Sympathy for the Pharaoh

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Sympathy for the Pharaoh Tract - Side 1

Sympathy for the Pharaoh Tract - Side 2

Side 1: Sympathy for the Pharaoh

What if Allah were the one true god, and he was mad at our president for invading and occupying Afghanistan and Iraq?

What if Allah told George W. Bush to let his people have their lands back and to leave the middle east? Do you think that Bush would obey?

What if Allah made sure that Bush did not obey, even if he wanted to, just so he would have an excuse to demonstrate his godly powers by tormenting and killing large parts of the US population?

What if Allah sent plagues across our whole country turning all of our water to blood, killing the fish and other aquatic life in our lakes and rivers, killing most or all of our farm animals, horribly tormenting us all with boils that don’t heal and swarms of insects, all because Bush wouldn’t do what he wanted?

What if you, or your oldest brother or sister, and the oldest children of everyone you know — of every person and animal in the entire country — was suddenly killed one night just to prove to the president that Allah is powerful?

Side 2: Sympathy for the Pharaoh

1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs before him:

2 And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son’s son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them; that ye may know how that I am the LORD.

- Exodus 10:1-2 (KJV)

Would that be right? Would that make him a just and kind god? Wouldn’t it be even worse if Bush were not just our president who we could remove from power, but our king whose actions we had no control over at all?

The people of ancient Egypt had no choice in their rulers, yet these plagues are exactly what the god of the Bible does to the Egyptian people in the Exodus story. He also makes it clear that he wants to do it to demonstrate his power, and to make sure he can do these horrible things with (flimsy) justification, he "hardens the Pharaoh’s heart" and proves that he is the instigator as well as the architect of this horror show.

If this story were true and the Bible’s cruel and vain god were real, would you want to worship him?

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About Kazz

My name is Shawn Esplin and I am an advocate of Free Thought and general good sense and thought in general. To that end, I encourage people to seriously question the things that they have been taught, especially as children, because many of these things - religious and secular - are taken on faith until we actively choose to seriously examine them for ourselves.

4 thoughts on “Sympathy for the Pharaoh

  1. Why would a god that made man after is own image treat him the way we are being treated?
    Diease, cancer, war, jelousy, greed, hate, evil, money, sex profersion and not too mention natural catastrophe, and all the disaster such as floods, and all kinds of bad wheather, and I could go on and on. George Carlin said it best when he said invisible man in the sky. Faith is an excuse that you believe that you will have eternal life. Bull-Shit! Fear is the main ingredent of religion.

  2. Belief in Gods is a relic left over from the Age or Enlightenment. I feel secure that as we gain a better understanding of the universe and how small and precious we are. Understanding our true place as not the reason the universe was created but a mere byproduct of the creation will help in the understanding will help the rest of the population get out of the religious dark ages.

  3. Belief in God most certainly did not originate in the Age or Enlightenment. Nor did it really thrive then. Just an observation.

  4. I HAVE AN VERY SIMPLE EXPLANATION TO ALL THESE QUESTIONS
    HE SENT US IN THIS WORLD FOR ONLY ONE AND ONLY ONE PURPOSE THATS IS TO WORSHIP HIM AND BE THANKFUL TO HIM
    LIFE IN THIS WORLD IS JUST LIKE A TEST AND IS TEMPORARY STATE I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE U N EXAMPLE FOR EXAMPLE IF U R GOING TO A TRIP TO DISNEY LAND WITH UR FAIMLY SUPPOSE IN THE WAY U STOP FOR GAS AND IN THAT GAS STATION THERE ARE SOME GAME N STUFF WHICH UR KIDS LIKED VERY MUCH AND DIDNT WANT TO LEAVE AND U R TRYING TO TELL THEM THAT THIS IS NOT OUR DESTINATION OUR DESTINATION IS LOT MORE FUNNER THEN THIS…
    BUT YOUR KIDS DONT LISTEN AND THEY INSIST ON STAYING
    THIS IS THE ATTITUDE OF MAN IN THIS LIFE MUSLIMS BELIEVE THAT ALL IN THIS LIFE IS JUST A TEST TO SEE WHICH OF US ARE GREATFUL FOR IF WE DO GOOD IN ONLY PLEASING OUR ALLAH THEN OUR DESTINATION IS CERTAINALY BETTER THAN THIS TEMPORARY LIFE
    SO NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS HOW BAD LIFE GET ONLY THING WE HAVE TO DO IS TO BE PAITENCE AND BE THANKFULL TO HIM
    AND
    PLEASE IF U SAY HE IS CRUEL THEN PLEASE JUST TRY TO COUNT THE BLESSINGS HE ALREADY GIVEN U
    =BREATH
    =YOUR BODY
    =THE BLINKING OF AN EYE IS A BLESSING JUST TRY 5 MINS NOT BLINKING YOUR EYE
    =LAND U WALK ON
    =THE SKY…………
    I CAN GO ON COUNTING
    WE CAN ONLY COMPLAIN TO HIM ABOUT WHAT WE DONT HAVE IF ONLY WE THANK HIM ENOUGH FOR WHAT HE HAD GIVEN US
    ALL THE PRAISE AND GLORY IS TO ALLAH
    MAY HE GUIDE US

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