Xcntrik InVidor | Jan 11, 2009
THE DRIFTER | Jan 12, 2009
Sunstreaked | Jan 12, 2009
THE DRIFTER wrote:I must admit a little astonishment in that with all the plugs you have been giving yourself not more have come to your party.Odd.
Skitz | Jan 12, 2009
Xcntrik InVidor | Jan 12, 2009
Skitz wrote:Great thread X, cant wait to get this one going.
Chess Jurist | Jan 12, 2009
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:<quoted text>...If you see ANYTHING historically that is wrong, I would appreciate public correction, with historical support, of course.
HipGnosis | Jan 12, 2009
JustWow | Jan 12, 2009
Maverick | Jan 12, 2009
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:<quoted text>Not really, christians don't typically want to know the truth about their religion.The truth, just like the truth that hit the ancient Jews in the face in the second century BCE, often destroys the myth.The myth is what brings many christians their sense of security.I do appreciate you reading along and commenting, any opinions on the thesis or conclusions?If you see ANYTHING historically that is wrong, I would appreciate public correction, with historical support, of course.
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:Christian apocalypticism seems to be running rampant in contemporary Western culture. Christians and curious others spend millions of dollars each year for the next book by John Hagee, Tim LaHaye or the like. Preachers all around the globe warn of a divine judgment to befall the entire planet in the near, very near future. Lovely little old ladies worry desperately about the signs of things to come. Even in the microcosm of culture known as topix, echoes of “burn in hell”, “judgment day is coming” and “one day you’ll see, but then it’ll be too late” ooze through the religious, political and even the sci/tec threads like an overflowing sewer. Torturous, grueling and sometimes graphically described images of pain and torment are projected upon those who dare to question the legitimacy of the bearer of this “news” of divine judgment.So, exactly what is christian apocalypticism, where did it come from and why does it seem pervasive in our culture? Let’s start by looking at the roots of apocalypticism.Around the turn of the second century BCE, in a geographical locale known as Judea, later to become Palestine, there existed the Temple/State culture of the Jews. This old traditional culture was being influenced by a more dominant Hellenistic City/State culture following on the boot-heels of Alexander the Great. Some economically minded and influential Judeans were attracted to the potentials of assimilating into this wide-reaching and successful culture. More traditional, Torah observant Jews, saw this as not only an affront to their society, but to their heritage, to their lineage and most importantly, to their god.
Maverick wrote:<quoted text>What website did you get your info from?
HipGnosis wrote:<quoted text>I wonder what that's supposed to signify?
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