Yes, assume. Why?
It is my duty as a Christian.
I don't believe in "Gods", so......
And? In those parts of the world in those days, sources of fuel was sometimes scarce, dry cow poop makes great kindling.
Of course, the ignorant thinks "back parts" means "ass"...
True. Good thing I don't believe in "Gods"....
You are forgiven... ;)
Define back parts please.
Whereupon Moses beseeches the Lord (Exodus 33:18) to “show me thy glory” God responds that He can whimsically show grace and mercy to whomever the hell he wants. But no one can see His face and live (apparently forgetting that a dozen verses earlier in Exodus 33:11, He “spake unto Moses face to face”.) Then out of either grace or spite replies
…will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.
Magical! In other words,“Moses, kiss my ass.”
Of course, most theologians prefer to interpret the verse a bit differently, and usually this is seen as God’s desire to show Moses as much as he can of himself without doing him in.
True... You believe in one of Many Gods.
Modern scholarship exposes the barbarous nonsense of the Bible as never before. The men who, 1800 years ago, wrote the gospels, knew nothing of science and rationality. They could in no manner anticipate the skills and insights which would be brought to bear on their pious fantasy far into the future.
Indeed, until relatively recent times, the Bible was a forbidden book, denied to all but the clergy. In the vast compendium of nonsense, selectively read in Latin to an illiterate peasantry, who would have noticed the myriad inconsistencies, contradictions and absurdities?
The Apologist boldly turns the disaster to his advantage. "The errors obviously prove the essential truth. If the writers had wanted to tell a lie they would have got it right."
These 'writers' were con men of their time and unable to anticipate mass literacy, the printing press, computers or the internet.