posted on Sep, 12 2006 @ 01:30 PM
Originally posted by Hvitserk
i will enquire about this site though, i do agree to some of the content (extremist presence in norse groups) but i find it somehow fishy , why link
pre-christian norse belief to the Torah ? I do not get the point. Or ist it yet another move at discrediting pagans in general. Call me paranoid but
history has proved that is can save lives .
Not everyhting has to be a connection to the Torah.
In all honesty, the only part of the Bible I think to see fairly often in other cultures is Genesis. And that's not necesserily because Genesis was
the first book of it's kind. (Looking at it as most unbiased historians would, it comes across as a compilation of other texts.) "The time of the
patriarchs" is more about clans who come together and form whole countries as time goes along. I mean both
Creationists/Biblethumpers/Jews/Christians/etc. and Evilutionists/Athiests/Pagans/etc. have many believers in a single source of all humanity. The
argument is more about how recent that one source is.
This is why I'm not suprised to see his name show up. It doesn't necesserily mean that the whole of the Bible is true, it may mean that there is a
common source of some beliefs, as there is a common source of humanity. In and of itself it isn't strong support for any position. It's when it
piles up in every single area of the world, throughout the whole text, that you start to wonder.
Now, another thought, is it because of the one source thing, or because the extensive ancient roads long before Rome came into power? Is the
similarity in text due to one source or to lots of connection between merchants and societies?
I mean, just finding a single connection of Japeth/japheth/whateveryouwannacallhim isn't enough to prove how the connection got there. I mean,
we've got all our technology and ways of proving each other wrong, and look at all the recent conspiracies that jsut won't die.
It's worth looking into for validity's sake, not for anything else. Having an agenda doesn't leave you unbiased.