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My mother family being of the Roman Catholic faith would not agree to her marrying my father, an Anglican so he took up a course of instruction on the Catholic faith and became a Catholic before he married my mother in 1919.

Dad became a fervent Catholic from then on perhaps to the point of being a fanatic. He insisted we all attend Roman Catholic schools and practised the faith which I have done for most of my life. However as the years have passed being an engineer I have been inclined to question much of what I was brought up to believe.

I suppose the first time my beliefs were challenged was when I joined the Design team of D. Napier & Son in Acton all the draughtsmen were deep thinkers and when they learnt I was a RC one of my colleagues handed me a book: “Worlds in Collision” by Emmanuel Velikovasky, Just read that he suggested and you won’t believe all that you were taught at school.

Working in the design office gave me plenty of opportunities to get down to serious reading and once I started this book I just couldn’t put it down. However rather than making me an unbeliever it rather did the reverse for I found it gave me an explanation of what just happened in the world at the time of the Passover and before. The explanations answered the very questions I had been asking myself and I now saw that such miracles could really have happened. Clearly I could see that all the bible said could be believed as a History Story though written many years ago by people who would naturally give their own interpretation of a subject as it effected them.

I soon became a Velikovsky fan and purchased all the books he later wrote.. However other reasoning set me to realise that much of what I had been told about the Bible stories did not line up with a “Loving God!” From the Bible we were taught that the Jews left Egypt in search of the Promised land a land of Milk and Honey At school we were given to understand that this Promised land was like a garden of Eden awaiting the wondering Jews, at the time I never thought there could be anyone already there! but as I learnt more I realised this land was fully occupied with many Kingdoms which had their own people. The Jews were given these lands by God who instructed them to wipe out those who occupied them. As can be found in Deuteronomy 7-16 onwards. These kingdoms were occupied by the Hittites, Girgashites, Amorities, Canaanities, Perizzities, Hivites, the Jebusities, hundreds of others. The Lord your God delivers them over to you to be destroyed…

In Deuteronomy 7 we find written: When the Lord brings you into the Promised land, he will destroy the following seven nations, all greater and mightier than you. When th Lord your God delivers them over to you (Israel)to be destroyed, do a complete job of it.. don’t make any treaties or show them mercy, utterly wipe them out! Do not intermarry with them, nor let your sons and daughters. That would surely result in yiour young people’s beginning to worship their gods. Then the anger of the Lord would be hot against you and he would surely destroy you..

Later in Deuteronomy 7-16: “You must destroy all the nations which the Lord God delivers into your hands. Have no pity. And at 20-16: For in the cities within the boundaries of the Promised land you are to save no one; destroy all! However this was not always the case as can be seen in Judges 3 Where The Israelites did not destroy their enemy but intermarried with the captives which infused the anger and wroth of the Lord.

They were told not to make treaties or show any mercy you must utterly wipe



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