Monthly Archives: February 2016

God on a chat show (7)

“No offence Moses, but I think you need help,” said Jezebel, shaking her head. “What I can’t understand is why anyone believed you at all; I realise that people back then were superstitious, that they were looking for explanations about how we all got here; but they must have been a bit gullible to believe your stories about meeting a creator who spoke to you while hiding himself in a burning bush. Only you among the bible’s authors claim to have seen God – well his back, you claim to have spent forty nights alone with him; but there were no witnesses to any of this: it all happened inside your head.” Continue reading

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Israeli archaeology

Amazing news from Israel: archaeologists have unearthed a seven thousand year old settlement in northern Jerusalem. Israel’s Antiquities Authority describe it as the oldest discovery of it’s kind in the area. The excavation exposed two houses with well preserved remains of pottery and flint tools. The Authority date them to the Chalcolithic period around 5000 BC. Continue reading

Law is law

Weren’t the lawmakers wonderful in biblical days, it was all or nothing no room for any doubt. Guilt equalled death; usually quite horrific.
Hammurabi was a great ruler of Ancient Babylon, the world’s first great metropolis. Many artefacts from his reign have been preserved for us to study today. Many of his laws will appear familiar to us:
If a man put out the eye of another man, his eye shall be put out.
If he break another man’s bone, his bone shall be broken.
If he break another man’s teeth his teeth shall be broken.
If a son strikes his father, his hand shall be hewn off. Continue reading

God on a chat show (6)

“The tribe were partying and the Lord was incandescent with rage, in fact he was going to kill them all. I had to talk him out of it. I asked him what was the point of leading them out of the land of Egypt only to slay them – give them another chance.”
“Are you serious Moses,” asked Jezebel. “You gave God advice, and he listened to you?” Continue reading

Jehovah’s Witnesses

 

Don’t you just love it when you see a couple of Jehovah’s Witnesses walk up the path to knock on the door?
I excitedly opened the door and bade them good morning.
“Can we leave these leaflets with you? You will find that they point to passages in the bible which will help you find answers to any problems you have in your daily life.”
“I don’t think they will, I don’t believe in God,” I replied. Continue reading