The story of Yahweh

The story of Yahweh

Joined: September 30th, 2009, 7:55 pm

September 21st, 2010, 4:01 pm #1

YAHWEH: The one and only GOD of the Old Testament the God of Abraham, Moses and Job unto the nth generation.

In the beginning, YAHWEH created the Heavens and the Earth. It only took him six days with no hired help. He also found the time to include incontrovertible evidence of a Big Bang, presumably to annoy future cosmologists.

On the seventh day he rested. On the eighth day he went back to work as there was trouble in Paradise.

Having created Mankind in his own image, YAHWEH soon discovered that this was no guarantee of quality. ADAM had eaten from the Tree of Knowledge and infected his descendents with a virulent strain of independence a plague worse than Ebola. Humans were rampantly disobeying orders and running amok.

There had obviously been a cock-up in the morality department. So YAHWEH decided in his wisdom to drown everyone on the planet. 'Humans are far too corrupt. Let's wash them all away and start again!' The Earth was consumed by floods and all life was wiped out. Only the righteous NOAH and his family survived to repopulate the world.

But having made a clean sweep of humanity, YAHWEH was disappointed to find that the remaining few were as naughty as ever. Even NOAH liked to get drunk and get naked now and again (Genesis 9:20-21). YAHWEH was most displeased. In fact he seems to have taken it personally. He was now a God with a grudge. His jealous wrath knew no bounds. Whenever those naughty humans began to reap the rewards of a hard-won civilisation, POW!, they'd be zapped to oblivion.

Meanwhile he clung to the few God-fearing folk he could find. Most of these were the descendents of Jacob aka Israel, and had unfortunately been sold into Egyptian slavery. Enter MOSES, who was somewhat unwillingly cast as Ringleader and Godly Go-between. YAHWEH grabbed his attention with a burning bush, divulged his sacred name YHWH, and then proceeded to issue an entire Pentateuch of instructions. This time God was going to get a little respect.

A series of spectacular miracles terrified everyone into submission, and a triumphant MOSES led the Israelites out of bondage and into the desert for forty years of subsistence freedom.

Although he'd promised them a land of their own, YAHWEH was now God of a wandering people who spent much of their time arguing, grumbling, moaning, complaining and bitching. To keep the peace, MOSES was issued with the Ten Thousand Commandments, although decrees such as: "Thou shalt not clip off the edges of your beard" never made it into the Top Ten.

But still the people squabbled; they didn't want some aloof invisible God bossing them around, they wanted a tangible deity they could look at and brush the flies off. In desperation, some of them started worshipping sheep and lumps of rock. MOSES was livid, but YAHWEH in his wisdom knew that the only way to appease his people was to give them what they wanted.

So he set their best craftsmen to work constructing a highly complicated and fiddly structure made of wood, gold, and precious gems. This was the Tabernacle the world's first portable temple. When it was finished, YAHWEH descended in the form of a fiery cloud and set up shop inside the Holy of Holies. Of course no-one was allowed to peek inside, but once a year the High Priest was permitted to enter and sprinkle a little sheep's blood around.

By now the people had their hands full negotiating a bewildering range of Burnt Offerings, Sin Offerings, Atonement Offerings, Grain Offerings, Fellowship Offerings and Guilt Offerings. These required the ritual slaughter and burning of various animals as there was nothing the Lord liked better than the aroma of barbecued goat.

After forty years of wandering the desert and lugging God around inside his Tabernacle, the Israelites arrived at Canaan, the Promised Land. As advertised, it was overflowing with milk and honey and also existing tenants. The history of how YAHWEH and the Israelites fared in this new land is long and full of exciting adventures. David versus Goliath. Job versus SATAN. Jonah versus the Whale. Ezekial versus the Flying Saucers. But this entry is far too long already. Go read the Old Testament for yourself.

Suffice to say that YAHWEH spent endless hours testing his people's obedience, and they in turn tested his patience to the limit. Rules and regulations expanded in all directions, the High Priests evolved into a stilted bureacracy of ritual, and what with one invasion or another, the Jewish people ended up pretty much how they'd started: under foreign rule and hoping for a Chosen One to lead them out of the darkness.

And then along came JESUS...

http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/midd ... AHWEH&ds=N

-----------------------------------------------
"Forget Jesus! Stars died so we all could exist!" -- Lawrence Krauss, astrophysicist
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: May 4th, 2005, 1:31 pm

September 21st, 2010, 5:21 pm #2

If only Yahweh had known how it would all turn out ..


Quote
Like
Share

JVH
Joined: July 20th, 2009, 1:33 pm

September 21st, 2010, 6:41 pm #3

YAHWEH: The one and only GOD of the Old Testament the God of Abraham, Moses and Job unto the nth generation.

In the beginning, YAHWEH created the Heavens and the Earth. It only took him six days with no hired help. He also found the time to include incontrovertible evidence of a Big Bang, presumably to annoy future cosmologists.

On the seventh day he rested. On the eighth day he went back to work as there was trouble in Paradise.

Having created Mankind in his own image, YAHWEH soon discovered that this was no guarantee of quality. ADAM had eaten from the Tree of Knowledge and infected his descendents with a virulent strain of independence a plague worse than Ebola. Humans were rampantly disobeying orders and running amok.

There had obviously been a cock-up in the morality department. So YAHWEH decided in his wisdom to drown everyone on the planet. 'Humans are far too corrupt. Let's wash them all away and start again!' The Earth was consumed by floods and all life was wiped out. Only the righteous NOAH and his family survived to repopulate the world.

But having made a clean sweep of humanity, YAHWEH was disappointed to find that the remaining few were as naughty as ever. Even NOAH liked to get drunk and get naked now and again (Genesis 9:20-21). YAHWEH was most displeased. In fact he seems to have taken it personally. He was now a God with a grudge. His jealous wrath knew no bounds. Whenever those naughty humans began to reap the rewards of a hard-won civilisation, POW!, they'd be zapped to oblivion.

Meanwhile he clung to the few God-fearing folk he could find. Most of these were the descendents of Jacob aka Israel, and had unfortunately been sold into Egyptian slavery. Enter MOSES, who was somewhat unwillingly cast as Ringleader and Godly Go-between. YAHWEH grabbed his attention with a burning bush, divulged his sacred name YHWH, and then proceeded to issue an entire Pentateuch of instructions. This time God was going to get a little respect.

A series of spectacular miracles terrified everyone into submission, and a triumphant MOSES led the Israelites out of bondage and into the desert for forty years of subsistence freedom.

Although he'd promised them a land of their own, YAHWEH was now God of a wandering people who spent much of their time arguing, grumbling, moaning, complaining and bitching. To keep the peace, MOSES was issued with the Ten Thousand Commandments, although decrees such as: "Thou shalt not clip off the edges of your beard" never made it into the Top Ten.

But still the people squabbled; they didn't want some aloof invisible God bossing them around, they wanted a tangible deity they could look at and brush the flies off. In desperation, some of them started worshipping sheep and lumps of rock. MOSES was livid, but YAHWEH in his wisdom knew that the only way to appease his people was to give them what they wanted.

So he set their best craftsmen to work constructing a highly complicated and fiddly structure made of wood, gold, and precious gems. This was the Tabernacle the world's first portable temple. When it was finished, YAHWEH descended in the form of a fiery cloud and set up shop inside the Holy of Holies. Of course no-one was allowed to peek inside, but once a year the High Priest was permitted to enter and sprinkle a little sheep's blood around.

By now the people had their hands full negotiating a bewildering range of Burnt Offerings, Sin Offerings, Atonement Offerings, Grain Offerings, Fellowship Offerings and Guilt Offerings. These required the ritual slaughter and burning of various animals as there was nothing the Lord liked better than the aroma of barbecued goat.

After forty years of wandering the desert and lugging God around inside his Tabernacle, the Israelites arrived at Canaan, the Promised Land. As advertised, it was overflowing with milk and honey and also existing tenants. The history of how YAHWEH and the Israelites fared in this new land is long and full of exciting adventures. David versus Goliath. Job versus SATAN. Jonah versus the Whale. Ezekial versus the Flying Saucers. But this entry is far too long already. Go read the Old Testament for yourself.

Suffice to say that YAHWEH spent endless hours testing his people's obedience, and they in turn tested his patience to the limit. Rules and regulations expanded in all directions, the High Priests evolved into a stilted bureacracy of ritual, and what with one invasion or another, the Jewish people ended up pretty much how they'd started: under foreign rule and hoping for a Chosen One to lead them out of the darkness.

And then along came JESUS...

http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/midd ... AHWEH&ds=N

-----------------------------------------------
"Forget Jesus! Stars died so we all could exist!" -- Lawrence Krauss, astrophysicist
And then along came JESUS...

... who was actually YAHWEH himself

... in disguise / in theflesh.

Sneaky uh?

 

I'm too special to have been crafted by any natural process since life, the entire planet, solar system, galaxy, and universe were especially created with the pinnacle of it in mind: me, the religionist


So-called ecclesial books tale about cosmology, anthropology, ontology - so, what's all the commotion about then?


As the great philosopher P pointed out:

--oOo--


Isn't life wonderful B? Just think
we started out as lab mice forced to
spend the whole day working our way
through frustrating mazes that went
absolutely nowhere. Now we get to do
what humans do!


--oOo--






New!! Improved!! Now With T-Formula!!
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: May 4th, 2005, 1:31 pm

September 21st, 2010, 6:49 pm #4

So who did Jesus pray to?

Curiouser and curiouser.
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: September 30th, 2009, 7:55 pm

September 21st, 2010, 8:03 pm #5

Mondo said: So who did Jesus pray to?

Peter O'Toole?

"When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself." -- Peter O'Toole

-----------------------------------------------
"Forget Jesus! Stars died so we all could exist!" -- Lawrence Krauss, astrophysicist
Quote
Like
Share

Joined: May 4th, 2005, 1:31 pm

September 21st, 2010, 8:37 pm #6

Of course, for Jesus, it would be way different than for us.


Or not.

Quote
Like
Share

JVH
Joined: July 20th, 2009, 1:33 pm

September 21st, 2010, 9:08 pm #7

So who did Jesus pray to?

Curiouser and curiouser.
So who did Jesus pray to?

 

To himself, which is the whole point of 'praying'.

 

<em>"I fell to my knees and prayed to Christ who then came into my life".</em>

MAJOR misconception.

You prayed to you and you 'came into' you, i.e., you unwittingly addressed your subconscious, which was complied with, and subsequently 'came into you' as consciousness, meant to be dealt with in accordance with the essence what you 'prayed' for, i.e., asked for.

 

You have a certain idea, and thus you establish a cause. The effect thereof is whatever that idea was, it will enter your life sooner or later. You are afraid that after a few beers and driving the police will stop you, or you wake up one morning, and of a project you have, you think: "Darn!, this surely will go wrong!" The energy created by this thought is a command to the subconscious; the cosmos, and it will be complied with 100%.

Whatever you do, or don't, what follows is of your own making. The cosmos, life, can perhaps be likened to a large computer with its perfect laws that you can program with your thoughts (INPUT), and the cosmos (COMPUTER) will print out the result (OUTPUT).

Your subconscious; the cosmos, does not know fear; it does not distinguish between positive and negative; it merely receives energy; a command, and works accordingly - and you will get what you asked for'; were afraid of. You will be stopped by the police, and your project will fail. Then you will say: "but I knew it, it had to go wrong." Correct, you knew it. Even more correctly: <strong>ONLY YOU</strong>, I repeat; <strong>ONLY YOU</strong>, knew it.

Why 'Prayer' "Works"

 

I'm too special to have been crafted by any natural process since life, the entire planet, solar system, galaxy, and universe were especially created with the pinnacle of it in mind: me, the religionist


So-called ecclesial books tale about cosmology, anthropology, ontology - so, what's all the commotion about then?


As the great philosopher P pointed out:

--oOo--


Isn't life wonderful B? Just think
we started out as lab mice forced to
spend the whole day working our way
through frustrating mazes that went
absolutely nowhere. Now we get to do
what humans do!


--oOo--




<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc31 ... kysaid.jpg">

New!! Improved!! Now With T-Formula!!
<img alt="[linked image]" src="http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc31 ... tworks.gif">
Last edited by JVH on September 21st, 2010, 9:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Quote
Like
Share

Striver
Striver

September 22nd, 2010, 12:12 am #8

So who did Jesus pray to?

Curiouser and curiouser.
Who, what created Yahweh? There was God and Mary, but no mention of a Mr. and Mrs. Yahweh.
Quote
Share

Joined: May 4th, 2005, 1:31 pm

September 22nd, 2010, 2:17 am #9

A member of the gnostic pantheon, also knows as Samael, the Blind God.



Wide Open Bible Discussion Forum

If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
~ Gensha, Zen Master






Quote
Like
Share

Striver
Striver

September 23rd, 2010, 1:54 pm #10

The old Hindus called this the "causeless Cause.? Gotta start somewhere.
Quote
Share