Democratic Primary Musings
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What’s Up with Donald Lately
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Religion 201 - Second-Hand Beliefs
- For Jews, it is the five holy books comprising the Torah or the Pentateuch: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Oh, there is more, but this “scripture” is the required basis.
- For Christians, it is the “Gospels,” (the ‘good news’ about the coming of the Messiah) which builds upon the Pentateuch in the form of the Gospels of the Apostles Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and the epistles (writings) of Paul. Supplementing the Hebrew scriptures, this is known as the New Testament.
- For Muslims, it is the Koran, the words of God given to the Prophet Muhammad and spoken by him, and later compiled in a holy book.
But that would be just a few droplets in the ocean of time. After all, the universe existed for a very long time before our species turned up, asking hard questions, the replies to which demand faith, not proof, because of the finite capabilities of the human mind.
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But what took so long?