Is the Biblical Exodus a Myth?

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Zog known as Mallethead

Old Lyme, CT

#1 Apr 16, 2012
Let us discuss a broader, not unrelated topic: Is the Bible itself a myth? Answer: Incontrovertibly. It is a melange of Bronze Age ravings by individuals who would be locked up today. It is one tribe's creation myth. Look at the bizarros who believe in it. The New Testament represents a well hammered-out narrative shaped over the centuries by zealots, princes, and powerful prelates who made sure that history and hearsay that offended their line was left out and deemed heretical. Let's not waste a moment more on hearing or hearing from "God." And studly cool though he may have been, let's not revere Jesus as "the Son of God" (more lunatic ideation). It's time to put Judaism and Christianity (and certainly the very batty Islam) back in the botanica where they belong, next to the Lucky Indian Brand House Spray. There's real world out there that's dying from war and climate change and you can count on religion to help out as much as you can a Justin Beiber bobble-head doll. Amen, right?
Hmmm

Hyden, KY

#2 Apr 17, 2012
Zog known as Mallethead wrote:
Let us discuss a broader, not unrelated topic: Is the Bible itself a myth? Answer: Incontrovertibly. It is a melange of Bronze Age ravings by individuals who would be locked up today. It is one tribe's creation myth. Look at the bizarros who believe in it. The New Testament represents a well hammered-out narrative shaped over the centuries by zealots, princes, and powerful prelates who made sure that history and hearsay that offended their line was left out and deemed heretical. Let's not waste a moment more on hearing or hearing from "God." And studly cool though he may have been, let's not revere Jesus as "the Son of God" (more lunatic ideation). It's time to put Judaism and Christianity (and certainly the very batty Islam) back in the botanica where they belong, next to the Lucky Indian Brand House Spray. There's real world out there that's dying from war and climate change and you can count on religion to help out as much as you can a Justin Beiber bobble-head doll. Amen, right?
If you would do some study in the word of God, you would read of things that happened hundreds of years after is was written, and of things that is happening now.
British Expat

Montpellier, France

#3 Apr 17, 2012
Zog known as Mallethead wrote:
Let us discuss a broader, not unrelated topic: Is the Bible itself a myth? Answer: Incontrovertibly. It is a melange of Bronze Age ravings by individuals who would be locked up today. It is one tribe's creation myth. Look at the bizarros who believe in it. The New Testament represents a well hammered-out narrative shaped over the centuries by zealots, princes, and powerful prelates who made sure that history and hearsay that offended their line was left out and deemed heretical. Let's not waste a moment more on hearing or hearing from "God." And studly cool though he may have been, let's not revere Jesus as "the Son of God" (more lunatic ideation). It's time to put Judaism and Christianity (and certainly the very batty Islam) back in the botanica where they belong, next to the Lucky Indian Brand House Spray. There's real world out there that's dying from war and climate change and you can count on religion to help out as much as you can a Justin Beiber bobble-head doll. Amen, right?
All religion is myth!!!!!!!! The human ape just has'nt caught on yet. Many still cling to this nonsense. Sad really, What price "thinking", let alone intellegence.

The greatest money making scam in history. Those who control religion know this!!!!!!!!!
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#4 Apr 17, 2012
British Expat wrote:
<quoted text>
All religion is myth!!!!!!!! The human ape just has'nt caught on yet. Many still cling to this nonsense. Sad really, What price "thinking", let alone intellegence.
The greatest money making scam in history. Those who control religion know this!!!!!!!!!
PROVE THIS IDIOCY CLOWN! Don't just write this hogwash off the top of that lump you like to call a brain! Everyone knows that you atheists are amoral, godless ghouls who roam the earth seeking direction for their aimless, pointless existence!!

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#5 Apr 17, 2012
Zog known as Mallethead wrote:
Let us discuss a broader, not unrelated topic: Is the Bible itself a myth? Answer: Incontrovertibly. It is a melange of Bronze Age ravings by individuals who would be locked up today. It is one tribe's creation myth. Look at the bizarros who believe in it. The New Testament represents a well hammered-out narrative shaped over the centuries by zealots, princes, and powerful prelates who made sure that history and hearsay that offended their line was left out and deemed heretical. Let's not waste a moment more on hearing or hearing from "God." And studly cool though he may have been, let's not revere Jesus as "the Son of God" (more lunatic ideation). It's time to put Judaism and Christianity (and certainly the very batty Islam) back in the botanica where they belong, next to the Lucky Indian Brand House Spray. There's real world out there that's dying from war and climate change and you can count on religion to help out as much as you can a Justin Beiber bobble-head doll. Amen, right?
You are ofcourse, assuming all of this based of 'knowledge' you have gathered from todays world. Assuming that the 'knowledge' is more credible than that which was known thousands of years ago.
Are we more under control from our world leaders and governments today than we were thousands of years ago??
British Expat

Montpellier, France

#6 Apr 17, 2012
Ayreshire wrote:
<quoted text>PROVE THIS IDIOCY CLOWN! Don't just write this hogwash off the top of that lump you like to call a brain! Everyone knows that you atheists are amoral, godless ghouls who roam the earth seeking direction for their aimless, pointless existence!!
Hello Ratty. You personify a useless existance.

Have a nice rambling day. Comme habitude. LOL.
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#7 Apr 17, 2012
British Expat wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello Ratty. You personify a useless existance.
Have a nice rambling day. Comme habitude. LOL.
Comme HamasaRAT. LOL!!
annonomous

Johannesburg, South Africa

#8 Apr 17, 2012
Deceived!!!
umm

United States

#9 Apr 17, 2012
Of course it's a myth. By the way Superman ain't real either.
Zog Known as Dick

Old Lyme, CT

#10 Apr 17, 2012
To "Hmmm": Sorry, but I can't bring myself to respond to someone who can't match up singulars and plurals. I'll just let your grammar be my reply.
To "Ayreshire": I'm sure British Expat would agree that, yes, we are amoral, godless ghouls and incredibly good-looking and charming, too. However, I need to correct the part about "roam[ing] the earth seeking direction, etc., etc." We are actually roaming the earth seeking human flesh to eat and shoes that are both stylish AND comfy. I myself adore New Mexico and thought they had forbidden wackos like you to live there. Live and learn.
To John Chong: Again, grammatically challenged. Is ignorance part of believing? What makes you think that knowledge from thousands of years ago is better than present-day knowledge? Are you brain-damaged? What can you possibly mean? And what's your point about being under control of "world leaders"? Try to think clearly and rationally before expressing yourself or there simply cannot be a dialogue. Not that that's likely. Here's wishing you Happy Superstitions!
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#11 Apr 17, 2012
Zog Known as Dick wrote:
To "Hmmm": Sorry, but I can't bring myself to respond to someone who can't match up singulars and plurals. I'll just let your grammar be my reply.
To "Ayreshire": I'm sure British Expat would agree that, yes, we are amoral, godless ghouls and incredibly good-looking and charming, too. However, I need to correct the part about "roam[ing] the earth seeking direction, etc., etc." We are actually roaming the earth seeking human flesh to eat and shoes that are both stylish AND comfy. I myself adore New Mexico and thought they had forbidden wackos like you to live there. Live and learn.
To John Chong: Again, grammatically challenged. Is ignorance part of believing? What makes you think that knowledge from thousands of years ago is better than present-day knowledge? Are you brain-damaged? What can you possibly mean? And what's your point about being under control of "world leaders"? Try to think clearly and rationally before expressing yourself or there simply cannot be a dialogue. Not that that's likely. Here's wishing you Happy Superstitions!
LMAO!! Folks, Now, this is hilarious!! You have got to read it just for the humor!

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#12 Apr 17, 2012
Zog Known as Dick wrote:
To "Hmmm": Sorry, but I can't bring myself to respond to someone who can't match up singulars and plurals. I'll just let your grammar be my reply.
To "Ayreshire": I'm sure British Expat would agree that, yes, we are amoral, godless ghouls and incredibly good-looking and charming, too. However, I need to correct the part about "roam[ing] the earth seeking direction, etc., etc." We are actually roaming the earth seeking human flesh to eat and shoes that are both stylish AND comfy. I myself adore New Mexico and thought they had forbidden wackos like you to live there. Live and learn.
To John Chong: Again, grammatically challenged. Is ignorance part of believing? What makes you think that knowledge from thousands of years ago is better than present-day knowledge? Are you brain-damaged? What can you possibly mean? And what's your point about being under control of "world leaders"? Try to think clearly and rationally before expressing yourself or there simply cannot be a dialogue. Not that that's likely. Here's wishing you Happy Superstitions!
What makes me think the knowledge from thosands of years ago is more credible than today?
I never said it was....So what makes you think that knowledge of today is more credible than thousands of years ago??

I never attacked anyone here on a personal level, what makes you think you are superior enough to judge others?
Do you understand philosophy? The reason i ask, is because you didn't get the point of my question. Instead, you did as i predicted, and tried to answer it without thought.
From my experience, the unwilling are quick to comment, but never to discover. And you were first in line waving your hand like the teachers pet.
Good day and Yah Bless.
Peace.
umm

United States

#13 Apr 17, 2012
Zog Known as Dick wrote:
To "Hmmm": Sorry, but I can't bring myself to respond to someone who can't match up singulars and plurals. I'll just let your grammar be my reply.
English is not my native language, by the way, including English I speak 4 languages. I've seen English speaking people who speak only one language and make many mistakes. Sorry to disappoint you.
crocoduck

Orlando, FL

#14 Apr 17, 2012
I think the "Exodus" is about as real as Noah's flood. A massive exaggeration of SOME real event...or previous legend from other/earlier cultures. The idea that modern day people in the industrialized world believe either story is a literal description of an actual event is astonishing...and sad...and kind of humorous too:)
USS LIBERTY

Bradenton, FL

#15 Apr 17, 2012
crocoduck wrote:
I think the "Exodus" is about as real as Noah's flood. A massive exaggeration of SOME real event...or previous legend from other/earlier cultures. The idea that modern day people in the industrialized world believe either story is a literal description of an actual event is astonishing...and sad...and kind of humorous too:)
.........CNN and the zionitz Likud media target righteous chews like ANAT KAMM who oppose the Sayanim War Mongirs and JIM CROW JUDECIARY ......... The masada myth and the exodus myth are part of the pretense that the KAHANE aggressors are ''victims''........ see OVERCOMING THE LIKUD DALSIMER GESTAPPO by David Brog and Lindsey Graham .
Ayreshire

Alamogordo, NM

#16 Apr 17, 2012
crocoduck wrote:
I think the "Exodus" is about as real as Noah's flood. A massive exaggeration of SOME real event...or previous legend from other/earlier cultures. The idea that modern day people in the industrialized world believe either story is a literal description of an actual event is astonishing...and sad...and kind of humorous too:)
Do you have any PROOF that it's NOT??? That's the real question!!
British Expat

Cagnes-sur-mer, France

#17 Apr 17, 2012
Ayreshire wrote:
<quoted text>Comme HamasaRAT. LOL!!
Hee hee. The next time you get your pray mat out at your Mosque! Please prey on me honky tonk!!!! LMFAO.
British Expat

Cagnes-sur-mer, France

#18 Apr 17, 2012
Ayreshire wrote:
<quoted text>LMAO!! Folks, Now, this is hilarious!! You have got to read it just for the humor!
Now that is funny!! What do you know about humour, Ratty! LOL
crocoduck

Orlando, FL

#19 Apr 17, 2012
Ayreshire wrote:
<quoted text>Do you have any PROOF that it's NOT??? That's the real question!!
Do I have any proof that it's not what? A massive exaggeration?

Proof is for math equations and liquor. Outside of that all you have is evidence for or against.

There is plenty of evidence that the global flood didn't happen (let alone that it's obviously a fairy tale). There are societies and possibly even LIVING organisms surviving today that must have lived right through it. That's just a basic starting point...there are literally hundreds if not thousands of reasons why it didn't or couldn't happen. On the other hand there is also a complete lack of evidence that it DID happen...as if we needed that.

As for the "Exodus". Outside of the obvious conclusion that Moses (if there was a man named Moses) could not and did not part a sea...we have a much different story uncovering with modern archeology. It tells a much different story than a mass exodus of 2 million or some odd people (600K men and 600K women plus chidrens) not counting livestock. I mean Egypt had an estimated population count of roughly 3M at the time. Are we to believe the slaves outnumbered their opressors 2-1? Maybe they were too dumb to live on their own. LOL! Once again there is also a complete lack of evidence (outside the bible) that it did happen.
Zog Known as Vinz Clortho

Old Lyme, CT

#20 Apr 17, 2012
Hey, "umm", I wrote a response to "Hmmm" clearly a different poster. I congratulate you on speaking 4 languages.
And to the deluded "Ayreshire": Ayreshire is one of my favorite breeds of cattle and it pains me that one as ignorant and superstitious as you should take "Ayreshire" as your nom de poste. I know cows who are smarter than you.
And to John Chong: I judge you because I am demonstrably better than you. Your thinking is fuzzy, your prose style is rudimentary at best, your thoughts banal. Your beliefs are barbaric. Someone has to call you on this or you will persist in folly to the end of your lie.

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