Tag Archives: the ten commandments

WTF Part 3: Is God Mean?

Sometimes, it seems like God has a sizeable mean streak. Not only when She won’t give us the snazzy stuff we feel like we need, or won’t instantly heal our infirmities, prevent our genocides or divert hurricanes away from our … Continue reading

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Korah the Clod, Part 1

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that Balaam is described in the Bible as a villain along with other Old Testament antagonists, and then dropped two names on you. One was probably familiar, the other maybe not so much. Cain … Continue reading

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The A-Word, Part 2

Yesterday, we began in Exodus 3:13-14, which might be my favourite passage in the whole Torah. Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and … Continue reading

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