I thought I’d create a post about Passover, a month late, yes – so what it’s my own train of thought. I came up with this post after talking with my mother for a bit on the nature of religion with special regard to Passover. I was rambling on about the evils of religion and brought up the Jewish and Christian holiday of Passover as an example of the absurdity contained within the bible; that is if you bother to pick it up and read it. I am willing to bet that most of those that actually read this probably do not fully comprehend the Passover story. My mother did not, in fact I have yet to find another believer that fully comprehends the evil of the Passover holiday. I have decided to copy verbatim the words from Exodus. This is the pertinent part where the audience can rightfully entertain the magnitude of God’s love for its creation. This is a very important illusion to the believer; it is comforting, it is certain.
(11:10) ”The LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go.
1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out hence altogether.
2 Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.
3 And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people.
4 And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:
5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.
6 And there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none like it, nor shall be like it any more.
7 But against any of the children of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or beast: that ye may know how that the LORD doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
8 And all these thy servants shall come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying, Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee: and after that I will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.
9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders may be multiplied in the land of Egypt.
10 And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh: and the LORD hardened Pharaoh’s heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go out of his land.
So, the lord hardened the Pharaoh’s heart, so that the Pharaoh would not act in accord with “The Lord’s” own will; only so that he could mass murder a reasonably estimated 1,000,000 Egyptian children. From the very words of the OT, the Pharaoh himself did not even have the choice to let the Jews go or not. It’s almost like that bully asshole kid that would take your own hand and slap you around with it saying “Quit hitting yourself, quit hitting yourself”.
Aside from killing a million or so infants, toddlers and new born babes (Even if you believe this shit, do you honestly believe these helpless children deserved to be exterminated for the wrongs of the aristocracy?) —-
That would be like the good old U.S. of A. dropping a handful of H-bombs over orphanages, schools and day care centers to help thwart the IL dynasty in North Korea. Take a second and let your imagination run wild.
YET—- on top of that and according to the OT (Don’t believe me, grab the old rag from the dusty-ass book shelf or nightstand or where ever its settled and look it up yourself) — the Lord himself created an environment and conditions that rendered only one outcome; the result – epic torture, suffering, wailing, mass murder, and the gore of children in incredible proportions. Imagine what the streets would have smelled like after a million or so infants were laid to waste? Would the uncles, mothers, sisters, cousins be in shock and in mourning over the loss? Would the parents go to work the next day as if nothing happened? Imagine wailing of mothers, grandmothers, fathers, endlessly for at least a week straight (I’d guess). Or see working fathers carrying their dead children in the streets, not quite knowing what to do. Horrific.
Yet this is exactly what the Christian/Jewish god orchestrated, skillfully executed, and gleefully watched and basked in the aftermath. This is not my god. This is not my belief system. I want no part of this, other than to tear it down piece by piece.
From evil words come evil deeds…..