Memphis: the Pharaonic Moronic

Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they quickly brought him out of the pit. And when he had shaved himself and changed his clothes, he came in before Pharaoh. And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream, and there is no one who can interpret it. I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it.” Joseph answered Pharaoh, “It is not in me; God will give Pharaoh a favorable answer.”

[Genesis 41:14-16 ESV]

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5 comments on “Memphis: the Pharaonic Moronic

  1. Arkenaten says:

    If it’s not a rude question, why are you a Christian?


    • Andrew says:

      I resisted the message for a long time (23 years) but then, after prolonged mental suffering, I embraced it. I am glad I did – but I know it is hard to justify rationally.

      Prior to becoming a believer, I studied many philosophies and traditions.
      I was raised in a non-believing family.


      • Arkenaten says:

        Again, you, like most converts I have encountered,come from a background of some sort of emotional upheaval.
        But this doesn’t strike me as a rational reason. Very common, yes, but not rational.

        Why is it , do you think, that regular, ordinary blokes like me have never felt inclined to turn to religion?
        For the record, I don’t smoke.Have no porn, drug or booze issues . Am reasonable healthy’ I have a stable marriage , no problems with kids, ordinary job, etc etc. See? So damn boring!
        Actually, that’s very cool, to be honest.
        I was even brought up in a Church of England home – albeit very loosely and read the bible cover to cover to find out what was what while researching a piece I was writing on the character, Moses. Which, incidentally, finally put to bed any lingering doubts about historicity.

        So why do you think I have never, ever felt the slightest inclination toward religion or god belief?
        In fact, by now, you have probably realised that I find it anathema.

        Historian, Richard Carrier is soon to release his book on the historicity of Jesus and, although he has been a long time advocate that Jesus was a real person, I suspect it will knock the historical Jesus for six

        Finally, you strike me as an intelligent sort of bloke; how can you rationalise being a ”believer” when swamped by evidence that shows it is all hokum; basically nothing but a hoax at best, outright lie at worse?


  2. wiseblooding says:

    Matthew 22:14 – “Many are called [invited] but few are chosen.”

    I Corinthians 1:27 – “God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise.”

    What more to say?


  3. Andrew says:

    [Very common, yes, but not rational.]

    Well, Ark –
    We ARE living in 2014 – “after the Common Error” nyuk nyuk nyuk…

    (Although for me, it’s still Anno Domini.)


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