Anti-Christian Meme-Busting: The Exodus
by Scott Roberts
Memes are stupid. Memes are dangerous. As fun and often humorous as these passed-around images on the internet can sometimes be, memes are one of the multitude of things that are causing society to become more divisive and decay faster into an unrecognizable mass of dung.
Why? Well, for starters, hardly anybody fact-checks memes, pics or screenshots of comments or tweets that are shared around social media quicker than the flu at an elementary school assembly (they truly are “viral”). Sources are rarely given for the “arguments” they offer. Memes appeal to both dumbed-down and extremist emotional jabs without offering anything real, substantial or thorough, nor do they hardly ever put anything in the proper context of their debates. The minimalist thinking is, “who cares if there is any validity to this? It makes the other side look bad, and hopefully I’ll influence a few people to move over to my side.”
What’s worse is that lamentably everyone uses memes. Liberals use them against Conservatives, Conservatives against Liberals, Atheists against Creationists, Creationists against Atheists, or for any sociological, political, religious, philosophical or medical argument or cause that exists. Participants throw them back at their opponents without even realizing that even though there may exist well-founded, rational arguments that supports their side, they still chose to use these extemporaneous – and often wrong – meme pictures instead, and not even realize that their employment may hurt their cause more than it helps.
I dislike it whenever I see anything excessively proliferating that is flat-out wrong. Therefore, I’m going to start a series of posts debunking some of the most inane and egregious anti-Christian memes I find on the internet. The first one I’ll tackle is one about Moses and the Exodus from Egypt.
Here’s What Happened
Some wise guy thought they could easily shame both Jewish and Christian believers by questioning the story of Moses and the Hebrew Exodus; this person opened the Google Maps app and punched in the estimated walking time between Cairo, Egypt and Jerusalem, Israel. It turns out that according to the app, the journey “only” takes six days to travel by foot. They made a cutesy meme pic and threw it up on the internet. Yep! That must disprove the whole story in the Bible as being an ancient fairy tale where its creators idiotically conceived some preposterous drivel about it requiring 40 years to trek to the Promised Land!
Hey, not so fast, bucko. Here are some rapid-fire responses to shoot holes in that knee-jerk “gotcha” time of 6 days…
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