Undesigned coincidences in the Gospels

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Re: Undesigned coincidences in the Gospels

#181  Postby Shrunk » Apr 11, 2012 10:15 am

Onyx8 wrote:Fancy what?


Another undesigned coincidence, of course: After the fictitious exodus of the fictitious Israelites from Egypt, they committed a fictitious genocide against the fictitious Canaanites. I guess you add up all those fictitious events and by some magical alchemy the become non-fictitious.

What is not fictitious is the "moral" lesson to be drawn from the latter story: That genocide is OK if God orders it.
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Re: Undesigned coincidences in the Gospels

#182  Postby proudfootz » Apr 11, 2012 12:40 pm

Shrunk wrote:
Onyx8 wrote:Fancy what?


Another undesigned coincidence, of course: After the ficititious exodus of the fictitious Israelites from Egypt, they committed a fictitious genocide against the fictitious Canaanites. I guess you add up all those fictitious events and by some magical alchemy the become non-fictitious.

What is not fictitious is the "moral" lesson to be drawn from the latter story: That genocide is OK if God orders it.


Yes, many have taken away this 'moral message' based on stories invented by men and used it as justification for their very real genocidal rampages.
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Re: Undesigned coincidences in the Gospels

#183  Postby Made of Stars » Apr 12, 2012 7:22 am

Shrunk wrote:Another undesigned coincidence, of course: After the fictitious exodus of the fictitious Israelites from Egypt, they committed a fictitious genocide against the fictitious Canaanites. I guess you add up all those fictitious events and by some magical alchemy the become non-fictitious.

What is not fictitious is the "moral" lesson to be drawn from the latter story: That genocide is OK if God orders it.

And thereby setting the Biblical precedent for that pillar of moral homilies "Two wrongs make a right". :smug:
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