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"Pagan" is patently a derogatory term for a religion other than the religion of the person using the term.
In fact it is so derogatory that it insinuates that the pagan religion is not really a religion at all.
Originally posted by undo
the hebrews weren't monotheists in the truest sense of the word.. originally, they knew there were other gods, in fact, moses says as much when he recounts the oral histories of their forefathers in deutoronomy. the text is discussing the events at babel, and describes how 70 nations were created and divided at the babel event, between 70 sons of god.
being retrospective as regards moses' commentary, it refers to the people who would become israel, later in the timeline, being watched over by michael the archangel. so clearly, this text is not only describing the angels, in particular the sons of god or even archangels, being given authority over the nations, but also that jehovah set michael the archangel for israel. it doesn't mention which angels were the leaders of other nations, only michael, because the bible/torah is the history of the lineage of the people of israel and in the case of the bible, the history of the lineage of yeshua from the house of judah
these angels/sons of god/archangels were frequently called elohiym/gods. as a result, it's disengenious to suggest that the hebrews were monotheistic in knowledge, even if they only followed "jehovah" "yahweh," they were still aware of the other elohiym. how could they not be?
edit on 11-10-2011 by undo because: (no reason given)
There is a powerful myth that claims that Judaism represents and unbroken chain between now and Moses but that is just a pure myth.
DNA studies put the final nail in that coffin.
"Jewish" women across the world have no genetic link with each other.
Woman had always been brought into the culture from the outside.
Originally posted by vedatruth
reply to post by MrXYZ
The problem with religions is that original thoughts or books have been added on for generations, sometimes so much that original thought is hardly visible.
It is quite possible to remove the additions.
Your argument holds if the core itself is rotten. Then nothing can be done.
Originally posted by Enemyc0mbatant
I may catch some flak for this one but oh well... The fact is the chosen ones really are not the chosen ones of God.... No no no it's really rather simple really they are the chosen ones of Satan. The Jew is descended from the bloodlines of Cain. The Zionist Jew does not know good. They are of the Satan seed. The Talmudic view point is of an evil one. if you believe this to be bullish/t take a look around you. Evil runs this world unfortunately. The continuous killings of the innocent Palestinians, the attack of the USS Liberty in international waters, the control over the entire banking system, the complete and utter control over the entire propaganda machine including the music industry.