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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 – 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 [...]

The Bible – Steal Office Supplies

Last time, I let slip that Jacob was off to Haran. And that is exactly what happened. Jacob drops by and falls instantly in love with Rachel, the daughter of his mother’s brother, and offers to work for his uncle for 7 years so that he can marry his first cousin. Apparently that sort of [...]

The Bible – Furry Fandom

One of the main problems I have with the Bible is how much it jumps around.  Think of a decent book you have read – fiction or not – and unless the book is something experimental, it will have a beginning, middle and end.  Each will tie together and all the things the author wants [...]

The Bible – Men and Balls

Genesis 21 tells of the birth of Isaac and the bitchiness of Sarah.  While Sarah wasn’t bearing children (maybe as a result of being continually pimped out by Abraham?), she was happy for a servant called Hagar to bear the heir.  The second that Isaac is born, Sarah gets rid of Hagar and child.  Clearly [...]