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Wandering Monk's Recent Activity

  1. Wandering Monk rated Jayhawker Soule's post Winner in the thread Communist party endorses Biden.

    Did I sound surprised? For the record, I am also not at all surprised by the ignorant desperation that would prompt someone to...

    Aug 4, 2020 at 8:30 PM
  2. Wandering Monk replied to the thread Why Did God Wait?.

    Yeah, his name was Archbishop Ussher. He is often used by fundamentalist to prove the earth is only 6000 years old.

    Aug 4, 2020 at 8:22 PM
  3. Wandering Monk replied to the thread Why Did God Wait?.

    If you take the ancient Jewish notion of the 'world week', that is the idea that the history of the world was prefigured in the 7 days...

    Aug 4, 2020 at 8:20 PM
  4. Wandering Monk replied to the thread Techelet: The Blood of God..

    No. It was in his series Mythos I believe. I watched it several years ago, but I don't know when the series was produced.

    Aug 4, 2020 at 7:42 PM
  5. Wandering Monk replied to the thread Techelet: The Blood of God..

    Joseph Campbell had a story about a Jewish student of his. He noted that her identity was almost totally wrapped up in being Jewish and...

    Aug 4, 2020 at 3:15 PM
  6. Wandering Monk replied to the thread Techelet: The Blood of God..

    Does Jewish affiliation/identity take precedence over individual ego?

    Aug 3, 2020 at 9:02 PM
  7. Wandering Monk replied to the thread Is religion just another method to resolve cognitive dissonance?.

    Repentance is the means of resolving the dissonance between 'what I did' and 'what I should be'. A little like regaining your virginity,...

    Aug 3, 2020 at 8:50 PM
  8. Wandering Monk rated ecco's post Winner in the thread Is religion just another method to resolve cognitive dissonance?.

    Is your "mainstream" comment anything like "But, they aren't real Christians. Real Christians wouldn't do anything like that"?

    Aug 2, 2020 at 5:27 PM
  9. Wandering Monk replied to the thread Techelet: The Blood of God..

    I think the blood of gods idea hearkens back to Sumerian mythology in which the first man was created from earth mixed with he blood of...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 3:16 PM
  10. Wandering Monk replied to the thread Is religion just another method to resolve cognitive dissonance?.

    Or that your religion expects better behavior than you are capable of. This creates guilt which needs to be resolved, hence, atonements.

    Aug 1, 2020 at 2:56 PM
  11. Wandering Monk rated ecco's post Funny in the thread Is religion just another method to resolve cognitive dissonance?.

    As the saying goes, 'He who is forgiven much, must have done a whole lot of bad things requiring forgiveness'.

    Aug 1, 2020 at 2:53 PM
  12. Wandering Monk liked gnostic's post in the thread Investigating Sacred Waters, Rivers and Deities.

    It wasn’t the creation myths that first attracted me to myths, but the high adventures of Perseus, Jason, Hercules and Ulysses, when I...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 2:53 PM
  13. Wandering Monk replied to the thread Investigating Sacred Waters, Rivers and Deities.

    When I was in elementary school, the books I checked out from the school library were nearly all Greek mythology. Also books about...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 9:06 AM
  14. Wandering Monk liked gnostic's post in the thread Investigating Sacred Waters, Rivers and Deities.

    I still loved reading myths, even today. But in some inexplicable ways, I outgrew them. I think that somewhere along the line, I no...

    Aug 1, 2020 at 9:05 AM
  15. Wandering Monk replied to the thread As in Adam all die (what about Eve?).

    A way of dealing with cognitive dissonance: why am I not a better person?

    Aug 1, 2020 at 8:27 AM