Old Testament was written for primitive people
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25-03-2015, 03:56 PM
RE: Old Testament was written for primitive people
(25-03-2015 03:41 PM)Happy Wrote:  
(25-03-2015 03:33 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  The texts which ended up much later being assembled into what would later become the canon of the Olt Testament was not "written for primitives".

Can you please suggest any historical research/books to read on this?
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Boadt, L. (1984) Reading the Old Testament: An Introduction. New York. Paulist Press.

(outstanding book, it takes great pains to be forensically accurate, to a fault, and as such, becomes a great weapon to discredit the OT)

Murdock, D M (2014) Did Moses Exist? Seattle, WA. Stellar Press. Print.

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25-03-2015, 05:19 PM (This post was last modified: 25-03-2015 07:54 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Old Testament was written for primitive people
(25-03-2015 03:41 PM)Happy Wrote:  
(25-03-2015 03:33 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  The texts which ended up much later being assembled into what would later become the canon of the Olt Testament was not "written for primitives".

Can you please suggest any historical research/books to read on this?
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"Who Wrote the Bible" - Dr. Richard Elliott Friedmann
"How the Bible Became a Book . the Textualization of Ancient Israel" - Dr. William M. Schniedewind

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26-03-2015, 05:44 AM
RE: Old Testament was written for primitive people
(25-03-2015 03:29 PM)Happy Wrote:  Totally agree with all of you guys. Just pick one and stick to it. Either remove OT from the bible or live by it, which is, let's face it, not gonna work. I find it to be a kind of hypocrisy, they say one thing, but do another.

It's kind of part and parcel to when they have one religion that piggy backs on another, yet, claim they're the same. Seriously, watch an apologist try to work "the Gospel" backward into the OT. It's insane.

Now, dropping the OT wouldn't be that big of a help, other than that it would remove the need for apologists to defend the creepy slave and rape laws of the OT. The NT still has:
  • A threat of eternal hell.
  • The notion that you are no good on your own without Jesus.
  • A claim that God is wise and we are foolish, and if any of this doesn't make sense, it's your fault.
  • A claim that there is a cosmically powerful deceiver that wants to turn you away from the religion, so if you doubt it, you've been deceived.
  • An open condemnation on homosexuality. At least they don't get stones thrown at them anymore, I guess.
  • People burning non-Christian books.
  • The whole notion of "if you're not with me, you're against me".
Just to name a few. Most of the worst stuff in the OT is stuff modern Christians avoid and make excuses for. It's the NT that has most of the toxic aspects of Christianity in it that persists today.
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