mark noble wrote:
Exactly what was meant.
What are these 'kariate brethren' you keep attaching to me, please?
I assumed by your namaste sign off that you were a Jew.
As I understand your traditions, if you are a Jew, is that the Karaites (my error corrected below), hold and mold the oral traditions which decides how the Torah and it's commentaries should be interpreted by your orthodoxy, if you are a Jew.
They can overrule god himself and that is why I think that my own Gnostic Christianity was perhaps founded by them and Chrestians who thought the same basic way along with what was left of your esoteric ecumenist wing that was quite large centuries before Jesus was invented.
This Rabbi is slow to go but if you start at the 15 min. mark it might grab you.
Oops. I used Karaite but meant Pharisees as the holders of the oral traditions. Karaite read the Torah literally.
Strange that the dozen or so Jews I have spoken to did not correct me. I guess that Jews know as little of their traditions as Christians do. I did not think this the case. Oh well