October 2007

you couldn’t answer a single one of those questions without a joke or a lie; God didn’t tell moses to kill all the babies, Pharoah did!

The “answers” page on the main Web site is indeed a joke. The information I write in my blog is accurate (as far as I know) and honest.

You are right that Pharoah ordered babies killed, but he was no the only one. I was thinking more of passages such as:

Numbers 21:34 And the LORD said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. 35 So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they possessed his land.

Numbers 31:17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. 18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

Joshua 6:21 And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.

Psalm 137:8O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us. 9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

It might be argued that in some of these cases God didn’t explicitly order the killing of infants (and not all of these passages are about Moses). However, the actions sure appear to be done with God’s approval.

Passages like these are, I think, important parts of the Bible in that they point out that — at the very least — our sense of morality has changed since Biblical times. It saddens me that some people who believe the Bible to be the word of God are not familiar with them.

Sorry you misunderstood my point. Feel free to write again, if you are so moved.

Posted on October 1, 2007 at 10:21 am by ideclare · Permalink
In: Bible

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