Saturday, July 03, 2010
So, let's not bandy about here. In order to be a fundamentalist Christian today, we have to believe the following: the all-knowing, all-powerful , Yahweh Himself, is actively taking part of a tribe of desert barbarians wandering about the Mediterranean/Middle Eastern desert, promising them land in His role as an "omniscient real estate agent" (thank for that jewel).
Joshua isn't shy about this at all. He gets right to it, and starts commanding the Israelite tribes. And just like Moses in , he falls into the same rhythm: "Do as I say and you will get everything you ask for, but if you don't you will be put to death."
Next time, Joshua's spies hump a hooker.