Author Topic: What are some things that Biden gets right?  (Read 6318 times)

msquared

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Re: What are some things that Biden gets right?
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2022, 12:49:31 PM »
The pre Bible stuff had the Matriarchial problem.  So the Bible fixed that by making women property.

Wayward Son

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Re: What are some things that Biden gets right?
« Reply #51 on: August 05, 2022, 02:28:22 PM »
The law of God, as seen in the Bible, is clear about what is moral and immoral. And since even people who have never encountered the law know generally what is moral and immoral
So you are happy with the entirety of Leviticus as a description of good & bad?

Its a position certainly.

Leviticus is primarily a cut and paste from many religions that predated Judaism. Most were matriarchal, but the laundry lists of accepted wisdom was passed down long before the Bible.

Interesting.  How does this relate to those who insist that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God?

msquared

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Re: What are some things that Biden gets right?
« Reply #52 on: August 05, 2022, 02:30:51 PM »
God plagerized?

wmLambert

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Re: What are some things that Biden gets right?
« Reply #53 on: August 05, 2022, 08:21:02 PM »
...Interesting.  How does this relate to those who insist that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God?

We weren't discussing them. That issue sounds like Andrew Dickson White claiming the Church thought the Earth was flat. That had nothing to do with reality. Judiasm and Christianity was all about studying how the physical laws of the Universe work - not about taking things literally. There is more argument about what is metaphor or symbolism, in the Bible, than what is Gospel.


Mynnion

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Re: What are some things that Biden gets right?
« Reply #54 on: August 06, 2022, 07:59:53 AM »
The early church supported pacifism and wealth sharing that is not overtly supported by the current biblical narrative.  I have always wondered what changes were made to the texts when the Roman Empire decided to claim Christianity as it's religion.

wmLambert

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Re: What are some things that Biden gets right?
« Reply #55 on: August 06, 2022, 02:40:25 PM »
The early church supported pacifism and wealth sharing that is not overtly supported by the current biblical narrative.  I have always wondered what changes were made to the texts when the Roman Empire decided to claim Christianity as it's religion.

Why wonder? the history is out there. Look to King Constanti9ne who changed the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday to please the sun-worshipers. Look at the many, many versions and translations of Bibles and their collaborating associated works. Go to the religions that were prior to Judaism and Christianity. The whole narrative is there and shows how thought and philosophy grew and evolved over the years. Pick what works for you and see if it makes you happy. No one is preaching to you here. What you believe should be your own thoughts. Just get past disinformation before you accept things religiously, politics included.

Fenring

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Re: What are some things that Biden gets right?
« Reply #56 on: August 08, 2022, 10:08:44 PM »
The early church supported pacifism and wealth sharing that is not overtly supported by the current biblical narrative.  I have always wondered what changes were made to the texts when the Roman Empire decided to claim Christianity as it's religion.

I'm not an expert on Church history vis a vis its iterant interpretations of scripture, but the current Catholic teachings may well be consistent with the pacifism and wealth sharing found in the gospels. The problem is that pursuit of one's duty has become a completely decentralized matter up to each person to do, with no community or central planning. So a given person could consult a series of priests and realize that they are, in fact, called to give up all of their things to the poor (which is the broader community), but this would require their own spiritual investigation and then choice. It wouldn't be done as a result of a rule the community has established such as existed during the gospels and Acts. But the lack of top-down direction to give up your things doesn't actually mean you're not supposed to. Part of what's changed is that many more walks of life exist now, so more variety of duties exist. For instance if you take a community that believes the world's end is near, they are not going to be very concerned with long-term goals that will affect married couples and the next generation; but once you are past that and have generations of marriage, etc, then you have different moral duties. For example it is probably immoral (if we're being strict) to hoard wealth for oneself as a single person who doesn't want to marry, whereas it is likewise probably a moral requirement for parents with babies to accumulate enough to ensure their well-being and future education, with some set aside for emergencies and unexpected problems. But this isn't inconsistent with scripture, so much as a different thing than their community was concerned with.