All Blog Posts Tagged 'bible' (182)

A Lucky Shot

A masked Palestinian demonstrator in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh wields a catapult against Israeli troops during clashes following a weekly protest of the Israeli settlement expansion. By Majdi Mohammed, AP Oct 28, 2011. David and Goliath

First Samuel 16:12 to 22:19



16:12 In private the Lord told Samuel to prepare to soon be pouring oil on a new king's head. Sam found what he thought was a good candidate for kingship living in the region of Judah and…
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Added by Brad Snowder on August 16, 2012 at 11:24pm — 1 Comment

The Man Who Would be Kingmaker

It is not uncommon to experience a false negative pregnancy test. Samuel and Saul

First Samuel 1:1 to 15:19



1:1 There was a man who had two wives. One of them was Hannah.



1:5 Hannah was having problems becoming pregnant because the Lord had messed around with her lady parts. Hannah was…
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Added by Brad Snowder on August 12, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments

The Perfect Woman

Fashion Fairytale Barbie, $39.76 Ruth



1:1 Once upon a time there lived a man named Emilech and his wife Naomi. They left Judah for Moab with their two sons. Emilech died soon thereafter,…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 29, 2012 at 11:44am — 2 Comments

The Lion, The Switch, and Thirty Wardrobes

Huckleberry Hound - Lion Tamer Huck (1959) Samson and the Foxes

Judges 13:3 to 16:1



13:1 Again the children of Israel were being bad little children from the Lord's point of view. So he had the Philistines conquer and rule over them for forty years. Meanwhile a childless couple of the tribe of Dan was visited by one of the Lord’s…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 15, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments

The Branch Manager

Treebeard - Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers (2002) Abimelech and Jephthah

Judges 9:1 to 12:1




9:1 A chaotic power struggle ensued following Gideon’s death and through various manipulations and lots of murders Gideon’s son Abimelech managed to get himself crowned king. Meanwhile Abimelech’s…
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Added by Brad Snowder on July 8, 2012 at 10:10am — No Comments

It’s Not a Perfect Science

Doc Brown in Back to the Future (1985) Gideon’s Fleece

Judges 6:1 to 8:27



6:1 The Lord got angry with the Israelites again so he helped the king of Midian take control of the tribes. The brutal oppression of the Midianites caused many of the Israelites to head for the hills and hide out in caves and such. Things looked pretty bleak…

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Added by Brad Snowder on July 1, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments

Who Invented Christ?

Jesus Potter Harry Christ Emperor Constantine was undoubtedly one of the major sparks that helped explode the Gnostic cult of Christianity into a full blown mega-religion. That's just one of many things covered in this informative book:…



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Added by Brad Snowder on June 27, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

Order in the Court

No fair peeking. Ehud and Deborah

Judges 1:1 to 5:26



1:1 The Israelite tribes each were given their own territory to live in, but occasionally they continued to kill remaining Canaanites indiscriminately, or run them off their land, or tax them severely and cut off their kings' thumbs and big toes and…

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Added by Brad Snowder on June 24, 2012 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Thus Saith Eve - by chris wind

And another New Book Announcement (and again, yes, I had a hand in publishing this)

Thus Saith Eve, by chris wind: A collection of ‘epistles’, each written from the point of view of one of the women from The Bible, as if she had a contemporary feminist consciousness. For example, (my fav), Eve does not accept blame for choosing the apple, for choosing knowledge over obedience.

Added by p tittle on June 24, 2012 at 12:40am — 2 Comments

Astronomy 101

The Great A'Tuin - Discworld is a comic fantasy book series by English author Sir Terry Pratchett Battle of Gibeon

Joshua 7:3 to 22:11



7:3 Joshua sent a detachment of only a couple of thousand troops to destroy the people in the city of Ai because for one thing they were so few of them. He also thought for sure they were wussies and would be a push over. That was a mistake. As it turned…

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Added by Brad Snowder on June 17, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments

Milk and a Little Honey

High Heels and the High Court - Vancouver BC Prostitutes have their appeal. Battle of Jericho

Joshua 1:1 to 6:1



1:1 Yahweh said to Joshua "Moses is dead. It’s up to you now. If you will be brave, I’ll be here to help you steal every parcel of land on which you step. So get stepping."…

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Added by Brad Snowder on June 10, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Rock on Moses

Learn to play this and Eve will overlook your shortcomings. Song of Moses

Deuteronomy 31:19 to 34:10



31:19 Moses called the tribal leaders together and taught them a catchy song that he had written for them. The song didn't really touch on anything new, it was mostly just what was awesome and what sucked about dealing with…

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Added by Brad Snowder on June 3, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

Wicked and Doomed

Banksy, Armoured Peace Dove. This wall marks the spot where over 40 people were killed during the first Intafada (holes along the top are from bullets). The Second Law

Deuteronomy 1:1 to 31:14

1:1 Moses made a long speech romanticizing the bloody epic of the tribes. First he brought them up to date on some of his biggest accomplishments and then he highlighted the bright forecast for the anticipated genocide of the men,…

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Added by Brad Snowder on May 27, 2012 at 11:57am — No Comments

Rape and Pillage

Physical Attraction In Men and Women Joshua Anointed

Numbers 25:1 to 35:9





25:1 The Israelites hung out in a place in Moab called Shittim and became infatuated by the Midianite culture there, especially the women. Shittim was modern. Shittim was fancy. Many Israelite men enjoyed hooking up with Midianite girlfriends and they also…
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Added by Brad Snowder on May 20, 2012 at 6:54pm — No Comments

A Talking Donkey

Frontlines of Revolutionary Struggle - An Image of Palestine Balaam’s Ass

Numbers 15:1 to 22:1



15:1 Yahweh told Moses he needed revenue and he said to raise taxes on the people again. He also detailed how much in fees and penalties people would have to pay this time to be forgiven for an array of new sins. He said that any strangers in the area should be taxed and penalized under…
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Added by Brad Snowder on May 13, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Conspiracy

Fireball, stock photo. Twelve Spies

Numbers 11:1 to 14:39



11:1 When people complained about stuff it really irritated Yahweh. He would become very moody and go around randomly burning innocent people to death. The people ran crying to Moses about the unfairness of it all. Moses had a little talk with Yahweh who agreed…
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Added by Brad Snowder on May 6, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

I Am Going To Read The Bible

I grew up in a family that went to church on holidays and said grace before meals, so you could say we weren't the strictest Christian family, we just worshipped when it was most convenient. From a early age I always questioned everything especially religion! It was always so frustrating when I asked a question and the only answer I ever seemed to get was, "That is the way the lord wants it." I always thought that was one bogus excuse of an answer.

One day I even asked my mom why God…

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Added by Kayla T on May 4, 2012 at 6:30pm — 16 Comments

A Special Promise

A surge of ‘knitted skullcaps’ is transforming Israel’s military — and that worries their secular countrymen. The Ark of the Covenant

Numbers 1:1 to 7:1



1:1 Yahweh said to Moses, "Count up how many men, 20 years and older, that are capable of going to war. I need to know how many soldiers I can field. Except don’t count the Levites. I need them to take care of the…
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Added by Brad Snowder on April 29, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

My Way or the Highway

Birth of Venus, Sandro Botticelli 1485. Mosaic Law

Leviticus 18:1 to 27:34



18:1 "Listen to me. I am God. Don't behave the way you did in Egypt, running around buck nekid all the time." Yahveh gave Moses a long sermon about nudity. He explained when to get naked, when not to get naked, who to see naked, who not to be naked…
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Added by Brad Snowder on April 22, 2012 at 10:28am — 7 Comments

Easter Arithmetic (crosspost)

[Crossposted from here: http://letreasonreign.wordpress.com/2012/04/15/easter-arithmetic/  Please crosspost any comments you make in the comment section there.]

It’s still Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Easter as I write this, so it’s just under the wire.

Last…

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Added by SteveInCO on April 16, 2012 at 1:38am — 3 Comments

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