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by Thor
Thu May 07, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of Mark and Propp's Morphology
Replies: 40
Views: 19499

Re: Gospel of Mark and Propp's Morphology

I have always preferred the more "poetic" approach of Joseph Campbell.
by Thor
Fri Apr 03, 2015 4:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Questioning the Plausibility of Jesus Ahistoricity Theories
Replies: 120
Views: 35157

Re: Questioning the Plausibility of Jesus Ahistoricity Theor

When we look at HOW real historians are searching for the historical man, and the quest involved in the search. There is little comparison. Just a side curiosity here -- not directed at outhouse so much though -- what other figures are historians "searching for"? Not sure what is implied by figures...
by Thor
Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: in defence of astrotheology
Replies: 427
Views: 257546

Re: in defence of astrotheology

I don't see any evidence for this same explicit attribution in the Christian cult until the cult was co-opted by Big Brother. As I said I am open to evidence for and against. LC I would imagine the implementation of unrelated pagan belifs created some noise. Are there any texts or comments about ob...
by Thor
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Pagan sacrifices
Replies: 4
Views: 7194

Re: Pagan sacrifices

As to whether it broke their hearts, that would very much depend upon the particular culture and what was considered socially acceptable. In many of these primitive cultures having your child selected for sacrifice to the god(s) was regarded as being the highest honor society could bestow. Many of ...
by Thor
Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Thank you Stephan Huller
Replies: 6
Views: 9798

Re: Thank you Stephan Huller

To bring it back to Judaism, there is one interesting question I often revert to. How many different stories am I actually reading? Or to be a bit more specific. Am I actually reading many different stories at all? Several. The problem is that each succeeding version of society has re-interpreted t...
by Thor
Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:26 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Thank you Stephan Huller
Replies: 6
Views: 9798

Re: Thank you Stephan Huller

I understand the KJV arguably created English based protestant christianities, so that there have been later very significant changes in the stories. Changes in the stories will always occur as ongoing process. When words and concepts migrate from one culture to another, or one language to the othe...
by Thor
Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Thank you Stephan Huller
Replies: 6
Views: 9798

Re: Thank you Stephan Huller

Great I am glad that I did at least one good deed here at the board. Well... I am here to pick up what I can. Moses and "God in cloud" upon mount Sinai made sense in so many ways when I examined the concept Shekinah. With a broader understanding of the concept, the Lugalbanda stories suddenly seeme...
by Thor
Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Thank you Stephan Huller
Replies: 6
Views: 9798

Thank you Stephan Huller

I noticed you said something between your flow of posts in the thread about laziness being reason for not seeing Judaism as origin for Christianity. Which seemed like the ordinary raging rant, until I found this beautiful little gem you had put in there somewhere. You mentioned the necessity of unde...
by Thor
Sat Nov 08, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Rank, Raglan, Freud, a Texas Sharpshooter, and Jesus
Replies: 126
Views: 90702

Re: Rank, Raglan, Freud, a Texas Sharpshooter, and Jesus

So, this use of a Rank-Raglan hero class in arguing against a historical Jesus has bothered me for a while, but until now I haven't been able to give a good explanation as to just what's wrong. Well, maybe I still don't have a good explanation, but at least I have an explanation that follows below....
by Thor
Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Lot's Wife
Replies: 2
Views: 5850

Re: Lot's Wife

Amen sister, Where does one find these harlot's? Well certainly not in Canada any more. The government just tabled a new anti-prostitution law just in time for my trip to my home and native land this year for Xmas. In the old days I had to wine and dine strippers at the Brass Rail and other places ...