Establishing a god
Aaron. “Hi Bro’ how’s it going?”
Moses. “Oh, not too bad Aaron, how are you?”
Aaron. “Not seen you for a while, what you been up to?”
Moses. “Oh, you know, this and that. I have just been sitting here in the desert mostly trying to work out what to do. I can just see so many possible problems up ahead”
Aaron. “How do you mean, problems? And how do you mean – what to do?”
Moses. “Well, you know what people are like. And these Hebrews??? I have never met a lot like them. Back in Egypt we all understood what authority was. If Pharaoh said “bark” then everybody just “barked”. We just did what we were told. But these Hebrews, I know that they just won’t do what they are told and I can see some real tough times ahead trying to control em all.”
Aaron. “Yeah, I suppose we are all a bit ‘Ornery. Its the free-thinking spirit in us.”
Moses. “That’s the problem. We can’t have free-thinking spirits. For crying out loud, Aaron - the last thing I need is a million free thinking spirits. I have got to get this flaming lot over to Canaan.”
Aaron. “Yeah, well you’ll manage. The Priests will help out.”
Moses. “No they won’t, they are just as bad. Korah and Dathan and his lot, they are all a pain in the arse. They are just going to have to go.”
Aaron. Oh, hang on Moses. If you get rid of them, then you will have trouble. At least the majority of the people do take some notice of the priests – weellll - most of the time.”
Moses. “Yeah, but the flaming priests don’t take any notice of me, that’s the problem. No, I have decided. They are going to have to go. I am going to start a new priest class under you. We’ll keep it all in the family, then at least I can control what goes on.”
Aaron. “Oh, I don’t know about that bro’. Hell, all you are doing is passing the problem on to me. Then I’ll have to control em all, and I know how ‘ornery they are, believe me. No I don’t much fancy that for a job at all.”
Moses. “It’ll be okay. I have been working on a few plans. Don’t you worry we’ll make em toe the line.”
Moses. “Well for starters I am going to introduce loads and loads of laws and commandments. We’ll start of with 10 biggies to begin with.
Number 1 - They don’t have any Gods other than big AL
Number 2 - They can’t make any images, idols or likeness of anything. So that means that they can’t worship in their own tents or in groups or in any way that may be subversive, but only in the big tent with the Priests that I am going to set up in charge.
Number 3 - They must not swear falsely by the name of the Lord.
Number 4 - They will have to keep the Sabbath and I am going to make a few changes on that score. Up until now the Sabbath has only been kept by the rich and those who could afford to, but I am going to make it that it is for everybody. And I mean - everybody, even the slaves and servants get a day off – that will put the servants and slaves on our side.
Number 5 - I am going to make damned sure that a few of these young un's honour what their parents tell them to do and just flaming well do what they are told, that’ll put anybody who has children on our side.
Number 6 - They mustn’t kill.
Number 7 - They must not commit adultery.
Number 8 - They must not steal.
Number 9 - Nor must they bear false witness against their neighbour.
And number 10 - Do not covet your neighbour’s wife or anything that is your neighbour’s.
Aaron. "Yeah well that sounds good bro’ but they aint going to follow any of them.”
Moses. “Oh yes they will”
Aaron. “How do you make that out?”
Moses. “Cos anybody who breaks any of them – we kill em.”
Aaron. “What???? You can’t do that.”
Moses. “Why not?”
Aaron. “Hell, bro’ there won’t be anybody left to take to Canaan. They’ll all be dead. Besides how can you prove that some of em have been broken? How do you prove whether somebody covets or not?”
Moses. “Yeah, true, I hadn’t thought of that. Okay, so the ones that we can prove – we kill em.
If they worship another God apart from big Al we can prove that one so we can kill em. If they make any graven images to another god then that comes under worshipping somebody other than big Al so we can kill em. If they swear falsely is a bit of a grey area and may be difficult to prove so ok we don’t kill em for that. But the Sabbath one is simple – anybody caught working on the Sabbath we can kill them. Honour thy father and thy mother – well yeah, that will be up to their father and mother – if they say they that they have not been honoured and bring the charges then we can kill the unruly and disobedient kid. Murder can usually probably be proven so we can kill em for that – manslaughter or accidental death – well we can make a judgement on that one as the cases arise. Adultery can be proven so they can die for that one. So there you go we can kill em for breaking quite a few of them. That’ll wake them up and make em sit up and take notice.”
Aaron. I am sure it will! I’ll bet you that Shazzekiah don’t go over the sand dunes with Samuel’s wife anymore while Samuel is out feeding his pigeons.”
Moses. I’ll bet he doesn't. We really have got to get to grips with this Aaron. No matter what - we have just got to bring them under control and to heel. We have got to grip them so tight and bind them into this so there is just no way of escape, and I have worked out how to do it.”
Aaron. “Ill bet you have. And I thought you were just out here sunbathing these last few days. But you really have been thinking aint you?”
Moses. “I sure have and I have come up with a real cracker.”
Aaron. “Go on then, what is it?”
Moses. “Well, apart from the big ten that we can kill any who break them, I’ll start introducing loads of others, you know, nothing too bad at first. Just a few simple ones like laws on washing themselves, and things they can’t eat and things they can. I am going to work on a principle of clean and unclean.”
Aaron. ”Righttttt? Yeah well I don’t see why not, but I don’t see how that’s going to help much?”
Moses. “Oh, it’s brilliant Aaron. I have been thinking about this for a while. They’ll all fall for the washing thing and the clean and unclean line no problem. After all it does sound quite reasonable doesn’t it? So I’ll make all sorts of laws and tell em that certain foods are a “no no” and others are ok, and loads and loads of different laws concerning washing themselves and keeping themselves clean and pure.”
Aaron. “Yeah, so that might make em smell a bit better, but why the clean line bro’? I don’t get it.”
Moses. “Because when they have all taken that on board, I have got a real corker up my sleeve. If I can get em all to appreciate the difference between dirty and clean and start it off real simple, then I can hit em with a few crackers that will really make them take notice.”
Aaron. “Like what?”
Moses. “Well, the way I see it – I have just got to keep them under control. There is no two ways about it. If this lot get out of hand we are all in trouble. So what’s the best way to keep em under control?”
Aaron. “I don’t know bro’, what is it”
Moses. “Oh come on Aaron, think about it. What is the one thing that you think about a hundred times a day? The one thing that you just can’t stop thinking about”
Aaron. “Well, I don’t know about you Moses, but I’m a bit like too embarr…….”
Moses. “Sex, Aaron. Sex. There aint a single one of them that aint as randy as buggery. And when we get further out into the wilderness in all of that heat it’ll make em even worse.”
Aaron. “Righttttttttt???. Aaaand?”
Moses. “Well, when I have got them all to accept all the stuff about clean and unclean and the rituals of washing etc then I am going to introduce a whole host of laws on sex. Once the unclean and clean business is sorted I am going to tell them that every time a woman ovulates each month it is a sin and she is unclean and they can’t have sex with her. In fact I am going to make em wait a whole week after she has finished before they can.”
Aaron. “Oh, come on Moses, flaming nora, that’s a full fortnight or more without it.”
Moses. “See, its got your attention already hasn’t it.”
Aaron. “You’re damned right it has. A fortnight without my oats? Blimey it doesn’t bear thinking about. Nah, they won’t fall for it.”
Moses. “Yes they will, because don't forget - I am going to make the fact that she ovulates a sin, and to drive the point home and make it all appear above board and proper, at the end of her time of separation she will have to make a sin offering. In fact I was thinking of making it two offerings – one for a sin offering and one for a burnt offering. You and the priests are going to eat all of the sin offerings and the burnt offering we can say is offered up to God.”
Aaron. “Two offerings? Hell bro’ they had better be small ones or we’ll never be able to keep up, and neither will they, let’s see – we have got about half a million women times 12 periods of separation a year and two offerings each time – hell that’s about 12 million offerings a year.”
Moses. “Yeah I was thinking that, so we’ll keep em small, a dove or something like that. You see, I know from my time in Egypt that over there in Canaan the female goddess is Ashera and her sign is a dove, and a few of these Hebrews know it as well, so it will make sense to them – female – fertility - sin – dove, it all sort of fits and we can make it sound good anyway.”
Aaron. “Yeah but there aren’t all that many doves out here bro’.”
Moses. “Ok, then we can make it either a dove or a pigeon – what the hell they are the same size n look similar, so we’ll say either a pigeon or a dove.”
Aaron. “Yeah, ok. But hey, hang on - how the hell are all these women going to catch all of those pigeons? They fly as fast as shit off a shovel.”
Moses. “We’ll sell em to them.”
Aaron. “Oh, hey. Now you are talkin my language bro’. I am beginning to like the sound of this a bit more.”
Moses. “I have already thought about it, in fact I had a few words with Samuel the other day about the chances of breeding plenty of doves and selling them to the women and he seemed dead keen on the idea. And if we settle for a dove or a pigeon then it will make the breeding easier because they don’t have to be pure bred.
Samuel can organise all of the breeding pairs, so that will give him and all of the people that he employs a pretty good living. Esra from over the way and all of his carpenters will make a fortune out of building the nesting boxes so he’ll be happy. And anybody who is anybody who wants to supply the grain to feed the birds can join in if they want and earn a few shekels. And if we say that it’s a sin offering it’ll all help to feed you and all of the priests. See what I mean - its just a winner all round.”
Aaron. “Well, is sounds ok, and if you are dead set on it, fair enough. But I am telling you now if you start bringing all of this together you are going to have a flaming riot among all of your new priests if all they get to eat are bloody pigeons. I mean don’t get me wrong, a nice plump breasted pigeon is ok, but come on, not every day, we want a bit of variety you know.”
Moses. “Right, yeah, I hadn’t thought of that – see you are helping out already coming up with possible problems. Okay what I’ll do is bring in a whole load more offerings for different things. We can make loads of different offerings for different things as time goes on. They will soon catch on. We can have offerings for this and offerings for that, loads of em.”
Aaron. “Like what?”
Moses. “Oh that doesn’t matter now. We can work all of that out later. For instance we can say that every time a child is born they got to bring an offering, every time a leper gets better they got to bring an offering the list is endless. What do you fancy apart from pigeon?”
Aaron. “Well, personally I am very partial to a bit of lamb.”
Moses. “Okay, fair enough, lamb it is – we will work it so that you get some lamb, how’s that?”
Aaron. “And some corn to make bread with?”
Moses. “Yeah, ok, I will work out that you all get some corn or barley or wheat or something. We had a thing back in Egypt called a wave offering. I’ll introduce that.”
Aaron. “What’s a wave offering Bro’?”
Moses. “Oh its an offering that the priest just sort of waves about a bit as if he is offering it up to God. It don’t get burned or nothing like that – its just waved about a bit. It’ll be fine, they’ll fall for it.”
Aaron. “And some oil to make the corn into bread?”
Moses. “Yeah, ok, So we’ll work it that you get to make a wave offering of a log or two of oil for various things, how’s that?”
Aaron. “Well, its beginning to sound better. Hey, I must admit, I am a bit partial to a bit of fish as well bro’. I do like a bit of fish. In fact I just love a bit of salmon."
Moses. “Oh, come on Aaron, now you are taking the piss. Where the hell am I going to get Salmon from out here? I mean we can breed pigeons, how the hell can we breed salmon?”
Aaron. “Well, a bit of steak then? I do like steak as well.”
Moses. “Okay, so we’ll get some beef worked into it somehow.”
Aaron. “Yeah, its beginning to take shape. I suppose it could work. But I’ll tell you what – If the priests and I are going to be at it from morning til night doing all of these sacrifices and our families are gong to be eating what they bring to us to offer up we are just going to get all the rubbish. I know this lot too well.
Moses. "How do you mean?"
Aaron. "I saw Dathan’s cousin the day before yesterday trying to flog a knackerd old sheep to Miriam. The flaming thing only had three legs. He was throwing her the line that it was good buy because it couldn’t run very fast, so if it ran away she could easily catch it. So hey, we don’t want all the rubbish.”
Moses. “No, that’s okay. I will write it into the laws that everything sacrificed has got to be without spot and without blemish, the real cream of the crop, all in good order and nice and tender. By the time I have finished with them they won’t even offer you something with cross-eyes.
And I am going to introduce tithing as well.”
Aaron. Tithing? What’s that?
Moses. You get 10 per cent of everything – their wages, the property, their annual increase, the lot. It was quite common over in Egypt and it has been going for ages in Babylon and Syria.
Aaron. “Ten per cent???? Hey, now I am really beginning to like the sound of this.”
Is this how it happened?
I don't know. But I do know that it worked this way.
How do you establish a god for the general establishment among the masses?
1 Firstly think of a god, preferably a different one to your near neighbours and your enemies, because they will have already established a priesthood which may both confuse the people or weaken your eventual position of total control.
2. Next, you establish your god as THE ONLY TRUE GOD. This is very important! You must continually insist and emphasize that your god is the only true god by rubbishing all of the others. This means that your teaching will claim that all other gods are false. They either do not exist at all, and are just figments of the peoples imaginations, or they do actually exist and are the adversaries and enemies of your god.
2. Set yourself up as a priest to that god.
3. Freely distribute the teaching that men are out of favour with that god.
4. Set yourself up as the one who can restore the favour, in the case of Judaism by numerous different sacrifices and priestly functions that only you and your priests can perform.
5. Finally, declare that anybody and everybody who argues against you, or questions you, to be the enemy of that god, the enemy of the people, and get them out of the way as quickly as possible. At the very least kick them out and alienate them from the community. If they prove to still be troublesome then it may be necessary to hunt them down and kill them. If necessary tell as many lies as you like and make up all sorts of wonderfully frightening and nightmare scenarios about those who did not comply with your god in the past, and tell death defying tales of miracles carried out by your god for those who did as they were told to put the fear of god into the suspicious minded people.
Now you have laid down the basic structure.
But this basic structure is just not enough. People are very fickle and very prone to wander off. You need to build on your basic structure very quickly and very effectively. It is imperative that you tie the people down very tight and make it impossible for them to escape. You have got to imprison them within a system of beliefs that they cannot escape from. You have literally got to capture them in a mental bondage that they are frightened to escape from.
Controlling a group of people and remaining in a position of power and authority is not always an easy thing to do. It is one thing to set up a god for them to worship and follow. And if you are a good story teller and can tell them frightening things that this god has done in the past, such as wiping out all who withstand him with horrible torments and puss filled sores it will help. But this is not always effective for long. You can blame a few natural disasters on their behaviour and tell them that they brought it upon themselves for not being faithful to the god that you have set up, and you can blame say an outbreak of leprosy or some other terrible disease on their disobedience, but in general threatening them with puss-filled sores doesn't actually work too well if there is a general shortage of puss-filled sores. People can start disbelieving you regarding what has happened in the past. Others can try to muscle in on your operation even though you tell them the tale of how Jehovah caused the ground to open up and swallow those who had done so in the past.
You really must get control and total control is the ultimate aim. If you can control the people and educate them to follow that control as if their lives depended upon it, then you are on your way to success. So lets take a look at how Moses did it after he had established and set up the god Jehovah.
Consider this. If you are open minded enough you will appreciate this one - It is an absolute cracker.
Start by teaching all sorts of laws of cleanliness so that the people get the idea of the difference between clean and unclean in their mind and in their thinking. Teach them the difference between clean and unclean, you can give them a list of food that they can eat and a list that they cannot eat, dividing them into clean and unclean. You can give them ritual laws regarding washing and cleanliness to reinforce the idea. They will soon catch on.
When the general idea of cleanliness has become reasonably established, you now convince every woman and their husbands that the perfectly natural bodily function of having a menstrual period each month is an unclean thing. You can build up the aura of its uncleanliness by telling all the men that they must not go near their wives for any sexual contact for an extended period until it is all over. I mean it sounds plausible enough, so go for it. And sex being the big attractant that it is will guarantee that it gets paid attention to. I mean come on guys, fourteen days without it? That has got your attention already. Why the fourteen days without it? Because your wife is unclean.
Right, now you have accomplished phase one and established that the perfectly natural bodily function of having a period each month is unclean, now go one step further and establish that the same natural bodily function is not only unclean but it is in fact sinful and requires atonement.
"And if a woman have an issue, and her issue in her flesh be blood, she shall be put apart seven days: and whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean until the even. And every thing that she lieth upon in her separation shall be unclean: every thing also that she sitteth upon shall be unclean. And whosoever toucheth her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. And whosoever toucheth any thing that she sat upon shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even. And if it be on her bed, or on any thing whereon she sitteth, when he toucheth it, he shall be unclean until the even. And if any man lie with her at all, and her flowers be upon him, he shall be unclean seven days; and all the bed whereon he lieth shall be unclean ..But if she be cleansed of her issue, then she shall number to herself seven days, and after that she shall be clean.
And on the eighth day she shall take unto her two turtles, or two young pigeons, and bring them unto the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for her before the LORD for the issue of her uncleanness." Leviticus 15:19-30
Isn't it an absolute gem? Woah, Moses, my man, I take my hat off to you. It is utterly brilliant.
See how simple it is? The results are a staggering manipulation! What a beauty! What a gem! What a plan! What an impossible situation for them to get out of.
The women can't do anything about this perfectly natural bodily function. I mean they can't stop their bodies from ovulating, so you are on to a winner. You have cracked it, you have turned a perfectly natural unavoidable function into something which is ritually unclean and requires a sin offering.
What has been accomplished?
First and foremost, you have consolidated your power base. By playing on their fear factor and telling them that this perfectly natural bodily function requires a sacrifice to be made, your priests are in a job for life, sacrificing doves. You have established a powerful and binding need for your priest class. The women can't do without you. In order to remain in God's good books and have their "so called" sin atoned for the sacrifice must be carried out and the only ones that can carry out the sacrifice are your priests.
The spin-offs are also quite fantastic. Your brother Frank can set up shop under the canopy of the temple every day selling the doves and pigeons to every female who walks through the door to offer her sacrifices at the end of her period of separation each month. And of course, as they are going to eventually come from far and wide to the big temple to offer their sacrifice, your brother, Albert can set up a money changing office next to the pigeon sellers table to change the currency (for a percentage of course). And even you brother, Joe, who hasn't really got all of his marbles and is a lousy salesman won't miss out because he can start a pigeon breeding farm and supply all the birds. Your cousin Sammy the carpenter is in a business for life building the nesting boxes and the cages, and your son in law, Norman, the farmer is in a good position to sell Joe all the grain necessary to feed them.
You can't go wrong. The results are truly staggering. In Moses case there is no hard written evidence that he gained financially from this fantastic mind manipulation. But the power base and the priest class that he was in charge of certainly did. The priest class lived off the sacrificial offering system. And as at the time he had set himself up as the mouthpiece of God and set his brother up as the High Priest it is evident that there were certainly some benefits to be had.
According to the Bible's own record, at the head count after the exodus from Egypt all men of fighting age were numbered, and they were approximately 600,000. Let's work on the premise that for every man of fighting age there was a woman of menstruating age. That's 600,000 women. Let's say at ten per cent growth rate, ten per cent of those women were pregnant at any one time which reduces our count of menstruating women down to 540,000.
Now here is the mathematical calculation. 540,000 women multiplied by 12 menstrual periods per year is 6,480,000 periods. We multiply this number by 2 because each menstruating woman had to offer 2 birds each month. That comes to 12,960,000 pigeons or doves per year.
Hey this is no joke. Twelve million, nine hundred and sixty thousand birds a year. That's what I call a growth industry. It is pigeon breeding for me from now on. Thank you very much Moses.
But it isn't funny really, is it. No it isn't. It is a perfect con. Because in all truth not one pigeon need have died for such a cause, nor one penny spent by a single woman in its pursuit. Anybody who has a rational mind knows full well that a woman's ovulation each month is a perfectly natural act. She can't help it. It is a natural bodily function common to all females. It is not sinful. It has never been sinful, neither before Moses, during Moses time or ever since. It did not need a sacrificial payment. Moses claim that it did was a mind controlling load of old cobblers. It was a little bit like claiming that breathing was a sin.
The two main benefits from this sort of thing are
1. Financial gain
2. Consolidation of your power base.
And of these two I am here only really discussing the second - the consolidation of a power base. If this can successfully be accomplished then the financial gains will simply flow in as a matter of natural course.
So you see how easy the mind control and manipulation was carried out? Moses convinced them that it was sinful. And having convinced them that it was sinful, they were also convinced that it was necessary for that sin to be paid for. Hey presto, like magic his priests are in a position of power and their control was strengthened. Only the priests could offer up the necessary sacrifice, so they were in a position of power and authority from that moment on and for generations to come.
Why didn't somebody have the insight enough to see it all for what it was and where it was all going, stick an arrow in their bow and say - "Moses, you are a lying, mind controlling, brainwashing despot" and shoot him? It is a good question, and probably one that a good psychologist could answer. Maybe initially people like to be controlled, maybe they are initially comforted by the thought that somebody else is in control.
And in all such cases of mind control, the people themselves turn out to be their own worst enemies, because instead of seeing the con and standing up and shooting Moses for being such a devious mind controlling git, they not only fell for it hook, line and sinker, but they themselves perpetuated the error by teaching their own children concerning the necessity of it all for generations to come.
So let's get it right.
Moses claimed that it was an unclean and sinful act which required a sin offering to be given when a woman had a menstrual period each month, hence the slaughter of approximately 12,960,000 pigeons or doves per year.
Was he correct?
Let us go no further until we have got this matter clear in our minds. Was he correct or was he not?
Close down the screen, turn off your monitor, get up from the computer and go and make yourself a cup of coffee while you think about this one, and don't come back until you have answered this question and got it right in your head.
If you don't fancy a coffee just look away from the screen and think about it. The question is quite simple. Was Moses right? Was the natural bodily function of a woman's monthly period something which required a sin offering? Was it a sin that required an atoning sacrifice? A menstrual period is perfectly natural for an ovulating woman. Thank God that it is, because without her ovulation not a single one of us would be here! So is it, and was it ever sinful for a woman to have her monthly period? Did it require a sin offering?
Do you believe that the yearly slaughter of 12,960,000 doves was necessary to appease the God that you worship and believe in?
This needs some very careful and up front thinking about.
Hey - I mean if you are a Creationist and believe that God created man, woman and all of the animals then this factor of ovulation as a means to generate the different species was actually built into the female phsyiology just as much as the production of sperm was built into the male. So are you saying that God created us imperfect? Are you saying that woman was created with built in sin? Are you saying that god created woman with the abilty to ovulate so that she could have children and that was in fact a curse because her ovulation was sinful and in the future 12,960,000 innocent doves would have to be slaughtered every year in order to be offered up as a sin offering?
Even the Psalmist many hiundreds of years later wrote that he had undergone the "experience of having his ears opened" on the matter when he wrote -
" Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened. Burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me." Psalm 40:6 -7
So again I ask - is it, and was it ever sinful for a woman to have her monthly period? Did it require a sin offering?
Do you believe that the yearly slaughter of 12,960,000 doves was necessary to appease the God that you worship and believe in?
There is no use in saying that if Moses said it was so then it must be so, because this is not true. Moses could have been wrong. Indeed, I say that he was wrong! I say that Moses was a great schemer in doing what he did because his action and teaching tied every single one of them into a loop of bondage that they couldn't escape from. Every woman was classed as unclean until her offering had been offered up and she was ritually cleansed - which basically meant "no sex for the guy" until she had been ritually cleansed.
Is ovulation - sinful?
Sinful - my arse! I say that Moses was a very clever and manipulative leader who was in the business of mind control. He was a self styled dictator and probably one of the worst things that ever happened in the early history of the Jewish people. His rigorous and psychotic laws placed into a position of authority a priest class who, due to their training in the Mosaic law were turned into equally rigorous and psychotic leaders. And they ruled over and dominated a whole race of people for nigh on fifteen hundred years.
So let's meet this one up front and get it cleared up. Was Moses right or wrong. All female animals ovulate - they all produce eggs. It is how the different species of the planet generate their offspring.
So was a menstrual period which is a perfectly natural occurrence for an ovulating woman a sin? Did it ever require atoning for by the sacrificing of a dove or a pigeon. Do you believe that the yearly slaughter of 12,960,000 doves was necessary to appease the God that you worship and believe in?
If you say "yes" then fine, off you go. What I have to say is obviously not for you. Click here and it will take you to Google UK which is a very good directory search engine where you can go and run a search for something else that may be to your better benefit.
If you say "no" or are doubtful, then at least we have made some ground.
How have we made some ground
Because as I see it your options are as follows
1. Moses was all wrong and just in the business of mind control and was just making it all up.
2. It was all a fabrication of nonesence put together by the priest class many years later.
And if you do not agree that a woman's ovulation is sinful and the God that you worship did not demand such a sacrifice or at the very least it is highly doubtful, then we have made a gigantic leap.
Because when other questions pop up regarding the validity of the laws and restrictions set in place by the man Moses, bear it in mind that they were set up by a man or by the teachings of a man that you already doubt the validity of, or by a priest class who was making it up as they went along for their own benefit or maybe even by a god who was a Canaanite bull deity with a lust for blood.
Indeed, if you say an emphatic "no. It wasn't necessary," then you MUST, I repeat you MUST reconsider and re-evaluate your whole thinking concerning the other things that Moses taught and those who were tutored on his teachings. Everything which was claimed and still is claimed to be a sin must be examined. Indeed, you must reconsider the whole concept of sin which was established by this man and his teachings.
Now, you not only have to get your head around the fact that Jehovah was an old Canaanite bull god, whose altar had horns, and bullocks were killed and their blood smeared on the horns of the altar as a ritual and ceremonial sacrifice to the bull god YHWH (Jehovah) and this is what they were worshipping (and you also if you worship Jehovah) but now you also have to get your head around the understanding that sin and the necessity of its payment may have some serious flaws in it also.
I for one am not envious of your situation. I have been there, done it and got the tee-shirt, and I know how hard it is.
For now, if you are serious and take this information to heart it all begins. All of the heart searching, the dilemma's of conscience, the gallons of guilt, the doubts and waverings, the sweatings and palpitations, the fears of "what if I am wrong", the haunting of doubt and the fear of being ostracized and cast out of your wonderful church community, etc, etc.
But hey, just in case you are in need of a little comfort, and want to at least witness somebody who has escaped from it all and now has the confidence to write it, I will say it for you - If Jehovah did set this up and he did command it then he was an a**ehole of a god. He was not and is not The One True God. He was a con. He was a nightmare from hell to those who found themselves under his power and control. He was not and is not any more than an old Canaanite bull deity to which much has been attributed. You need give him no more fear, glory, awe or worship than you would give to a banana.
Indeed if the One True God ever gave me the strength and opportunity I would rip Jehovah's horns of his head and ram them fairly and squarely up his a**e sideways.
Some have commented and others still do that my attitude and comments are arrogant, rude, utterly without reverence, and totally "over the top".
The priests of this god and his followers (according to the Bible by his instruction and institute of law) carried out countless acts of violence against humanity. They committed genocide on his instruction over and over again. They killed without compunction any within their own community who did not toe the line, and they were certainly not in the slightest bit interested in being classed as arrogant or rude.
By the time that Jesus arrived on the scene they had built up a tradition of cruelty, barbarism and total intolerance for any who opposed them. People who committed adultery were stoned to death in accordance with the law of Jehovah. People who were considered to be blasphemers were stoned to death, people who were considered witches were stoned to death, and the list goes on and on. They were utterly intolerant of anything and anybody who was out of step with Jehovah's law, and as a result of having been tutored in Jehovah's law committed what I say were crimes against humanity, but hey, I am "over the top" and a very rude, ignorant and arrogant man for saying what I say?
Get out of here. Get out and start reading some of the Bible without your shades on. I am not in the least bit interested in being classed as arrogant or rude or "over the top" for saying what I say. I mean every word of it.
Let's go and take a look at some of these instructions from Jehovah and his priest and maybe we shall find a discrepancy or two there as well.
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