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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 – 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 – Sod ‘Em

Genesis 19 is a fun little tale, full of reversals and surprises.  It begins with two angels going to visit Lot in Sodom.  Lot welcomes them in and offers a good foot washing and feeding session.  As is polite and in custom with receiving visitors.  Especially angels.  Shortly after they arrive, the local men turn [...]

The Bible – Short Back and Sides

For the people who follow Judaism, Genesis 17 I would imagine is very important.  In this new chapter a lot happens.  God decides to rename a few people, probably to keep things consistent further on in the book.  Abram and Sarai get a great new makeover and emerge as Abraham and Sarah.  This happened while [...]