In the book of Joshua,God sends Spies to a city called Jericho,then they are spotted by a woman named Rahab hides these 2 spies. They tell her that God is going to destroy the city,so she hides them because it is "God's will". They make a pact with her and the Isrealites agree to allow her and her family to leave before the Isrealites pillage Jericho. Afterwards,the high-priests carry the ark of the covenant round for 6 days,and then on the seventh day,they blow the horns which cause the city walls to fall down and they are told to pillage the city,except for the riches which are for God alone.
Before this,they are told to not make a battle cry until told,so i suppose this is a lesson about humility. The most Just being in all existence then says to not rebuild this city or whoever does this will loose their firstborn and be cursed. Some isrealites break the commandant about the riches and God curses them and they loose a battle. Joshua prays and God tells him to get rid of the source of contamination(which happens by stoning and burning)
Has anyone actually believed this shit is holy ,what the fuck? In trying to understand the bible in an optimistic way,but I'm finding it extremely difficult. What if ISIS came over to woman in Isreal and told her that she and her family is safe if she obeys just because it is God's will to destroy her people,would this be a great example of faith. What the fuck am i reading. I want someone who believed or (believes) in the shit to explain how they view and interpret this fucked up story