May 20, 2019

The Christian God Was Never Pro-Life


With the rapid amount of strict abortion laws passing in states (Currently: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississipi, Missouri, Ohio, Utah), I decided it was time for me to write this post. 

A few years ago, I made it my goal to read the Bible, to actually read it. I didn't get far as the God in the bible is nothing like the one at church. I think that is the real problem with Christians. They trust everything their pastor, father, preacher, etc tell them, but never took the time to actually read what was written.

The "God" in the Bible was a murderer, and very violent. He was not kind or loving as everyone says he is and certainly didn't value life, as he preferred killing over eradicating sin. 

God killed a lot or often tested his followers' loyalty by asking them to kill, often their own children, but here are just some passages where God committed mass murders:

 2 Kings 2:23-24
From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!” He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys. 

Genesis 19:24-25
Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah—from the Lord out of the heavens. Thus he overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land.

Judges 14:19
Then the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon him. He went down to Ashkelon, struck down thirty of their men, stripped them of everything and gave their clothes to those who had explained the riddle. Burning with anger, he returned to his father’s home. 

Numbers 16:31-35
As soon as he finished saying all this, the ground under them split apart and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, and all those associated with Korah, together with their possessions. They went down alive into the realm of the dead, with everything they owned; the earth closed over them, and they perished and were gone from the community. At their cries, all the Israelites around them fled, shouting, “The earth is going to swallow us too!” And fire came out from the Lord and consumed the 250 men who were offering the incense.

So Aaron did as Moses said, and ran into the midst of the assembly. The plague had already started among the people, but Aaron offered the incense and made atonement for them. He stood between the living and the dead, and the plague stopped. But 14,700 people died from the plague, in addition to those who had died because of Korah.

Let's also not forget the story of Noah's Ark, where God drowned the whole world (Genesis 5:32-10:1).

Not only did God, someone who is supposed to value life, kill people, often innocents (like the Egyptian babies), he actually performed abortions (ripping babies from pregnant women).

Here are passages from the Bible where God talks about abortion and killing the unborn:

Exodus 21:22-25
If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely[a] but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows.
Basically, the baby is the father's "property," so if the baby dies, the offender just has to pay a fine.


Numbers 5:20-22 
But if you have gone astray while married to your husband and you have made yourself impure by having sexual relations with a man other than your husband”— here the priest is to put the woman under this curse—“may the Lord cause you to become a curse[b] among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell. May this water that brings a curse enter your body so that your abdomen swells or your womb miscarries.”
Basically, if the woman is guilty of an affair, she will have an abortion. Thus God is okay with abortion when the baby is conceived out of adultery.


2 Kings 15:16
At that time Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah and everyone in the city and its vicinity, because they refused to open their gates. He sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women.
So much for the sanctity of life, he ripped babies out of pregnant women.


Hosea 9:10-16
Even if they rear children, I will bereave them of every one. Woe to them when I turn away from them!
Doesn't sound like God really cares about children, does it?


Hosea 13:16
The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open.
More ripping of babies out of pregnant women and killing of children, doesn't sound like a very pro-life God, does it?

Even Jesus showed little concern for the unborn and children at the anticipated "End of Times:"

Matthew 24:19 
How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!

One more thing, the bible even states that the ability to breathe is the first sign of life: 

Genesis 2:7
Then the Lord God formed a man[a] from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. 

Job 34: 14-15
If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit[a] and breath, all humanity would perish together and mankind would return to the dust. 

Isaiah 42:5
This is what God the Lord says— the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it:

God only ever talks about breathing as being a sign of life, nothing about heartbeats.

Final Thoughts

If you are pro-life, don't use God or the Bible as your leader or resource. He's not the best role model as he killed the unborn and born, and even states that breathing is a requirement for life, not a heartbeat.

If you are pro-life, that's totally fine, but your belief is not the law of the land. The constitution specifically states:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion... (source)
So please stop forcing your beliefs onto everyone else.

Here's a kicker, I used to be very pro-life, and I think I still am. If I got pregnant again, I would most likely have the baby, but should my life be at risk, should the baby be severely deformed, should I have been raped, etc, then abortion is an option (luckily still in my state) and I want it to continue to be an option for all women in our nation, in our world.

The strict abortion laws being passed by states are taking away those options and I'm scared to live in a world where I would not have the choice, the right to end an unwanted pregnancy. Basically living the Handmaid's Tale, or if you want a real-life example, Romania had an abortion ban and it wasn't pretty:

When communism collapsed in Romania in 1989, an estimated 170,000 children were found warehoused in filthy orphanages. Having previously been hidden from the world, images emerged of stick-thin children, many of whom had been beaten and abused. Some were left shackled to metal bed frames. (source)

Forcing people who don't want children to have children is only going to create emotionally unstable children, who will later turn into mentally unstable adults.

We, as a society, need to stop focusing on the unborn and start focusing on the lives already in this world, that are already breathing.

We need to improve our sex education programs. Birth control needs to be more affordable, if not made free (It's ironic how the same people who are against abortion are also often against birth control), and we need to work on catching rapists and stop blaming victims.

Rapists should not have any parental rights should the woman decide to have the baby despite the circumstances. The fact that rapists have more rights than women is sickening.

So if you are truly pro-life, then start putting more effort into preventing unwanted pregnancies, rather than only caring once the woman is pregnant. Otherwise, you are just pro-birth.

Suggested Reading:

God Is So Not Pro-Life
​God's 12 Biggest Dick Moves in the Old Testament
Examples of God personally killing people
Old Testament Mass Killings
What Actually Happens When a Country Bans Abortion
Convicted rapist gets joint custody of victim’s child
In 7 US states, rape victims can be legally forced to share custody of their children with their rapist fathers

12 comments:

  1. Love the points you make in this article, especially the way you have illustrated them with quotes. The last line on pro-birth is incredibly true.

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  2. Well done! I have never read the bible but based on what I have read and "heard", you're spot on.

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  3. The depth of this post is amazing. I can’t disagree with you in anything! Loved it .

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  4. Maybe you need to re-read it.

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    1. How do you interpret the passages I just quoted? Those came directly from the Bible. Unless God was using some secret code, I don't think I misread. Please tell me what "They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open" translates to you?

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  5. Thank you for sharing your point of view!

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  6. There was once a woman who believed it would be a great idea to tell a story about God. She went on and on about how evil and wicked God is because He killed many people.

    At the same time, she admitted not having read the entire Bible. In fact, she stopped reading rather quickly. Yet she considered herself to be an expert by googling verses of the times that God had killed people. What a great idea to get across a point to her readers about something she knew nothing about!

    If only she had bothered to actually read and study the Bible for herself, rather than taking verses out of their context. She would have known that God killed those people because they were wicked to the core. They would never change and remain evil.

    Many times, He warned them in advance, like in the time of Noah where people had 100 years to turn from their wicked ways! They chose to remain wicked and received the ultimate consequence: death.

    If only this woman could see the grace and love that is written all over Scripture. If only she had read the thousands of other verses instead of taking just a dozen few to make her case.

    She would have known about the promises and blessings that God’s people receive.

    About the times where He saved His servants from death (eg fiery furnace, Daniel, David, Elijah, Israelites in Egypt…) About the times where He healed sinners from illnesses and even raised them from the dead. About the endless amounts of times He forgives people their mistakes, if only they repent. About the time He gave His only begotten Son to save the world.

    But this woman couldn’t see. She couldn’t even see that she was just as much influenced by other people’s opinions (aka Google) as the Christians she mentioned at the start of her post.

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    1. How are the unborn and children "evil to the core?" Don't you all argue that babies are pure and innocent? God could have just killed the kings or the adults that wronged him, instead he took his rage out on everyone else, including unborn (pregnant women), babies, and children.

      I only quoted the specific parts where he killed as including the full stories would make my post too long, but you're right, God killed people who didn't agree with him or as you say were "Evil to the core," including unborn and infants, who are supposed to be pure and innocent.

      I never said the Bible didn't have anything "good" in it or that God didn't do amazing things, but everyone already knows that. Heck I grew up Catholic, and was even confirmed, so I know all the good stories/verses. I know all the great things he supposedly did, but that doesn't make the bad things he did okay.

      No one talks about the "bad" things God did. You don't hear the stories of him killing people in Church because it just doesn't look good for your religion. However, If you are going to argue "because it's in Bible" to back up your stance (in this case, being pro-life), then you better follow and agree with everything in there. You don't get to pick and choose verses for your benefit. Sure God said "thou shall not kill" but he did a lot of killing himself. Maybe don't take advice from a hypocrite? Although a lot of Christians are pro-death penalty too, so they obviously have their own interpretation of what that commandment means.

      However it sounds like you are okay murdering babies if the adults are "evil." Forgive me if I wrong as I, unlike you, don't like to make false assumptions, but that is the tone you give off, when you stated the people were "wicked to the core" and that he gave warnings. Now if that's your belief, not saying it is, then wouldn't people who have abortions be evil by that logic? Therefore their babies too? So wouldn't that make the abortion okay then?

      My main point of this post was to show that if you can use the Bible to pack up your pro-life stance. I can use it to back-up my pro-choice stance.

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    2. He's God. It's not up to us to question His actions.

      If people wouldn't sin and remain on their wicked paths, He wouldn't need to pour out His wrath. Every single grief, illness, pain, and sorrow is our own doing. Children are affected by their parents' sin and teachings, and will often walk the same path as they're raised by those parents (even from very young). Unless they decide otherwise when they're older and able to make their own decisions.

      I didn't call anybody wicked. I just stated the reason why God had those people you mentioned killed. I myself cannot call anybody wicked. That includes someone who decides to have an abortion. It's not up to me, it's up to God.

      I don't agree with abortion, but it's not up to me to condemn anybody that does. I don't know their heart, only God does.

      What makes the difference between someone choosing abortion and God killing evil people? The fact that He's God and He knows the outcome in both instances (killing or not killing). We don't. We're humans. We know nothing. It’s not because God decides to kill evil people, that we can make our own decisions to kill as well. We’re not God.

      If you want to use these verses to back up your opinion, fine. That's your choice. But to state that God is not pro-life and would prefer to kill people, is not right. Why do you think He gave His only Son? So that people could die by His hand? Definitely not!

      Ezekiel 33:11 - ‘As I live, saith the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked’

      I was raised a Catholic too. Their beliefs are quite different. They even changed the commandments and the day of worship.

      I never heard them talk about Revelation and getting ready for His second coming. If you've read this book, you'll know that God will once again pour out His wrath at the end of times. Not because He wants to, but because He has to - or this world will be evil only.

      The Bible is very clear: only he that does the will of the Father in heaven will enter the kingdom of heaven (Matt 7:21). Only they that keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus will stand at the end times (Rev 12:17). And before you say anything: yes, all of us have broken the commandments at some stage. That's why we need to repent and turn away from our sins.

      Now is the time to repent and get ready, not to question His actions, His commandments, or His plans for us. And definitely not to use His word to justify (and excuse) our own actions against Him and His commandments.

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    3. Why do you worship such a vengeful God? I'm sorry, but killing, no matter the reason, is not pro-life in any way, you can't be for the living if you are killing the living.

      If God was pro-life he wouldn't resort to murder, especially pregnant women and babies. He wouldn't kill the innocent to make a point. If he's so powerful, he shouldn't have to kill at all. It sounds like God is actually really weak if he has to kill off humans to make his point.

      I've long sense left the Catholic church because I realize the God I believe in, is not the same God they do. I prefer to worship a more loving God, not one that murders when people don't do his bidding.

      Maybe our definitions of pro-life are different as I take the term literally, but in the literal since of being for life, God isn't, because he killed and often the innocent (unborn, babies, children).

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  7. You have such good points, great content, worth the read, thanks for sharing this.

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  8. I just wanted to appreciate your guts to speak up so boldly about the one that is believed to be the most powerful entity in the world and has a massive blind following.

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