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The Bible – On The Waterfront

Isn’t this exciting? We’re out of the tedium of Genesis (world created, man falls, many people live and die. Oh, and attempted forced buggery and a spot of incest). We’re into Exodus now; the Bible has got going, that tricky first chapter is out of the way and the real action can start! When the [...]

The Bible – Joseph is an Evil Genius

Joseph‘s story continues… Ten of his eleven brothers travel to Egypt to buy food to get them through the famine. Incidentally, something has occurred to me: in the tales of Joseph, God seems to be more bothered by getting Joseph into a position of power than in either preventing/alleviating the famine or in making the Israelites get [...]

The Bible – St Augustine on Science and Scripture

Another little aside from our regularly scheduled programming. I found this from somewhere – I think it was Twitter or my RSS feed but can’t find the link – if it was via you, please step forward to claim your cash prize (please note: “cash prize” may be moon-speak for “link back”). The quote was [...]

The Bible – I Have a Dream

When last we saw Joseph, he had been sold into slavery by his loving brothers and had his death faked. Obviously, things could only get worse! Joseph is sold to an Egyptian – the Bible hates the Egyptians – and is made the head servant over all the other servants. In fact, he is so [...]

The Bible – Absolutely Fabulous Darling

At this point, the Bible pauses to enact a musical written by Saint Andrew, Saint Lloyd and the Hermit Webber. what Chapter 37 tells us most assuredly is that teenagers have no idea of tact or diplomacy and leaves us wondering how any of us made it through without being murdered. Yes, it’s the story [...]

The Bible – Just The Tip

I bet you thought that we were done with people being dicks with each other, didn’t you? Well we’re not. Chapter 34 of Genesis is the tale of what happens when you defile one of Jacob’s relatives. And there’s a twist and some foreshadowing which really reinforces that the Bible needs a better editor. Jacob’s [...]