The Evil King & The Set Up AKA The Wedding Feast
Posted by mrgoodnkinky
Recently a Christian Posted this story on Empire Avenue Discussion Form but when I attempted to actually have a Discussion on the subject he got pissy about it never addressing the issues I raised.
Here is the Story as it appears in the King James Bible.
Matthew 22:2 – 14
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.
As far as Parables from the bible go this one has got to be among the most clearly evil of them all. Yet People like John Kampen clearly think this is a wonderful story.
Now that you are aware of what this story is let me break this down for you to show why this King is Evil & how this is clearly a Set up.
In Verse 2 it clearly Establishes the “Kingdom of Heaven” is like this King that arranged / made a Marriage for his Son. So right from the start we are being told this is what Heaven is like. Keep that in mind.
Then the story goes on to talk about all of the Animals Slaughtered for this wedding and how the Guests were invited to come. However the first snag in the story comes when those original Guests laughed at it and made jokes about it. It then has these guest killing the messengers inviting them.
Clearly this is a bit harsh of a reaction but it does relate to the real world in the sense that Christian Missionaries have been killed for preaching their Gospel in countries that don’t want to hear their shit. However the moral of that story is keep your ideas to yourself. Especially when visiting another country that has different beliefs. After all Christians let’s be realistic shall we. You wouldn’t appreciate a Muslim, Buddhist or Hindu trying to cram their religion down your throat and telling you how you must believe this. So why should they appreciate that same thing from you? After all you can no more prove your ideas / beliefs are true then they can. So there really is no point in trying to say how you are right and they are wrong when neither of you have the slightest Evidence supporting your position.
However back to this story.
Then this King (Which is the God) is pissed at what happened. Now even though it doesn’t say this King is all-knowing, if it is the God then logically it would’ve known what would happen too these messengers when they went out to gather the guests. So Morally he would be at least partly to blame knowing he was sending them to certain death.
However this King turns around and sends his Army to Kill those people and burn their Cities. This is not just an Eye for an Eye but more like an Eye for your entire Head. Talk about going far beyond simple Revenge. Yea I know Brutal on both sides.
Then we have what has to be the greatest example of someone putting their own Spin on the situation. “The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.”
Not the Wedding is Ready but they which were bidden weren’t interested. Oh No can’t say that even though that is the Truth. Have to make it that they weren’t worthy. Although a Logical person would ask, “If they weren’t worthy in the first place why were they invited?” Their being worthy or not doesn’t get mentioned until after they aren’t interested so this is called Saving Face!
Then this King still has the problem of having no guests at this Wedding and all this food he had prepared. So this King tells his Servants (Slaves) to go out and find as many as they can both bad and good and tell them to come to this Wedding.
Note: Both Bad & Good were gathered. Now if this is Heaven there is a clear problem since according to Christian Bullshit only those that are “Saved” will go to Heaven.
Notice at no time does this King say word one about a Dress Code for this Wedding. He simply instructs his Servants (Slaves) to go and find guests. After all he has all this food he doesn’t want it to go to waste.
Well the Wedding ends up with lots of guests. But then this King finds a man who isn’t wearing what he now wants people to wear. And he asks him, “How camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment?”
Well first of all this man had not planned on going to a wedding. He was just out on the street and these servants of the King found him and invited him to this Wedding. They didn’t tell him, “Oh yea by the way you will need to be wearing a Wedding Garment.” Nope no mention of the Dress Code prior to this.
Obviously the man was speechless. After all there are some levels of Stupid that all one can do is stand in shock. This would definitely be one such time because this is about as stupid as it gets. This is also what is called a “Set Up”.
Then this King says, “Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.”
So the Moral of this story is this King (God) will withhold vital information about what he requires and if you happen to not meet the requirements (Which you don’t know about) then you are to be Tortured Endlessly.
Wow that is some sadistic story.
In light of how this King behaved at the end is it really a big surprise that the original guests Laughed at the invitation to this Wedding? They would’ve clearly known how much of an Asshole this King really was. Hell maybe they didn’t have any Wedding Garments and knew what this Sadistic King would do to those without the proper clothes so they Laughed at the idea of going to this wedding.
So if this is what Heaven for the Christian is like I honestly don’t know how they can be thinking it will be so wonderful. After all based on this Story you will not be told before hand about all of the requirements that are there. If by chance you happen to not meet one of the requirements that weren’t mentioned at all then you will be cast into Hell?
After all remember what has to be the most disgusting line in this whole story. “For Many are Called but few are Chosen.”
Christians let me ask you this, “Which are You? Called or Chosen and what is the Evidence you use to determine this?” After all clearly your Faith doesn’t mean shit. It is all about are you Called or Chosen and you better know which one you are or else you are going to face the wrath of your God regardless of what you Think now!
Living in an environment where you have to walk on eggshells afraid of someone getting pissed off over stupid shit. That reminds me far to much of what my childhood was like and that was a hell I don’t care to repeat let alone be in that forever. I know myself well enough that I know, One temper tantrum from this God and I would be tearing this shitball a new ass from one corner of Heaven to the other. It wouldn’t even matter if it was directed at someone else. If I see stupid abusive shit I am not going to sit back and be “Well at least it isn’t me”. Which is what i think most Christians would really do. They wouldn’t stand up for what is right, moral or ethical but only be thinking, “As long as I am safe I don’t care”.
About mrgoodnkinkyI am an Atheist / Anti Theist but don’t let the labels fool you I am not one that bows before the pulpit of science / the government. I do my own research and reach my own conclusions based on all available information. I am not someone that will let anyone dictate what thoughts I must have. Atheism / Anti Theism is simply a label I accept because it is easier then giving the speech on what I feel the evidence shows. There is No God in the sense of any magical / mystical physical being. These ideas are delusion / ignorance of the historical evidence. I have reached the point in my life where I am going to resist negative thoughts and actions as much as I can. I am open to Evidence but opposed to bullshit and scare tactics.
Posted on June 20, 2012, in Atheism / Anti Theism, Christianity, God, Heaven & Hell, Mystical, Mythology, Religion and tagged Atheism, Atheist, Belief, Bible, Catholic, Christianity, Evidence, Faith, Fantasies, God, Heaven, Hell, Jesus, Logic, Metaphysics, Proof, Reality, Reason, Religion. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.