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Might today's "Christianity" be tomorrow's Mythology?
December 31, 2006
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I started to think - that maybe, someday, say a couple of hundred years from now - we might study Christianity in a similar manner that we now study Greek and Roman Mythology today? Hmmmm.

I saw a show recently on the History channel about various books that were left out of the bible. (Enoch, Mary, Jesus as a child etc.) Fascinating!

Led me to believe that the current bible (King James version") has actually been censored!!!! Go Figure!!!

Did anyone else catch that show?

December 31, 2006
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Hi TruthB where ya been?

I never caught the show, but I have been aware for several years of the books chunked out of that bible.

It hs been explained to me by several people that those books were "deleted" because they were deemed not pertinent. Nice to have some men scholars decide that for the godman wasn't it? A few were books about women. Like Jesus' mama. Apparently it wasn't the first editing - there is the Nag Hammadi Libray, missing gospels- Thomas, Mary Magdalene.

Maybe... in a couple of hundred years. It's hard to let go of an idea or truth though, isn't it?

December 31, 2006
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Hey BevDee,

Been in PA for the holiday meeting my fiancee's daughter, brothers and father. Developed a fondness for "Yuengling" Lager which isn't available here in the south 🙁

How was your holiday?

Getting back to the post - yeah - evidently there are some questions as to the wives of Cain & Abel? Their own sisters, perhaps. More interesting is the information found in chapter 2 of E. Sue Blume's book: "Secret Survivors" which quotes Genesis 19:30-36: "And the first born said to the younger...."Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him that we may preserve the seed of our father...'" "This passage has been notably absent from commentaries by fundamentalists, who insist that the bible speaks literal truths. How likely is it that this alleged seduction was planned by the children? Just whose fantasy does this sound like?"

yeah...........bunch of crap if you ask me!!!!!

Anyway, I never "bought" all of this stuff as a child - and still don't buy it now. My gut just seems to tell me through the years that "somethin just ain't right here."

You said in your post that "it is hard to let go of an idea or truth though, isn't it?"

Yes, it is.

I made the (rather disappointing)comparison recently between the hoax of Santa Claus is not unlike the bible both in breadth and scope of popularity.

Kinda sad. But, I feel relieved in a way too. Life just is what it is.

December 31, 2006
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Hey BevDee,

Been in PA for the holiday meeting my fiancee's daughter, brothers and father. Developed a fondness for "Yuengling" Lager which isn't available here in the south 🙁

How was your holiday?

Getting back to the post - yeah - evidently there are some questions as to the wives of Cain & Abel? Their own sisters, perhaps. More interesting is the information found in chapter 2 of E. Sue Blume's book: "Secret Survivors" which quotes Genesis 19:30-36: "And the first born said to the younger...."Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him that we may preserve the seed of our father...'" "This passage has been notably absent from commentaries by fundamentalists, who insist that the bible speaks literal truths. How likely is it that this alleged seduction was planned by the children? Just whose fantasy does this sound like?"

yeah...........bunch of crap if you ask me!!!!!

Anyway, I never "bought" all of this stuff as a child - and still don't buy it now. My gut just seems to tell me through the years that "somethin just ain't right here."

You said in your post that "it is hard to let go of an idea or truth though, isn't it?"

Yes, it is.

I made the (rather disappointing)comparison recently between the hoax of Santa Claus is not unlike the bible both in breadth and scope of popularity.

Kinda sad. But, I feel relieved in a way too. Life just is what it is.

December 31, 2006
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I dunno, I think I might still hold out for Santa or St Nick. Although I think Santa was kind of a prick to Rudolph.

January 1, 2007
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TruthB, I saw that show on the history channel too. I had heard about the missing books prior to that. For the fundamentalists who take the bible literally as THE WORD OF GOD, it makes you wonder how they justify all the "interference" by man, editing and deleting what they deemed unimportant. I've never heard the clergy address that issue.

January 2, 2007
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All though it is a fictional book and movie it makes you think...The DaVinci Code. It writes about Mary Magdlene and how her and Jesus might have been married and sired a child. It is a good book! Makes you think!

January 2, 2007
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nah----h

too many people out there that will never let it come down to just historical knowledge. well, that is IMHO anyway.... 🙂

January 3, 2007
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I haven't seen nor read the DaVinci Code - but do realize that it caused quite a stir. A little bit of trivia., I was watching one of those "celebrity countdowns" for the most money grossed in 2006 and was surprised to learn that the author of the book raked in some serious money!!!! Anyway, I'll check it out. Thanks.

January 4, 2007
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I don't beleive in the Davinci Code, but it makes good fiction reading. The book is MUCH better than the movie!

January 7, 2007
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I don't really understand the question in the title.

Many people consider lots of the Bible to mythological--all the supernatural stuff.

And there is lots of treatment of the Bible as Literature.

I'm just not getting the title of the thread I guess.

I have no problem believing that Jesus might have survived crucifixion and gone on to marry. He was a good Jewish boy, after all. And there is some evidence that he might have made his way to India.

I don't think he married Mary Magdalene though. I think she stayed behind.

January 7, 2007
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Worried Dad,

I was referring to those who think of the bible as a work of non-fiction.

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