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  •  I just clicked on the link from my post and it (0+ / 0-)

    worked too.  

    •  I found the Moles article by searching on the (0+ / 0-)

      terms in the linked title - but the Moles article is about parallels between Dionysian worship and the Book of Acts. Poking around does not show that Moles has persuaded very many others, though.

      Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? . . . and respect the dignity of every human being.

      by Wee Mama on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 03:11:00 PM PDT

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      •  The whole arena of biblical (0+ / 0-)

        scholarship and research is not done.... far from it. But there is enough on the influences of pagan mythologies on the writings of the OT and NT to have made it impossible to ignore, as much as apologists for Christianity would like to do so.  The writers of the texts of the bible did not operate in a vacuum. The tenets of Judaism and Christianity were not in any way original.

        The idea of monotheism was not originated by the Hebrew tribes (who were polytheistic for quite a while).

        So , as the saying goes, there is nothing new under the sun.

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