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Old 22.09.2015, 13:44
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Re: Binding/Sacrifice of Isaac

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thankyou Longbyte for staying on the topic.

Isaac being born to Abraham after a lot of prayers and long time, Abraham was one hundred years old when his son Isaac was born to him. he was his most beloved son and this was a test that only a father who waited so long for birth of his first child can understand.

we are celebrating Abraham was successful in his test and we celebrate the feast of sacrifice.
That is nice that you celebrate that feast of sacrifice, and find happiness in that.

The ways of this world, I think, is that everyone celebrates things which are important to them, in their own ways.

And people these days are not (in the west anyway) making babies when they are 100 years old. So, yes, you are correct, the old guy appreciated that son of his ( we are led to believe) - but all that is not considered important enough to "celebrate" as most of the Christian beliefs are based on the New Testament of the Bible. Which is in conflict (I believe) with those religions still based on the Old Testament?

A lot of what is in the Old Testament is not relevant in these times. For instance it is stated that when a country goes to war and conquers another land, it is ordered to kill everyone and everything in that land - or be cursed.

This is not done anymore. Maybe in the thousands of years since those times, humans have progressed to another way of thinking and behaving?

Perhaps it would have been better all round if we`d stuck to those old laws? In that way there would be no mixing of the cultures, and trying to enforce one set of religious beliefs on others of a different belief?
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