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by Clive
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Julian's attempt at rebuilding temple and Christian legens
Replies: 28
Views: 4914

Re: Julian's attempt at rebuilding temple and Christian lege

Jupiter replacing Yahweh? But maybe this is further conjoining of gods as with the earlier one of Zeus and Jupiter? Differences Between Zeus and Jupiter • Categorized under Culture | Differences Between Zeus and Jupiter Zeus vs Jupiter The stories during ancient times, including the stories about th...
by Clive
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Hercules Son of Zeus
Replies: 3
Views: 3786

Hercules Son of Zeus

Watching another version, how did xianity ever get its version as bigger than the earlier one of the son of the chief of the true gods?

Must have been some impressive myth rewriting!
by Clive
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Time travel
Replies: 0
Views: 1616

Time travel

http://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/a-history-of-time-travel/ This article notes that hg wells invented time travel. But is that true? Is not the concept of the end of days, death where is thy sting, eternity in heaven and hell, lamb lying down with lion, all examples of time travel? So are the reli...
by Clive
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:39 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: blood vs repentance
Replies: 3
Views: 2515

Re: blood vs repentance

Another way of looking at blood :-)

http://www.policy-network.net/publicati ... px?ID=6839

Rm titmuss gift relationship
by Clive
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Luther and Columbus
Replies: 1
Views: 859

Luther and Columbus

I am unaware of Protestantism being understood as a new religion that was caused by the Colombian Exchange.

Has anyone looked at it as a result of the new world?
by Clive
Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:03 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Xmas carols
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Xmas carols

Happy xmas everyone:-) Just been to a Methodist church, and looking at carols, sang a few. Fascinating history there, Luther , Wesley , Rossetti ... Loads of theology based around credal statements, allusions to Blake, classic Victorian artists evident! Christ is actually very mythological, heavenly...
by Clive
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Translation into English
Replies: 4
Views: 3515

Re: Translation into English

Humboldt continually asked about whole systems - parts are always part of a whole. He wrote Kosmos as an attempt to extrapolate this to the universe. But the British, me included, believe wholes are made of parts! Wrong! The reaction to my op here is about that! I wanted to discuss translation, not ...
by Clive
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Translation into English
Replies: 4
Views: 3515

Re: Translation into English

General point about translating- I used humboldt as an example of how weak translation can lose the meaning of something, partly because of background assumptions and understandings of receiving language causing these misunderstandings
by Clive
Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Translation into English
Replies: 4
Views: 3515

Translation into English

Been reading about Humboldt. There are some new translations out and they comment that two competing translations - by women interestingly - were produced in the 1840's. Some very quick research shows he is basically ignored in uk, although he is key to understanding Darwin. Looking at some pop hist...
by Clive
Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Samson was Greek
Replies: 1
Views: 1569

Samson was Greek

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.756385


Apologies having problems cping from that link. Argument is that tribe of Dan is Greek.