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How To Stop Abusive Husband
  
Hi, I am : auror8858. My late father was educated yet he abused my mother and my eldest brother physically. He abused all of us with sarcastic words. He left us for another woman.The scars still inside. Three of my younger brother and sisters were depressed and can't live by their own. I am the only one (from 6)can become the breadwinner.All of us loose our self confident . Don't doubt to leave satanic man. Be positive, no time for self pity. Think of your and the children future. The longer you stay with abusive man the more difficult the scars from the terror cured. Bring everything to the Lord, HE understandth u, HE knows your fears, your weaknesses. Jesus also set aside while it was not yet HIS time being killed. Look for prayer meetings.


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 6a
Just a few ideas on the Campbell/Scripture connection to add to your blog. I welcome comments on my brief analysis.


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 5c
Had they taken of another way of knowing, presumably of heart-knowing, they might indeed still dwell in the walled garden of delight which is Eden. As the False Teachers quiz on this site quotes from Romans on knowing that comes from the heart, For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (Romans 10:10)


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 5b
As we see in the story, Adam and Eve indeed missed this golden opportunity. As Campbell points out, But as we are told in the Bible legend, it would have actually been possible for Adam to put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever.. (p. 28)


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 5a
Another idea consistent between the teachings of Campbell and Jesus is that of heart knowing -- or at least knowing that does not come from solely believing Scriptures in your mind. Having been lured by the notion of an epistemology based on the duality of good/evil only, Adam and Eve are cast from the garden. Thus, in their ignorance, they neglected to partake of the tree of life.


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 4e
Jesus, as teacher then, might approve of how Campbell, also as teacher, clearly illustrates to us that the Judeo-Christian Creation story is itself a parable from which we the people might absorb the perennial wisdom into our beings on a much deeper mythic level. Jesus did the same in the telling of his parables and the people got it.


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 4d
and offers that ...they are not historical. That much is clear. They speak, therefore, not of outside events but of themes of the imagination. And since they exhibit features that are actually universal, they must in some way present features of our general racial imagination, permanent features of the human spiritor, as we say today, of the psyche. (p. 24)


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 4c
Today, we know and know right well, that there was never anything of the kind: no Garden of Even anywhere on this earth, no time when the serpent would talk... (p24) Campbell exclaims, Who invents these impossible tales?


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 4b
First in speaking of how the story has long been literally misunderstood, Campbell says: ...it used to be the custom of both Jews and Christians to take the narratives literally, as though they were dependable accounts of the origin of the universe and of actual prehistoric events....a creation of the world in seven days by a god known only to the Jews. (p 23)


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 4a
Jesus also spoke in parables so that stories might be metaphorically conveyed to and understood by the people. Campbell also points out that the Creation story is not to be taken literally, but rather as a metaphor.


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 3d
His cross, thoughout the Middle Ages, was equated with the tree of immortal life; and the fruit of that tree was the crucified Savior himself, who there offered up his flesh and his blood to be our meat indeed and our drink indeed. This is consistent with what I was also taught having been raised as a Christian -- that by Christs death and resurrection, the gates of Heaven are forever open!


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 3c
This is consistent with the teachings of the New Testament where it is said that Jesus, by his death and resurection, granted us immortal life. From John 10:27-28, Jesus said "My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand." And as Campbell later discusses, The teaching here is that Christ restored to man immortality.


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 3b
He goes on to say that it is knowledge that has thrown us out of the garden, pitched us away from our own center, so that we now, judge things in those terms and experience only good and evil instead of eternal life-which since the enclosed garden is within us, must already be ours, even though unknown to our conscious personalities. (p. 25)


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 3c
He goes on to say that it is knowledge that has thrown us out of the garden, pitched us away from our own center, so that we now, judge things in those terms and experience only good and evil instead of eternal life-which since the enclosed garden is within us, must already be ours, even though unknown to our conscious personalities. (p. 25)


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 3a
In Chapter 2, The Emergence of Mankind of the above-named book, Campbell discusses the Garden of Eden story. He points out that it is eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil that has driven the couple from the garden, while there is also a second tree in the garden, that which would give them eternal life.


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 2
Im really not sure how Joseph Campbells teachings differ from Scripture, but since I happen to be reading from his book, Myths to Live By, I am grateful to come across your blog which discusses this very subject. I can comment on some of the parallels in Campbells work to the Christian creation story and the teachings of Christ through the writings of the New Testament.


Who Is Joseph Campbell
  
Reply - Part 1
According to Wikipedia, Joseph Campbell was an American professor, writer, and orator best known for his work in the fields of comparative mythology and comparative religion. I think he is best known to the American public through his PBS series of interviews with Bill Moyers, called The Power of Myth.


37 Year Old Man Marry 20 Year Old
  
Men and women back then didn't have mush of a choice. But modern times gives us so many choices regarding whom we should marry that it's become a mine field. Be careful that you don't deliberately step on one.

What I think would serve you better is to concentrate on the book of Proverbs which will give you Godly wisdom. And much, much wisdom is needed in this decision on both parts.


37 Year Old Man Marry 20 Year Old
  
And with this self discovery there is often time much internal turmoil. Turmoil which a 37 year old man may not have the patience or the understanding to weather.

As for biblical figures. Abraham was 75 and Sarah was 65. But one must interpret the Bible contectually. Girls were married at the age of 12 and boys at the age of 13. And the girls and boys parents were the ones making the decisions about who was a suitable pair.



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