Read the very beginning of the Zend Avesta, the Zoroastrian holy book, written probably about 2000 B.C. (I can't remember exactly)
It starts with Zoroaster being a goatherd, and he has 100 goats, but he can only find 99 of them, so he leaves the 99 who are safe to look for the one who is lost.
But of course the Zoroastrians must have borrowed that one from Jesus; it's just... um... they were on daylight saving at the time and Jesus wasn't. That explains the 2000 year discrepancy.
4/11/2007 12:04:06 AM
You'll never admit to this, rom831, or indeed even see it, but Iesus told Iohn that the 'book of Zoroaster' would answer a certain specific question for him.
Google \"Apocryphon of John\", if you like.
4/11/2007 12:53:48 AM
There's nothing you can say to someone like that, unfortunately. They know history better than any \"liberal scholars\" do.
4/11/2007 1:18:13 AM
If you repeat a lie often enough...
4/11/2007 3:32:46 AM
Aaaand the fact that the first written form of the Flood myth dates to before any Hebrew (or even Semitic) language was attested means what?
4/11/2007 3:34:54 AM
OK, I'll bite: Which creation story in Genesis tells how people REALLY came into existence?
From the KJV:
Genesis 1: 27, where God makes man AND woman, and gives them dominion over all living things?
Genesis 2: 7-8 & 2: 21-22, where God makes man from the dust and breathes life into him, places him in Eden, and creates woman from one of his ribs?
PLUS: Don't forget the story of the creation of the Earth from Psalms 74: 13-17, Psalms 89: 10, and Isaiah 51: 9-10, which is a little different from the two stories in Genesis.
Two competing stories for the creation of humans, and THREE competing stories for the creation of the earth.
Which day 1 were you talking about?
4/11/2007 3:53:40 AM
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