The bible is always depicted as the holy book. However, there are two sides of reality behind its story. It tells us the good side of God and Jesus; and it also tells us the wild side of God and Jesus. However, since glorious praises of these two main biblical characters can be found everywhere, I will not discuss their good sides. Instead, I will just enumerate some of their harsh attitudes and distorted minds.
1) Jesus temper and mindtrip
1.1) Luke 9: 59-60: Jesus disrespects a father’s death
The disciple here is asking Jesus if he can go to his house to pay respect to his father’s death. But his Lord denied his request and answered back with harsh reply: “Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God”.
1.2) John 2: 1-5: Jesus disrespects his mother
1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4 And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you”.
1.3) Matthew 10: 33-34: Jesus hates peace
33 “But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven 34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth ; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword “.
1.4) Matthew 10: 35-37: Jesus teaches division in a family
35 “For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. 37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me”.
1.5) Luke 2: 40-52: Jesus disrespects his parents
48 When they saw Him, they were astonished ; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You treated us this way ? Behold, Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You.” 49 And He said to them, “Why is it that you were looking for Me? Did you not know that I had to be in My Father’s house?”
2) How many did God killed ?
2.1) The Great Flood of Noah
18 And the waters prevailed , and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. 19 And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered . 20 Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail ; and the mountains were covered . 21 And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: 22 All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died . 23 And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. 24 And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days. (Estimated deaths: by the billions)
2.2) Tenth Plague: The Death of the First Born
29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon ; and all the firstborn of cattle. 30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt; for there was not a house where there was not one dead . (Estimated deaths: by the hundreds)
3) Conspiracy between Satan and God
3.1) Job 2: 6-7: Job’s Second Trial
6 The Lord said to Satan, “Very well, he is in your power; only spare his life.” 7 So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord, and inflicted Job with severe boils from the soles of his feet to the crown of his head”.
Two sides of the Bible: Metaphor or Literal.
Faith groups usually use the miracles of jesus as proof that he is god. Jesus made the blind see, raised the dead and walked on water. These events are always literally explained by church leaders to their followers as miracles.
However, these miracles can also be explained the other way around –metaphorically.
The parable of the blind man can be interpreted as Jesus is helping people to see the blessings surrounding them. The parable of the dead can be translated as Jesus is awakening us in a spiritual sleep. And the miracle of walking on the water would simply means that there is nothing impossible when you put your heart on it.
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