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Featured Two Creation Accounts?

Discussion in 'Scriptural Debates' started by Earthling, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. metis

    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    When being chased by men with weapons, run like hell? :D

    On the serious side, I think you pretty much already know some of them, although what's strikes you as being basic might not strike me as being basic and vice-versa. Also, since it's a quite lengthy book, so I'm not even going to even try to get into all those items that could be important.

    And if it means nothing to you, then that's all find & dandy as far as I'm concerned: "Different strokes for different folks".
     
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    The establishment of a theocratic kingdom, under the one God, its the story of the greatest event in the history of the Chosen People. With the Ark and the Tabernacle representing God's dwelling with his people. It is not possible to understand the NT without Exodus.
     
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    How can one tell the difference?
     
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    So, the story of the greatest event in the history of the Chosen People is make-believe. That indicates that the rest of the stories are make-believe also.
     
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    As an atheist with no knowledge of either, you can't.
     
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    Again, without any knowledge or background in literary criticism there is no common frame of reference for an intelligent discussion.
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    That's way too much of an overreach as it is virtually impossible for one to actually know that. Verify or denying things that took place thousands of years ago is pretty much impossible, which is why I don't go that route in my "I'll treat all as being allegorical"-approach.
     
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    I see you tap danced away from addressing your confused, self contradictory assertions. That's not unexpected.
     
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    So, you want to sidestep my comment about Exodus being a made-up story by claiming I have no knowledge or background in literary criticism.

    We now have two different subjects where you duck and dodge and tap dance when called out. OK, I'll not waste more time on you.

    However, if you can provide evidence from reputable scholars and researchers affirming the Exodus actually occurred please do post it. We'd all love to see it.
     
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    You use the term "allegorical", I use the term "make-believe".
     
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    I believe there may be millions of years between the first account and second account.

    I believe this term has been used to refer to hominus erectus but in the myths it only refers to the Adamic race.

    I believe this is technically incorrect. Hominids have been sinful a lot longer that that. It is only the fall into sin of the Adamic race.
     
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    i believe you think you know but you were not there and God was.
     
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    I believe the message is that God created everyone but wanted a special people for Himself.
     
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    Yes, even though I personally don't believe that.
     
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    Why do you think I used to be there?

    And why do you believe that God lies?
     
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    What do you think are the benefits of literary criticism, how does is affect ones ability to interpret? No sidestep, it is basic to your question.
     
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    People just need some basic reading comprehension and to understand they're reading a stylized ancient text.
     
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    Why?

    Based on what?
     
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    ecco said:
    So, you want to sidestep my comment about Exodus being a made-up story by claiming I have no knowledge or background in literary criticism.

    So, everything you know is based on your own original research. You believe the Exodus actually occurred because you went out into the desert and found traces of Jews wandering around.

    My heartiest congratulations. I never went into the desert and found nothing. All I could do is rely on the findings and writings of other people who actually did.

    Also, I did not know that I had to be a highly trained literary critic to understand that the findings and writings of those scholars who disbelieve Exodus were valid.

    On the other hand, you seem to put more credence into the writings of ancient peoples than you do modern-day scholars.
     
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    You don't. You may stay in your simplistic mindset, stuck in the absurdity of the details.
     
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