Free at last. Free at last!


At last god decided not to harden pharaoh’s heart but not before he kills every firstborn of Egypt including cattle which he had already killed earlier. Now friends, I know I have said this god ain’t all knowing, it is only fair I show you why 13 The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. Am a bit confused here, when there was darkness over Egypt for 3 days, sons of Israel had light, this can only be possible if they stayed separately. If this is the case, why would they need to mark their doors? The reason, however, why I think this stories contradict chapter after chapter is they had different authors and the audience to whom it is addressed was not a critical one as we are now.

12 Now the Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, “This month shall be the beginning of months for you; it is to be the first month of the year to you. Which month is this?

On other matters, when Moses is addressing the sons of Israel telling them how to mark their doors so as to be spared when the lord shows up to do murder innocents, are there no Egyptians listening? How could he have a kamkunji/baraza without trouble from pharaoh’s guards and soldiers especially since we are told they were slaves.

We can pass the story of unleavened bread and the prescribed eating style which I find absurd and incredulous if it were an instruction from a all powerful god but from a fearful minion it would be sensible.

We are told the sons of Israel lived in Egypt 430 years, I will need help tracing this period. From the verses we have read to this point, it simply doesn’t add up.

And finally one of the many crazy religious laws

43 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “This is the ordinance of the Passover: no foreigner is to eat of it; 44 but every man’s slave purchased with money, after you have circumcised him, then he may eat of it. 45 A sojourner or a hired servant shall not eat of it. 46 It is to be eaten in a single house; you are not to bring forth any of the flesh outside of the house, nor are you to break any bone of it.47 All the congregation of Israel are to celebrate this. 

 

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

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