Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Reading the Bible - Genesis 39

This is not a debunking of the Bible, this is a realistic view of what the Bible stories are. If you believe the stories in the Bible are true you are living in denial of history and science among multiple other subjects. Remember, you need to prove the Bible inherrent before you can claim inherency.

Joseph has been sold into slavery by his brothers and the reading today deals with Josephs arrival in Egypt and his subsequent adventures there. On his arrival Joseph is sold into slavery to Potipher who is an important court official. Luckily for Potipher, Joseph is loved a lot by Jehovah and as such Joseph and subsequently Potipher's house gets blessed. With these blessings Potipher sees that Joseph is special, and Jospeh gets entrusted with all of Potipher's household and all his business dealings.
"Joseph kept finding favor in his eyes, and he became his personal attendant. So he appointed him over his house, and he put him in charge of all that was his."
I think it is important to consider here just why does Jehovah bless those people he wants when he wants, but not those he does not want when they need it. Think about all those starving children in Africa and wonder why Jehovah does not help them. Guess we have to come to the conclusion that Jehovah does not care. Now it may be submitted that Satan is in charge of the world (i.e. starving children now are not gods fault, as its Satan's world), but then that would have held in this time as well, as such any blessing given Joseph is also possible today. Put two and two together, and the answer is?

Now with Josephs blessing come an unwanted blessing, that being Potipher's wife wants to sex Joseph up. However, being the honorable God fearing man that he is Joseph declines and declines as this is the only thing Potipher did not give him.
"Now after these things, the wife of his master began to cast her eyes on Joseph and say: “Lie down with me.” But he refused and said to his master’s wife: “Here my master does not know what is with me in the house, and he has entrusted everything he has into my care. There is no one greater in this house than I am, and he has not withheld from me anything at all except you, because you are his wife. So how could I commit this great badness and actually sin against God?”"
Yet, these sexual advances continue and eventually this sex craved women corners Joseph on a day when no one is around. In the struggle that ensues Joseph escapes the clutches of the sex starved wife, but he leaves his coat in the grasp of Portipher's wife.

A women scorned is Portipher's wife, and so she puts on a fuss that Joseph tried to rape her. Needless to say, she is totally believed and as such Joseph ends up in jail as everyone trusts Portiphers wife. This is interesting, as it is the idea many feminists want society to embrace today, "believe the women at all costs." Luckily due to the story we can see that Joseph was in fact not guilty of attempted rape (not even rape, but attempted rape) and so lets hope theistic feminist SJW's learn something here.
"As soon as his master heard the words his wife spoke to him, saying: “These are the things your servant did to me,” his anger blazed. So Joseph’s master took him and gave him over to the prison, the place where the prisoners of the king were kept under arrest, and he remained there in the prison."
To be fair, I also do believe this story is put in to show that women are lesser humans, and has nothing to do with justice. If it had to do with justice, Joseph would not have landed up in jail

So what happens with Joseph in jail? Well he gets blessed by Jehovah again and ends up becoming the manager in jail.
"So the chief officer of the prison put Joseph in charge of all the prisoners in the prison, and everything that they were doing there, he was the one having it done. The chief officer of the prison was looking after absolutely nothing that was in Joseph’s care, for Jehovah was with Joseph and Jehovah made whatever he did successful."
Really it seems to me that Jehovah only blesses those he wants when he wants. Also his blessings seem rather strange, as I think wrongly interned is anything but a blessing. Now, I am no genius but this smells fishy to me.

See you next week.

All verses come from the New World Translation Of The Holy Scriptures.
Online version available at the Jehovah's Witnesses official website