Originally posted by wildtimes
Again, you've put a (very appropriate) title on a thread that is graduate level, when mostly you're talking to a cohort of 4th grade-thinkers. The
title isn't "catchy" enough to even grab their interest.
Just a courteous suggestion to increase your traffic.....
You are welcome. ATS offers a good area to have sensible discussions on the themes for religion and actually raise the bar for religious
understanding using both sciences and the knowledge of nature.
I do try to keep the presentations at the colledge level, and expect that other rise to the occasion of the elements for higher learning.
Pleased you caught the catchy title as being associated with an academic standard for denial of ignorance in religion.
I think we all know if we walked into a church these days and asked if they knew where the King's Garden was around Jerusalem that most of them would
not even have a clue. So, lots of my presentations involve lots of the on the ground understanding for the geography and geology of Jerusalem and
the surrounding area. I dare say that most would not associate Holy Water being used in religion as being tied to Gihon Spring and the Temple of
But here on ATS, those associations get brought into the light and others may be slow to keep pace on ATS, but this intelligent association for what
was going on with the temple of David will continue to infect the minds of the intelligent man in search for his roots of religious beliefs.
The Catholic often make great ritual of Holy Water and cook it up using things like Myrrh, which is another thing that goes all the way back to the
times of the Creator gods being associated with Myrrh.
This question of why was the Solomon's Temple facing East and why was just the front gold is going to cause the religious mind to slowly address this
question, because if they don't then others will address it for them and assume the superior position of intellectual strength.
The temple faced East because that is where things started with Ur and Eridu, and the garden of Eden. This is the origin for the Bible accounts on
gods. A proper analysis of this history finds elements associated with genetic breeding from foreign DNA having upset the Darwin component for
evolution, and inclusion of both supports the better truth.
They are even going to have to address things like why do they pray to the South and toward Mecca at the Mosques. And the issue is all the Rift
zone issues of nature lie South, as does Mecca sitting right in the middle of the Rift zone in Saudi Arabia. Even Moses Mtn is South toward Mecca
and very near the pilgramage trail to Mecca. So, the true Allah followers are forcing the issues against some of the less accurate ideas for god.
And this so called Foundation Stone under the Dome of the Rock was never the real theme for god, as Abraham was a stepping stone to understanding, and
Jesus another step, but the next step includes Nature as the God.
So, this catchy little titled theme, deals with some of the history for how water became Holy, in some respects, and still is today in terms of life
giving nutrition to plants and animals. But these associations give a logical and scientific supportable theme for Spring waters that healed the
sick, and even supports this new vegatable, fruit, and sprout nutrition of todays salad bars and get folks less into the meats and burned offerings
that don't do well for long term health.
Lots of the old religion pontifinations have some roots in the logical issues, and one has to get down to the sensible to gather these truths and
depart from the embellished and too fantastic to be believed faith and fantasy of god.
The goal: Raising the bar for religious understanding and finding the unification of religious truth using higher learning.
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