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It isn't easy putting things in context ...
Thu Aug 30, 2018 06:29

Jewish people in Judea weren't on a different planet from their neighbors. And the trade network reached from Britain to India and even China. Emperor Ashoka in India, sent Buddhist missionaries to Antioch and Alexandria in 250 BCE, long before Jesus. Jesus didn't have to go to school in Kashmir, Kashmir came to Judea. Alexandria had its own neighborhood for people from India. A statue of Indian goddess Lakshmi was found in the ruins of Pompeii. The supposed tomb of Jesus (Isa) in Kashmir, the headstone (lays flat) has the symbols of early Buddhism on it (footprints with wheel of Dharma). Jews were in S India from the time of the Babylonian exile (St Thomas Christians). The Chinese Han empire sent ambassadors all the way to Antioch.

Yes, the world isn't as it seems. There is a superficial view and what is really going on, they aren't the same. As a theist, I see things in non-secular terms. But what can a religious humanist do, given the crookedness of humanity?

Hope you can keep your life on a stable basis, even an improving basis. It is up to you (or letting G-d work thru you).


  • Wow, impressive answer. I feel like it's a common theory that something is going on in our world, but no one can place their finger on it, but I could be wrong. It could just be the news now showing... more
    • It isn't easy putting things in context ... — Baruch, Thu Aug 30 06:29
      • Only a millennial needs it in contextjdfietsam, Sun Sep 2 05:50
        I should probably research eastern religions more. wait really is tough being religious in this world, because our society is almost completely opposite of what the Bible says is right, but I just... more
        • Ishmael vs Isaac ...Baruch, Sun Sep 2 09:22
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          • Re: Ishmael vs Isaac ...jdfietsam, Sun Sep 2 13:03
            Ok so I feel it that Arabs and Jews both have two different histories, but there's one thing that will the Islam religion, and it's the Book of Isaiah... Islam and Christianity are both prophesied as ... more
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              • I don't know, I didn't feel that it were too judgmental. I loved the Old Testament. That's where I found my best understanding of God. I felt that when I read the Quran, I turned into a very... more
                • Isaiah ...Baruch, Sun Sep 9 09:00
                  Isaiah is probably two books combined, by different authors. The earlier and the latter. There is a lot there (Ch 53) that rabbis wish wasn't there. Most Jewish people don't read the scriptures, they ... more
              • About me ...Baruch, Thu Sep 6 19:50
                I love languages and histories. I teach Hebrew to adults. Shalom
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