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by nili
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Is it honorable to force men or women to wear veils or any particular garment?
Replies: 18
Views: 24544

Re: Is it honorable to force men or women to wear veils or any particular garment?

Most churches and mosques are run by men who impose dress codes and decide on what the punishment will be for infractions. In Islam, to the point of Honor Killing. With how many mosques are you familiar? I live relatively near five mosques, have visited all of them, and have met women from all of t...
by nili
Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Hebrew puns.
Replies: 17
Views: 15122

Re: Hebrew puns.

Secret Alias wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:03 am
So you're saying that the Pentateuch isn't a cockbook or a book centrally focused on dick? Interesting.
Did I mention "projection"? :D
by nili
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Is it honorable to force men or women to wear veils or any particular garment?
Replies: 18
Views: 24544

Re: Is it honorable to force men or women to wear veils or any particular garment?

Gnostic Bishop wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:22 pm
I believe that obliging or forcing people to submit to any political, social or religious norm, including forcing various apparel, --- without a just cause, --- is immoral.
Would that include forcing them not to where certain apparel?
by nili
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:42 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Hebrew puns.
Replies: 17
Views: 15122

Re: Hebrew puns.

And more to the point the 'leaving things unsaid' extends beyond puns. God wrestling with Jacob and grabbing his scrotum is the best representation of this, the secret obsession with the penis in the Pentateuch through the establishment of covenants, Moses's circumcision. Primitive cultures just ma...
by nili
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: How Many Mythicists Identify With the White Right and Why?
Replies: 40
Views: 55462

Re: How Many Mythicists Identify With the White Right and Why?

Secret Alias wrote:
Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:37 am
In the minds of the mythicists (save perhaps for Lataster who is an anarchist) white is right. Am I missing something?
Perhaps the fact that you're floating a preposterous generalization?
by nili
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 322
Views: 121072

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

This may possibly be a digression better ignored, but here goes anyway. I think this thread may be confusing two issues: issue 1/ why do historicists think that the existence of a historical Jesus is much more probable than the alternatives ? Issue 2/ Does the belief that the existence of a histori...
by nili
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?
Replies: 322
Views: 121072

Re: Why Are Historicists So Certain That Jesus Existed?

Perhaps the bulk of them are merely "so certain" that the existence of an historical Jesus is the more reasonable inference. That said, it's interesting how the formulation of the question so effortlessly reflects a bias that seems to me not dissimilar to that found among some advocates of the minim...
by nili
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Were the ancient Jews nomads?
Replies: 13
Views: 14983

Re: Were the ancient Jews nomads?

Avi Faust's Israel'e Ethnogenesis and Richard Elliott Friedman's The Exodus argue against dealing with the nascent Jews as a homogenous group and in favor of a small group bringing the cult of ywh up from the south, while the yhw-Shasu connection certainly suggests a nomadic connection.
by nili
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Torah had only one source. In this story Asherah liberated the Jews.
Replies: 1
Views: 4494

Re: The Torah had only one source. In this story Asherah liberated the Jews.

Krupin wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:25 pm
This story is read without special effort ...
Not in my case.
by nili
Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Documentary Hypothesis in the 21st Century
Replies: 61
Views: 46576

Re: The Documentary Hypothesis in the 21st Century

Unfortunately I do not know English well. I can not fully translate my articles into English. They are long. I will try to briefly describe them. Give final conclusions. This will take some time. :banghead: You have all the time you need and absolutely no reason not to pursue the matter in your own...