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Bible read-along #1 Rahab and God's terrorists

   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

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Comment by Stephen on March 8, 2019 at 6:59pm

Replace ISIS with the Jesuits they both interprete their scripture in the most extreme man

Ever seen a soft Methodist (sick humor).

Comment by Lutz on March 17, 2019 at 3:39am

I found at this site for books an Israeli historian who categorically nixes the Jericho massacre. Excellent work. Very sane. Very secular. There are other Israeli's - too lazy to look for them in my bookcases- which also deletes Exodus in fact all of the Torah. Which means the Old Testament. A horror story in itself. Great research your stuff

Comment by Chris on March 9, 2019 at 11:37pm

Might be of interest to you.

https://ffrf.org/

Comment by Chris on March 9, 2019 at 10:11pm

Put the I before E unless it comes after C  unless it's spellied Atheist.

Comment by Chris on March 9, 2019 at 10:09pm

Sorry for my mispelling of Phylosophy.

Language is interesting -

Extinct languages - there are of course more.

https://www.linguistlist.org/forms/langs/get-extinct.cfm

Comment by Chris on March 9, 2019 at 10:03pm

Clayton,

It's  sad that some if not many are stuck in Abrihamic thinking.

Pre- Roman and other phylosophis are interesting.

I don't know much - still learning.

Comment by Stephen on March 9, 2019 at 1:18pm

We Atheists have an obligation to read biblical history especially if we are to point out its manifold errors and contradictions.

Comment by Clayton Rhofes on March 9, 2019 at 7:53am

I know :)

Why,i fucking hate God,I can live with myself when and Muslim asks me why i reject Muhammad and i tell him about how Naskh is a device used by Muhmmad to hide his contradictions. I can live with myself when a christian asks me why i reject Jesus,and i point out the contradictions and how Jesus is not in the OT becuse the so-called "Jesus prophecies" are verses taken out of context from OT(and somtimes based on intentional mistranslations). But a Jew... What will i do then other than tell him that i don't have an education in Hebrew and that I am a close-minded fuck to Judaism.

Then again,i am -open minded- ... open-minded to to a genocidal God who hates all things not centered around a cruel Hebrew cult. Call me evil,i was thinking about this yesterday,i believe everyone is accountable for their beliefs. Too sad that no one actually inspects the contents of the shit they are putting there faith in.(except me of course). Im working on a language parser for Hebrew in nodejs(i know C/C++,but i need this developed as quick as possible) but today is Sabbath so i will have to wait,but after this program is finsihed hopefully,i can make a parsing of the hebrew parts of the OT,understand it,then hopefully get my peace

Comment by Chris on March 9, 2019 at 7:40am

Clayton,

Look esewhere.

Why are you wrapping your mind and thoughts around biblical history?

There are so many other things to explore and learn about.

Chris

Comment by Clayton Rhofes on March 9, 2019 at 7:31am

No,just the bible,Jesus is a lie,Muhammad is a lie,The Torah contain multiple narratives of the same events(that sometimes contradict each other),but... then i have to go through the mistranslation argument. I need to get a proper perspective of the bible in the light of history. There needs to be a de facto go-to source of information concerning historic errors of the bible,as opposed to the overwhelmingly biased results of a google search. The best thing I can be is honest, I want to be certain that God is a lie,rejecting it without certianity will do me no good,even though it is fucking retarded to believe that the earth is 6000 years old. God is a lie probally, idk,at least i A) accept that the Abhramic religions are fucked up and deserved to be wiped off the face of the earth and B) i am doing my research to not only help myself leave,but others as well

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