On Sun, 05 Dec 2004 06:04, Steg Belsky wrote: > On Dec 4, 2004, at 2:32 AM, Pascal A. Kramm wrote: > > Many parts of the Old Testament existed already way before the advent > > of > > Jesus and stuff, and were only slightly modified for inclusion. > > > > The original bible texts were changed uncounted times by whoever was > > currently in power at the church to express just what what they wanted > > it to > > express, going along with intentional misinterpretation. > > What's this obsession with the church? The texts commonly referred to > as the "Old Testament" had their own milieu, religion, and significance > before Christianity ever came along. > > > Possibly just done to have some fun with the stupid humans. > > What, you've never heard of a Trickster Divinity? ;-) He's usually the most interesting character in the pantheon - what would life be like without Maui's slowing the sun, or Loki's taking vengeance on that best-looking Aesir god Baldr, etc. ;) What would Ursula Le Guin's world be like without Coyote? > > > -Stephen (Steg) > "refa'einu..." -- Wesley Parish * * * Clinersterton beademung - in all of love. RIP James Blish * * * Mau e ki, "He aha te mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata." I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people."