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Idolatry in Western Testaments

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Submitted by AM (United States), Dec 25, 2007 at 13:54

Chapters 5 and 6 of Kings tell of the history of building Solomon's Temple as commanded by GOD, and decorating it inside with... "And he made in the oracle two cherubim of olive tree, of ten cubits in height." -- Kings 6:23 Yet another command from GOD to make idols. These idols were huge, as one cubit is about eighteen inches. That makes each one fifteen feet tall. "Make two cherubim of beaten gold for the two ends of the propitiatory, fasten them so that one cherub springs direct from each end." Exodus 25:17-18 Another clear message directly from GOD to make idols. And the Lord said to Moses, "Make a seraph (snake) and mount it on a pole, and if anyone who has been bitten looks at it he will recover." Moses accordingly made a bronze serpent and mounted it on a pole, and whenever anyone who had been bitten by a serpent looked at the bronze serpent, he recovered."

Numbers 21:8-9. Did God clearly say make an idol? "It will be noticed that the sun and the moon and the five planets got identified each with a living deity, god or goddess, with characteristics and qualities of its own." (Koran, Appendix XIII, p. 1621). "The kissing of the black phallus stone is a firm practice in Islamic law because Mohammad did it. You must not ask about the wisdom behind that because this rite is (an expression) of [idol] worship in spite of the obscurity of its wisdom." (Sha'rawi, p. 287). There is plenty of good food on earth.

Yet more than half the people are animal-slaughterers and many even adulterers. And these acts are dogmas sanctioned through annexation to some testament by some apostle or prophet? Where's the logic in 4 billion people got it only half-right from partial gnosis and misinterpretation of Vedantic knowledge. Absolute truth is such that most people can't handle it.

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