should the "gilgamesh epos" be teached in religion?

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    Hi.

    The Gilgamesh-Epos is one of the oldes written stories of mankind. The current science about it says, that it´s written 24 centuies before the birth of jesus.

    It´s very interesting, that this story contains many of the stories which are written down in the genesis, the first book in the bible too. From the creation of earth up to the big flood and noah´s Arch is to find just in the Gilgamesh book. But it´s a fact today, that the Genesis was written down first 1000-400 years before the birth of jesus. So it´s evident, that the authors of the genesis have taken many of their inspiration from this existing book, which was over 1000 years in existence bevor they wrote down the genesis.

    What should that say?

    First of all: The Story about Gilgamesh is very amazing, full of wisdom and truth, actual until today, for us modern people.

    But...this is a kind of proof, that the "Bible" is not the "fallen from heaven" lawbook, many people like to see it. It´s a written book by many authors, full of pictures and analogies and it´s not useful to take it as a science or wordly truth.

    What do you think?
     
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    Anyone who has ever played the game "telephone" knows that calling a story that was passed mouth to mouth for generations and then written down can NOT be relied on word for word to be accurate.
     
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    yes.

    But the Gilgamesh Book is written down on stone plates, scientific proofed nearly 4000 years old.

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    It took Mr Sauerkraut only 5 minutes to punk TM. Good job sir!

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    well, it´s lunch time here. No big deal.
     
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    Think about this for a second people.

    What percent of any population at the time could read ANY writings?

    These myths mixed with history were passed primarily by word of mouth for generations.

    The bible or any other ancient writing can not be taken verbatum to be 100% accurate.

    It was all created in word of mouth and passed down for generations.
     
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    well, we´re in common sense. what i like to point out is, that the close look to the biblial words can´t be justified with this ordinary "Bible=Gods Word=Infinite Truth" mantra which is enforced by the creationists. The text of Gilgamesh is here a strong evidence that the Genesis writers have copied and varied many passages which were been ever meant as fictional stories.
     
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    The myths in any written text were passed down for generations by mouth to mouth.

    For anyone to believe any of them as unfailing truth is just silly
     
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    I thin that essantially the same myths have been recycled and made to fit whatever society that needed them time after time for the last 6,000 years.

    Ther Passion Play, for example, is very similar to other myths that preceded Christendom.

    Hey, when you got a myth that resonates with the people, why not update it to work for your society?
     
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    no comment from any creationists until now. interesting.
     

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