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    • I believe I read that the 10 commandments, or something similar, were found in Egyptian writings long before anyone ever heard of a guy named Moses. I guess, if that is true, God is a copy Cat & is trying to pass off the commands of Egyptian deities as his own idea.     
    •   I was reading ancient art history and I came across the Code of Hammurabi a stone tablet of laws by the king.  According to experts at the top of this law tablet is a picture of Hammurabi receiving these laws from one of the Mesopotamian gods.  This was before Moses.  1754 BC.  It shows that the legend and myth of a god giving moses the law tablets is not unique.   Another reason not to believe the miracles of Exodus happened.
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