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Messianic Samaritans Article
« on: June 21, 2012, 01:14:08 PM »
FaithTIME Magazine recently published an article on Israel's newest and fastest-growing faith community, the Messianic Samaritans. They're similar to Messianic Jews, with a few key differences.

Here is the article reproduced on my blog:

http://www.nicholasmyra.blogspot.com/2012/06/messianic-samaritans-article-in.html

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The Good Samaritans: Israel’s newest Christian community seeks to put a new face on an old faith. But amid persecution and alienation, will it become one more casualty of the Holy Land?
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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2012, 01:20:22 PM »
Hmm...interesting.  Yet another protestant sect, eh  ;D?
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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 01:23:00 PM »
New Jews !  :D

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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 01:27:26 PM »
ROFL :laugh: :laugh:  :laugh:  :o  :laugh:
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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 01:34:12 PM »
Well, this will be/is rather...intriguing ;)
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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2012, 01:40:08 PM »
Apparently the Jews weren't "Jewish" enough.
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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2012, 02:00:34 PM »
Yet another religion I have to find a symbol for to use as an avatar. Perfect.  >:(
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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2012, 02:13:05 PM »
Apparently the Jews weren't "Jewish" enough.

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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2012, 02:21:40 PM »
The original article reads like something from the Onion.
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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2012, 02:37:54 PM »
Apparently the Jews weren't "Jewish" enough.

 :laugh:

But at least they should be "Eastern" enough, right?  ;D ;D
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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2012, 03:09:40 PM »
There actually are still a small number of people who claim descent from the original Samaritans. Their religion is a lot like Judaism, only they claim the other Jews had changes in their religion while they were in exile in Babylon. Here's the Wikipedia page about them.

Samaritans

I'm fascinated by real remnant cultures, but not by the Messianic types who graft themselves onto other faiths just because they're so afraid of the Orthodox Christians and Roman Catholics.
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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2012, 04:42:40 PM »
There actually are still a small number of people who claim descent from the original Samaritans. Their religion is a lot like Judaism, only they claim the other Jews had changes in their religion while they were in exile in Babylon. Here's the Wikipedia page about them.

Samaritans

I'm fascinated by real remnant cultures, but not by the Messianic types who graft themselves onto other faiths just because they're so afraid of the Orthodox Christians and Roman Catholics.

I doubt that even begins to get at the motivations of such groups. Especially the Orthodox part.
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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2012, 04:58:53 PM »
Yet another religion I have to find a symbol for to use as an avatar. Perfect.  >:(

By the way, what symbol is that?
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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2012, 05:02:54 PM »
Yet another religion I have to find a symbol for to use as an avatar. Perfect.  >:(

By the way, what symbol is that?

Religious naturalism... they didn't seem to have one, so I made one for them.  :angel:
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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2012, 05:52:40 PM »
Yet another religion I have to find a symbol for to use as an avatar. Perfect.  >:(

By the way, what symbol is that?

Religious naturalism... they didn't seem to have one, so I made one for them.  :angel:

Oh, I thought it was a pitchfork...
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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 05:56:12 PM »
Yet another religion I have to find a symbol for to use as an avatar. Perfect.  >:(

By the way, what symbol is that?

Religious naturalism... they didn't seem to have one, so I made one for them.  :angel:

Oh, I thought it was a pitchfork...

Hmm... well I can see that, but what would it represent? Most religious naturalists are old, white, liberal academics... don't know how many of them have used a pitchfork before ;D  I was mostly trying to go for something along the lines of the humanism symbol, only simplified, and perhaps a bit closer to some religious symbols (Christian cross, Jain swastika, etc.)
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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2012, 05:57:44 PM »

Oh, I thought it was a pitchfork...

Hmm... well I can see that, but what would it represent?

Umm... really? Think about it.
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Re: Messianic Samaritans Article
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2012, 06:00:06 PM »

Oh, I thought it was a pitchfork...

Hmm... well I can see that, but what would it represent?

Umm... really? Think about it.

I've never been good at this... ... distortion of traditional Christian doctrine?
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« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2012, 06:13:25 PM »
I thought it was a goalpost, or a Greek letter Psi.  :)
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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2012, 06:38:49 PM »
There actually are still a small number of people who claim descent from the original Samaritans. Their religion is a lot like Judaism, only they claim the other Jews had changes in their religion while they were in exile in Babylon. Here's the Wikipedia page about them.

Samaritans

I'm fascinated by real remnant cultures, but not by the Messianic types who graft themselves onto other faiths just because they're so afraid of the Orthodox Christians and Roman Catholics.

I doubt that even begins to get at the motivations of such groups. Especially the Orthodox part.

Oh, they fear us when they find out about us. Because of Roman Catholics. Poor RCs: You have a few bad centuries and nobody wants to be your friend anymore.
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