The Gospel of Joshua

Abridged Version, based on The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Version

Subtitled:  The Theory of Relativity of Moral Doctrines

An examination of Holocausts, Genocides and Ethnic Cleansings

 

[Under Joshua’s leadership] Joshua-6:21 Then they [Israelites] utterly destroyed all in the city [Jericho], both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, asses, with the edge of the sword.

Translation:  The Israelites killed everybody in the city of Jericho.

Question:  Would you consider this a Holocaust and/or a Genocide and/or an Ethnic Cleansing?

 

Joshua-8:24  When Israel had finished slaughtering all the inhabitants of Ai in the open wilderness where they pursued them…Joshua-8:25  And all who fell that day, both men and women, were twelve thousand, all the inhabitants of Ai.  Joshua-8:26  For Joshua did not draw back his hand, with which he stretched out the javelin, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai.  Joshua -8:27  Only the cattle and the spoil of the city Israel took as their booty, according to the word of the Lord which he commanded Joshua.

Translation:  The Israelites killed everybody in the city of Ai.

Question:  Would you consider this a Holocaust and/or a Genocide and/or an Ethnic Cleansing?

 

Hey, this is only the beginning.  Joshua goes on and on and on killing everybody in many other tribes in other cities (see below for a partial list).  And, when he finally died of old age, he had plenty of successors who were well taught to slaughter their neighbors.  One such was Gideon.

Joshua-10:28  And Joshua took Makkedah…he utterly destroyed every person in it, he left none remaining; and he did to the king of Makkedah as he had done to the king of Jericho…to Libnah…to Lachish…to Gezer...to Eglon…to HebronDebirKadeshbarneaGaza…

Revelation:  It is apparent that it is perfectly acceptable to kill other ethnic groups as long as it is the Israelis doing the killing.  Indeed, such mass murderers are great heroes.  All Christians are brainwashed from the cradle that Joshua was GOOD, and that Hitler was BAD.  EVIL, actually.  How can this be?  Only if Morality is Relative to who is doing what to whom.  Only if it is all a matter of VIEWPOINT.

Only if it is all a matter of who controls public opinion.  Only if it is a matter of who controls the mass media.  Has your brain been manipulated?

Do not be misled by the propaganda that things are different now, or even in 1945, from what they were in the days of Joshua, over 2000 years ago.  Dead is dead.

Do not be misled by the propaganda that Hitler killed a greater number than Joshua.  Percentagewise his efforts were puny compared to those of Joshua, Gideon, et al.

Do not think of this flyer as something anti-Semitic (a term intended to confuse Christians too dumb to know that Arabs are also Semites).  We do not hate anyone just for being different.  We do not hate Eskimos or San Blas Cuna Indians.  We do treat media monopolists with suspicion.  We do recommend critical thinking when being “taught” by “the media monopolising biblical tribe of teachers of morality” spewing propaganda, often interspersed with humor, between commercial breaks.  For example, Larry King Live, Jon Stewart’s Fake News, Siskel & Ebert, Dear Abby, etc.  Do your own research as to why Joshua’s descendants have been and are hated in so many places.  Do not be victimized by media manipulators or their dupes.  Never let your lands be stolen like Palestine was!     [Unabridged version available.]