worship of business success.
    the object of adoring reverence or regard.
    VERB–
    to render religious reverence and homage to.
    to feel an adoring reverence or regard for (any person or thing).

    You see we all have the free will to worship whatever or whomever we choose. But we ALL worship someone or something by our thoughts and actions. To deny this is futile.
    So what do you worship?

  18. 24

    spews:

    @22…

    C’mon…who gives a fuck?

    Live by the golden rule. Don’t need some childish notion of “god” to be a good person and have a good life.

    Grow the fuck up.

  19. 25

    williewonka spews:

    Are you a good person rujax?
    Doesn’t seem like it.
    Being saved has nothing to do with being a good person. You can never be good enough because you are human. To allow your life to ebb & flow without a firm foundation seems futile.
    Good thing you have all the answers and radar-like “feelings”. Good luck with that.

  20. 26

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @24 “You can never be good enough because you are human.”

    Yeah, but some at least make the effort.

  21. 27

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    ?@24 (continued) Speaking of “firm foundation” how is money-worship working for the conservative class these days?

  22. 28

    spews:

    24. williewonka spews:

    Are you a good person rujax?
    Doesn’t seem like it.
    Being saved has nothing to do with being a good person. You can never be good enough because you are human. To allow your life to ebb & flow without a firm foundation seems futile.
    Good thing you have all the answers and radar-like “feelings”. Good luck with that.

    08/29/2011 at 10:19 am

    Being a “good person” is just that. Being a good person…doing tghe good things.

    Being a good person has NOTHING to do with being “saved”. There are REAL assholes who say they are “saved” that are doing real damage to real people in the name of this “christ” character.

    This inane tomfoolery is tiresome.

  23. 29

    who run Bartertown? spews:

    dont get rujaxoff all riled up…when that happens he goes out of his “nights of fun” – you know, breaking church windows, spraypainting graffiti, slashing tires of cars parked in church parking lots….

    its just who he is…..cmon now, even LosersI(capital L) like him need some fun.

  24. 31

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    rujax farted

    Being a “good person” is just that. Being a good person…doing tghe good things.

    Well I invited you to work with me at the Union Gospel Mission in late July to volunteer doing good for others. Sadly you were a no show!

    Then you prove your worthlessness with the next paragraph judging others like you always do misogynist. That’s the progressive way!

    Hmmm… EPIC FAIL!

  25. 32

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    It’s been my experience that people who describe themselves as “Christians” the loudest usually behave like Christians the least.

  26. 33

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Me, I don’t pretend to be anything other than a lazy, unproductive, stock-flipping capitalist rabbit.

  27. 34

    Puddybud, identifying northwest liberals who elected an underexperienced man to the presidency weighed down by an oversized ego spews:

    Is that the best cheap shot you can dream up?

    No Roger Dumb Rabbit, you are the cheap shot king on HA!

  28. 35

    who run Bartertown? spews:

    @30

    actually no – the best cheap I can come up with is to call him Roger Rabbit….even I wont go so low as to equate with him with a crooked lawyer…

    just keeping it real.

  29. 37

    Mrs. Rabbit spews:

    SJ Many atheists demonize themselves and Christians for their religious beliefs.

    I have met atheists who not only are intolerant of anyone who has Christian beliefs, but verbally attack and demonize all Christians.

    As for Karl Rove, he is not a believer from Christopher Hitchens’ blog Atheist Revolution

    “Karl Rove is not a believer, and he doesn’t shout it from the rooftops, but when asked, he answers quite honestly. I think the way he puts it is, “I’m not fortunate enough to be a person of faith.” http://www.atheistrev.com/2007.....e-and.html