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Old 06-13-2019, 09:34 AM
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I think a big problem with the Old Testament is that people don't see the difference between a Theological Mandate and a Social Mandate.


Theological: Thou shall not kill.

Social: Do not eat pork.

When the people left Egypt, they were given a ton of rules and regulations about how they needed to live. Those were all Social Mandates designed for THOSE people in THAT situation at THAT time. To insist on applying them to a totally different society in a totally different time is absurd. Yet, that is what many people do.
"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge."
--Daniel J Boorstin