reply to post by iesus_freak
Hello JF. I really like this subject matter, & have for a long time. You might say that I have a vested interest in it of sorts.
Here are some beginning references of mine:
And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch...
Some generations later, Noah came along. This was indeed a VERY serious time for God. Genesis, Chapter 6 is paramount as to exactly what was
occurring between the "sons of God...& the daughters of men."
That the son of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to
them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Now, that being said, I dare say any comment can follow.
Those are just the beginning of texts at hand. There are others which stem from Indian Traditions. Anyone who is familiar with those texts please
feel free to comment. However, the list goes on.
As for religions, people must understand also, at such ancient times, writing was not established. Much was verbal knowledge. Symbols became the
universal means of communication. Symbols could be placed on any physical surface that could contain them. They could also be spoken/implied upon
the mind, taken into the air by a man's arm movement, a handshake, movement of one's head or eyes, and even the movement of a man's foot in the
sand or dirt. Anything that was "written," was probably etched into stone or clay, in the form of symbols. As time gave way to necessity,
technology developed the means of preserving that which was important in respect to religion, philosophies, etc.
At this juncture I will stop & allow others to proceed. However, I have some other critical issues that need addressing.