reply to post by dontreally
Originally posted by dontreally
reply to post by madnessinmysoul
Ok...You can go on an on with your special pleading and "thats a fallacy" contentions.
Except that those are
fallacies. If you have a point and I lack the knowledge to understand it, you can actually give me the appropriate
information to illustrate a single point
This is enough to ignore you, and end our conversations.
So actually caring about the logical discourse is enough for me to be ignored? Dammit, I knew my stubborn insistence on 'facts' and 'logic' would
be the end of me.
It's a practice of adding meaning where none existed for the sake of making a horrible and brutal text seem like something that isn't.
You simply do not know enough.
Then explain it to me!
Maybe you have studied, cursorily, Kabbalah and Judaism.
Judaism I've studied quite in depth, Kabbalah I've studied as more of a fringe issue.
You dont read Hebrew, but claim your acquaintance with 'semitic' is sufficient.
I don't read Hebrew well
. If you give me a week I can probably read a page of Hebrew. The problem is I don't have time.
And I speak
a semitic language on a day-to-day basis. It's not 'acquaintance' it's actually having it as my nation's language
Check out my location. I live in the only European nation with a semitic language as its national language (well, that and
Thats absurd. Youre full of fallacies yourself.
I'm sorry, but please point out a specific logical fallacy I've employed. Here's a handy
Anyone who has truly studied the Torah will not give any credence to this absurd 'adding meaning' where this is none argument.
Ok, then demonstrate it
Again, please demonstrate how it's absurd.
Do you think the torah is just a collection of dainty stories, with no, funamental metaphysical basis?
No, I think they're a collection of stories from several literary sources (J, E, D, P, R) compiled over hundreds of years. They're stories that
started out in a polytheistic society but were slowly shifted more towards monotheism by the J sources.
They're a study in the spiritual history of a people, but there isn't necessarily a deep metaphysical meaning behind the command of a deity to cut
functioning tissue off of an infant's penis.
Yes.. You do. This is essentially what you are saying.
Even if I were just saying that, could you prove that I am wrong?
And that is simply ignorant, and stupid.
How is it ignorant or stupid? Could you please prove me wrong?
So, go bother someone else.
Nah, I'm not going to go away just because you say so. Free speech and all that. You can choose not to address me, but I will continue to address