Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Why "The Iron Chariot"?

The name for this blog comes from a passage in the Old Testament of the Bible:

And the LORD was with Judah; and he drave out the inhabitants of the mountain; but could not drive out the inhabitants of the valley, because they had chariots of iron.

- Judges 1:19

If God is omnipotent, then why should iron chariots, of all things, be a problem?

Since this blog is an argument against the existence of any gods, I feel there is no better literary device to represent this blog than the iron chariots God found impossible to defeat. So I ride my Iron Chariot of Reason against the theistic hordes...


  1. The pronoun "he" in the verse refers to the tribe of Judah, not the Lord.

  2. Gerry,
    Fristly, the beginning of the verse "the LORD was with Judah" implies certain things. Namely the LORD doing the work for Judah or at least being the guiding hand for his actions... therefore Judah's inability to defeat the "chariots of iron" is a direct reflection on that which guided his hand, ie. the LORD. No matter how you spin this, the Lords will is defeated by iron chariots.

    Secondly, since when does the singular pronoun "he" ever refer to a group of people... "the tribe of Judah."

    (If your initial reaction to this second challange is, "he" refers solely to Judag as a representative of his tribe I encourage you to re-read the first part of my challange)