The book of Leviticus 25 in the Hebrew Bible contains laws and instructions written by mortal priests that promoted religious kidnapping for a later lucrative black market. In verses 25-26 the Jewish author proclaims words of the deity, "Both the bondsmen and the bondmaids, which you shall have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of these shall ye buy bondmen and bondmaids. Moreover, of the children of these strangers who sojourn among you, of them shall you buy, and of their families that are with you, which they beget in your land; and they shall be your possession–forever."
This is scary in a modern world of progress, for Earth and all its forms of life. In this case heathen meant non-Jews. Stringent dogma that defies inherent human rights was later transferred to the Pauline persuasion in which the church attacked indigenous people–American Indians, and captured foreigners, later called American Africans. In the eyes of Christianity, all were heathens.
The book of Leviticus is said to have been written by Moses, who in the Bible story, climbed a mountain to its peak to speak to his lord. And from out of the clouds he pulled out a tablet to bring down to his people waiting below with great expectation. Many scholars and archaeologists claim that Moses is a myth. One thing is certain, the authors of the Bible made up genealogies to correspond with their own fiction in an era of magic and miracles contrived to get support and loyalty of the people.
These commandments begin with a jealous god who said to have no other gods than him. This of course mentally wiped out all the rest of ancient pagan gods and goddesses, as well as the untold number of deities that followed. In the process, all the goddesses were forever eliminated–thus the beginning of a patriarchal male-dominated world in which women are forever being abused and persecuted.
Presently this serial crime of kidnapping and slave trade is going on in Nigeria where a leader of a group trained by Al Quada says. "We sell women. We get much money for them"–meaning thousands of dollars for each youth, all in his deity's name. Now thel three Abrahamic Semite language groups attack each other as heathens in centuries of an ongoing circle of fire and the rest of the world caught in the cross-fire.
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