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Forum: Religion 27 January 2015, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Samwise Z
Myths usually begin as oral tradition passed down...

Myths usually begin as oral tradition passed down (possibly for generations) before being written. It's often unclear how much historical truth, allegory, pure fiction, or whatever is involved. For...
Forum: Religion 27 January 2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Samwise Z
Myth is different from fiction; fiction tends to...

Myth is different from fiction; fiction tends to be the product of a single artistic mind, were myth arises from collective story-telling.

We have myths about George Washington (chopping down...
Forum: Religion 31 December 2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Samwise Z
I have not checked in detail, but I don't think...

I have not checked in detail, but I don't think Amos (#10) was in Iraq, he was in the Northern Kingdom of Israel which was (soon after) conquered by Assyria.

Please note, I am *not* contending...
Forum: Religion 30 December 2014, 06:56 PM
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Views: 35,323
Posted By Samwise Z
The assertion is NOT whether such events happened...

The assertion is NOT whether such events happened (although #11, 15, and 16 are historically accurate.) The assertion is that there are many references to Iraq (qua Babylon) in a work of literature...
Forum: Religion 30 December 2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 35,323
Posted By Samwise Z
As someone commented about the earlier threads on...

As someone commented about the earlier threads on this: the statements are true about ancient Babylon, not about modern-day Iraq. The two countries happen to have been on the same soil...
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