Thread: Torah = Word
September 17th 2004, 09:54 PM #1
Torah = Word
Jesus said he came to fulfill the "Law."
So what is the problem with the concept of logos?
1In the beginning was the Word, (unwritten Scripture), and the Word, (now the Bible), was with God (only, unknown to men), and the Word, (our only medium by which to know God), was God. 2He, (the living Word), was with God in the beginning."To follow the rational meaning of Torah is not to adopt an ancient position and insist on silence there after.
That is not Empiricism.
The Scientific Method of Empiricism says that a comprehensive Hypothesis should guide our thinking, rather than the rigid dogma of ancient waves of traditional metaphysical religious interpretations that organized priesthoods use to sway society." Galilleo?
September 26th 2004, 08:15 PM #2
Re: Torah = Word
unfortunately, we can't just add words to the Bible as we see fit and hope to get the intended meaning.Living so free is a tragedy
When you can't be what you want to be
Living so free is a tragedy
When you can't see what you need to see
-- Powerman 5000, "Free"
September 26th 2004, 08:19 PM #3
Re: Torah = WordOriginally posted by kofh2u
I'm working on that theory though.
XavierBe sure to check out Striped Theology, my TheoBlog.
September 26th 2004, 11:13 PM #4
Re: Torah = WordOriginally posted by Sheepdog
IMO especially those seeped in the jargon and traditional form of discussion will/do abhor the direct, in context, wholeness of bracketing one's interpretation of bible verse.
Nevertheless, the clear separation by brackets of bible text from the offered interpretation is hardly different from the traditional side by side commentary.
It also has the benefit of brevity, if the wisdom is not clearly evident. It avoids the "selling" of an interpretation parceled in as commentary.
But especially, as a means, a vehicle, a messenger of the ideas presented it ought not be attack in lieu of responding to the point made, unless it is so effective in iy concise illumination that the reader is rendered speechlessness.
IMO the audience for this different, if not new and original method of presentation is not the trained theology teacher/student nor thevlong practiced debater of hard to "sell" doctrines and estsblished pat answers.
The exercise of this technique here on Tweb is a precursor to proseltyzing the informed members of the ever growing science community, especial young college attending members. This is an audience already well aware of the traditional methods of "salvation." So, the novelty, directness, and unorthodox presentation has the intended asset of surprise and to the point brevity.
But I must add that it is encouraging to find such astute experts as found on Tweb totally unable to counter the ideas presented with anything but an attitude of superiority emphasized by failed ostrascism.
September 27th 2004, 12:46 AM #5
Re: Torah = WordOriginally posted by Xavier
Yes, it seems abundantly clear.
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