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  1. Oh, humans absolutely need that. No disagreement from me. I wonder if you agree with me on these related things: 1) Humans have many other needs too like food, shelter, medicine, and the benefits of science. 2) Passing off these stories as historical events when they are just parables is highly deceptive and irresponsible. 3) If the stories promote bad ideas like genocide, xenophobia, homophobia, or that you don't need a doctor because praying to an invisible being works just as well, maybe we need to rewrite those stories (leaving in the good lessons of course).
  2. Hmm, not sure it says much...except that humans are REALLY bad at the telephone game even when they write it down. What do you think it says?
  3. That would make a lot of sense. I've seen a lot of scholars struggle with certain passages because of alterations by later anti Semitic scribes. Agreed. As I see it (and I'm sure you are not unfamiliar with this line of thinking): God (a self-aware being that acted with intent to create the universe we see) does not exist - but if he/she/it does... God doesn't seem to interact with his/her/its creation - but if he/she/it does... God doesn't do it exclusively through your specific brand of faith/religion. Each level demands a higher threshold of proof. And
  4. That is so cool. Could come in handy. To be clear, I haven't read the book and I was wondering if it is worthwhile. I'd really appreciate any guidance you can provide. So far I've just watched every presentation or debate I could of him on the topic. Really interesting stuff. Wierwille always used to say that its either all God's word or none of it is. Yeah, I was still in that mindset 30 years after his death. So just two years ago I switched sides and concluded that it was more likely that none of it was. I didn't reach that decision lightly. Started calling myself an atheist.
  5. Raf, I noticed you mentioned Richard Carrier in a previous post. I was wondering if you are familiar with his 2014 book On the Historicity of Jesus.
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