Posted by Paul Younan from ? (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 11:27AM :
In Reply to: Re: What I meant by this is.... posted by pancho from pool0278.cvx25-bradley.dialup.earthlink.net (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 11:39PM :
Fred, you brought up excellent points.
One thing I would like to comment on:
<i>If you are really and truly proud of the source and fountainhead of these other religions...it doesn't seem to me you would abandon the religion and culture that inspired imitation and innovation.</i>
That's kinda assuming that the abandonment of Ashur took place immediately prior to, and because of, Christianity.
The historical fact is that Abgar didn't worship Ashur. He didn't switch from Ashur to Christianity....our temples and priesthood were destroyed centuries before Meshikha appeared on the scene.
Anyway, the more and more I've read of your reasonable arguments over the years has convinced me to begin studying and appreciating our ancient religion.
But I say let's give ourselves credit for these other three, too. Let's cherish all of Mesopotamian contribution to civilization.....the roots and the branches.
-- Paul Younan
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