HA Bible Study: Exodus 22:21

Exodus 22:21
“Do not mistreat an alien or oppress him, for you were aliens in Egypt.”

Discuss.

Comments

  1. 1

    Puddybud - The ONE and Only spews:

    From Seatac:

    Interesting substitution because Goldy links the NIV which actually sez,

    21 “Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt.

    King James sez stranger… Alien… Are US citizens oppressing illegal aliens or are they breaking US laws? JEB Bush had an interesting comment. Butt, foreigners had to follow Hebrew customs and laws.

    The previous verses say:

    18 “Do not allow a sorceress to live.

    19 “Anyone who has sexual relations with an animal is to be put to death.

    20 “Whoever sacrifices to any god other than the Lord must be destroyed.

    See ya.

  2. 2

    Dan Robinson spews:

    Oh, and verse 22:

    “And ye shall not tarry on the grasses which surround My house.”

  3. 3

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 2

    So God was more like that really old, odd-smelling older sister of your grandmother’s who fussed about everything, didn’t want you touching anything in the house or going outside, and had absolutely no toys or books in her house at all?

    The one that you only met a couple times in your life before she died and left all her money and shit to the church, and you only found out years later that she’d swindled her parents, your grandma and a bunch of other people out of a lot of money on some bullshit business scheme that “just never panned out”.

  4. 5

    Pete spews:

    @1 I prefer Goldy’s translation. It also reminds us that the Jews were responsible for crop circles.

  5. 6

    Travis Bickle spews:

    Do not mistreat a wealthy person or oppress him, for you hope to be wealthy one day yourself.

  6. 7

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 4

    Ask anyone in here. I detest “faith” based belief systems, especially the Abrahamic ones. They are all fabrications designed specifically to enable Kings, Dictators, professional thieves and Despots to maintain their power base, indemnify themselves from the Rule of Law and enrichen themselves at the cost of everything and everyone around them, while convincing the rubes to do all their killing, oppressing and thieving for them.

    So sayeth the fucking “lord”.

  7. 11

    God spews:

    @1 Puddy

    If you actually meant what you said abut believing in Me, rather than quoting from various translations of translations, you would take the time t learn to read t5he Torah in its original language.

    The hypocrisy of human believers is their worst trait.

  8. 12

    Jack spews:

    6,

    That’s a pretty good summation of how it has played out. Christianity and Islam, in particular, have been methods enabling the rise of monarchy and tyrannical despots.

    Maybe some other out there can cite evidence of this theme in the other, non-Abrahamic religions?

  9. 13

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @1 “Are US citizens oppressing illegal aliens or are they breaking US laws?”

    They’re breaking our laws to do backbreaking field work for low wages so you can have cheap groceries.

    We should do what Alabama did: Run off all them foreigners so there’ll be nobody to pick the crops.

    Then all you stupid humans will starve and we rabbits will have the lettuce fields to ourselves.

    That works for me.

  10. 17

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @11 Well, yeah. When did the parishioners whose tithes support the Church ever get to vote in papal elections? Only the Princes of the Church get to vote. One of the few surviving vestiges of feudalism.

  11. 18

    Deathfrogg spews:

    One thing is certain, “christian” conservatives are sure to reinforce the stereotype no matter what country they’re in. This dude will have a slot on FNN ready for him as soon as he wants it.

    Why do conservatives hate women so much?

  12. 19

    Hans spews:

    What do you enjoy most about being a dick?

    The love that it generates from my right wing brethren.

  13. 22

    sally spews:

    Actual Jewish Publication Society translation (from the Hebrew):

    “You shall not wrong a stranger or oppress him, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”

    It’s kind of silly using the King James (Protestant) translation for a Jewish book.

  14. 23

    Pete spews:

    @22 What’s even sillier is biblical literalists who obsess, and then wage wars, over the exact meaning of translations of translations of translations, completely devoid of the original context. Very similar to the way gun nuts obsess over “a well-regulated militia.”

    “If English was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me.”

  15. 24

    Deathfrogg spews:

    @ 23

    Don’t you realize that Jesus was a wealthy, blue-eyed blond-haired English landlord who would be taking turns kicking queers in the head with Bryan Fischer and Ted Nugent on their nightly gay-bashing trips up on Capitol Hill?

  16. 25

    sally spews:

    Well, Pete, what the Jewish book says IS the original context. Try to understand that.

    Although maybe you were being ironic, in which case, never mind.

  17. 26

    Mooser spews:

    You can blather all you want, but as the Good Book says, the moose will inherit the earth. Everybody knows that.

  18. 27

    headless lucy spews:

    Tempest in a teapot.

    The word for word translation would be ‘Tempest in an alien produced fire-hardened earthen vessel.’