Why I Can’t Agree With the Bible: Exodus: Part 1

This blog series called “Why I Can’t Agree With the Bible: Exodus” consists of three parts.

Each article is full of relevant questions and objections to the story outlined and told in Exodus.

Hera are some examples of the questions asked:

Why did the Pharaoh want all the boys killed when he wanted to keep the Israelites in Egypt? Why was he fine with the girls living?

How did the daughter of Pharaoh know that Moses was Hebrew? Why did Pharaoh let his daughter keep a Hebrew baby? How did Moses know he was a Hebrew? How did Moses’ murder become known? And why did he kill the man?

Why did God come to people in person in Genesis, but he came to Moses in the form of a burning bush? Why does Moses ask God what his name is? If Moses and God were alone when Moses talked to God, how does anybody know what happened? Why did Zephora’s cutting off her son’s foreskin do anything? Why did her son have a foreskin? What about their other sons?

All those questions – and many more which I don’t mention here – come from Part 1 of the series. The following two parts are also full of questions and objections. So it’s close at hand to consider the Exodus story being cram-full of religious bullshit.

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In the beginning of Exodus, the Israelite’s filled Egypt with their number. The new Pharaoh feared the Israelites would leave Egypt, so he enslaved them. The story of the enslavement of the Israelites is very silly. There are a lot of questions left unanswered. There were only two midwives to help all the Israelite women who were pregnant despite the fact that the Israelites filled the land? How did the Pharaoh find out that the midwives let the boys live? Why did the Pharaoh want all the boys killed when he wanted to keep the Israelites in Egypt? Why was he fine with the girls living?
The story of Moses leaves a lot more questions unanswered. How did the daughter of Pharaoh know that Moses was Hebrew? Why did the slave suggest getting a Hebrew woman to nurse him? Why didn’t she suggest tossing him in the Nile? Why did…

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5 responses to “Why I Can’t Agree With the Bible: Exodus: Part 1

  1. You know my way to look upon such tales. “The Emperor’s New Clothes” tells some true things about man. But there is a lot of questions. When and where ruled this emperor?

    The story is proven hoax, fake, bluff, shame, fraud, humbug, stumer, phony and more, that the parrot of John Cleese can tell you more about. Even if the bird is dead, the way to talk became hammered into its head.

    But the parrots words doesn’t prove that people, including emperors and beloved leaders, not can be megalomaniac idiots, fools, morons, jerks and more, that the parrot also can tell you.

    The story is true! But if you believe it the wrong way, the parrot have much truths to say about you. Have Faith i Parrot and it’s true words!

    • Hi, Christer! Thanks for your comment! Most of our disagreement seems to depend on how terms like truth, proof, evidence etcetera are to be defined.

      A scientific truth is not always the same as a philosophical or semantic truth, and even less the same as a religious one.

      I´d call your truths philosophical and/or semantic. They are definitely “better” truths than religious ones, but IMHO not as good as scientific ones.

      Nevertheless, I mostly find your “philosophical” and “semantic” truths both interesting and inspiring. I really like your trying to think outside the box so to speak, Christer.

      BTW, have you read the comments to this article: http://articles.exchristian.net/2008/12/ancient-mythic-origins-of-christmas.html ? If not, may I suggest that you take a look at the debate between “Calum” and Philip”?

      Am I right by saying that your views remind quite a lot of Calum’s? Or in what respects and ways do your views differ from his? Please, give some examples of disagreements and/or different conclusions (if there are any). As well as noticeable similarities (if there are any).

      My own views are more like Philip’s. But I think that’s irrelevant for the time being. Actually I want to know more about how you (and Calum) understand, interpret and look at the Egyptian Origin Hypothesis for Judaism and Christianity.

  2. X-mas is a bad time for quick response. You have to wait. I’m involved in unlimited gorging and guzzling.

  3. I see – and agree. Since Swedish is the native language for both of us, I suggest we debate the issue of Egyptian influence on Judaism and Christianity on your blog, in Swedish.

    I wish you a Happy Yule tide celebration, Christer! May the ancient Egyptian solar deity Ra be with you during the holidays!

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