ancient hebrew tablet found; "suggests" a lot of shit
"'It indicates that the Kingdom of Israel already existed in the 10th century BCE and that at least some of the biblical texts were written hundreds of years before the dates presented in current research,' said Gershon Galil, a professor of Biblical Studies at the University of Haifa in Israel, who deciphered the ancient text."
can you say "jumping to conclusions"?
basically, this "indicates" that hebrew writing existed in the tenth century. no more, no less. god, i hate the presuppositionally charged world of "holy land" archeology. notice how the article constantly refers to the "time of king david," when we have no extrabiblical evidence that king david even existed (this according to my judaism professor--who was herself jewish). yet they use it just as glibly as they would "the tudor period" or "the industrial revolution."
"I have never felt comfortable around people who talk about their feelings for Jesus, or any other deity for that matter, because they are usually none too bright. . . . Or maybe 'stupid' is a better way of saying it; but I have never seen much point in getting heavy with either stupid people or Jesus freaks, just as long as they don't bother me. In a world as weird and cruel as this one we have made for ourselves, I figure anybody who can find peace and personal happiness without ripping off somebody else deserves to be left alone. They will not inherit the earth, but then neither will I. . . . And I have learned to live, as it were, with the idea that I will never find peace and happiness, either. But as long as I know there's a pretty good chance I can get my hands on either one of them every once in a while, I do the best I can between high spots."
--Hunter S. Thompson