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Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by cambridge79, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. Akivah

    Akivah Well-Known Member

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    We're moving far afield from your OP. We could debate about the precise population ad nauseum, but it isn't relevant. The point is that G-d revealed Himself to the entire nation of Israel, not just through a text.
     
  2. outhouse

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    You dont have any evidence to change the academic position taught worldwide as common knowledge.

    All because of your personal bias and faith.
     
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  3. cambridge79

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    except you can't say that happened if you can't say exodus happened. At least the supposed sacred text we can deny their divine inspiration but we can't deny their existence.
    exodus in the absence of evidences is just a matter of faith, therefore same can be said about the supposed revelation you're talking about
     
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    Revelation had always been verbal, it was written down so that it could be kept, hopefully preserved and then transported after the passing of the particular Messenger of God at the time.

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. outhouse

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    And its so much more.

    Besides no evidence at all for the apologetic pseudohistory in text. We have a mountain of factual evidence the origins of these multicultural people was for the most part Canaanite in origin.
     
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    When C++ came out, we(in the programming community) treated Bjarne Stroustrup, almost as a god and his original text like a scripture.
    Same with the creators of C. (Both great teaching languages, btw)
     
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    I don't believe the Bible says Jonah was in the large fish for a week; rather for three days. And Jonah himself acknowledged it was Jehovah who brought him through the ordeal alive. (Jonah 2:5,6)
     
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    I believe such evidence does exist, and that many archeologists have been looking for it in the wrong time period. The Israelites left Egypt in 1513 BCE, IMO.
     
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    oh, if it was 3 days and not a week it totally makes sense! o_O
     
  10. cambridge79

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    actually there was an israeli founded large expediction back in the days and it was cancelled because it was actually backfiring since archeologist weren't able to find a single thing, and they were following bibilical accounts since they were trying to veryfy those.
     
  11. outhouse

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    You don't have a dog in this argument.

    Nor anything credible to bring to the table. Your faith means nothing in a historical discussion.

    There is no debate proto Israelites evolved for the most part from displaced Canaanites after the bronze age collapse.
     
  12. Akivah

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    Of course it happened. National revelation CAN'T be faked.
     
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    It is.

    How many reports of this national revelation do you actually have ? When were they written ?
     
  14. Akivah

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    The Torah.
     
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    So you can Fake Jesus, you can fake Muhammad and the kuran but you can't fake national revelation?
    You can fake everything even in modern times if you have the will and the skill.

    North Korea they think the dear leader is sent from heaven.
    Medjugorje is a fake and million of people all around the world are falling for it.
    Japan, until ww2 they tought the emperor was a god
    Greece and Argentina, they tought their economy was good till the day they woke up and found themselves pennyless.

    now imagine what can you make people believe in a time when you are a King, you claim to derive your authority from god,, the only source of information is actually you, and people can't even read.
     
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    Only one report ? Why do you believe a single report couldn't have been faked ?
     
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    Yes it can and it was.

    How can people who were multi cultural and divided in a large geographic location who were mowed down multiple times in war, even know their real origins?

    The exodus is a factual myth.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Exodus

    The Exodus (from Greek ἔξοδος exodos, "going out") is the founding, or etiological, myth of Israel
     
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    Not a credible history book, nor was intended to be.

    The exodus is a theological piece, not a historical one.
     
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    Just thinking..... if I -along with a large group -experienced some stuff of biblical proportions.... and we thought it would be a good idea to write about it...

    who in the future would have 'personal bias', unfounded 'faith', etc... -the one who disbelieved because there was no direct evidence -or the one who believed because they had indirect evidence?
     
  20. outhouse

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    Non sequitur


    We know mythology when we see it and when evidence shows it is mythology. People that determine this actual have REAL educations on the topic, and much is such a certainty it is not up for debate by people who have no education at all on the topic :rolleyes:
     
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