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.
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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.

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

Monday, 29 August 2016

Where did it all go wrong? and are we all Fucked!

The last couple weeks I have not written anything for this blog. However during this time I was not wasting away and playing Nintendo, I was in fact thinking about the big questions, like where did it all go wrong with rational thought. So, through a process of moving a little outside my normal circle (I work at a science institute, so my colleagues are mostly a rational bunch) and observing what (for lack of a better word) the others think and do, and very importantly how they deal with information and facts. With these observation I have made, I decided to point out a few of the problems we are encountering and will continue to encounter if we don't do something about it, or regrettably until someone/something sorts us out with force. Let me state here for clarity that these observations that I made are generalizations that I believe are apparent to any one that takes an honest and rational look. However, I did not go out collecting data sets. So any criticism will be greatly appreciated.

The first thing I noted is that most people will not have read as far as this. 189 words until the end of this last sentence, and most people have not even read this far! They either assumed they know what the article meant (by looking at a hastag, first sentence, or the title), or got lazy as it was not amusing and too long for the attention span of Twitter followers or Vine junkies. Don't get me wrong I love some Vines and comedic tweets. But if you think meaningful information can be corresponded in this way you are deluded for two reasons 1) its impossible to get a coherent message across in such a small time span and 2) if you think you got a good rational message across, the other fool just got his irrational message across using the exact same media, oh and he blocked your tweets as he wants no rational discussion. This lack of information intake through a thorough reading of longish texts is disconcerting as these same people with goldfish attention spans intend running the world, just look at Donald Trump and he is better than some others I see running around with their hashtags attached to their heads.

 
Secondly, many people do not understand the scientific method, academic literature, or even the press releases for important discoveries. This is nothing to be ashamed of as science is not easy. We have exacerbated this issue however  by breeding a culture where anyone can do anything, where its all about participation and not about winners and losers. These ideas are not realistic as this is not how the world works unless we live in a dystopian future where everyone is handicapped to function exactly the same. Is this progress, is this what these people want?

However, disregarding dystopia for a moment, what really terrifies me at present is how absolute pseudoscience bullshit gets touted as real science by many people. As these companies have either 1) a celebrity user (payed client), 2) flashy movies with a mention of published studies (which either don't exist, or show exactly the opposite of the claim) and 3) pitches that are based in science but then make a fanciful transition (i.e. do some magic) to sell a junk apparatus or treatment.

Lastly, and probably most obvious, bad ideas exist! For example, I recently got told that black people are incapable of being racists. Let that sink in.....yes, it actually is that fucking stupid, what was been said is this, a race is not capable of being racist. But the real bad ideas are truly dangerous and wasteful. For example I recently found out that a university close by to our institute has  a creation research center. Seriously WTF! This crap is wasteful as all they need to do is prove God, and then no other research is necessary. Yet, here is a pseudoscience "institute" operating under the guise of science because some Christians think its good idea to waste resources that could be going to something far more meaningful.



This observations lead me to come to the most obvious conclusion that we are truly fucked. There is no better way to say it! Until we can make campuses places where social justice bullshit does not define curriculum's, but rather everything has to be logic based. We need to be able to look at men and women and realize their are inherent advantages for both sexes and this means the playing field will be even although it may not feel that way, for example we cannot want a even playing field in some parts (doctors salary equal to a 7/11 employee salary) and not others (sport not gender-based sport) as this is not reality. We need to able to realize race is just a skin tone, and rather focus on the problems behind some of these hastags. For example, we need to understand why black people in the USA are more violent statistically (see this link, but also realize that black are only 13.23 % of the US population, so these values given have no been normalized i.e. it looks a lot worse but realistic) and then sort out that problem and not complain about inequality, or blame it on old white men.

I realize that their is a lot of information here and its not easy to digest. In fact if I wanted I could stretch this out over multiple posts. But I don't want to as I think this format shows the crazy that rationalists encounter. As such let me end off with a little heart to heart.

Probably the worst insult I give to people now actually has a lot of hope in it, after all "you cannot seriously be that dumb." I honestly cannot believe these people are at that level of stupidity not to be able to use rational thought, there is something stopping their logic and it is something which has been incubated in this toxic, 160 character 5 second memory span everyone is a winner, environment. Can these people be helped? They can help themselves, but they are the only ones who can, after all real knowledge takes time and that is something they seem to not want to give, well unless its for Poke-mon-go.

Friday, 12 August 2016

Reading the Koran - Sura 3 Verses 21 -30

Todays reading of the Koran deals largely with Allah's opinions of the Jews and judgment day and what that means for the Jews. The first verse identifies that we are talking about the Jews as it reference's the prophets that the Jews killed during biblical times.
"Those who defy Allah’s signs and kill the prophets unjustly, and kill those who call for justice from among the people, inform them of a painful punishment."
This list of prophets killed by the Jews does not arise in the Bible, and one has to go into various other Jewish texts to gather information. However, there is one special prophet that I am sure is not considered by Jewish historians, and that is Jesus Christ himself whom is considered a prophet in Islam. So what will happen to the Jews and non-believers in general? By know we know the answer, and that is burn in hell. Interestingly enough, it shows that Allah does not car about people burning in hell for eternity, as he will not offer any help to the burn victims. So this is exactly what one would expect from a peaceful god (all sarcasm intended).
"They are the ones whose works have failed in this world and the Hereafter, and they will have no helpers."

The crux of why Muslims hate Jews is rather stupid really,
"Have you not regarded those who were given a share of the Book, who are summoned to the Book of Allah in order that it may judge between them, whereat a part of them refuse to comply and they are disregardful?"
Basically, just because Jews refuse to accept the Koran as holy they are apparently being disrespectful towards Allah. The central thought is that the Torah is not complete, and so it should make sense to just accept the Koran. Naturally this hate of Jews could be rooted in other things like territory gains in the Middle East since time immemorial, but maybe thats just too logical. Funnily enough, its also only the Jews that are singled out for not accepting the Koran which is rather amusing when one considers that most other religions reject the Koran likewise.

Building from the above verse we see that because the Jews believe in a type of purgatory (i.e. a few days burning in Hell) they will in fact burn forever. After all believing that a just and merciful god should save people from burning for eternity is apparently and absurd concept according to the Koran.
"That is because they say, ‘The Fire shall not touch us except for a number of days,’ and they have been misled in their religion by what they used to fabricate."

Verses 25-27 are basically Allah saying how awesome he is and how he controls everything and how he will eventually judge everyone.

Verse 28 is a very bizarre verse, as it tells us something about Muslims and what they think about non-believers.
"The faithful should not take the faithless for allies instead of the faithful, and whoever does that Allah will have nothing to do with him, except when you are wary of them out of caution. Allah warns you to beware of [disobeying] Him, and toward Allah is the return."
So Muslims are not allowed to be allies or even friends with non-believers. This is ridiculous as basically Muslims can never get along with non-mulsims, this really shows us that all problems have to be sorted out by Muslims themselves.

Now should I be reading the Koran? After all I cannot ever contribute anything meaningful to the conversation. But apparently moderate Islam exists?


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The version of the Koran I am reading is the John Meadows Rodwell translation. An online version can be found at the al-quran.info website
Additionally, for commentary I am utilizing the commentary of Maulana Muhammad Ali which is available at muslim.org/english-quran/quran.htm

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Reading the Bible - Genesis 38

Genesis 38 or chapter WTF? Seriously I would suggest you read Genesis 38 just for the WTF moments. For this reason I will divide this post into four WTF moments, and all of these moments have to do with Judah, the patriarch to the tribe that Jesus eventually came from.

WTF 1
Judah has married a Canaanite women called Shua, and she gives birth to three children called Er, Onan, and Shelah. Eventually, once Er had grown up, Judah organized a bride for him called Tamar and the got married. Anyway, for some reason Jehovah did not like Er and he killed him. Seriously WTF? No reason, just killed.

WTF 2
Onan now gets told by Judah to marry Tamar and perform brotherly duties with her, i.e. have sex and look after her and the kids.  I should note here that this law, which we will see in in Deuteronomy 25:5-6, which states that a brother must marry and impregnate his dead brothers wife does not exist. So in essence Judah was just making shit up.

Anyway, Onan does not want to look after children which are not his. As such when he is having sex with Tamar he employs that contraceptive method of withdrawal and waters the ground with his sperm. This spilling of sperm angers Jehovah and so he decides its time for Onan to die as well and Jehovah kills him. Now this verse has been used by some Christians to prohibit masturbation, but to be clear this is not about masturbation this is about God being angry about a guy that does not want to impregnate whomever he gets forced to have sex with. Seriously WTF!


WTF 3
After two dead husbands Tamar is sent away to go with her father until his youngest son Shelah becomes of age. Unfortunately, during this time Judah forgets about Tamar and his promise of marriage to Shelah. It is also during this time that Judah's wife dies. So, what is a new widower to do? Like any single guy Judah embarks on a journey to hire some prostitutes, and needless to say he ends up having sex with Tamar who is dressed as a prostitute. If you are wondering why Tamar is dressing like a prostitute, well the answer is simple, it is she can deceive her father in law and enjoy the good times. Yes, that is a WTF.

At this time Judah even tries to get some free sex, but Tamar is having none of that and gets some security in the form of Judah's seal ring, cord and rod. So clearly Judah was bloody horny as he gave his seal ring away to a prostitute, guess men can learn something from this?

WTF 4
The security that Judah gave Tamar was meant to be given back to Judah once a goat was sent as payment. However, Judah never got the security back as Tamar was not a prostitute......uhm no she was, but the Bible needs her not to be for the story to work. Anyway, Tamar gets pregnant from her night of passion with Judah, and on hearing this Judah says should be burned to death. Again this burning references a law that does not yet exist i.e. Leveticus 21:9, so Judah is again making shit up.

On hearing that she must die, Tamar sends the security to Judah so that he can decide if she should die. At this point realizing what he has done (apparently sex is not naked in those days?) Judah declares Tamar righteous and she is not killed. Eventually Tamar gives birth to twins by Judah.

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Four moments, that should make you wonder about many things. The one thing that astounds me is the use of rules that have not yet been written down. If this is the case then clearly the Mosaic laws are based on past actions, and not given by Jehovah as claimed. Also, go get some prostitutes, as Jehovah very clearly approves.

Thats that for the week


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

Monday, 8 August 2016

Religion molded society in a good way

I am of the opinion that religion has played a positive role in society. As such an assertion that religion is good for society is a truth that is valid, even though it may not necessarily be valid at this point in time. This is important, as if religion has played a positive role then perhaps it should still be part of society still today regardless of the god claims on which it is based.

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To analyze this point further and in an honest way, I think the bigger question is whether religion has, for the last 100 years (or more), been playing a positive or negative role in society? The way I would analyze this question is to look at statistical analysis and what most people consider human rights, and then see how religions infringe on basic human rights. Now anyone that has looked at statistics, or follows my blog, will know that there is no uncertainty in my mind that religion is anything but a positive influence on society. However, regardless of my opinion we can still consider that religion may still be a force for good in society based on its past positive influence. Necessarily this implies that any act or belief that has molded society in a positive way should likewise be adapted in modern day society.

Now this brief analysis I have given above may be a bit hard to accept, or perhaps you don't agree with my analysis, but I think the next example can give more clarity into why I think we can continue this thought. Very recent analysis strongly suggests (proves?) that societies with human sacrifice have allowed our societies to develop in they way they have today.
"Unpalatable as it might be, our results suggest that ritual killing helped humans transition from the small egalitarian groups of our ancestors, to the large stratified societies we live in today."
Now perhaps it can be argued that egalitarian groups are better than large stratified societies, but this negates the reality we live in and as such invalidates any argument coming from that angle. This is particularly true when we consider that religion probably only started to arise when groups of people started to live in groups where they likewise effected the social structure, i.e. not egalitarian.


So here is the conundrum, if you are of the opinion that religion is good for modern society, then by default you have to embrace the idea that human sacrifice is likewise good for modern society.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Reading The Koran - Sura 3 Verse 10-20

Now just in case you have not noticed before, the Koran shows us in verses 10-12 what the punishment for not believing in Allah as the one and only true god is.
"As for the faithless, neither their wealth nor their children shall avail them anything against Allah; it is they who will be fuel for the Fire "
"Say to the faithless, ‘You shall be overcome and mustered toward hell, and it is an evil resting place.’"
In fact there is even a vague reference to the Biblical story of the Pharaohs who did not believe in Yahweh and subsequently suffered at Allah's hand. Remember Allah is Yahweh and Jehovah and any other name that is afforded to God in Christianity or Judaism.
"as in the case of Pharaoh’s clan and those who were before them, who denied Our signs. So Allah seized them for their sins, and Allah is severe in retribution."
So, yes blah balh blah, fire, blah blah blah, die die die, blah blah blah......

Verse 13 is a mystery unto itself as it is meant to refer to a verse in Isiah which shows a prophecy being fulfilled. Now before the reveal of the prophecy let me put the two verses together so you can see how this relates to prophecy.
"There was certainly a sign for you in the two hosts that met: one host fighting in the way of Allah and the other faithless, who saw them visibly twice as many. Allah strengthens with His help whomever He wishes. There is indeed a moral in that for those who have insight."
Isaiah 21:13-17
"A pronouncement against the desert plain: In the forest in the desert plain you will spend the night, O caravans of Deʹdan. Bring water to meet the thirsty one, You inhabitants of the land of Teʹma, And bring bread for the one fleeing. For they have fled from the swords, from the drawn sword, From the bent bow, and from the cruelty of the war.  
For this is what Jehovah said to me: “Within one year, like the years of a hired worker, all the glory of Keʹdar will come to an end. The remaining bowmen of the warriors of Keʹdar will be few, for Jehovah the God of Israel has spoken.”"
So this verse, according to Koran experts is meant to reflect Isaiah's account and is meant to be about the Battle of Badr. Unfortunately, this battle of Badr happened a good 1700 years after Isiah predicted it would happen. Now it can be correctly argued that the Kedar were defeated a long time (about 800 years) after that prophecy by Isiah, but this does not make the Koran correct. All this shows is that both the Koran and the Bible are incorrect in their supposed accuracy. Wow, two holy books with one stone, that must be a record.


The remaining 7 verse of the Koran study today just reiterate that we should only serve Allah and not world possessions or other gods, after all its not only us that praise Allah but also the angels.
"Allah bears witness that there is no god except Him —and [so do] the angels and those who possess knowledge— maintainer of justice, there is no god but Him, the Almighty, the All-wise."
As you can see in this quoted verse we can also be sure that only Allah should be praised because, well Allah tells us that we should.

Lastly, what do we get if we praise Allah?
"Say, ‘Shall I inform you of something better than that? For those who are Godwary there will be gardens near their Lord, with streams running in them, to remain in them [forever], and chaste mates, and Allah’s pleasure.’ And Allah sees best the servants."
You get to live in a paradise near Allah, with plenty virgins and flowing water for eternity. Apparently, the fact that you will need an eternity of virgins to satisfy an eternity in heaven does not seem to be a problem for Allah, even though it should. Consider this, where are these eternity of virgins coming from? Either the existed before, or they are yet to exist. But there are already people that have died who should be partaking of the eternity of virgins. Now the virgins cannot exist and not-exist at the same time, and so we come to the logical conclusions that the virgins in paradise as promised by Islam is a nail in the coffin indicating its sheer stupidity.

Thats all for now see you next time.

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The version of the Koran I am reading is the John Meadows Rodwell translation. An online version can be found at the al-quran.info website
Additionally, for commentary I am utilizing the commentary of Maulana Muhammad Ali which is available at muslim.org/english-quran/quran.htm

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Reading the Bible - Genesis 37


Need family advice? Welcome to Genesis 37 and what can be loosely be described as how to have a seriously dysfunctional family. Perhaps it is also important to point out that all the brothers involved in this story are the grandfathers of the tribes of Israel, so we should see in them characteristics of the Israelite tribes.

First off I just have to say I am not sure why this verse is in this chapter, I can only assume it is meant to give some relevance to a later tale in the Bible, or it demonstrates that Joseph was a really good son.
"This is the history of Jacob. When Joseph was 17 years old, the young man was tending the flock with the sons of Bilʹhah and the sons of Zilʹpah, the wives of his father. And Joseph brought a bad report about them to their father."

Now lets move onto the psychology. We see that Jacob/Israel loves Joseph more than any of his other sons as he was the last son born to Jacob/Israel. This love that Jacob/Israel has towards Joseph however causes hatred towards Joseph from his other brothers. Naturally this is to be expected as we know that those children that are under appreciated and or neglected over others will have bad feelings towards the special child. However, as Jehovah and his faithful servant Jacob/Israel say nothing or do nothing about this favoritism it demonstrates that God approves of this child rearing method.
"Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his other sons because he was the son of his old age, and he had a special robe made for him. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers, they began to hate him, and they could not speak peaceably to him."

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Now to make matters worse, Jacob starts having dreams where he is superior to his brothers. Naturally he thinks it is a good idea to tell his brothers this and needless to say this enrages them further. See verse 5 to 8. However Joseph then has another dream which finally leads to a subtle rebuke from his father.
"After that he had still another dream, and he related it to his brothers: “I have had another dream. This time the sun and the moon and 11 stars were bowing down to me.”  Then he related it to his father as well as his brothers, and his father rebuked him and said to him: “What is the meaning of this dream of yours? Am I as well as your mother and your brothers really going to come and bow down to the earth to you?” And his brothers grew jealous of him, but his father kept the saying in mind."
Interestingly enough, the only reason that Jacob/Israel gets angry is because Joseph says he will be master even over his father (sun) and mother (moon). Why Joseph thinks it is a good idea to share these dreams can only be understood in terms of foreshadowing which is a very prevalent theme in this chapter. It is almost as if the writers are setting up the story for a dramatic turn of events, one could say the story was almost planned and not divinely inspired.

At some later point in time after these dreams, Jacob/Israel sends Joseph on an errand to find his brothers who are looking after their fathers flocks. This again shows favoritism towards Joseph as why was he not tending the flocks with his brothers in the first place, but as you will see the brothers are very loosely arranged in this story as they come and go as foreshadowing requires. Anyway, Joseph finally catches up with brothers and a horrible story unfolds.
"Now they caught sight of him from a distance, and before he reached them, they began plotting against him to put him to death. So they said to one another: “Look! Here comes that dreamer. Come, now, let us kill him and pitch him into one of the waterpits, and we will say that a vicious wild animal devoured him. Then let us see what will become of his dreams.”"
Firstly, these brothers are all asshats. I mean sure their brother is the special one, but that gives you no reason to want to kill someone. However, luckily for Joseph he has a friend in Reuben who does not want to kill his brother and he tries to hatch an escape plan.
"When Reuʹben heard this, he tried to rescue him from them. So he said: “Let us not take his life.” Reuʹben said to them: “Do not shed blood. Throw him into this waterpit in the wilderness, but do not harm him.” His purpose was to rescue him from them in order to return him to his father."
So of all the brothers there is only Reuben who is good? Does that means most of the Israelite tribes are a bunch of thugs? Oh, and please remember Reuben is no saint, after all he had sex with his fathers concubine, see Genesis 35:22. So in effect all the great tribes of Israel are based on some really dodgy people.

As the story continues we find the brothers deciding to sell their brother into slavery at the behest of Judah.
"When they sat down to eat. When they looked up, there was a caravan of Ishʹma·el·ites coming from Gilʹe·ad. Their camels were carrying labdanum gum, balsam, and resinous bark, and they were on their way down to Egypt. At this Judah said to his brothers: “What profit would there be if we killed our brother and covered over his blood? Come, now, let us sell him to the Ishʹma·el·ites, and do not let our hand be upon him. After all, he is our brother, our flesh.” So they listened to their brother. And when the Midʹi·an·ite merchants were passing by, they lifted Joseph up out of the waterpit and sold him to the Ishʹma·el·ites for 20 pieces of silver. These men took Joseph into Egypt."
 Now Judah is an important tribe in Israel, however the grandfather of this tribe is anything but decent selling his own brother into slavery. As such I am not sure why Judah is mentioned here, unless it is to show that Judah was wise enough to realize that the brothers could make some money by not killing their brother? Also this is again a very obvious reference to the approval Jehovah has towards slavery, as the Israelites were prepared to sell their own brother into slavery. Needless to sat Reuben was not pleased when he came back from not being with his brothers??
"Later when Reuʹben returned to the waterpit and saw that Joseph was not in the waterpit, he ripped his garments apart.  When he returned to his brothers, he exclaimed: “The child is gone! And I—what am I going to do?”"
Surely the story if true would make a remark that Reuben was not there when they were selling Joseph into slavery, after all it mentions Judah. There truly are inconsistencies in this story, but if you consider it as a literal technique towards foreshadowing then you can perhaps understand better.

Finally the brothers take Josephs special robe and dip it in blood before presenting it to their father. Naturally their father freaks out and goes into a serious mourning period which is to be expected consider his favorite child died.
"With that Jacob ripped his garments apart and put sackcloth around his waist and mourned his son for many days. And all his sons and all his daughters kept trying to comfort him, but he kept refusing to take comfort, saying: “I will go down into the Grave mourning my son!” And his father continued weeping for him."
So the sons with the information do nothing to make their father feel better. In fact they are so dishonest that they try to make Jacob/Israel feel better while not telling him the one thing that could make him feel better. This is truly narcissistic behavior, and this is the tribe of Israel. Lastly we see that Joseph is sold into slavery in Egypt.

Like I said, what a great family?

Oh and for the kids lets indoctrinate them a little today.



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

Monday, 1 August 2016

#blacklivesmatter my sceptical view on the movement

Note: I wrote this before the attacks on the Dallas police by #blacklivesmatter proponents.

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I am hesitant to take talk about blacklivesmatter as there are so many people that are completely irrational to facts surrounding key moments in the movement. To me blacklivesmatter in fact relies on a lot of conspiracy and is almost a religion unto itself. But let us look at some facts and where it all started to understand why the movement is fundamentally flawed. Black lives do matter, and in some societies people of color may be unfairly picked on but usually there is a reason behind this type of profiling. Perhaps blacklivesmatter is not so much about the lives, but rather about the profiling that occurs by everyone everyday of their life. If you say you do not profile ever, you are a liar as you profiled your partner or your friends etc etc. Facts are harsh to deal with, but lets get into the ridiculousness that is blacklivesmatter.

Trayvon Martin, this is where blacklivesmatter started. Should he have died? No. So what are the facts, well we only have one witness and that is the person that pulled the trigger. George Zimmerman is truly the only person that knows what happened, and he said their was an altercation and he also got treated for head wounds. So whatever happened it was not peaceful. My point is the whole movement is based on interpretations of events that no one has been able to prove. This is not how rational people work, and this is the start! But let us move on.

Eric Harris, his death is horrible and should never have happened. Keeping with reality lets just say that perhaps its not a good idea to run away from police, usually it means you are hiding something. The police officer that shot Eric Harris was charged with manslaughter, guess this shows black lives do matter? But of course this charge does not satisfy the movement, as the unfounded allegations of corruption lodged against the police mean that a harsher penalty was required to satisfy the thirst for justice revenge.

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Tamir Rice, this was a horrible situation and something that should never had happened, but how were the police meant to know the gun was a toy gun? The police were responding to a 911 call, and they had every right to act they way they did on a firearm being pulled. This case was a tragedy, but it is something that happened and the family were happy enough to accept the settlement for wrongful death. So I think we can say justice was served at least according to those directly involved.
 
Sandra Bland, I have dealt with this issue before. but let me just state the autopsy claiming wrongful death proved that this claim was false, in fact the second autopsy the family had done to prove the wrongful death claim has still not been released one year later! So I think we can clearly state justice was done in this case.


Michael Brown, again rubbish claims by activists that have been debunked more times than Ray Comfort has used the banana analogy. Needless to say this stupidity lead to this further violence.


Walter Scott, justice is getting served on what seems to be an unlawful killing. Trial date is set for October 2016, this does not make blacklivesmatter happy though they want more justice blood . Granted there seems to be inconsistencies, as stated above, but lets wait for the trial and see what happens.

Now I know I have not looked at every blacklivesmatter case, and I am sure there are many unjustified shootings that occur everywhere everyday. However, when examples are held up as fact and are in fact dubious claims they should be addressed.  Another thing to remember is that activists like to point out that all the victims lives and pasts are not important in the incidents. However, these same people are quick to point out that the shooters lives and pasts are very important factors to consider in these incidents. I am all for POV police cameras, just as police are for them, the sad part is that this evidence will not make a difference for blacklivesmatter, as blacklivesmatter proponents don't want to see facts slapping them into reality.

There are so many problems with this movement, but one big problem is that the movement does not address the inherent problems that lead to these killings. There is a problem in many communities, be they religious, racial or social, but we cannot and must not go around blaming others when the problems lie with us. All in all it shows a lack of rationality, and one reason why I think the movement #blacklivesmatter is a farce. Call me a racist, I don't care. Peace.