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Old 05-20-2014, 09:36 PM
 
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Moses steers people away from knowing the true meaning of the words "deity" and "worship". Anyone who follows Moses has no concept of what a deity is, and what people do when they worship them. To Biblers, these two words are buzz words that trigger suspicion of evil and Satan. One thing they don't realize is that deities are created by people for a variety of reasons. One religion, and their reason for creating a deity, differs from others.

I think when you apply the philosophy that every character in every book ever written, real or fiction, is a deity, and that everyone is their own deity, it starts to come together. There are a variety of reasons for creating characters in literature, just as the deity throughout the world.

In The Tibetan Book Of THe Dead, they create the deity that represents your Karma that a certain person has to face after they die. Live an evil life, and face the fierce deity that is your Karma.

In ancient Egypt, the deity Khepri was created to convey the philosophy of life eternal. They are trying to teach philosophy through creating the deity that represents the phenomenon of spiritual rebirth.

In Norse religion, I am still blown away by the prophecy and visions and at-oneness I experience with Odin, and I can't figure out wtf is going on with the creation of the Norse pantheon.

Stephen King creates the deity in all his stories. I'll let you figure out why he creates them.

You can deify a phenomenon. When we name a hurricane, we deify it. Each hurricane has it's own unique spirit.

Every time we dream, we experience deities. Every dream character in every dream we have is a deity that represent the spirit.

We all create the deity on line every time we post on a forum like this one. Everything we post adds to the digital body we choose to make. Through the written word, we create the spirit. We are the novelists creating the spirit we are or wish to be.


There is no escaping the philosophies of Hinduism, Buddhism....etc...And Moses would call for the deaths of all of you for doing what the ancient Egyptians did thousands of years ago. You are all creating the deity.

And if you look up the definition of the word "worship" you'd see there are like 5 different meanings. Just showing love for anything or anybody is worshipping. If I say "I love Thor, he's cool", that is me worshipping him. That is how I worship him. Biblers show Godly reverence towards Moses. They show nothing but the ut-most GAWDLY respect for him(even though he is openly, unrepentantly, INCREDIBLY evil). They ALL worship Moses, even though they argue that they don't until they are blue in the face, because they don't understand the word "worship". The problem is they think "worshipping" other deities is evil because that means you love them OVER that, and INSTEAD of, THEIR God, and are , therefore, evil. And that is REALLY evil. It is REALLY sick and twisted. Not to mention bigoted and sad.

It is because of Jesus Biblers are hypnotized into worshipping Moses, and follow his twisted philosophies towards creating so-called "graven images" of what pops into our minds.

It is through deities God talks to people. Dreams and visions is God(s) creating the deity. Everybody, every animal, EVERYTHING is God(s) creating the deity that represents a unique spirit or phenomenon.

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Old 06-08-2014, 08:22 AM
 
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One should note that materialistic practice assigns a materialistic definition to every word. It doesn't matter if that word is in biblical texts or not.
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Old 06-08-2014, 10:00 AM
 
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Rider, does it matter to you at all what the concept of deity meant to people living in the Ancient Near East - or should they have anticipated your new concept of deity and changed their own views of it accordingly?

The word for a "deity", a "god" or "divine being" in Semitic languages was basically 'ilum, or 'ilu without the mimation (the final "m") after the case vowel "u". In his Pennsylvania University dissertation on divine names associated with place names: The Splintered Divine: A Study of Ishtar, Baal, and Yahweh Divine Names and Divine Multiplicity in the Ancient Near East, Spencer L. Allen spends a chapter on the nature of "deity" and "divinity" as understood by Ancient Near Easterners. He briefly makes this statement,
The English term “god” typically connotes a divine person, an anthropomorphic superhuman entity who is often immortal. In the Mesopotamian world, Sumerian dingir and Akkadian
ilu serve as the equivalent of English “god,” but the connotations of these words encompass far more than our “god.”
The Mesopotamian terms can designate anthropomorphic superhuman beings, but the dingir/
ilu continuum also includes non-anthropomorphized forces of nature, abstract
ideas, animals, inanimate objects like precious stones, emblems, cult-statues, and celestial bodies.

before going through a number of more detailed examinations to finally try to come to grips with Mark S. Smith's understanding of what a "deity" was::
in addition to the commonly recognized major deities, ilu designates

natural phenomena (stars, mountains, bodies of water), cosmic monsters, demons, kings(both living and dead), deceased ancestors (including non-royal persons), images and
emblems of deities, standing stones, and other cult objects and places.

This comes from Smith's influential The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel's Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts (Oxford University Press, 2001).

Does it matter how we view "divinity" today, or how other cultures viewed it, if we are trying assess a completely different culture that had very definite views on what it was?
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