seeds wrote: ↑Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:37 pm
The tri-fold Abrahamic enterprise in a nutshell:
zeroed-in on the idea that there is only one Supreme Being presiding over the universe.
gaffo wrote: ↑Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:23 pm
no, prior to 587 BC Judaism was fully Polytheistic, i.e. the Jewish God YHWH (there was a debate about YHWH being "God" or El (YHWH daddy) - read Exodus. Exodus claimed they were the same and so forced them into one, even though historically El was YHWH's dad, (Baal was YHWH brother BTW).
gaffo, according to Wiki:
During the Iron Age, the Israelite religion became distinct from the Canaanite polytheism out of which it evolved. This process began with the development of Yahwism, the monolatristic worship of Yahweh that gave acknowledgment to the existence, but suppressed the worship, of other Canaanite gods. Later, this monolatristic belief cemented into a strict monotheistic belief and worship of Yahweh alone, with the rejection of the existence of all other gods, whether Canaanite or foreign.
Setting aside the fact that I was trying to present the Abrahamic enterprise in a “NUTSHELL,” what do you think the term “zeroed-in on”
The point is that regardless of what Judaism evolved from, it “zeroed-in” on and concretized into a strict form of monotheism.
Christianity then deviated from that by declaring the Godhead as being a Trinity.
While Islam took hold of the reins and steered the project back towards monotheism.
In which case, I was merely attempting to point out to bahman that if there is no Trinity, then, again, the question Jesus asked of God...
(“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”)
...was perfectly reasonable.