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#64034 Dec 11, 2013
I've heard that China has built its first maglev train....if true, all I can say is: "good for them".

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#64035 Dec 11, 2013
Genius of the millennium - Nikola Tesla.

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#64036 Dec 11, 2013
MONOLATRY IN THE BIBLE:

1) In Exodus 15:11 it asks "Lord, who else is like you among the Gods?" and then goes on to explain how nice YHVH is. A plain reading of this would seem to be that the author is acknowledging that the other Gods exist, while praising YHVH as being better than them.

2) There are also various places where YHVH is referred to as a "God of Gods," which might be meant mistakenly be taken as metaphor or something, but again a plain reading of the text would take this to mean that other Gods exist, but aren't supposedly as powerful as YHVH.

3) Interestingly, the command "you will worship no other gods before me," literally doesn't even seem to forbid the israelites from worshiping other gods, so long as they put their loyalty to YHVH first.

CONCLUSION: Bible is based on the worship of one arbitrarily chosen God among many Gods. monolatry is the theme of the Bible.

LMAO

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#64037 Dec 11, 2013
A barbaric tribe usually catches hold of one god from many competing gods and makes the chosen god its one and only God. LOL.

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#64038 Dec 11, 2013
El or YHVH is a pagan god that was one among dozens of gods worshiped by the pre-Judaic cultures. This god, El or YHVH, later passed into Judaism after it was chosen (from the many competing gods) for exclusive worship by Abraham and his fellow barbarians of the same tribe. ROFL.

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#64039 Dec 11, 2013
Now, on to a more interesting subject like mind-matter:

Why do the higher faculties in man like say our emotions and mind oppose the gross physical laws of opposites attract and likes repel?

People invariably seek out others with a similar personality type and are usually repelled by individuals who are opposed to their own nature - a case of birds of a feather flock together.

Interesting.

“Legumes of the World Unite ”

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#64040 Dec 11, 2013
JOEL THUMBS UP wrote:
MONOLATRY IN THE BIBLE:
1) In Exodus 15:11 it asks "Lord, who else is like you among the Gods?" and then goes on to explain how nice YHVH is. A plain reading of this would seem to be that the author is acknowledging that the other Gods exist, while praising YHVH as being better than them.
2) There are also various places where YHVH is referred to as a "God of Gods," which might be meant mistakenly be taken as metaphor or something, but again a plain reading of the text would take this to mean that other Gods exist, but aren't supposedly as powerful as YHVH.
3) Interestingly, the command "you will worship no other gods before me," literally doesn't even seem to forbid the israelites from worshiping other gods, so long as they put their loyalty to YHVH first.
CONCLUSION: Bible is based on the worship of one arbitrarily chosen God among many Gods. monolatry is the theme of the Bible.
LMAO
Again, any yokle can read the Bible in english, but how is the religion PRACTICED? You just admitted to plain meaning, but we all know that this is not how Jews interpret their scriptures. If it was, we would never have RASHI

Also,in Ex 15:11 in Hebrew what exactly is the term used? Gods is an English translation and interpretation

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#64041 Dec 11, 2013
El is listed at the head of many pantheons. El is the Father God among the Canaanites. LOL.

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#64042 Dec 11, 2013
EL:

"The Eternal One (‘Olam) has made a covenant oath with us,

Asherah has made (a pact) with us.

And all the sons of El,

And the great council of all the Holy Ones.

With oaths of Heaven and Ancient Earth."

- A Phoenician inscribed amulet of the 7th century BCE from Arslan Tash

LOL

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#64043 Dec 11, 2013
In some inscriptions of the ancient Phoenicians, the name "El qone ars" meaning "El creator of Earth" appears. So, the prior to the Hebrews, the Phoenicians worshiped El as one among many gods. LOL.

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#64044 Dec 11, 2013
In Hittite texts the expression becomes the single name Il-kunirsa, this Il-kunirsa appearing as the husband of Asherdu (Asherah) and father of 77 or 88 sons. Oh my gosh!

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#64045 Dec 11, 2013
In a Hurrian hymn to EL (published in Ugaritica V, text RS 24.278) he is called "il brt" and "il dn" which Cross (p. 39) takes as "El of the covenant" and "El the judge", respectively. OMG!

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#64046 Dec 11, 2013
For the Canaanites, EL was the supreme God, the father of mankind and all creatures. His sons were Hadad, Yam, and Mot. eeeeks

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#64047 Dec 11, 2013
According to The Oxford Companion to World Mythology:



"It seems almost certain that the God of the Jews evolved gradually from the Canaanite El, who was in all likelihood the 'God of Abraham'... If El was the high God of Abraham—Elohim, the prototype of Yahveh—Asherah was his wife, and there are archeological indications that she was perceived as such before she was in effect 'divorced' in the context of emerging Judaism of the 7th century BCE."

Oh my, the poor copy cat Hebrews! LOL.

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#64048 Dec 11, 2013
LITTLE YHVH - ANOTHER STOLEN PAGAN DEITY:

The name Yahveh originally formed part of a title of the Canaanite supreme deity El - "El du Yahwi saba ot".

Oh fu-ck!

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#64049 Dec 11, 2013
THE STOLEN GOD YHVH -

The earliest putative reference to Yahweh in the historical record occurs in a list of Bedouin tribes of the Transjordan made by Amenhotep III. In it, mention is made of the Shasu of Yhw.

WHAT THE FU-CK, MAN!

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#64050 Dec 11, 2013
PAGAN YHVH:

El was the head of the Canaanite pantheon, with Asherah as his consort and Baal and other deities making up the pantheon. With his rise, YHVH became identified with El to such an extent that El's name became a generic word meaning simply "god"; Asherah became YHVH's consort, and YHVH and Baal at first co-existed and later competed within the popular religion...

Smith 2002, p 33-34

(smiles)

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#64051 Dec 11, 2013
Judaism is a pagan tribal cult based on barbarism given its sordid teachings and evidently the god of Judaism is borrowed from earlier pagan cultures of the region. Competition of the chosen god with other gods forms the theme of all these tribal cults - monolatry at work.

(yawn)

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#64052 Dec 11, 2013
Good morning. LOL.

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#64053 Dec 11, 2013
ha ha ha

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