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The book of Psalm for the most part breathe the spirit of hatred, of revenge, and of everything fiendish in human heart. But the one that intrigues me is the 109th Psalm. In the literature of the world there is nothing more infamous than the 109th Psalm. The portion of that psalm, which carries with it the clearest and most satisfactory evidences of "inspiration", and which has afforded almost unspeakable consolation to the Presbyterian Church, is as follows:
"....Let his children be fatherless and his wife a widow....Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg; let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places..."
Think of a god wicked and malicious enough to inspire this prayer! Think of one god infamous enough promising to answer it!
Had this "inspired" psalm been found in some temple erected for the worship of snakes, or in possession of some cannibal king, written with blood upon the dried skins of babies, there would have been perfect harmony between its creeds and its sentiments. Yet, we are told to believe these were "god inspired" words!!