The congenial Pope Francis gave a speech to a joint-session of Congress yesterday. In it he inadvertently revealed a key reason there is so much religious violence in our world today.
Pope Francis said in his speech to the US Congress, while acknowledging a figure of Moses in the chamber:
Yours is a work which makes me reflect in two ways on the figure of Moses. On the one hand, the patriarch and lawgiver of the people of Israel symbolizes the need of peoples to keep alive their sense of unity by means of just legislation. On the other, the figure of Moses leads us directly to God and thus to the transcendent dignity of the human being. Moses provides us with a good synthesis of your work: you are asked to protect, by means of the law, the image and likeness fashioned by God on every human face.
As anyone who objectively reads the Bible knows, Moses was an ungodly brutal genocidal maniac who ordered child rape. Pope Francis should be fully aware of this fact as he has probably read the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament many times. By falsely portraying Moses as promoting “just legislation” and as someone who “leads us directly to God and thus to the transcendent dignity of the human being”, Pope Francis is lying.
Based on the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Moses did do a lot to keep the Jews unified as a people/religion. However, this was done to benefit Moses and the Jewish clergy. A powerful and disturbing example of this is seen in Numbers 31. This Bible chapter has a lot of eye-opening lessons in it. It starts with the Jews preparing to attack and destroy a neighboring people, the Midianites. Of course, the “holy” man of God, Moses, claims the order to commit genocide against the Midianite people came from God. This, in and of itself, is an attack and insult against The Supreme Intelligence/God.
Verses 3 – 13 tell of Moses relaying/revealing the order from God to the twelve tribes of Israel to have 1,000 men from each Hebrew/Jewish tribe attack and destroy the Midianites. Verse seven reads, “And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.” (This is a great example of how dangerous it is to believe in “revelation,” as deceitful people with an agenda can claim God told them anything they want.) The Israelite army also burned all the cities of the Midianite people, took all the women and children as prisoners and stole all of their cattle and items of value.
The Israelite army brought all these spoils of war to Moses and Eleazar the priest. Verses 14-15 read, “And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the battle. And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?”
Why the Jewish “holy” man Moses would be upset with the Israelite army for not butchering the women is very revealing. After all, the Israelite army was not ordered to kill the women, they were only ordered to kill all the males, allegedly a command from God, which it appears they took to mean fighting age males.
Verse 16 has Moses saying to the Israelite army, “Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.” The phrase “trespass against the LORD” equates to turning away from Judaism and embracing the religion of the Midianites. This could put Moses and the Hebrew/Jewish priests out of business.
Verses 17-18 have Moses ordering the Israelite army to commit yet another war crime. They have Moses ordering, “Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him. But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.” (The sick and twisted anti-Gentile and anti-children Biblical thinking that permits Moses to order the slaughter of little children is evident in too many other parts of this pretended Word of God such as at Psalm 137:9 which states, “Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.”) The number of virgin girls/”women children” the Hebrews/Jews kept alive for themselves was 32,000 according to verse 35.
God then told Moses how to split up the stolen property, livestock and the “women children” they were keeping alive for their own sexual gratification starting with verse 25 and going through verse 30. These ungodly Bible verses read:
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the congregation: And divide the prey into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the congregation: And levy a tribute unto the Lord of the men of war which went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep: Take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for an heave offering of the LORD. And of the children of Israel’s half, thou shalt take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites, which keep the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.
These above verses are very important as they show why Moses and the priest Eleazar and probably the other Jewish clergy such as the Levites lied to the people and told them God wanted them to commit genocide and war crimes against their neighbors the Midianites. The primary reason was the Midianite people were a threat to these Jewish/Hebrew elites/clergy because many of the Hebrew/Jewish people were leaving Judaism for the religion of the Midianites. If this was not stopped, Moses and his gang of clergy would soon stop receiving the riches like those mentioned in the above verses.
By slaughtering all the men, women and male children and taking the “women children” who were virgins as sex-slaves, Moses was NOT leading anyone to “the transcendent dignity of the human being.” The ungodly cruel person known as Moses should not be an example for anyone. It is wrong for Pope Francis to pretend otherwise.
If we are to survive in a world of high technology and nuclear weapons we need to leave in the dustbin of history the ancient “revealed”/hearsay religions and their promotion of cruelty and religious violence. Albert Einstein summed it up well when he said, “A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move to higher levels.” Many people believe Deism is that “new type of thinking.”