Sat Nov 26, 2005 7:38 pm
Sat Nov 26, 2005 10:51 pm
Elvis' Babe wrote:um actually the historical proof of the existance of the hittites is the fact that ramses II fought a war against them in 1275 b.c. called the battle of kadesh against king muwatallis.
the historical proof of the hittites is written all over ramses II's extensive building obsession all over egypt. the bible 'proving' their existance in this case is irrelavant because there is first-hand documentation of a war with them by the egyptians who actually dealt with them.
Elvis' Babe wrote:
as far as the exodus--major historical flaws there. anybody who has read extensively about ramses II knows what i'm talking about. again, i recommend the video series by bob brier--we are talking history channel stuff vs. a christian answers site.
and as far as egyptian records proving things...it's an island called elephantine island near aswan that proves the existance of the hebrews in egypt and spent 40 years wandering in the desert. this stone stela was erected by king merenptah--son of ramses II. thus proving ramses II was the pharaoh of the exodus.
Elvis' Babe wrote:however, the events in the exodus have been greatly embellished--sea of reeds, sea turning to blood is more likely the red nile which happens frequently of natural causes where red sediment flows down from ethiopia. the locusts and such were another frequence in egypt. not quite so amazing to the egyptians. locusts, inundations, and famine were of common occurance.
Elvis' Babe wrote:you got me on an egyptology rant...but yes...the bible is NOT literal in the historical context. there are references to real historical events, but it is far from the truth.
Elvis' Babe wrote:and yes, the sumerian king sargon is where the moses reed basket myth got lifted from. sargon predates moses, and his legend is older.
Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:46 pm
jeffreyjames wrote:Elvis-Fan, you suggested three shows. I'm familiar with The Apprentice and won't watch that. The other two I'm not familiar with. If they are reality shows, I will not give them my time.
Thanks for your suggestions.
Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:55 pm
Sun Nov 27, 2005 4:40 pm
Mon Nov 28, 2005 12:00 am
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Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:08 am
Elvis' Babe wrote:according to jim even passes my meter, so i'll recommend it as well. i'm a big fan of the belushi brothers and aykroyd (one of both john and jim's best friends), so i've watched several episodes. dan appears every season or so in a cameo. and i think the supporting cast on jim's show is also very strong. it's macho manly man humor mostly.
seventh heaven is the sappiest piece of crap i've ever witnessed, however. some of the kids annoy me. it's a little too neatly wrapped for my tastes. i'd say skip it, but i think it may be the only thing on tv that would meet your moral standards.
Agreed again..........man I hate that show
it's a little out of date, but you should check out the 80s family show family ties. the one with michael j. fox as alex p. keaton. alex p. is a republican teenager living with hippie parents. it's very funny and cute.
full house is another outdated family show that might appeal to you--you know the one with the olsen twins.
Possibly the worst show of all time............makes "My Mother The Car" look like a classic
wonder years, boy meets world, growing pains, etc...all fall in the same category.
I kinda like Wonder Years........the portrayal of teen angst rings true
note that all these shows, with the exception of according to jim, star mainly kids learning life lessons or dealing with kid or teen issues.
Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:22 am
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