36 thoughts on “More wonderful religion. For North West Hebrew.

  1. I knew he was a religious fundamentalist (ie., nutter) as soon as he came out with the, “but it’s really not slavery” line. Egads.
    I guess drowning everyone in a world-wide flood deliberately would be considered . . . Merciful? Just? Definitely not genocide. 🙂

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  2. It really says something scary about our neurophysiology that the belief pathways are so strong that it’s easier for them to logically beat a square peg in a round hole, then to come to the easier logical conclusion that the whole thing is bunk. It takes very little reasoning power to come to this conclusion. Whereas these callers are spending inordinate amounts of mental energy and time to make the horrors of the bible to make sense in the context of their notion of a loving and perfect God.

    What I’d say to the last caller…”Was it possible back then to develop a community that farms and survives and where they treat each other as equals and they cooperate and work together to live peacefully with each other?” The answer is obviously yes. And Tracey’s point is excellent…people weren’t fundamentally different…they could understand a set of rules that asked them to treat each other with kindness. I wonder if these people have all such strong doubts about evolution (mixed with ignorance about evolution) that they do actually see the people as fundamentally more savage, unable to reason as we are today. It’s hard to say, but either way it’s clear that the brainwashing caused by religion is metaphorically equivalent to just ramming your head against the wall until the nonsensical makes sense.

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      1. Yeah, I don’t remember which video… Maybe it was that one but the caller essentially seemed to be saying “Well I would agree with you since you are making a lot of sense, but if I did agree with you I’d have to give up this whole religion nonsense and I’m just not willing to do that, so let try to explain again how we can make sense of this whole slavery thing.” Lol

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  3. I admit I gave up early on the videos. That ‘talking over others’ I find annoying, although there were good points put forward.

    Perhaps I’m just old and cantankerous, but these days on social media are tiring; as a Canadian I am seeing/reading the same negative, nasty attitudes from those who don’t seem to put their brains in gear. Depressing all the way ‘round. 😦

    How anyone can believe such nonsense is just beyond me. It’s astounding that there are so many adults who accept ‘magic’ as something concrete.

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    1. Carmen, I agree. Discourse is not served by everyone trying to talk at once. Atheist Experience is a good show, but sometimes the co-host seems redundant.

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    2. I skip scanned them as well. You can hear the same worn out arguments from all of these nutters/poor indoctrinated fools.

      I posted them with the hope that Mr NWH will listen – even if only to Tracie on the last video and recognise himself/his silly arguments in the caller.

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  4. NW Hebrew took issue with the translations of Joshua– NIV, in my case– in which Yahweh explicitly endorses a form of sex slavery for the young women captured from the conquered cities in Canaan. Whether his Hebrew translations say no such thing, or whether he’s simply trying to whitewash Biblical atrocities, and get his god off the hook, I’m not certain. I suspect the latter.

    The Israelites certainly must have viewed slavery as natural, and simply used their god as a way of making it sound official.

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      1. Yeah, it’s a losing game trying to argue on their terms over differing interpretations. All that does is imply the damn holy book — it makes no difference which one they proffer– is worth taking seriously to begin with.

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        1. I am presuming NWH is Jewish, or have I read that wrong?
          This makes his nonsensical mumbling even more baffling when you consider the general view of so many Jews these days.

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          1. Actually I am pretty sure he is a Christian who has a Hebrew or Old Testament fetish. He’s a little too Jesusy in his blog home page introduction and calling God Yehovah not something most Jews would do.

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  5. This just highlights how powerful the combination of the indoctrination process and the brain is, especially when this ideological delusion can cause what usually were normal sensible thoughts and logical judgements to become so severely disjointed and warped while the victims are blissfully unaware of the absurdity they are spouting and that is the really sad part.

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    1. Tracy made the point that this would not be tolerated today so why was it given a free pass back in the day?
      And the more she asked that idiot of a caller how dumb were Hebrews back then that they wouldn’t have understood a command not to beat or rape the more the idiot backpedaled.

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  6. And if you look at it from their point of view, they have invested so much of themselves and their lives and families into this belief thing, there is really no way they will willingly let go of it. No way they can. This is their safety net, invisible as it might be, and to them it’s the only thing between them and a long way down.

    Put another way: suppose someone told you that the laws of gravity had been repealed, and you could test this for yourself–go up in a plane, say, or jump out an open window. All of your life you’ve resisted doing either, knowing it meant sure death. Now someone says, jump, you can’t get hurt. See?? and out he goes. Would you follow him?

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  7. Ark, along the same lines here… as every month of March nears and arrives in the U.S., we have a FLOOD (no pun intended) of Jesus Christ movies and documentaries galore. No surprise whatsoever, we have a new “docu-drama” premiering March 25th on the History Channel — which ironically over the last 5-7 years is less and less about authentic history — called Jesus: His Life. The History Channel is owned 50/50 by Hearst Communications and Walt Disney Company. The business histories of both those corporations is an intriguing lesson in and of themselves which make the productions, direction, and cinematic Hollywood-ish ventures into academia and real-life historical methods and consensus… umm, entertaining(?) to put it mildly. 😜 Here’s a brief 1-min trailer/promo:

    I did some extensive digging into the production of this heavily sensationalized 4-part Docudrama and found that their “claims” are QUITE far-reaching and/or highly misrepresented as “from/by experts.” With the exception of just 1 or 2 “experts” they claim to have utilized, interviewed, and consulted in the making of their docudrama, the 20+ other “experts” are all Christian. And here’s a real laugher… Joel Osteen is one of the Executive Producers! HAH!

    What’s even more sad Ark is that hundreds of thousands to millions of Americans will watch it and swallow hook, line, and sinker everything it portrays. 🤨😒 I know this because other Easter docudramas like this became blockbusters in America… which naturally means big, BIG ratings and bank-rolls into all those executives and companies. 💰💰💰💰💰💰 $$AMEN$$

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        1. LOL… no Carrier or Humphries or even Bart Ehrman. Shocking isn’t it?

          The 24-26 person jury of this kangaroo court production and “experts consulted” were looking for a much higher return on investment than what intelligent, rational, cumulative evidence and diverse scholars might offer. Besides, American audiences drop THOUSANDS of dollars on sensational, gripping stories than they do on fact, truth, and critical-thinking and analysis. We seem to have an addiction to dopamine. 😉

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    1. You summed it up well, PT — What’s even more sad Ark is that hundreds of thousands to millions of Americans will watch it and swallow hook, line, and sinker everything it portrays.

      As they say, there’s no accounting for taste … in this case, for personal belief.

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      1. These documentaries are nothing but a recruitment drive, they are becoming important for them because they are finding less recruitment through schools and more people are leaving Christianity who are finding child indoctrination, door knocking and street preaching to be obnoxious and a nuisance.

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  8. ministers, pastors, and priests, make it nearly a religious mandate to see these things. When I was a kid the priest stated quite clearly from the altar that it was practically our duty as Catholics to see The Robe. eeeeuwww

    So many of these people will go because they were told to.

    Ive been rewatching the documentaries and finally the movie (again) “The Life of Brian”. much more enlightening. And fun.

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