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A Christian would probably say I'm an atheist, and an atheist would say I am religious. I read the new testament, and much of the old-testament. I also translated a few old-testament books from Hebrew to English.

I find Bible literalism repugnant. God doesn't ask you to lie about physics, biology, or history, nor about the textual history of the Biblical texts.

I like Christian theology because I think it is the most progressive of all the old-world religious systems. I am very impressed with the way that Christians can denounce bad past practices, while keeping the core message alive.


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answered Where does Jesus stand on war and peace?
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awarded  Commentator
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awarded  Editor
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revised Does God change?
there is more than one Gregory
Jan
6
awarded  Supporter
Jan
6
answered Does God change?
Jan
6
comment What is the specific meaning of “day” in Genesis 1?
It's right here: en.wikisource.org/wiki/Bible_%28Wikisource%29/Genesis . I am fluent in Hebrew, since I was born in Israel, but I have no sectarian religious education, nor do I practice any religion, so I don't have biases--- I read it and translated it, being fluent in the language it isn't so difficult. There are (a very few) gross mistranslations in other versions, which I footnoted. Generally, I was shocked that KJ is so darn accurate. I did something like 5 books (genesis, exodus, leviticus, and a few other minor ones). No other Hebrew speaker seems to be active on the site.
Jan
5
comment What is the specific meaning of “day” in Genesis 1?
This comes from doing my own translation of Genesis from Hebrew to English.
Jan
5
awarded  Teacher
Jan
5
answered What is the specific meaning of “day” in Genesis 1?