K. D. Cooper

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (15 of 17)
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 130,941 - Total Helpful Votes: 15 of 17
The Moses Mystery: The Egyptian Origins of the Jew&hellip by Gary Greenberg
I am a Christian, and an old one. Bible studies have in no way been part of my career. I am not an "atheist" . The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary gives 2 definitions of the word "agnostic". First, it defines the word as "someone who holds the view that nothing can be known of the existence of God or anything beyond material phenomena". Secondly it says: "A person who is uncertain or non-committal about a particular thing".
I believe that humans possess something more than mere intellect. It is the Soul. Because why, no matter where they are, all humans have believed that there is something beyond the mere "knowable"?
Unfortunately the… Read more
Hercule Poirot's Christmas (Poirot) by Agatha Christie
The greatness of this novel are her creations: the pictures she gives us about these characters: Simeon Lee, those of his sons that were born "on the right side of the blanket", and their wives. They are both poignant and convincing. One can easily imagine Simeon's anger that none of those sons had produced any heirs. Also, although she was dead, I had no trouble imagining what Simeon's wife was like; and understand why he rejected her. I could easily imagine, too, how she played on their son David. He was at once, the son least like his father in appearance, but the most like him in his maintaining anger and resentment against his father. And at the end, David was a different… Read more
David and Solomon: In Search of the Bible's Sacred&hellip by Israel Finkelstein
The authors of this book, Israeli archaeologists, look here at perhaps the two central characters of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. I had read firstly their other/earlier book 'The Bible Unearthed' which looked at that Bible/Testament as a whole.

Having been been brought up in a vaguely Christian environment - going to church on Sundays, being educated in an Anglican College, I generally accepted that The Bible, both Testaments, was history. But not completely so, of course. I didn't accept that Adam and Eve were our ultimate ancestors, or that Solomon had all those wives and concubines. I didn't take my disbelief further than those and other, individual episodes… Read more

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