[LMB] Religion question

tidsel egern at protonmail.com
Fri Jul 23 11:59:56 BST 2021



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On Friday, July 23rd, 2021 at 7:31 AM, Eric Oppen <ravenclaweric at gmail.com> wrote:

> One thing that bothers me a lot about religious writings is that people,
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> all too often, take writings meant for a contemporary-to-the-writer
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> audience, and ONLY for such an audience, as marching orders for all times
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> and places, forever.

But also since that is not always possible, that various people in or out of authority interpret it - often to their own advantage.

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> Another problem is not recognizing that language changes over time.
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> Charles II called Wren's St Paul's Cathedral "awful, pompous and
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> artificial," meaning that it was awe-inspiring, dignified, and very
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> well-made.

I have read the old testament (in Danish) and most of it is incomprehensible.
Tidsel




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