Bob LeChevalier wrote:
>"John Knight" <jwknight at polbox.com> wrote:
>>>>>"Bob LeChevalier" <lojbab at lojban.org> wrote in message
>>news:bmi40vg60bmhg6831s0e9hvhpfk3fcc0ds at 4ax.com...>>>JDay123 at BellSouth.net (Jd) wrote:
>>> >Bob LeChevalier wrote:
>>> >>>There is only one God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob as the
>>> >>>KJV portrays. This is an identity phrase to the people of God....
>>> >>So? A non-believer can recognize that identity, even while not
>>> >>adopting it as his own.
>>> >You may be able to adopt Greek, Egyptian, African and/or Roman gods,
>>> >but you can't adopt the God of Israel.
>>>>>> Even if it is true, why is it relevant. We are talking about whether
>>> atheists can understand words written in a book, not whether they can
>>> adopt god(s), which they presumably have no interest in doing.
>>>>The point is that the Holy Bible gives a detailed account that the God of
>>Abraham is only for the "children [read: descendants] of Abraham".
>>Why is that "point" in the least bit relevant to whether atheists can
>understand the Bible? Whether it is "for" them or not, they can
>>>Besides, even IF a jew were ever to convert to Christianity, his own Talmud
>>claims that he's subject to the death penalty unless he did so to deceive
>>Of course a Jew who converted to Christianity might not consider
>himself subject to Talmudic laws (and of course no country including
>Israel is governed by Talmudic law).
>>But here you are claiming to understand the Talmud, which I am sure
>that you' have never read much less studied. How can you, a
>non-believer in the Talmud, claim to understand the Talmud, yet you
>support JD's claim that a non-believer in the Bible cannot claim to
>understand the Bible.
>>Could it be that you are a hypocrite?
>>As well as a nincompoop.
Bob, if the Talmud condridicts the Bible, then it's obvious one
would understand that the Talmud is wrong.