A Short Story About Abraham; A Different Perspective
“I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, (meaning that it did not belong to them at that time!) all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
God Establishes “an everlasting covenant” with Abram; WHY?
Why would God choose Abram to be the prime source of three religions?
Abram was not a virtuous man. Surely God knew that Abram would:
Have an incestuous marriage to Sarah
Allow his wife Sarah to be raped by in order to save his own skin.
Allow his wife Sarah, to be raped by …. in order to save his own skin.
Torture his son with threats to kill him dead
Why would God choose a man of such amoral character?
“Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates: The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites, And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims, And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
In addition, God told Abram that
Further, because Abram is willing to sacrifice his “only” son in order to demonstrate his “faith”, God promises Abram that
“I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies”.
To summarize, God promises that the seed of Abraham will possess land from the Nile to the Euphrates conquering all peoples living therein; promises that they will be as many as there are stars in heaven and that they shall possess the gates of their enemies. And all that his seed has to do to gain these tremendous advantages is to be circumcised and obey his rules. WOW!
Here’s The Question
Doesn’t it strike you as strange that God would make such a covenant with anyone; let alone a lying, conniving, self-serving, child torturer (you think his son wasn’t scared?), would-be son murderer, son-of-a-bitch like Abram? On the other hand, doesn’t it sound like a great marketing story if you found yourself with a circumcised penis surrounded by “enemies”?
So Dad, why does my doodle look like a bald headed mouse?
“Why son, you are very special; you will be able to subdue all those who oppose you and take over their lands because you are a seed of Abram and your funny looking doodle is proof of it.
”How’s that for giving your sons (whose sisters, God explains, can be sold as sex objects if money is tight) a warm and fuzzy feeling of superiority!
God’s Promises Didn’t Prevent The Holocaust
Note that God has not done anything that he promised: Jews are having trouble holding on to one one-hundredth of the land God promised, and they are a small minority of the earth’s population. But worse, He stood by as Hitler murdered over six million of Abrams seed. Didn’t intervene one iota as he did a mere 3500 years ago when he helped subdue the Amorites by throwing down huge hailstones at them:
“they were more which died with hailstones than they whom the children of Israel slew with the sword”.
What About the Others Who Did Not Bow To Yahweh?
Note that God did nothing to the Asians, the Australians, those living in the Americas, the Africans, etc. all of whom were worshiping other Gods. They were not punished as were those who happened to occupy the land that God promised to Abram’s seed. We think it’s because the authors of Genesis didn’t even know about those lands, even though all books of the Bible are supposed to be inspired/written/directed/dictated/whatever by God Himself. How can it be that there were infidels all over the globe, and yet God only slaughtered those who happened to live in the vicinity of the children of Israel?
God has not been heard from since that short period of time around 3500 years ago when He was chitty-chatty with just about everyone named in the Old Testament. Some think he may be dead. Some don’t even believe there is a God. They even use the broken promises and silence during the Holocaust as evidence that there is no god. Count us among those who believe there is no God.