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Sun Oct 29, 2023, 01:13 PM Oct 2023

Note to MucketyMagaMike, re the Bible: The free YouTube has hundreds, thousands [View all]

of clear-eyed, scholarly-in-quality videos on the sources of everything under the sun, in this case, that compilation of books (the Bible), its humanly cultural sources - think: Indo-European lore, Homer and Greek myths, the Sumerians, the Egyptians, how the Flavians invented Christianity as a gateway counterweight to Judaism and way more than I can cite. Highly recommended are the Mythvision videos. By the time the Bible was put together, lots of ideas - and the evolution of gods - from all those places and others/lost were "in the air" and put to use in endless reformulations and "creations" of later inspirations.

Any rationale to societal problems that begins with, "Because the Bible says so... " is not a thing.

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