Originally posted by Hollywood
Most Gods in religion have a distinct and well thought out purpose. Example, the ancient egyptians had gods for every thing they couldn't explain (sun, death, etc). Most idols take time to develop where this one appeared out of the blue. I guess I don't see the purpose of a golden calf and it's sudden birth. Seemed too spur of the moment. I'm more to leaving my interpretation as to Moses seeing the people engaging in unethical behavior and using a golden calf as a metaphor for money, sexual activity, drinking, etc.
Appeared out of the blue? We are talking about several hundred thousand Hebrews that just came out of Egypt where they had spent the last 400 years. Dont you think that some of the Egyptian religions rubbed off on them?
"Exo 32:1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we know not what is become of him."
Moses was on the mountain for 40 days while God handed him the Ten Commandments and told him how to design the temple. The people did not know what had happened to him or why he was delayed from his return. As soon as they were finished God told Moses to go down the mountain because " for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves".
Originally posted by talisman
I'm not speaking for Hollywood, but I find it about as hard to believe as the rest of the entire story. [shrug]
I dont see why you guys are getting so up in arms about it. If I had posted a picture of a cow then said I was Hindu this thread wouldn't have gotten a single response.
Oh, I dont know about that. I would have probably asked why you chose to worship a cow when it is better suited for eating.