[ExI] Christianity: where to now?.
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Tue May 20 10:09:13 UTC 2008
On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 11:50 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> 'Thou shalt have no other gods before me' Exodus 20:3 (Deuteronomy
> 5:7, Judges 6:10, Hosea 13:4) is pretty clear.
> For thou shalt worship no other god: for YHWH, whose name is Jealous,
> is a jealous God: Exodus 34:14-16 (Deuteronomy 6:14,15)
> The Old Testament also *emphasized* gender differences with all the
> different laws relating to men and women.
> You must be putting a very modern interpretation on the Old Testament.
> It certainly wasn't what they meant when it was written thousands of years ago.
Actually, I did not mean anything different, "denial of difference" in
my precedent post referring not to the idea that differences would
not exist, but that they should not or are simply imperfections, as
there is a single principle and model and view which is the "good",
As a consequence, no goddesses, no community or family gods, no
plurality of gods at all, no "different but equivalent" value and role
for women and no priestesses,
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