Today begins the Jewish holiday of Passover. As a kid, I have to admit that I really enjoyed this holiday. But that was when I had no idea what it was about. Now, I guess I love the holiday for another reason. It is easy to use this holiday to show just how horrible the religion of Judaism is and just how much the Torah is full of crap.
We start this story with fiction. In the fictional story of Passover, the Jews are enslaved by the Egyptians. For the record, this never happened. But in the story, Moses begs the Pharaoh to “let my people go.” The Pharaoh agrees, but God steps in with his all-powerful mind-control magic and “hardens” the Pharaoh’s heart. Then God sends all kinds of plagues on the Pharaoh and ALL the people of Egypt for not letting his people go even though God had taken the Pharaoh’s so-called “free will” away and pretty much forced him to not let them go against his will.
Finally, after God sends his Angel of Death to murder little babies he allows the Pharaoh to do what the Pharaoh wanted to do from the very beginning of this completely, absurdly ridiculous story and let Charlton Heston’s people go.
Then as the Hebrews walked the desert for a while without the need for a bathroom break or shower, Moses magically parts the sea allowing the Hebrews to cross and then crashes the sea back onto the Pharoah’s soldiers. This is the really scaring part. Today, all kinds of news agencies, documentary film makers, and other seemingly intelligent people are trying to figure out how Moses magically parted the Red Sea. *facepalm*
The parting of the Red Sea is not the first clue I had that this whole story was bullshit, but it is a pretty big clue. Don’t you think? The raining frogs was probably my first clue, but the fact is that the whole story reeks of bullshit.
More than that, the holiday celebrates self-loathing, fear, and cowardice. Jews today put up a symbol of lambs blood on their doors to ward off the Angel of Death because it is okay for God to send Ben Affleck to murder people’s children as long as our first born sons are safe. Once again the view that women don’t count is on full display, but at least if you don’t count, the Angel of Death won’t murder you as a baby. Am I right?
Passover is a horrible, horrible, holiday but I still like to eat Matzah.