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Who wants anything to do with the god of the Hebrews?

Truthbook.com is devoted to promoting the teachings of The Urantia Book, particularly as they advance the life and teachings of Jesus. There are many correlations between The Urantia Book and the Bible and The Urantia Book does have considerable to say about Moses although your concern seems to be directed specifically at the Bible.

Moses is considered by The Urantia Book to have been wise and sagacious and to have been the supreme teacher of the Hebrews.

Moses forbade human sacrifices as a part of worship, substituting the sacrifice of animals instead — a profound step forward in primitive religion.

Moses taught monotheism at a time when polytheism was dominant.

You can get a non-biblical understanding of Moses and his contribution to history from several complete sections in The Urantia Book regarding him — (96:3.1), titled The Matchless Moses, and (96:5.1), titled The Teachings of Moses, and (96:6.1) titled The God Concept After Moses’ Death.

Apart from that, what you say about Moses may well be true — I just can’t comment on those aspects of the historical Moses. The teachings of The Urantia Book focus on the positive and beneficial aspects of his teachings. But we do know that mid-eastern culture during the days of Moses was primitive and that Moses would be considered a primitive human being by today's standards.

You asked "what kind of damn fool would want anything to do with the god of the Hebrews." Religious concepts evolve although there are still many cultures with God concepts not far removed from those same primitive beliefs. One of the functions of The Urantia Book is to put that evolution into historical context so the reader can understand how and why religion evolves. The God of the Hebrews is a giant step forward in an evolving God concept so rather than just believing the Old Testament version of that primitive concept we can understand why, primitive though it was, it was an important step forward to more enlightened concepts.

You said: "The entire bible is a concoction of man to control the deceived masses." It sounds is if you may be a proponent of conspiracy theories, a concept that doesn’t ring true to me. Yes, the Bible is a history written by men; it also contains some of the most profound wisdom ever recorded. It certainly does require reading with one’s eyes open.

As students of The Urantia Book we learn to discern that which in the Bible is true, beautiful, and good just as we can discern the same in The Urantia Book.

Again, I want to thank you for your question. You may not like Moses, nor the stories about him in the Bible, and your belief that the Bible is meant just to control peoples' lives may have some validity (as Scripture is used by some authoritarian religions) but I hope that this reply will help you to reframe your concepts of Moses as simply a historical figure who made a significant contribution to Urantia's spiritual history.

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