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comment Were can I find responses to biblical criticism?
@Shmuel - The Torah is a first-hand account of the event at Sinai, which makes it a primary source. It is a particularly credible source because the many people who would know if it is true (i.e. those who were present and their descendants) believed it.
Apr
9
comment Why don't we thank God for making us men/women?
[Edited] This is not my reasoning, but that of the Chayei Adam, a classic authority on Jewish law. These blessings are not for providing one with more mitzvot as you suggest, they are for the level of mitzva obligation that one has as compared to what one could have had. Therefore, the options are not binary, more or less mitzvot, rather they are the three others levels besides the one that one has.
Apr
8
comment Why don't we thank God for making us men/women?
@DoubleAA We try to avoid situations that lead to making superfluous blessings, but we do try to say more warranted blessings(www.chabad.org/987904). That's why the blessings needed to be worded in the negative so they would not overlap and be superfluous.
Apr
7
answered Why don't we thank God for making us men/women?
Apr
1
comment As an atheist, what awaits me after death?
@XAleXOwnZX My point is not merely semantic. It is that Judaism clearly has a place in heaven for such a person, and their atheism is no impediment to that.
Mar
24
answered As an atheist, what awaits me after death?
Mar
24
revised Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
clarification of additive part of question
Mar
24
comment Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
@DoubleAA Reading the link in your comment yields the following quote: "Since bosons with the same energy can occupy the same place in space, bosons are often force carrier particles. In contrast, fermions are usually associated with matter..." In other words, particles that can occupy the same space are not considered matter.
Mar
24
awarded  Yearling
Mar
24
answered Shaar Yichud - Unity of God
Jan
17
comment Were can I find responses to biblical criticism?
I agree with you that it is much easier to deceive someone by telling them that it is something they do not already know about, which is precisely why I stressed that this is not the case here. Furthermore, most legal or historical evidence is technically susceptible to being faked, but we still establish facts based on the preponderance of evidence. We tend to disbelieve conspiracy theories not because they couldn't have happened, but because they are not indicated by the available evidence. I don't understand why you are using a different standard here.
Jan
16
comment Were can I find responses to biblical criticism?
You don't need to be educated to know that it is a lie when someone tells you that you yourself know something that you don't.
Jan
14
comment Were can I find responses to biblical criticism?
Why are my statements limited to one person introducing a sudden change?
Jan
14
comment Were can I find responses to biblical criticism?
I guess I do miss your point. It says that every single person knew about this, and that they must each teach it to their children. If someone came along later and introduced it to them, they would just say, "It says here that I knew this already, so it is obviously false!" Even to introduce a small change would soon become obvious that it is different from what everyone else remembers. This would also result in differing accounts, whereas all the accounts we have are the same (except for minor spelling differences).
Jan
14
comment Were can I find responses to biblical criticism?
"Moses wrote down this Torah and gave it to the priests... and to each of the elders of Israel, and Moses commanded them... read this Torah to all Israel in their hearing. Assemble the nation, men, women, and children, and the stranger in your gates, so that they will hear and learn, and fear the Lord your G-d, and observe and do all the words of this Torah... And now write this for yourself, and teach it to the children of Israel; put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me to the children of Israel." - Deuteronomy 31
Jan
14
comment Were can I find responses to biblical criticism?
Sorry that I misunderstood you. Let me try to respond now that I understand. Introducing this account to the public if it was not widely recorded would fail, because the account says that it was widely recorded, which would be easily falsifiable.
Jan
14
comment Were can I find responses to biblical criticism?
Commonly known, widely-recorded facts don't just change over time because the change would be easily noticed by talking to someone or checking one of the many records. I guess I don't understand how you imagine that could work.
Jan
13
comment Were can I find responses to biblical criticism?
@DoubleAA I have edited the answer to resolve your question.
Jan
13
revised Were can I find responses to biblical criticism?
Clarified answer in attempt to resolve question in comments.
Mar
22
answered Were can I find responses to biblical criticism?