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by ABuddhist
Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Eastern Texts and History
Topic: Why the terms "Eastern religions" or "Eastern philosophy" are problematic
Replies: 0
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Why the terms "Eastern religions" or "Eastern philosophy" are problematic

I do not like to refer to "Eastern religions" or "Eastern philosophy", both because the term is too eurocentric and because it unfairly homogenizes a wide range of religious and philosophical positions ranging from the materialistic atheism of the Indian Cārvākas to the rational,...
by ABuddhist
Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: The Podium
Topic: relatively recent term: sealioning
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: relatively recent term: sealioning

ABuddhist wrote on Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:07 pm in Re: Plato's Timaeus... thread: "I am polite enough to thank people for responding to my requests, assume good faith from all posters not karavan here, and sometimes defend posters from the accusations which other posters give against them, but the...
by ABuddhist
Fri Aug 19, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: The Podium
Topic: relatively recent term: sealioning
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: relatively recent term: sealioning

ABuddhist wrote on Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:07 pm in Re: Plato's Timaeus... thread: "I am polite enough to thank people for responding to my requests, assume good faith from all posters not karavan here, and sometimes defend posters from the accusations which other posters give against them, but the...
by ABuddhist
Fri Aug 19, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 203
Views: 13672

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

StephenGoranson wrote: Fri Aug 19, 2022 9:16 am Some may see that Genesis through Deuteronomy was not written all at once.
And some may see otherwise. Each side has evidence which it has presented which can be reviewed and possibly refuted.
by ABuddhist
Fri Aug 19, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 203
Views: 13672

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

I would add that Newsom's article for Torah.com contained nothing in principle that is not well-known among scholars and certainly nothing in it in the slightest has any bearing on Gmirkin's thesis. Why not? Gmirkin's thesis is that there was a single Torah created relatively recently for the Jews.
by ABuddhist
Fri Aug 19, 2022 5:54 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 203
Views: 13672

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

"There Was Never One Version of the Bible" by Prof. Carol A. Newsom recently posted at: https://www.thetorah.com/article/there-was-never-one-version-of-the-bible If Prof. Newsom is correct, then that is yet another reason that Mr. Gmirkin's proposal that one original version (of the Torah...
by ABuddhist
Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:19 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 203
Views: 13672

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

Or are the rabbis of ca. 600-1000 BCE an unassailable authority for what was the correct vowel points in the minds of the authors of a millennium before?) Surely you mean CE, right? I would hate for your opponents to interpret this scribal error as evidence that you do not understand Hebrew History.
by ABuddhist
Thu Aug 18, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 203
Views: 13672

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

(but REG, who asked for it, left, unacknowledged?) He is no more obliged to acknowledge that you provided an example than you are obliged to acknowledge where, within this thread, you have been shown to misrepresent his views, ask leading questions and make assumptions about his lack of competence ...
by ABuddhist
Thu Aug 18, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]
Replies: 203
Views: 13672

Re: Plato’s Timaeus and the Biblical Creation Accounts [Gmirkin]

I was asked for an example. I gave an example. A single example of a translation's error, however, can reveal much more systemic problems in terms of the translator or scribe's understanding of the original language than what you or Gmirkin have given. For example, the scribe into Chinese from Sans...
by ABuddhist
Thu Aug 18, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Origin of Transtheism?
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Origin of Transtheism?

At least one Roman Catholic scholar of Buddhism (either Paul Wlliams or Peter Harvey) has described Buddhism as transtheistic, presumably because of its treating gods as mortal, fallible, not uncreated creators of the universe, wisest when they convert to Buddhism, and not worthy of being worshipped...