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Belief in white Jesus linked to racism
#81
RE: Belief in white Jesus linked to racism
(March 30, 2021 at 6:24 pm)jasonelijah Wrote: You do realize the Holy Bible is the oldest living document we have of early civilizations and how things were back then, there's lots of historicity in the bible, also lots of silliness, but you can't just write off the whole book just b/c u dont believe. It's the only book we have of the old ages.

Not even close. Completely 100 % false. It is not what you claim.
The Babylonian texts found in the Royal Library (when it was discovered), at Ashurbanipal in the 1880's by FAR predate the Bible, and in fact many of the characters and stories from Babylon, (for example the Gilgamesh Epic) are IN the Babylonian texts. Also the Enuma Elish, https://www.ancient.eu/article/225/enuma...tion---fu/ the Babylonian Creation Myth.
In these texts we find Yahweh's origins (the 40th son of the High God El-Elyon). Time to take a real course in history, sonny.
The Code of Hammurabi was written more than a thousand years before any Bible text was written. https://www.sacred-texts.com/ane/ham/index.htm
There are hundreds if not thousands of other known texts that predate the Bible. https://researchguides.library.vanderbil...8&p=445086
https://www.history.com/news/what-is-the...abylonians.

I would venture to guess you have no clue when the Bible texts were written, (and don't even think of saying they were written by (a) "Moses"). We know they weren't.
Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble. - Joseph Campbell  Popcorn
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#82
RE: Belief in white Jesus linked to racism
Ok but does it pre-date the old testament? I don't think so. Booyah! Checkmate!
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#83
RE: Belief in white Jesus linked to racism
(March 30, 2021 at 7:04 pm)jasonelijah Wrote: Ok but does it pre-date the old testament? I don't think so. Booyah! Checkmate!

Why yes. Yes they all do. Absolutely. Totally. I'm TALKING about the OT.
But thanks for demonstrating you actually have not one clue about the Bible, the Ancient Near East, history in general etc etc etc.
and the literature associated with their cultures. 

I see you're just at the very beginning period your journey. Good luck. 
Pick up any book (or all of them) by William Dever https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_G._Dever
if you want to find out what the ancient Near East was really all about.
Every religion is true one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble. - Joseph Campbell  Popcorn
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