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Moses asserted Jews had been "promised" Israel.

On that premise, he left Egypt and actually, successfully, it seems to many, invaded Israel or Canaan.

The promise and invasion of Israel, next, was just the first part of a larger promise. That they should eventually fight and conquer the whole "world," and all "nations," and all the "earth."

Some argue that Christianity fulfilled this promise, by winning WW II. And in effect controlling the whole world, at least loosely.

In any case, these alarming, violent directives have already been partially acted on. And the larger program is still on the books; partly motivating some conservatives' violently imperialistic wars.
Posted by Brettongarcia | Wed Sep 21, 2016, 05:25 PM (1 replies)

The tendency to believe anything

The suspension or simple lack of intelligence and reason.

In its origins in philosophy by the way, one merely temporarily "suspends belief" in something... in order to fairly try it out and examine it more carefully. Then if it fails? Then it has failed

From the Greek skeptics, Descartes, Kant, Husseralian phenomenology.

It was really the suspension of belief, not disbelief.
Posted by Brettongarcia | Tue Aug 9, 2016, 08:20 AM (0 replies)

They had many gods. And opposed others

Posted by Brettongarcia | Thu Jul 28, 2016, 09:49 AM (1 replies)

Very nice OP

Funny too.
Posted by Brettongarcia | Mon Jun 27, 2016, 02:44 PM (0 replies)

Manifestly, you two ladies just put your heads together, and defended lies. A case in point

Posted by Brettongarcia | Wed Jul 30, 2014, 05:36 AM (0 replies)

Here are some of the many proofs that the commonly-conceived God does not exist

Following after this post on "What if"


There are more in the DU OP on "If you can't prove that God exists" fhttp://www.democraticunderground.com/1218126722#post143ollowing this query:
Posted by Brettongarcia | Thu May 22, 2014, 08:50 AM (0 replies)

Maybe not prove one; but how about DIS-proving a god?

Posted by Brettongarcia | Fri May 2, 2014, 01:49 PM (1 replies)

Isn't that a prejudiced example?

First that is a hypothetical. Furthermore, not too likely. In Logic you are creating and beating a "straw man."
Posted by Brettongarcia | Sat Sep 7, 2013, 01:01 PM (0 replies)

Courts listening to Catholic hospitals that refuse contraception side of Obamacare; DU crosslisting.

Obamacare allows and funds, contraception and abortion. But now various institutions - primarily Catholic - are asking to be exempt from this side of Obamacare. Because they don't believe in contraception and abortion; their religion is (allegedly) against birth control.

It's a major challenge to Women's Rights, and to Obamacare. A challenge which is even now, being worked out in the courts.

The courts recently, seem to be asking the Obama administration for some action toward a policy on this.

It's a good time for feedback from the public, on this topic.

Here's the crosslisting to the discussion on this, and the topic of Religious Freedom, on Democratic Underground:

Posted by Brettongarcia | Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:16 AM (0 replies)

Inquiry Set for Death in Catholic Ireland, after Abortion Was Denied

Many moderate conservatives allow abortion in some cases. For example, when it is "necessary to save the life of the mother." But many elements of the Catholic Church however, do not make even that exception; they say abortion is always wrong. So that? Now and then a pregnant mother dies. When her pregnancy endangers her life - but her Catholic doctors will not abort the baby.

This apparently recently happened to an Indian woman, in still very-Catholic Ireland.

Here's a link to the recent NY Times article:

Posted by Brettongarcia | Thu Nov 29, 2012, 06:19 PM (1 replies)
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