Joseph Being Sold Into Slavery
Ladies & Gentlemen:
The Catholic Bible - and other older Bibles - mostly use the words "slave" & "slaves" where the KJV and other newer versions use the words "servant" & "servants".
Family Bibles became "watered-down" - some say to protect the children - others say to protect believers.
The KJV came out in the year 1611. Let`s count how slave-happy / servant-happy "God`s Word" is.
Strong`s Exhaustive Concordance: The KJV documents the word "slave" just one (1) time in Jeremiah 2:14.
The KJV documents the word "slaves" just one (1) time in Revelation 18:13.
The KJV documents the words "servant" & "servants" a total of 959 times.
That could amount to about 961 times that older Bibles could have used the words - slave / salves.
When evidence is presented, "God`s Word" becomes pretty controversial to the realist with a conscience.
Ephesians 6:5 Slaves, be obedient to your masters with fear and trembling as you would Jesus Christ.
On December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment was adopted into The US Constitution, thus abolishing slavery in the United States.
What would the Judeo-Christian-Islamic God say about this?
Mississippi was the last US State to ratify the US Anti-Slavery law - in 1995. How do you feel trying to get your head around that?
Leviticus 25:44-46 (The Biblical God said:) Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can bequeath them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.
This also infers that you ARE allowed to rule over non-Israelites ruthlessly.
Some issues presented here are from:
"The Skeptic`s Annotated Bible" By Steve Wells.
(Thank you, Steve Wells, for your fine selected research.)
Genesis 9:25-27 And he [Noah] said, cursed be Canaan; a slave of slaves shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, blessed be the Lord God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his slave. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his slave.
Noah - Not God - Cursed Canaan
Noah Cursed Canaan - Not Ham
Genesis 16:8-9 The Angel of the Lord said to Hagar, Sarai`s maid: Where did you come from, and, where will you go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai. And the Angel of God said to her: Return to your mistress and submit yourself under her hands.
God`s Angel ordered Sarah`s Egyptian slave-girl, Hagar, to return to Sarah for further abuse. Sarah gave Hagar to her husband / half-brother, Abraham for sex and children. Sarah resented Hagar so much that she had performed painful female circumcision on Hagar. Hagar`s son, Ishmael, started the Arabic tribes and eventually Islam. Islam worships "The One God of Abraham" just like Judeo-Christians do. This fact tends to upset many Christians.
Genesis 17:12-13 (God ordered) And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of your seed. He that is born in your house, and he that is bought with your money, must be circumcised.
Genesis 24:35-36 God has blessed my master (Abraham) greatly; and he has become great (wealthy) and he (God) has given him (Abraham) flocks, and herds, and silver, and gold, and men-slaves, and maid-slaves, and camels, and asses. And Sarah, my master`s wife, bare a son (Isaac) to my master (100 year-old Abraham) when she was old (90) and to Isaac, Abraham gave all that he had.
Genesis 26:12-14 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold: and God blessed him. Isaac grew until he became great (wealthy). He had possession of flocks, herds, and great store of slaves.
Slaves For Everybody?
Exodus 12:44 But every man`s slave that is bought for money. When you have circumcised him...
Again, this condones the slave mentality.
Exodus 20:17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house, wife, nor his man-slave / maid-slave.
According to the "Holy Bible", your God did not prohibit slavery. God actually condoned and promoted slavery. In reading this next Bible C&V - pretend, for a moment, that you are the slave.
Exodus 21:2-6 If you buy a Hebrew slave....
Exodus 21:7 And if a father sells his daughter to be a slavery, she shall not go out as the menslaves do.
Exodus 21: 20-21 If a master smites his slave, or his maid, with a rod, and his slave or his maid dies under his hand; the master shall be punished. But, if the slave continues to live for a day or two, and then dies, the master shall not be punished - for the slave is the master`s money.
So, if the beaten slave lives for a day or two and then dies, did God kill the slave instead of the master who beat the slave? Is this logical? Rational? Just and Fair? Well, at least Exodus chapter 21 proves and documents that God condones and promotes slavery. God imposes His rules for slavery. And, "thou shall not kill" certainly proves not to be the Biblical God`s commandment. It was probably shortened from: "Thou shall not kill - except on My terms." God`s master / slave agenda does not fit our modern, civilized and equality-prone democracy. In a democracy, we elect our leaders to represent us, not to rule over us. If we have true democracy, this tyrannical Biblical God`s will is not being served on planet Earth.
Exodus 22:2-3 If a thief has nothing, then the thief shall be sold (as a slave) for his theft.
Leviticus 19:20 And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.
Leviticus 22:11 If the priest buys any soul with his money....
God`s priest buys slaves? Try to truthfully explain this.
Leviticus 25:39 And if a brother who lives by you be poor, and be sold to you...
Leviticus 25:44-46 Your male and female slaves, which you shall have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; from them you shall buy male and female slaves. Moreover, from the children of the strangers that sojourn among you, you shall buy, and from their families that are with you, which they gave birth to in your land. They shall be your possession. You shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession, they shall be your slaves forever.
God directs that they shall have slaves and who will become their possessions forever? If these Bible C&Vs are truly "God`s Word" - this accurately describes the Biblical God`s position on slavery.
You are Slaves Forever?
Robert Ingersoll: It is like most other ancient books – a mingling of falsehood and truth, of philosophy and folly – all written by men, and most of the men only partially civilized. Some of its laws are good – some infinitely barbarous. None of the miracles related were performed. . . . Take out the absurdities, the miracles, all that pertains to the supernatural – all the cruel and barbaric laws – and to the remainder I have no objection. Neither would I have for it any great admiration.
Robert Ingersoll: If a man really believes that God once upheld slavery; that he commanded soldiers to kill women and babes; that he believed in polygamy; that he persecuted for opinion`s sake; that he will punish forever, and that he hates an unbeliever, the effect in my judgment will be bad. It always has been bad. This belief built the dungeons of the Inquisition. This belief made the Puritan murder the Quaker.
Deuteronomy 5:21 You shall not desire your neighbor`s wife, nor shall you covet your neighbor`s house, his field, or his male or female slaves, his ox, or ass, or anything that is your neighbor`s.
So, God documents that you can have slaves - you just cannot take your neighbor`s slaves. God has determined and documented for all to see what God claims to be "just and fair" concerning "God ordained slavery".
Deuteronomy 15:12 And if your brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman be sold to you...
Deuteronomy 20:10-11 When you come to fight against a city it, first proclaim peace to it. If it makes peace, then all the people that is found there shall be slaves for you, and they shall serve you.
God commands when you attack a city, take all the people found there to be your slaves. For the believer, God can`t be much clearer than that. Can God?
Deuteronomy 20:14 The women, the little ones, the cattle, and all that is in the city, all the spoils you shall take for yourself.
God orders His "Chosen People" to attack cities specifically to acquire slaves and profit. Granted, this is better than all the times that God ordered His "Chosen People" to kill every man, woman and child. The Biblical God is documented to be guilty of ordering mass-murder and the taking of slaves.
Joshua 9:23 Now therefore you are cursed, and there shall none of you be freed from being slaves... for the house of my God.
So, if you are a believer - you are a slave?
None Of You Shall Be Freed From Being Slaves
Mark Twain: There was no place in the land where the seeker could not find some small budding sign of pity for the slave. No place in all the land but one - the pulpit. It yielded last; it always does. It fought a strong and stubborn fight, and then did what it always does, joined the procession - at the tail end. Slavery fell. The slavery texts in the Bible remained; the practice changed; that was all.
When the Biblical God was pleased with men, God multiplied their flocks and their offspring. When God was displeased with men, God killed their firstborn sons. God murdered ALL of Egypt`s first-born in the Moses story. God also murdered ALL of the men, women and children of 60-cities when God ordered the destruction and conquering of “The Promised Land”: Deuteronomy 3:3-6
Jesus` Attitude Towards Slavery
Was Jesus Christ A Racist?
(Webster`s): Racism: One who believes in, advocates and practices the doctrine of racism; bias discrimination, segregation, persecution and domination based on racism.
Is slavery a form of racism?
Do any religions practice slavery and racism?
Did Christianity Ever Practice Racism?
Does / did Christianity practice slavery and racism?
Was Jesus Christ pro-racism and / or pro-slavery?
Luke 12:46-47 Jesus said: The lord of that slave will come one day when he did not look for him, and at a time when he is not aware, and the lord will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. That slave, who knew his lord`s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
Luke 17:7-10 Jesus said in a parable: Your slave just came in from labor. Say: Prepare something for Me to eat. Wait on Me while I eat and drink. You may eat and drink when I am finished. Are you grateful the slave did all he was commanded? When you have done all that you have been commanded, say: We are unprofitable slaves; we have done what we are obliged to do. KJV
It a heart-breaker for those who don`t know the Bible - but - Jesus Christ was a racist who promoted slavery. Jesus projected in Luke 17:7-10 that He and all masters of slaves are entitled. God wants disobedient slaves beaten. This evil model has, by historical evidence, rubbed off on the south and every racist Christian con-man and crook serving time in the joint. Is it true that if a man or woman doesn`t make the cut on judgment day, Jesus will be glorified as He judges and sentences that man or woman for eternal, painful torture, forever and ever? Jesus judges you and sends you into Eternal-Torment - if Jesus is God.
Hummm. How can Jesus Christ be "The Savior" if Jesus sends you into Eternal-Torment?
Luke 17:7-9 Jesus said: Which of you, having a slave plowing or feeding cattle, will say to your slave when he comes in from the field, Go and sit down to meat? Would you not rather say to him, make ready that I may eat, and gird thyself and serve me till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward you shalt eat and drink? Do you thank the slave because he did the things that were commanded him? I think not. Catholic
Jesus obviously does not and will not eat with His slaves. Just think what it will be like when Jesus becomes King over you. What kind of mentality wants to become a slave - even to Jesus Christ?
Why Would Jesus Condone Racism?
Slaves Do Not Eat Until After Jesus Eats
1 Corinthians 7:21-22 Are you called to be a slave? You care not for it? But, if you may be made free, use it rather. For he that is called in the Lord, being a slave, is the Lord`s freeman: likewise also he that is called, being free, is Christ`s slave.
Ephesians 6:5 Let all who are under the yoke of slavery regard their masters as worthy of all honor, so that the name of God and the teaching may not be defamed.
God wants slaves to be fearfully obedient to their masters. Who dares to argue that God doesn`t want slavery? If you do, are you sure that you truly believe the Bible is "God`s Word"?
Colossians 3:22 Slaves, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ.
1 Timothy 6:1-5 Let as many slaves as are under the yoke count their masters worthy of all honor, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. If any man teach otherwise ... he is proud, knowing nothing.... From such withdraw thyself.
This may sounds somewhat nice, but God still condones slavery. Should anyone who teaches Bible C&V avoid the selected, controversial C&Vs?
Slaves Are Not To Despise Their Masters
Titus 2:9 Exhort slaves to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again.
1 Peter 2:18 Slaves, be subject to your masters with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the forward.
The Catholic Bible mostly uses the word "slave" where the KJV uses the word "servant". Masters are over slaves. Again, many modern Bibles have watered-down the word slave to servants. Do you still insist that God does not promote a master / slave mentality?
Note: The Catholic Church did not forbid Catholic Priests to marry until 1139 AD. Before that, Catholic Priests could have sex and raise families. Celibacy now keeps Catholic Priests from having families and accumulating Church assets for their families. The Catholic Church just gets richer.
Authoritative and controlling - by threat of consequence - the sex lives of Priests and Nuns - is a form of misguided and agreed upon slavery. The Catholic Church wants mental, emotional, physical, sexual and financial sacrifice from its believers. These poor, pathetic human beings - Priests and Nuns - sacrifice their lives for God, Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary and the Catholic Church.
Slavery and obedience are the main themes in all of this God`s Bibles. Authoritarians capitalize on that dogmatic master / slave mentality so to take advantage of the gullible, the ignorant, the superstitious.
Gary DeVaney`s anti-slavery attitude: I only rule me. I do not rule you. Neither you, nor what your ego calls God, rules me. I don`t do blind obedience.
Awake Magazine: March 8, 1998, Charles Lummis: In 1835, a scalp-bounty law (directed primarily towards Apache Indians) was passed in Mexico (by Spanish Catholics) that offered 100 pesos for each Indian warrior`s scalp. Two years later the price included 50 pesos for a Indian woman`s scalp and 25 for that of an Indian child. The Apaches, themselves, did no scalping. The Chiricahua Indians did at times take scalps in retaliation to the Mexican (Holy Catholic`s) tactics. The British and the French had followed this custom in earlier times.
What source, book or religion could possibly serve as the model for this kind of inhumane and brutal treatment of women and children by the British, French and Spanish? Do those who know the content of The Holy, Sacred, Judeo-Christian Bible know? What kind of monkey-mind character, who actually knows the Bible C&V content, would passionately support this evil?
Awake Magazine continued: War with the Apache was profitable since continuance of war meant $2 million annually to the state of Arizona paid from the US War Department. Powerful interests wanted no peace with the Apaches. When peace came, the funds spent by the U.S. military dried up.
Thanks for these historical facts, Charles Lummis.
Believer: Are you saying that components of our virtuous, wholesome, compassionate, Christian Government did that? What? No! Never! Denial! Spin! Curse the source, as we Christians could never do anything like that!
Symptoms of blind faith: To blindly follow, while remaining oblivious to change, learning or growth, until death. Once a mind-set faith agenda is identified, one has a behavioral life-cycle as predictable as a dog, or a pig, monkey, cat or any other genetic life-form.
Is faith anything beyond a gamble? Isn`t faith often a commitment to something illogical, improbable, impossible, and sometimes illegal? Isn`t faith often also an absurd commitment to a lie? Faith predestines and prejudices everything one encounters due to its agenda. With faith, nothing else matters; not logic, reason, knowledge, change nor the values of others.
Genetically, all animal`s behavioral lives are predictably mind-set; for, learning cannot take place without some change of behavior. Your own behavior is mostly run by your creator, your genes, which is commanded by your feelings (Ego / God). The human gene-package is just more capable of learning and behavioral change than the gene-packages of other animals and plants, with their genetically predictable egos (Gods).
Watson & Crick Discovered The Double Helix In 1953
This is a search for truth and fact using logic and reason based on what is written. If you find a Biblical passage that is interpreted or stated falsely, please write us what you have found and your correction. Please have the courage to stay on the chapter and verse you are taking issue with. Most people often pick alternative, irrelevant, idealistic "feel-good" material. Sometimes their interpretation is correct concerning a passage because the Bible has other passages that contains one or more contradictions.
Emphasis: The Biblical student may be correct, but he or she didn`t know, until now, that one or more Biblical contradictions also exist. GWD
The Bible did NOT say: Thou shalt NOT rape - so apparently it condones rape.
Deuteronomy 22:28-29: If a man meets a virgin who is not betrothed, and seizes her and lies with her, and they are found, then the man who lay with her shall give to the father of the young woman fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife, because he has violated her. He may not divorce her all his days.
That is what your God thinks of rape. (If you`re going to argue religion, at least open a Bible first)
Many democratic governments are producing rapid changes. Contrary to belief or law, Governments are in the business of making profit. Like large opportunistic farmers, imperialistic Governments have planted all over the world and raped the lands for what human "politics" (power and profit over people) took best. Now, the political share-croppers, tribal chiefs, state governors, presidents, prime ministers, and dictators are doing their bidding by selling out their local populations to "New World Order" politics, economics, and a potential "One God Government"!
New World Order?
Paradox: To fight a "One World Government" while promoting a "One God World".
The wise men, the financial controllers, of this planet have depended on a God fog. When logic and reason replaces faith and belief, the peasants will be out of the God fog. The problem will be then, without good believers, there will be no good employees. You can bet those at the top of the world monetary and industrial pyramids will double the faith and belief budget when the God fog begins to lift. It must transform into another form of religion. It will probably manifest in the form of propaganda, enticement or maybe more devastation to create more fear. Why do you think they want you to muddle in faith and belief instead of joining their status of knowledge and wisdom through logic and reason?
Knowledge & Wisdom?
The ultimate skill to see through the "God Fog" is to think and to take full responsibility for your own actions and allow others, within criminal and civil law, to be exactly who and what they are. Who would be too prejudice or too much of a racist not to do that?
Thinkers tend to lead and live their own lives while blind-faith believers tend to follow and sell-out their lives to an authority. Thinkers often do not make good employees.
Science proves The Sun bears responsibility for most of the chaos of our planet.
In scientific terms we realize we are not the center of the universe. A God fog ego believes God runs things based on what we do, that we can disappoint God. The mystical ego insists that magic has not yielded to science. Ego assumes to be one with authority (God).
Isn`t one`s DNA one`s creator? Imagine yourself without DNA. Doesn`t one`s ego over-exaggerate it`s own creation by claiming it was created by a Super-Natural Being, God? An ignorant, mind-set ego tends to demonize much of what it does not understand and most of what it does not accept.
Up to The Book of Chronicles in this Biblical examination, no Devil or Satan exists, but, nor does any God even the believers claim to recognize. Were we lied to?
Did you know that "God" supposedly murdered 25 million people by plague in 1665, and murdered about 25,000 people by earthquake in 1993?
Only, if nature and God are one.
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