Re: Theos-World KPJ on historical analysis of the inscrutable
Sep 08, 2004 08:19 PM
by Bart Lidofsky
I got that partly from Breasted's DAWN OF CONSCIENCE, which is none
of the derogatory things you mentioned. The story of wrestling with
an "el" is in Genesis and the descriptions of Mt. Sinai as a volcano
are in Exodus.
Breasted was a noted atheist, and did have a stake in discrediting
I found out about Breasted's book reading Freud's
MOSES AND MONOTHEISM. Freud was a Jew and not a Nazi, etc. In fact
he was obliged to leave Austria to avoid the Nazis.
And he subscribed to the belief that, if religion was destroyed,
religious hatred would disappear. Even Freud, himself, wrote, "the essay
doesn't seem to me to be too well substantiated, nor do I like it
entirely." and "This historical novel won't stand up to my own criticism."
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