Over the past several years, my wife and I have gone through the de-converting journey from christianity. It is a long story, but we are both happy we’ve been able to look at this stuff in an honest way and not just take things on faith any longer. As you can imagine, this walking away from faith, christianity, believing the bible, etc. has upset some family members. They of course are very worried about our eternal souls and the souls of our children. I guess I keep that in mind when talking to any family or friends, is that they do love us and care about us. Its just that we don’t see eye to eye any longer on this issue.
One of the issues that my wife and I brought up in the recent past is how could god order the killing of so many other tribes, nations and people. Genocides that include killing women, children and infants. As I mentioned in my previous post, it all seems “Hitler” like and not a god I care to follow. Like an out of control tyrant.
My wife received a text that said something to the effect of, “do you remember when you had a problem with god ordering the killing of certain groups of people. Well this explains it and I believe it.”
A Youtube link with a guy giving a talk about Nephilim (Giants) was also in the text. See the video here. Now I have to admit, this was the first time I had ever heard of a race of giants. I had only heard of the one that David popped in the head with a rock. The premise behind the argument is that when god orders nations to be killed, there were two different groups to be killed.
Group 1: Only men were ordered killed by god. Group 2: EVERYONE, including men, women, children and infants were ordered killed by god.
The video states that Group 2 were always nations of Nephilim. According to the bible, Nephilim were the epitome of evil. A race of giants born from fallen angels who impregnated women. Thus, god wants his nation to kill ALL of them, ALL the time.
So I thought of 1 Samuel 15:3 where god orders the killing of the Amalekites. The entire population is ordered to be killed. Upon further research of who the Amalekites were, there are some references to them being a race of giants. Some references don’t mention giants at all. Just that they really enjoyed pestering the Israelites a lot.
Then I looked into whether the Amalekites even really existed. So far I’ve not been able to find any evidence outside biblical sources. I would think secular history would have recorded such people somewhere.
Then I also looked into the Nephilim. Did they exist? There are images on google that show modern digs finding skeletons of giant remains. Then I found on snopes.com how one of these photos was an entry in a contest to look like it was real. Clearly, images can be photoshoped to look real. So we can’t take images as proof.
And no museum has such remains that I can find. I’ve only heard that the Smithsonian is ”hiding” giant remains and keeping it from us. Very hard to believe. Besides, if they do have one, that would lead me to believe there are others to be found and the Smithsonian wouldn’t be able to keep wraps around all the findings.
So…no proof of giants either. I am left only with stories of a horrible god who commands his people to slaughter entire nations of other people. And again, a god not worth following.
I’m sure I’ll have more on this topic in the future.