Important things to remember about the Proverbs of Solomon:
They are often good habits (i.e. repetitive action).
He was almost never logical; he was more intuitive. For example, "Wise men do this." is more akin to "It is usually wise to do this." in Aristotelian Logic.
He was a king, more than a humanitarian.
Systematic wrote: ↑Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:51 am I really think though, that Jesus was a real person. And, if he had lived longer, he would have become king of Judaea (Israel). He definitely seems to have a plan for doing that in the Gospel of Matthew. I think that the early Christians did the best they could with a bad situation (i.e. Jesus' execution). But the religion is based on Jesus' plan to take over Israel and turn it into a Utopia. I'm pretty sure that Jesus wasn't planning to die that day. And his plan for Judaea was cut short by his death, so the early christians inherited his kingdom--Paul especially. And Paul's teaching took up the void left after Jesus died, which Jesus himself was planning to do.
Where did you get the idea that I liked Saul/Paul? He just figures into the story of early Christianity, hence I mentioned him.gaffo wrote: ↑Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:46 pm
fully agree with your mentality of Jesus the man and his early followers.
I sense you like Saul though - if you noted my many posts since here - 3 yrs? - i loathe him, i think he is a phony egotistical opportunist (not into mencing words, that is my view of the man - but i know he is dead, and to accuse the dead in effect denies them a defense to the accusation (in this life at least). and ya, i could be wrong about him, all i have to go by is the written record he left and has survived to today.
HOWEVER! seeing you like Saul and I don't, I'd like to understand your views of him and why you like his letter, not so that i may be convinced i'm wrong about him (though if so i welcome correction), but so as to understand your veiwpoint on the man Saul and his works.
thanks for the smart reply Sir!