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From: "John Cowan" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: CHAT: "Godhead"[LONG] (wasRe: 2nd pers. pron. for God)


> Joe scripsit:
>
> > I'd interpret that as, you shall not worship an idol/false God before
me...
>
> All these things were later reinterpreted to remove any trace of
henotheism,
> and I'm not claiming that Judaism today or even in times of which we have
> a complete record is anything but fully monotheistic.
>
> > Again, it's down to interpretation.  It would be the equivalent of a
> > christian saying 'Will you keep what Allah has given you?  So, we will
Keep
> > through Christ what we posess."
>
> But no, because there are two possible Christian views: the mediaeval one,
> by which Allah is a demon and can't give anyone anything, and the modern
> one, by which Allah is a different label for the same God.  This is
clearly
> not true of YHWH and Chemosh, which are distinct.

OK, bad example...Replace 'Allah' with one of the Hindu Gods.

> > > "Indignation" by whom?  This looks suspiciously like a clumsy editing
of
> > > an original reading "And Chemosh had great indignation against
Israel."
> > >
> >
> > Um, no it doesn't.  It looks a lot like 'the moabites had great
indignation
> > against israel...'
>
> Then why not say so?
>
Because it is taken as obvious?