The Facts (Chapter number: Verse)
Ezekiel 6 - No mention of any women.
Ezekiel 7 - No mention of any women.
8:14 - "Then he brought me to the entrance of the north gate of the house of the LORD; women were sitting there weeping for Tammuz."
9:6 - "'Cut down old men, young men and young women, little children and women, but touch no one who has the mark [those who sigh and groan at the sight of the abominations being committed]. And begin at my sanctuary.' So they began with the elders who were in front of the house."
Ezekiel 10 - No mention of any women.
I think I would give anything, right about now, for the Bible to STOP going on and on and on and ON about how God just HAS to punish all his people because they just HAD to commit to HORRIBLE abomination (of which there are no greater abominations, apparently) or *gasp!* WORSHIPING DEITIES THAT AREN'T GOD! I mean holy shit, this is, what, the fourth book now that has to completely bash us over the heads with this nonsense? Not just imply, like other books have, but completely and totally show us just what a jealous asshole God is.
I completely agree with others that reading the Bible is probably the easiest way to get people to stop believing in this douchebag deity. I think if I had still been a believer when I started this project I would definitely not be one now. And I'm supposedly to believe that THIS God right here, old testament, jealous as shit god, is supposedly to suddenly turn into daisies and sunshine when Jesus is born?
And I hate that I still sound like a broken record after all these books but it's really all the Bible is giving me to work with, here. Also, oddly enough, it CONTINUES to surprise me. Is that weird? I know I should be expecting this crap by now, but every other chapter or so I find myself just face palming and thinking what the fuck? Why do people still believe in this shit? What the fuck am I reading? I just don't get it...
Friday: More Ezekiel