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by pattylt
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: The newest registered user is...
Replies: 48
Views: 11615

Happy Birthday, Min!
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Some dancing Snoopy's to celebrate another year...May it be a really good one!
by pattylt
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: The newest registered user is...
Replies: 48
Views: 11615

Oh No! I have missed 2 birthdays. Hope they were happy and sorry at my delay. Please share any embarrassing moments you may or may not have had!

Always a good day when you can notch another year on the tree of life!
by pattylt
Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:52 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: "Stupid" Neandertal upgraded
Replies: 70
Views: 45278

Like any woman would ever wear any outfit that made her look fat!
by pattylt
Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:04 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Historical chronology - can we get anything right?
Replies: 29
Views: 7398

IOW = In Other Words :D
by pattylt
Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: The Boat Post
Replies: 142
Views: 123662

Thanks for all the explanations! John, that was delightful to read, thank you. So, I guess my next question is, "what do the no-boaters use as defense of the inability of HE to be intelligent enough to build a boat"? Are they using brain size? Or do they have evidence of HE's "inability" to be that ...
by pattylt
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Politicians.
Replies: 328
Views: 61596

I can't believe this list! I assume her point is any literature that opens ones eyes, makes one think or expands our knowledge of others should not be read by impressionable youth. Some of the books on that list are titles that I would stand in front of a firing squad to KEEP in my library. Typical ...
by pattylt
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:16 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: The Boat Post
Replies: 142
Views: 123662

Can I start with a question? (Well, I am going to anyway...)
Could you all inform me what the "boat" controversy is? I am gathering that there is a dispute as to when early man first made a trip in one and where he went but what exactly is the controversy and ramifications?
by pattylt
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Old World
Topic: Okay, Ish.
Replies: 8
Views: 2427

I can't see squat in that picture. If you find another link, I would love to see it. Could you tell me what I am looking at? It appears to be the skull of some antelope to me. (sorry, old eyes). I even zoomed in!
by pattylt
Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Philo's guide to decoding the Hebrew Bible
Replies: 1233
Views: 273607

However, it does look as if the Jews at one time, (Bible minimalists would say around the 6th century BC) took the Sumerian Garden of Eden story and either misunderstood it, or deliberately turned it on its head to invent "Original Sin". Quick correction, Ish. Jews do not have Original Sin. That is...
by pattylt
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Philo's guide to decoding the Hebrew Bible
Replies: 1233
Views: 273607

You can always go to Doherty's site and whet your appetite with his excerpts from the book, which I think constitute the first chapter or two. Oh, I have already devoured that site. It was my first real look at how it might be allegorical as I had been reading and searching for a more detailed look...
by pattylt
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Philo's guide to decoding the Hebrew Bible
Replies: 1233
Views: 273607

One of the ideas I am becoming more and more convinced of, is that Christianity succeeded because the Jews, who knew it was allegorical, rejected it. This forced the early Christians to take it outside of Judea and to the Gentile audience who did not know nor understand Judaism and their midrashic t...
by pattylt
Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Philo's guide to decoding the Hebrew Bible
Replies: 1233
Views: 273607

Patti, I'd be very interested to see any midrashes that referred to Mystery teachings ... was it all oral, though? No, it was written down eventually... I believe about the same time as the gospels? To read the mystical interpretations of Midrash.... we are back to Philo! It is also where the Kabba...
by pattylt
Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Philo's guide to decoding the Hebrew Bible
Replies: 1233
Views: 273607

I wondered if the Midrash would ever come into this discussion as I feel it is essential in understanding why the case for a non historical Jesus is very valid. It was during the time of Jesus' supposed appearance that there was alot of new interpretations of Midrash coming about. It was the big dif...
by pattylt
Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Mythology, Ritualisms, Traditions and Folklore
Topic: Philo's guide to decoding the Hebrew Bible
Replies: 1233
Views: 273607

Quick answer is the Midrash is the "Jewish companion bible". It is the oral law and traditions that interpret the deeper meaning of the torah. It is everything from HOW the Jews were to keep the sabbath and HOW the Jews are to keep Kosher to the deeper (can you say Mystery interpretations) of what t...
by pattylt
Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:06 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: "Stupid" Neandertal upgraded
Replies: 70
Views: 45278

OMG, that's him!

Wonder why the artist trimmed his whiskers on his face but not his neck? Isn't the neck where a beard is itchiest?