The Bible Is Pro-Child Killing

I’ve pointed out before that the Bible nor the God it portrays is “pro-life,” but the BEattitude has compiled some more verses about the Bible’s stance on killing babies in the womb:

God will punish women by aborting their fetus through a miscarriage.

“Give them, O LORD–what will You give? Give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.” (Hosea 9:14)

God teaches the use of a bizarre ritual using cursed “bitter water” to abort a fetus who was conceived through infidelity. (Numbers 5:11-21)

God orders Moses to kill every Midianite woman who was no longer a virgin. (many of these women would obviously have been pregnant) (Numbers 31:15-18)

God promises to destroy the infants of Samaria and rip open the stomachs of pregnant women.

The people of Samaria must bear their guilt, because they have rebelled against their God. They will fall by the sword; their little ones will be dashed to the ground, their pregnant women ripped open. (Hosea 13:16)

God allows the pregnant women of Tappuah to be ripped open.

At that time Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah and everyone in the city and its vicinity, because they refused to open their gates. He sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women. (2 Kings 15:16)

God commands the killing of infants and nursing babies.

Now go and attack Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and do not spare them. But kill both man and woman, infant and nursing child, ox and sheep, camel and donkey. (1 Samuel 15:3)

God repays your enemies by destroying their babies.

Happy is he who repays you for what you have done to us. He who seizes your infants and dashes them against the rocks. (Psalms 137:8-9)

The BEattitude makes a good point:

Apparently all life is precious to the god of the Bible, unless it is a fetus conceived out of wedlock or conception happens within an “enemy” nation that does not worship him. The Bible teaches that abortion is acceptable if God performs it or he commands it to be done through contaminated water or by violent force….

You can be a pro-life supporter, but leave your Bible at home. It’s horrific and violent stories against innocent infants and unborn children have no place in a discussion on morality and the value of human life.

Indeed. The “always pro-life” position does not come from the Bible, but from conscience. If a person really get their morals from the Bible, be afraid — you never know what God might tell them to do next, because God commanded just about every evil imaginable in the Bible.

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  • DDM

    See, the problem with half of what was in this post was that they were killing babies who had been born already. It’s only the babies not yet born that they care about. Once those babies are out of the womb, they could care less about the fate of the child.

    Pedophile priests.
    No social healthcare.
    Starving kids in Africa they’d rather feed a Bible than food.
    Children have the chance to be gay once outside the womb.

  • Michael

    Lol, it was always funny to me that Christians somehow think the New Testament corrects all of the horrors of the old Testament, while they sit in church and shout affirmations after hearing the stories containing the very verses you’ve just posted.

  • Camels With Hammers

    And such bright lights of the Christian tradition as the venerated St. Augustine himself see the deaths of infants as just one of God’s teaching tools and not at all proof a wicked or indifferent God:

    “Since God achieves some good by correcting adults through the suffering and death of children who are dear to them, why shouldn’t those take place? Once the suffering is past, it will be for the children as if they have never suffered. And as for the adults for whose sake they suffered, either they will be better, having learned from temporal adversities to choose an upright life, or they will have no excuse to avert their punishment in the world to come, since they refused to let the anguish of this life turn their desire toward eternal life.” (On Free Choice of the Will, pg. 116-117)

  • nomad

    “If a person really get their morals from the Bible, be afraid “…be *very* afraid.

    • claidheamh mor

      I am!
      Very seriously afraid.

  • Question-I-thority

    (Numbers 31:15-18)

    Kill all the boys, kill all the non-virgin females and keep the virgins for yourselves. I suppose it’s possible to conceive of something more heinous than this but trying saps the spirit.

    Oh, and once you’ve slaughtered all the relatives and enslaved these girls, when you rape their bodies as you have their spirits be sure not to abort any fetus because it would be a sin to destroy valuable property.

  • Siberia

    To be quite honest, I think it’s a pointless comparison, simply because their arguments for “all life is sacred” are also tied to the concept of promiscuity, sex out of wedlock, and sex for non-procreative reasons.

    They’ll argue that those people were wicked unbelievers and that it was done for a reason and that God was merciful in sending these people to a better existence. They’ll argue that regardless people don’t have a right to play God (only God can kill, dontcha know) and that’s God’s will that a woman get pregnant.

    Methinks in this particular discussion, quoting the atrocities in the Bible is counter-productive and useless.

    • Sunny Day

      “They’ll argue that those people were wicked unbelievers and that it was done for a reason and that God was merciful in sending these people to a better existence.”

      Hell is a better existence? Unbelievers don’t go to hell?

      • Siberia

        Hell is a better existence? Unbelievers don’t go to hell?

        No, their excuse is that the “poor widdle babies” will go to heaven, whereas the wicked sinners can buuuuuurn.
        Doesn’t make sense to me either, but I *had* this explanation given to me once.

    • cello

      Yeah but use that – God doesn’t like babies born from a whole host of people (any except his chosen people’s babies only born through a lawful marriage). So perhaps God is sanctioning most all abortions and that is why it he keeps it legal in the US and many other countries. Most of these foeteses are foeteses he would be getting rid of in another manner anyway. It’s not like the BibleGod did all the killing himself. He sometimes had other humans do it for him. So this is just one of his many foetus killing tools. It’s ALL in God’s hands after all.

      • Francesc

        I don’t know if it’s better to use that argument. It is like lying to the kids: if you are bad santa won’t give you christmas’s gifts. Come on! Grow up! Your god shouldn’t be related to human laws in any way, if you want to argue about morality it’s ok, but a magical being doesn’t fit in

  • Sock

    He (god) would tell them to kidnap a child, lock her up in the back yard, and impregnate her.

    I find that what that sick prick did would be very in-line with something the Bible would say.

    • Olaf

      This guy said that he spoke to god throught a box.

      • khal82

        He must have kept his bible in a box.

        • Olaf

          Lucky that he was a believer, otherwise he would have no moral.

  • theBEattitude

    Thanks for the pingback, Daniel.

    I occasionally listen to an AM Catholic radio station on my drive home for blog ideas and admittedly for a good laugh. But inevitably I always have to listen to rants about the evils of abortion. Christians claim abortion is evil because we are made “in God’s image”. Yes, abortion is evil because God looks like a hairy man and sits up on a gold throne in heaven.

    As I said in the post, don’t pretend you get your morality and pro-life stance from a sadistic book full of wrathful baby slaughtering.

    • Elemenope

      Yes, abortion is evil because God looks like a hairy man and sits up on a gold throne in heaven.

      Not for nothing, but I’m pretty sure that’s not what they mean.

      • theBEattitude

        It means different things to every Christian. But essentially, all life on earth is disposable except for humans because God made us similar to himself. Humans and chimpanzees share about 98 percent of the same genes. But chimpanzees are disposable mammals merely for human entertainment.

        Christianity is an egocentric religion that worships an egotistical god. I can tell you from personal experience that faith does crazy things to the human brain causing it to ignore the obvious.

  • claidheamh mor

    Good points, Daniel and theBEattitude. They’ve always been there, and as you said, you’ve said them before, but those bible verses put together say it well.
    All the christian confirmation bias, selective blindness, hypocrisy, etc. that christians have to do to maintain the notion that the bible is moral and God is specifically against abortion have to be unbelievably egregious, or egregiously unbelievable, or… or… something godawful horrible.