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    Considering Biblegod's standard of behavior, if he is a volcano, I assume he erupts like the volcano in Jackass 3D. Ahem.

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    BTW, to Tom Sawyer: what is the Exodus passage in question? I tried googling it several ways & no luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ideologyhunter View Post
    BTW, to Tom Sawyer: what is the Exodus passage in question? I tried googling it several ways & no luck.
    It's in the middle somewhere.

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    Was the Biblical God a Volcano?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Sawyer View Post
    If God was supposed to be a volcano, it would make that one passage in Exodus where Moses throws a virgin into God's mouth to get his blessing for a good harvest make more sense. That one always seemed a bit weird to me.
    Weirder than the bit of God sending Moses on a mission and that night nearly killing him for not being circumcised, but Zipporah last second circumcised the son and said ‘it is all good’ and god was all like ‘cool’?

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    But if a god is a volcano who made it in the first place? Then if another volcano-god made that volcano-god then another volcano-god made that and and.... where will it ever begin? "sigh"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Learner View Post
    But if a god is a volcano who made it in the first place?
    The worshipers, just like every other god.

    Not even really a chicken/egg puzzle, there.

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    There is no Exodus passage where a virgin is thrown into God's mouth to get a harvest blessing. The monkeys need to get back in the barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Learner View Post
    But if a god is a volcano who made it in the first place?
    The worshipers, just like every other god.

    Not even really a chicken/egg puzzle, there.
    The chicken/egg thing ain't even a puzzle. It seems quite obvious to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    Was God a Volcano? - YouTube -- Thunderf00t argues that theory there.

    OH MY VOLCANO!!!: List of Biblical verses that suggest God was a volcano, OH MY VOLCANO!!!: Mount Sinai was a volcano

    However, those descriptions might also fit thunderstorms, and I couldn't find any recently-active volcanoes near the southeastern to eastern Mediterranean shoreline. There are some volcanoes in the Aegean Sea and in Italy, but they may be too distant. Nevertheless, I like the theory that Exodus includes some mangled memories of the big eruption of Thera / Santorini around 1600 BCE. A little before then, the Hyksos had come out of Canaan and had taken over northern Egypt. Some Cretan refugees could have settled among them and told the story of the horrible eruption that had taken place. When the Hyksos were expelled, they took those accounts with them, and later storytellers turned these events into some of the Ten Plagues of Egypt.

    They may have had to go through some big marsh along the way, some marsh that seemed like a sea of reeds. The leader of the Egyptian military force that drove them out was pharaoh Ahmose, and in Hebrew, his name sounds like "Brother of Moses". Later storytellers may then have elaborated on who "Moses" must have been. The Egyptians likely quit and returned home after driving the Hyksos that far, and being drowned in the Red Sea / Reed Sea was likely something that someone later invented because it is more dramatic.
    I've heard the marsh explanation before. Something like Egyptian chariots getting bogged down. There may be archeological evidence of a marsh.

    There was a show on the flood. Mostly hypothetical, but plausible. A trader or noble was swept out to sea from a river on a 100 year flood, ended up somewhere else and resettled with family. Livestock was on the boat or raft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ideologyhunter View Post
    There is no Exodus passage where a virgin is thrown into God's mouth to get a harvest blessing. The monkeys need to get back in the barrel.
    You need to read it in the original Aramaic.

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