[Marxism] Materialist History of Abraham Religions?

Tom Cod tomcod3 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 14 10:55:44 MDT 2011


sorry, that's Palmyra

On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 9:55 AM, Tom Cod <tomcod3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Palymra, in eastern Syria.
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> On Sat, Aug 13, 2011 at 5:00 PM, Joseph Catron <jncatron at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 2:38 AM, Tom Cod <tomcod3 at gmail.com> wrote:
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>> I was intrigued when I was in the Middle East and actually a temple to
>>> Baal from circa 200 BC partially intact, a domed structure in the
>>> sophisticated Hellenic style.
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>> Very interesting. Where was that? I recently visited the Philistine temple
>> of Dagon supposedly demolished by Sampson in Gaza. (Today it's the Great
>> Mosque, of course.)
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>>> In our 50s US world in church school, however, Abraham-as depicted by
>>> Charlton Heston-was praised for willing to sacrifice his son.  Oh
>>> sure, God would never have made him do it, but Abraham mindless (call
>>> it "faith") willingness to obey such a command from a rightful ruler
>>> was considered most praiseworthy and part of what the Free World and
>>> the American Way were all about.
>>>
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>> I imagine Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling may be a more intelligent (which
>> is not necessarily to say valid) defense of Abraham.
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>> lytlað."
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