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Is it El Elyon or Yahweh ?
In the ancient Canaanite records (Ugarit, 1500 BCE), El Elyon (the Creator) was the highest god but there were many gods including his consort Asherah (the Creatress or Mother Goddess).
In the beginning, Abram, an Akkadian from Mesopotamia moved to Canaan (the promised land). He was told to do so by god. Sumerian/Akkadian gods were numerous too and different from Canaanite gods. So before moving to Canaan, Abram would have worshipped them, Anu
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New scientist said:
''Varki thinks that early humans were confronted with a massive epidemic of bacterial infection. The two bacteria he studied are particularly dangerous to newborn babies, who often die after being infected. That could explain why the human population fell so precipitously, and why we got rid of the Siglec genes that made us so vulnerable.''
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actually, a woman's most fertile period is 2 weeks after her last period. Its called ovulation. aparantly, your god doesnt even know the reproductive cycle of the people he supposedly made.
The current day, Orthodox Jewish practice of Niddah has the woman washing 7 days after her flow begins and assuming it is over, she is 'clean' and can resume sex after her washing. However, historically the Jews practived Zavah which was true to the reading of Lev. 12. - that being the woman must
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I've noticed that a lot of atheists have a rather condescending attitude towards believers, and this can only be because they think there is a huge difference between the way they believe and their lifestyle and the beliefs and lifestyles of religious people. Contrary to popular belief, there is not.
Let's start with what I consider is the most basic similarity: faith. Particularly naturalist atheists don't want to acknowledge that the naturalist explanation for our universe and existence
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Ever heard of Laminin? If not, and if a believer, then watch this video. It's, well, pretty much amazing I think. Before that, look at this quote from: (Why Isn't the Evidence Clearer? - Probe Ministries)
"In his book, Contact, Carl Sagan satirically asks why God doesn't place a glowing cross in the sky at night to serve as irrefutable proof of Jesus' resurrection? One could extend this line of thought further and ask why God doesn't have His own television