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Archive of posts tagged Religion and Spirituality

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 [...]

Mystical Death Attempt Live On Air

This story has been doing the rounds recently and I have been fascinated and appalled in equal measure.  Sanal Edamaruku, the head of the Indian Rationalists’ Association (membership is currently over 100,000) volunteered to be killed live on air by someone using mystical magical holy super powers. Pandit Surender Sharma was the man who was [...]

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 [...]

The Bible – The Adventures of Abram

We’re back and we get more Abram goodness.  Genesis 14 opens with a war (always a page turner).  Amraphel, King of Shinar; Arioch, King of Ellasar; Chedolaomer, King of Elam; and TIDAL KING OF NATIONS!!  (Sorry about the capslock issue there, I think a name like that just deserves them).  Anyway, it’s all a bit [...]

The Bible – Short and Important Stories

11:7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. For such a long book, I am often surprised to see that the things I learned as a child – and I thought these were the really important stories – are often really really short. [...]