Monday, May 9, 2011

Comment on the book "What Happens After Death?"

Part 2

In my previous post I mentioned I would quote some of what was written. After reading further I soon found out that I would have to almost insert the whole book to make my point. To make it short,  if you're interested call this number ( 905 ) 876-9966 and ask them to send you the book "What Happens After Death?" As far as I can tell, it's free because I received one free. It is interesting reading.

Now here is another one that I can refer you to check out. If anyone is interested its called Belief Blog, and it is also very interesting. The one post that really caught my attention is entitled "My take: The  Bible’s  mixed message on sexuality". 

Here is a synopsis of some points made in this post. 

Genesis includes two versions of the story of God’s creation of the human person. First, God creates humanity - male and female and then God forms the human person again, this time in the Garden of Eden. The second human person is given the name Adam and the female is formed from his rib.   

Ancient Christians and Jews explained this two-step creation by imagining that the first human person possessed the genitalia of both sexes. Then, when the androgynous, dually-sexed person was placed in the garden, s/he was divided in two.

According to this account, the man “clings to the woman” in an attempt to regain half his flesh, which God took from him once he was placed in Eden. As third century Rabbi Samuel bar Nah man  explained, when God created the first man, God created him with two faces. “Then he split the androgyne and made two bodies, one on each side and turned them about. Then there are two Kings mentioned as John and David.

Very interesting blog.

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