AÂ Hundred Dollar Drawing.Â This one, “Objective Justice,” was a stumper!
7Â And the Lord said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves:
8Â They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them: they have made them a molten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which have brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
9Â And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
10Â Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.
11Â And Moses besought the Lord his God, and said, Lord, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?
12Â Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.
13Â Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever.
14Â And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.
15Â And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.
16Â And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.
17Â And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.
18Â And he said, It is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of them that cry for being overcome: but the noise of them that sing do I hear.
19Â And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses’ anger waxed hot, and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them beneath the mount.
20Â And he took the calf which they had made,
and burnt it in the fire,
and ground it to powder,Â and strawed it upon the water,
and made the children of Israel drink of it.
21Â And Moses said unto Aaron, What did this people unto thee, that thou hast brought so great a sin upon them?
22Â And Aaron said, Let not the anger of my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set on mischief.
23Â For they said unto me, Make us gods, which shall go before us: for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.
24Â And I said unto them, Whosoever hath any gold, let them break it off. So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf.
25Â And when Moses saw that the people were naked; (for Aaron had made them naked unto their shame among their enemies:)
26Â Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the Lord’s side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.
27Â And he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.
28Â And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men.
29Â For Moses had said, Consecrate yourselves today to the Lord, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.
30Â And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the Lord; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.
31Â And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.
32Â Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.
33Â And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.
34Â Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.
35Â And the Lord plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made.
Moses returning from Mt. Sinai,Â aboutÂ toÂ open a can of holy whoop-ass on those goddesses.
Head on over hereÂ between 2 and 4pm EST today, Friday February 27.
UPDATE: Reddit is not allowing me to post. On my own IAMA. Granted, this IAMA was set up by someone else, who said he had duly submitted my handle (Nina_Paley, created a week ago) to the mods. But it didn’t work. I was on the calendar, but I can’t respond to questions. I am not happy about this but mods aren’t responding, so I give up. You can AMA on Twitter instead.
UPDATE 2:Â after half an hour the problem was corrected, and I went back and answered questions.
I’ll be doing a Reddit AMA next Friday February 27, along with Sherwin Siy of Public Knowledge, for Fair Use Week. We’ll beÂ on 2-4pm EST, a.k.a. 1-3pm CST. Ask Me Anything!