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Hi maria k,

Your post contained a number of innacuracies and glib comments...

> I realized why discussions about the bible always make me
> uneasy. It was written or compiled or received from god by
> very violent patriarchal people and perhaps if I were in a
> man’s body I would enjoy it immensely. But I am not.

The patrirchs were not violent people. This subject has been discussed ad nausium and still I have yet to see this proved!

> Because
> the symbolism is lost on us, precisely because it is in a
> written not oral tradition,

The symbolism hasn't been lost...? Which symbolism are you refering to?

> it produces for me personally an
> unhealthy state of mind.

It might in yours but not in everyone!

> And frankly I don’t need to read
> hundreds of pages to know I shall not kill or lie.

As if this is all the Bible is about. I'm saddened at this kind of superficial writing.

Rob

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Ezekiel's Wheel 168 maria k. 07-Feb-04 04:32
The Four Beasts 162 Milo 07-Feb-04 05:06
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Hidden Meanings 181 Elizabeth Newton 08-Feb-04 07:17
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Re: Hidden Meanings 241 Laird Scranton 08-Feb-04 16:59
Re: Hidden Meanings 169 maria k. 08-Feb-04 20:48
Re: Hidden Meanings 231 Laird Scranton 09-Feb-04 02:40
Re: Hidden Meanings 165 Mark Staab 09-Feb-04 07:42
Re: Hidden Meanings 232 Laird Scranton 09-Feb-04 21:26
Re: Hidden Meanings 178 Jaimi 10-Feb-04 04:18
Re: Hidden Meanings 214 Laird Scranton 10-Feb-04 22:24
Re: The Four Beasts 186 Lee McGiffen 07-Feb-04 12:02
Re: The origin of Christian religion 157 Mark Staab 08-Feb-04 01:19
Re: The origin of Christian religion 161 maria k. 08-Feb-04 21:02
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Re: The origin of Christian religion 146 Mark Staab 09-Feb-04 08:48
the bible's "written word" 176 maria k. 09-Feb-04 20:50
Re: the bible's "written word" 168 Milo 09-Feb-04 21:08
Re: the bible's "written word" 162 Mark Staab 09-Feb-04 21:43
Re: the bible's "written word" 178 Milo 10-Feb-04 02:36
Re: the bible's "written word" 179 maria k. 09-Feb-04 22:32
So called glib comments 257 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 00:37
Re: So called glib comments 243 Milo 10-Feb-04 02:29
What use is the bible? 209 Richard Fusniak 10-Feb-04 23:06
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Re: What use is the bible? 170 Richard Fusniak 11-Feb-04 23:59
Re: What use is the bible? 168 Milo 12-Feb-04 00:21
I forgot to comment on.... 189 Milo 12-Feb-04 00:25
The Vicarious Atonement 174 Richard Fusniak 12-Feb-04 02:31
Re: The Vicarious Atonement 350 Milo 12-Feb-04 03:31
Thanks Fuzzy! 158 maria k. 11-Feb-04 05:04
Re: Thanks Fuzzy! 169 Milo 11-Feb-04 05:33
correction... 144 Milo 11-Feb-04 05:46
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Re: The origin of Christian religion 172 Mark Staab 08-Feb-04 01:34
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