Monday, June 13, 2011

Worshipping Molech

Jeremiah 32:35 "They built the high places of Baal in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to offer up their sons and daughters to Molech, though I did not command them, nor did it enter into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin."

In the old days a parent would offer their children to Molech, the god of prosperity, by going to a sacred location, taking their children, and there killing them.  They want a better life, they don't want to be burdened by another mouth to feed, a screaming infant making demands on their lives, so they offer the babies on a raised platform, a bed like structure, and play music while the baby perishes. God hated this.

Fortunately we have put away that kind of uncivilized behavior.  We don't do anything so stupid as name the prosperity god. I mean Molech? What a dumb idea.  And we don't go to sacred places, we go to clinics.  And we don't beat drums like savages to drown out the screaming babies to bring comfort to the mothers, we play soothing elevator music and kill the fetuses before they get air in their lungs to scream.  And who thought to make a bed of uncomfortable metal, and let the kid take it?  Beds were made for adult enjoyment.  And we don't cook them to death for godsake, we dismember them.  Much better that we have evolved beyond offering to operation.  
So much more civilized and intelligent this way.

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