Remember when the public speaker in the Kingdom Hall or Convention related the Ten Plagues and the Parting of the Red Sea?
The finale when Jehovah closes the Red Sea and swallows Pharaoh's entire army of Egyptian men.
When I was a little kid about 5 years old and listened to this story, I would think---WOW Jehovah is strong.
When I started school and started learning compassion as early as the first grade I started wondering?????
Wondering about all those Egyptian Men!!
Many of them were fathers, husbands, and sons.
So what about the thousands of wives that became INSTANT WIDOWS?
How about the Parents who lost their child INSTANTLY?
NO ONE EVER TALKS ABOUT THAT!
But that’s not all. What about all the innocent animals that were killed with some of the plagues?
What about the terrible suffering and pain that many of the Egyptian people suffered because of the plagues---- and who had no idea this was a fight between Jehovah’s crony-Moses, and Pharaoh.
The Nation of your average Egyptian citizen had nothing to do with enslaving Israel. That was all done by the political leader of the nation.
A lot of innocent Egyptian Grandmothers, tons of young women looking forward to getting married and having a family, thousands of children whose only interest was playing with the other kids, and your average citizen working hard to provide for his family-----had to pay a heavy price with their life and health for something they weren’t even aware off.
Then I started thinking; Why couldn’t Jehovah who is all powerful just put Pharaoh out of commission and lead all Israel out of Egypt without any causalities of innocent humans and animals?
By the time I was 13 years, it became obvious to me that when the God of the Bible was being described, the focus was on his power to KILL—CAUSE SUFFERING AND PAIN.
The HAVOC and PAIN he caused on innocent humans, AND animals was always hidden.
You see this over and over every time you read in the bible about Jehovah doing some great act.
But it’s not obvious to those who are still suffering the effects of INDOCTRINATION!