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This could be dynamite.

Post by Minimalist » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:43 pm

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/a-827144.html
But which Torah is the original? Until recently, the generally accepted school of thought was as follows: In the fourth century BC, the Samaritans split off as a radical sect. In the Bible, they appear as outsiders and idol worshipers; they are evil. The parable of the "good Samaritan" (Luke 10:25-37) offers a rather atypical portrayal of a member of this sect.

The historian Titus Flavius Josephus, himself a Jew, mentions that the apostates erected a shrine "in all haste" in the year 330 BC, as a rather dilettantish attempt to emulate the Temple in Jerusalem.

Increasingly, though, it looks as though the Bible has handed down a distorted picture of history. Papyrus scrolls recovered from Qumran on the Dead Sea, as well as a fragment of the Bible that recently surfaced on the market for antiquities, necessitate a "complete reassessment," says Schorch.
It really gets going on Page 2.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Post by dannan14 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:26 pm

Wow, that's good stuff.

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Post by kbs2244 » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:56 am

Not quite a pure news story.
He lets a lot of personal opinion leak through.

But very interesting news in spite of the presentation.

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Post by Minimalist » Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:01 pm

Who do you mean by "he?"
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Post by kbs2244 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:09 am

Matthias Schulz the Der Spiegel writer.

There is a lot in the story that is not in quotes.
That makes it his words and opinions.

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Post by Digit » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:11 am

"It must be a wonderful place. Nobody has ever returned to make a complaint."
I love that!

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Post by Minimalist » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:48 pm

I have always admired the Jewish capacity for self-deprecating humor.

The Arabs...and a lot of xtians.... could learn something from them.
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Post by Digit » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:22 pm

Yep, many of the 'Jewish' jokes I've heard over the years could be seen as anti semitic, but for the fact they were told by Jews.
To be able to laugh at your self is generally a good thing IMO.

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