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TexasProgresive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-18-11 05:17 PM
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18. That certain ideas did not originate with Judaism and Christianity is not new.
Certain Fathers of the primitive Church had seen the value of the correspondence between the symbols advanced by Christianity and the symbols that are the common property of all mankind. Addressing those who denied the resurrection of the dead, Theophilus of Antioch appealed to the signs (tekmēria) that God had set before them in the great cosmic rhythms seasons, days, nights. He wrote: Is there not a resurrection for seeds and fruits? For Clement of Rome, day and night show us the resurrection; night sets, day rises' day departs, night comes.
The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of ReligionMircea Eliade

I mean, that's a given and has not been hiddened. While it is true that evangelical fundamentalist aren't aware of it because they take the Biblical texts as if they were handed down complete in the KJV to Moses on Mt. Sinai, but other Christians think differently.

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