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Was Joshua’s Slaughter of the Canaanites Morally Justified? Part 6: King of Sexism

Was Joshua’s Slaughter of the Canaanites Morally Justified? Part 6: King of Sexism May 7, 2020

JEHOVAH: THE KING OF SEXISM

There is a videotape of Donald Trump saying this:

“I’m automatically attracted to beautiful [women]—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything … Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

[from a SLATE article, emphasis added:
Trump Was Recorded in 2005 Bragging About Grabbing Women “by the Pussy”]

Trump might soon point at Biden and accuse him of being “a sexist and a Male Chauvinist Pig”, but this would be an insincere and disingenuous statement, just another bit of BULLSHIT uttered by Trump to keep the morons who support him cheering.

Donald Trump is clearly a sexist and a Male Chauvinist Pig.  However, I am sorry to say, he is NOT the worst sexist or the worst Male Chauvinist Pig in the world.  There are some sexists and Male Chauvinist Pigs that even Donald Trump would find objectionable, of whom Trump would say they were, “disgusting sexists and revolting Male Chauvinist Pigs”, and mean this genuinely and sincerely.

When Trump retires from the Presidency, he might decide to learn how to READ.  If he learns how to read, then there is a good chance that he will try reading the most published book in the world: the Bible.  And if Trump reads the first part of the Bible (the Old Testament), and learns about the character called “Jehovah”, he might very well conclude that “Jehovah is a disgusting sexist and a revolting Male Chauvinist Pig!” and mean this with all sincerity.  Jehovah is the KING of sexism and of Male Chauvinist Piggery; Jehovah makes Donald Trump look like a rank amateur.

 

THE SEVENTH COMMANDMENT AND JEHOVAH

Here is the seventh commandment, from several major English translations, spanning four centuries:

on the door of the Madeleine Place de La Madeleine, Paris.
‘Thou shalt not commit adultery’ (Nathan confronts David)

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Exodus 20:14 (1599, Geneva Bible)

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Exodus 20:14 (1611, King James Version)

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Exodus 20:14 (Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition)

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Exodus 20:14 (1901, American Standard Version)

14 You shall not commit adultery.
Exodus 20:14 (1989, New Revised Standard Version)

14 “You shall not commit adultery.
Exodus 20:14 (Updated 1995, New American Standard Bible )

14 “You shall not commit adultery.
Exodus 20:14 (Updated 2011,New International Version)

This verse in Exodus has been MISTRANSLATED in every major English translation of the Bible for over four centuries.  I don’t know of any version of the Bible, in which this verse is translated correctly into English.

But anyone who has more than two brain cells to rub together and a modicum of knowledge about the Old Testament can easily determine that the above translations of Exodus 20:14 are WRONG.

Thus, it appears that either Bible translators have for centuries been unbelievably STUPID or unbelievably IGNORANT, or just happy to DECEIVE billions of Christian believers by failing to provide an accurate translation of this commandment (supposedly from the creator of the universe).  In any case, translators of the Bible clearly don’t give a damn about whether this verse is correctly translated or not.

The word “adultery” is clearly a mistaken translation of the original text.  Here is what the word “adultery” means in the English language:

voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than that person’s current spouse or partner

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adultery

So, if the above traslations of Exodus 20:14 were CORRECT, the meaning of the seventh commandment would be the same as this “Prohibition of Adultery”:

PoA:  You shall not have voluntary sexual intercourse between two people, where one person is married and the other person is NOT his or her spouse.

But for anyone who has more than two brain cells to rub together and a bit of knowledge of the Old Testament, this is clearly NOT what Exodus 20:14 means.  Therefore, all of the above translations of Exodus 20:14 are WRONG.

Exodus 20:14 does NOT prohibit a married man from having sex with an unmarried woman, nor does it prohibit an unmarried woman from having sex with a married man.  It also does NOT prohibit a married woman from having sex with an unmarried woman, nor does it prohibit an unmarried woman from having sex with a married woman.  It does not prohibit a married woman from having sex with another married woman. It also does not prohibit a married man from having sex with another man (either married or unmarried).  So, Exodus 20:14 clearly does NOT have the same meaning as (PoA), because (PoA) implies ALL of these prohibitions.

The clear meaning of Exodus 20:14, based on the context of this verse, is as follows:

You (men) shall not have sex with a woman who is the wife of another man.

Exodus 20:14 does NOT state or imply this prohibition:

You (women) shall not have sex with a man who is the husband of another woman.

Why the lack of a parallel sexual prohibition addressed to women? Jehovah considered the wife (or wives) of a man to be HIS PROPERTY.  But Jehovah did NOT consider the husband of a woman to be HER PROPERTY.  Husbands OWN their wives.  Wives do not OWN their husbands.  So, the seventh commandment basically means this:  Men, don’t mess with the valuable PROPERTY of another man, specifically don’t mess with his wife (or wives).

That this is the intended meaning of Exodus 20:14 can be inferred from a number of related Old Testament passages, including the statement of the tenth “commandment,” which is given just a few verses later in Exodus:

17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.   Exodus 20:17 (New Revised Standard Version)

Note that Jehovah says NOTHING about coveting your neighbor’s husband.  The tenth commandment is clearly addressed to MEN, and not to women.  “You (MEN) shall not covet your (MALE) neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your (MALE) neighbor’s wife…”  The seventh commandment is similarly addressed to MEN, and not to women.

In the tenth “commandment” a man’s wife appears in a list of items of PROPERTY, each item being something “that belongs to your (Male) neighbor”.  The list also appears to be ordered from most valuable to least valuable items of PROPERTY:

  1. house
  2. wife
  3. slave
  4. ox
  5. donkey
  6. other property

Note that a man’s wife was considered by Jehovah to be of less value than his house.

Another important bit of context that reveals the meaning of Exodus 20:14, is that ALL of the Ten Commandments were addressed to MEN, and not to women.  It is not just the tenth commandment which is addressed to men.  Jehovah gave these commandments to Moses who in turn was to give them to the MEN of Israel.  This can clearly be seen in the chapter in Exodus that immediately precedes the chapter with the Ten Commandments:

10 the Lord said to Moses: “Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes
11 and prepare for the third day, because on the third day the Lord will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.
[…] 
14 So Moses went down from the mountain to the people. He consecrated the people, and they washed their clothes.
15 And he said to the people, “Prepare for the third day; do not go near a woman.”
Exodus 19:10-15 (New Revised Standard Version)

Who are “the people” that Jehovah and Moses are talking about and talking to?  Since Moses tells “the people” that they should “not go near a woman”, it is clear that Moses takes “the people” to mean the MEN of Israel.  Moses was telling the MEN of Israel to NOT have sex with a woman, or to be around women at all, prior to his bringing the Ten Commandments to them from Jehovah.

Since Moses knew Jehovah better than anyone, it is safe to infer that when Jehovah was talking about “the people”, Jehovah meant the MEN of Israel, not the women, not the girls, and probably not the young boys either.  So, Jehovah gives the commandments to Moses and Moses addresses the commandments to the MEN of Israel, not to the women, not to the girls, and probably not to the young boys.

The intended audience of the Ten Commandments, spelled out in Chapter 19 of Exodus, thus provides further evidence that the correct interpretation of Exodus 20:14 is what I previously indicated:

You (men) shall not have sex with a woman who is the wife of another man.

There is still more strong evidence supporting this interpretation of Exodus 20:14, namely the passages that spell out the punishment for violating the seventh commandment:

22 If a man is caught lying with the wife of another man, both of them shall die, the man who lay with the woman as well as the woman. So you shall purge the evil from Israel.   Deuteronomy 22:22 (New Revised Standard Version)

10 If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbor, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death.   Leviticus 20:10 (New Revised Standard Version)

Once again, we see that Jehovah LOVES BLOODSHED and killing people.  So far, Jehovah has demanded that the punishment for the enforcement of seven of his commandments be DEATH.  This adds to the evidence that Jehovah is a cruel and bloodthirsty tyrant.  (If anyone who has read my previous posts suggests that this is merely “locker room” talk by Jehovah, and that Jehovah did not mean this literally, then I can only conclude that they have either forgotten to take their medications today, or that they are several fries short of a happy meal).

Note that these passages don’t say “If a woman is caught lying with the husband of another woman…”  There is no such verse in the Old Testament.  There is no such verse, because the seventh commandment was addressed to MEN, and was only concerned with protecting the PROPERTY of MEN, which includes their wives.

There is much more in the Old Testament showing that Jehovah is the KING of sexism and the KING of Male Chauvinist Piggery.  But I’m going to just summarize some of the other evidence, and draw this examination of the seventh commandment to a close:

  • Fathers can sell their daughters into slavery, indicating that Jehovah views unmarried women and girls as the property of their fathers. (Exodus 21:7)
  • Women who are raped in a town or city who don’t scream for help (perhaps because a knife was held to her throat), are to be put to death.  (Deuteronomy 22:23-24)
  • Women who cannot prove they were virgins on their wedding night are (if the groom complains) to be put to death.  There is, of course, no such requirement for men.  (Deuteronomy 22:13-14 & 20-21)
  • Although Jehovah spells out many different kinds of incest and “deviant” sex that are prohibited, there is NO PROHIBITION against a father having sex with his own daughter, presumably because she is the PROPERTY of her father.  (Leviticus 20:10-21) 
  • Women who are believed (by ignorant superstitious nomads) to be witches are to be put to death. (Exodus 22:18)

Although Donald Trump might want to have sex with his own daughter,  I don’t think he would ever say (or believe) that it is OK for fathers to have sex with their own daughters.  Nor would Trump agree that daughters are the PROPERTY of their fathers.  Trump would find the idea of a father selling his daughter into slavery to be disgusting, and I think he would strongly object to his daughter being assigned the DEATH PENALTY for failing to scream for help while she was being raped.  Donald Trump would find such a law to be disgusting and repulsive and inhumane.

That is because, even though Trump is a sexist and a Male Chauvinist Pig, he doesn’t hold a candle to the sexist and Male Chauvinist Pig named Jehovah.  Jehovah is the KING of sexism, and the KING of Male Chauvinist Piggery, and Jehovah is a cruel and bloodthirsty tyrant.

The first seven of the NINE COMMANDMENTS plus the tenth “commandment” (which is really just some psychological advice to help people obey the previous actual commandments), reveal that Jehovah is precisely the sort of person who would command the MERCILESS SLAUGHTER of civilians, of elderly men and women, of mothers and fathers, of teenage girls and boys, of children, and of babies.  So, the “locker room” talk justification of Jehovah is clearly PURE BULLSHIT.

Because of Jehovah’s extreme sexism, he would have no serious problem with ordering the slaughter of elderly women, wives and mothers, teenage girls, young girls, and baby girls, and because of his LOVE of BLOODSHED, he could be OK with ordering the slaughter of elderly men, husbands and fathers, teenage boys, young boys, and baby boys too.


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