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Bible Contradictions #56: Magic?

I remember as a young teenager watching the Disney adaptation of Moses’ story, titled The Prince of Egypt. In the film storytellers and animators inject a lot of comedy slapstick into the story where god commands Moses to out-magic the Pharaoh’s … Continue reading

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Moses’ Invisible Pen: How the Pentateuch Destroyed Any Hope of Faith

In the early years of Rayan, I steadfastly rejected religious claims, but for the most part I did so silently. It’s not that I had complaints about the telephone game, extraordinary claims, or even the utter implausibility of the stories … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #37: Did god appear to Moses in the burning bush?

Everyone knows the story about when Moses ate some psychedelic mushrooms and saw god in a burning bush (or something like that). But not everyone knows that the bible is confused about whether or not it was god or an … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #35: Is it ok to make images?

Some people believe that Moses’ serpent staff in Numbers 21:8 is part of the inspiration for the symbol for medicine. This is, of course, false. The symbol comes from Hermes. Sometimes it’s easy to get Moses and Hermes confused. They were both … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #32: Who gave the law to Moses?

After leaving Egypt, Moses and his gang went on a lot of wacky adventures. At some point Moses took it upon himself to try his hand at mountain climbing. When he got to the top of Mount Sinai he received … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #29: Did all the Egyptian cattle die during the fifth plague?

We all know the story. Moses wanted to take the Hebrews on a weekend getaway, but god forced the pharaoh to reject Moses’ request in order to try out his new toy: a set of plagues he just purchased from … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #24: Is it ok to have a census?

In the bible god seems a bit wishy washy when it comes to the census. David took a census and god got pretty angry by any standards. He murdered 70,000 people. But when his son Solomon took a census of … Continue reading

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Bible Absurdities: Very awkward conversation Moses MUST have had with god

Most people know the story of Moses. He was a Jew, kidnapped by the Pharaoh and raised a royal, decided he liked gefilte fish more than those grapes you always see pharaohs eating, sat idly by while god committed mass … Continue reading

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Bible Contradictions #18: Who was Moses’ father in law?

When Moses was a wanted criminal for murdering an Egyptian who did nothing more than strike a Hebrew, he stopped by Midian to white knight a group of women who were being hassled by some blue collared workers. When one of … Continue reading

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