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Dissident Aggressor

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Re: Ethnocentricism
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2016, 10:44:24 AM »
HBD = ?

JPW

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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2016, 12:55:30 PM »
Human Bio-Diversity.  Actual sperm + egg genetics of how different races of people got to be the way they are.

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« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2016, 03:24:29 PM »
Thank you.

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Unless the angel that God sent to initiate Jesus was a Jew, he wasn't Jew in the HBD sense.  Culturally and socially, he was a jew.  To the extent that there were two turtle doves sacrificed at the proper time to register his birth.

The Judaeans had no monopoly on the Torah; that the Samarians followed Mosaic Law did not make them Judaeans any more than observing it made Judaeans Samarians.

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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2016, 05:04:56 PM »
That gets back to his Earthly "dad".  Joseph kust was what he was.  A relatively respectable blue-collar jew.

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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2016, 06:01:02 PM »
kust = ?

The congruent interior evidence shows him to have been -- before the hasty Constantinian re-write -- a Samarian.

I am aware of no other equally trustworthy basis on which to declare otherwise.

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« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2016, 07:53:08 PM »
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The Judaeans had no monopoly on the Torah; that the Samarians followed Mosaic Law did not make them Judaeans any more than observing it made Judaeans Samarians.

Unless Christ worshiped Ba'al, he was Jewish enough. There really was not that much of a distinction between Canaanite, Phoenician, or Hebrew peoples/languages from Aramaic. Save for an Assyrian conquest, North Israel was only not Jewish in the sense that after their Kings in common died, the North went their own way. Religiously, most were still Jewish. Probably genetically too.

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« Reply #21 on: August 18, 2016, 08:35:20 PM »
Someone find the grail and send it to 23andme.

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« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2016, 08:49:44 PM »
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Someone find the grail and send it to 23andme.

lol.

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« Reply #23 on: October 09, 2016, 01:20:52 PM »
Christ may not technically have been a Jew but Samarian monotheism is so similar most people would not recognise a difference.

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« Reply #24 on: October 09, 2016, 07:18:38 PM »
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Christ may not technically have been a Jew but Samarian monotheism is so similar most people would not recognise a difference.

Agreed.

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« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2016, 12:37:02 AM »
I view the Bible as literature. Like all spiritual works, it consists of philosophers writing down a compilation of knowledge.

It is very hard to argue that almost all of it did not come from the Greeks, Hindus and other pagan cultures in the middle east.

That does not invalidate any of its contents.

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« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2016, 03:26:20 PM »
In my opinion, Vir, this gives it more validation. It cannot be in any way shown to be from Divine origin. Perhaps it would be saddening if we were all judged on faith but, why should faith be the deciding trait of our survival now? When you listen to even the most intelligent and even-tempered of the faithful, they have to really fight not to put their faith and faith shared with other people before everything else in their lives. Maybe family shakes them from this trance, maybe not.