Monday, 10 November 2008
We have seen Moses really starting to lay down the law,or laws. Some things seem to be genuinely for the good of the people, but many seem to be out and out fund raisers for the fledgeling priesthood. The remainder just a list of "aint it awfuls" setting down behavioural concepts of things that really do have nothing to do with anyone apart from the people doing it.
We have seen the literal beginning of the judaeo-christian need to "put their women in their place", and the definitive beginning of homophobia.
We begin to see plans for the dividing up of a land that was unfortunate enough to have the semi- nomadic Abraham move through centuries earlier, giving these un-homed refugees a reason to usurp the people already dwelling there.
This whole episode takes what may have been,an original spurt towards an ideal for a better life, to a very different level. The god illusion that was used as a vehicle to gain the trust and give direction has now stepped up a level and has taken control. Moses is now speaking solely for god, Jethro seems to finally have dropped completely out of the picture. The last suggestion of him iterated in a dubious liaison with the still grieving Aaron. Shortly before god Moses laying down the laws of getting laid.
On top of this well of subjugation,intolerance and repression time again has proved the so called god of Moses as not omnipotent or omniscient. Begging the question why after all these years these texts are still being taken as the literal truth and proof of some divine loving creator. An entity that if did exist is fuelled by pain, jealousy and suffering.
An entity that is given power by millions of fools, basking in their god's glow to give pride and reason to thier irrational fears and prejudices.
Fools that when on occasion they doubt their beliefs go to the pastor/priest who knows he must convince the doubtful they are wrong or the golden goose stops laying.
When will people wake up and see then, as is now the only beneficiaries of this con ARE the priesthood and the church.