The bible is dumb -1

It’s obvious that the bible is dumb, if only because so many uneducated people seem to agree with it. I’ve always equated it with Jerry Springer, and it’s just as fun to poke fun at. So here goes. The book of proverbs is a good place to start.

Proverbs 1:10-15

My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. If they say, “Come along with us; let’s lie in wait for innocent blood, let’s ambush some harmless soul; let’s swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder; cast lots with us; we will all share the loot”— my son, do not go along with them.

Wouldn’t it be great if this was the level at which peer pressure operated?

‘Lets ambush some harmless soul and swallow them alive’.

‘Wait, I just have to consult the bible to see if that’s a good idea.’

 

Excerpts from the diary of a suicide – 8

August 31st, 2000

I am beginning to hate these people, to hear every thought loud in my head, so loud that I cannot focus on the faces. Even now the thoughts are pushing on the back of my eyes, the repeated images are a flickering projection I cannot stop. Maybe this desperation is the feeling of life creeping up on me, and not knowing where to go or what to do. Death seems so safe, so final, so silent.

I realised that I’ve been tidying to prepare for my death, and now I’m ready. I have been looking up the pills I’ve hoarded to see if what I have is enough to be sure.

Excerpts from the diary of a suicide – 7

August 14th, 2000

Suicide isn’t just a word anymore, I can actually imagine the aftermath. I picture a vast black emptiness, but instead of being terrifying, it is a relief. I think about it all the time, that moment of death, and every word they speak makes me long for it a little more. Every predictable act I am forced into makes me look forward to that one happy ending