and could not find anything subject matter remotely related to your post in which I entered into discussion. I had very little activity in this thread and attempted to avoid it. I have absolutely no understanding of Noahide law and, to be honest with you, am not familiar with the term. You put much time and effort into this post. You may wish to reread the Indonesia/Tsunami thread and see that your response finds its way to the right person. Regards.
I had to start a new thread because I could not post a reply to your message in the "Was Indonesia Punished" discussion.
I dealt with Melchizedek argument here:http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6130-0.html?forumID=50&threadID=54044&messageID=1072940
I have to say I was a little surprised to see a Christian citing Noahide Law, although not altogether surprised. The strict view of Christianity, according to talmudic/noachian scholars is that Christian theology is avodah zarah (loosely translated as "idolatry").Today, however,Christianity is considered less so and Christians are more or less condidered noahides.More or less.The Trinity is still considered idolatrous and polytheistic by some jewish scholars and by Muslim thinkers as well, notably the Sufis.The debate/inconsistency within talmudic circles, makes Noahide law, not only inapplicable but null and void. In fact thgere is serious debate among christians as to whether Noahide law should or does apply to Christians.
Intersting, isn't it,that Jesus himself violated noahide law by his commandment that his followers must hate their families in order to follow him.Never mind the ghastly way in which he addresses his mother. See here:http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6130-0.html?forumID=50&threadID=94626&messageID=1074457
The Noahide law argument has to be the height of conditioned insular thinking.Just because a few jewish talmudic scholars say we are all bound by noahide law does not make it so, certainly not on the basis of some hijacked mythological tale like the Flood.Lots of societies/civilizations have/had their own laws contrived in various ways before and/or after Adam and Noah came along.
Walk in to a village somewhere in a non-christian part of Africa or India or China or Thailand or Siberia and mention Noahide law.See the response you (don't) get.Atually, for that matter, walk into any villge christian or not and see what response you get when you cite Noahide law.I asked a number of Christians about Noahide law and most of them had no clear idea as to what it was.
More to the point, however, is that Noahide law is said to apply to all people(S) through their descent from Adam to Noah after the flood.Steven, are you really going to argue that we are all descended from Adam and Noah?
Parts of Noahide law are simply ridiculous and patently anti-christian.Steven, there are sections of Noahide law proscribing various rocks and trees.Polygyny and the possesion of concubines is permissible under Noahide law. Judaism also professes that animals have souls. (Latin-anima=soul)
Finally, Noahide law requires that the accused be put on trial. Show me where it says(anywhere) that the Canaanites were given a fair trial as prescribed by this arcane Noahide law.Show me where it says that the Canaanites took delivery of Noahide law. They certainly didn't have to obey it even if they did.
They had their own God,"El the most high".