posted on Feb, 21 2018 @ 12:14 PM
a reply to: DpatC
In Plato's Cratylus there is a discussion about how "names" can be disguised and these disguises include the adding or subtracting of a letter or two
and it is also mentioned that "barbarians" engaged in this practice so it is not unreasonable to apply this idea to the Old Testament. The Hebrew
word for "rib" is "tsela" while the Hebrew word for "shadow" is "tsel" so based on Cratylus it could be said that the "rib" was a disguised name for
"shadow". Suppose the Bible really is allegory and "man" represents the real world and "woman" represents the false world? When Adam and Eve first
learned of "good" and "evil" their first response was to "cover" themselves and "hide". Could this represent the invention of allegory in which
"evil" represents hidden knowledge? In Plato's Allegory of the Cave, the false view of the world is represented by "shadows" on a wall. Could Plato
have really been describing the nature of religious allegory?
When Mohammad first received a "revelation" from God, he supposedly cried to his wife "cover me". This hardly seems like manly behavior, but if
Mohammad was employing the allegory of the Old Testament, then using a "woman" to provide a cover seems understandable.
So if a cover is female and the knowledge hidden underneath is male, then allegory is created by a "marriage". This then means that a marriage of two
men would represent only the truth and thus "homosexuality" is a "sin" because it hides nothing.
We also know that the name "Christ" means "anointed" and this anointing is done with "ointment". In Hebrew the word for "oil" or "ointment" is
"shemen" while the word for "name" is "shem". In the Song of Solomon (which assigns various metaphors to a "man" and a "woman") there is the remark
"...thy name is an ointment…” so we might interpret this as meaning "ointment" is a disguised word for "name". This metaphoric relationship then
appears to be confirmed when the word "christening" is used to describe the naming of something.
Dealing with the Bible as man made allegory is the only way to make real sense out of it.