In a message dated 4/14/06 3:38:25 P.M. Central Daylight Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
The decision Pharaoh was being forced to make (by God,
not by the Jews themselves, according to the Hebrew
Scriptures) was to let the Israelites leave Egypt,
where Pharaoh had held them in slavery and slaughtered
all *their* firstborn male children, and subsequently
all their male newborns.

Not as efficient as Hitler's genocide, of course, but
then that was a pre-technological age.

And of course Passover does not commemorate the
slaughter of Egyptian children, it commemorates God
having saved the children of the Israelites from
*being* slaughtered: the angel who was killing the
Egyptian children *passed over* the children of the

Excellent example of karma. Pharaoh kills first born of Hebrew slaves and God kills first born of Egyptians.

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