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Five-Husband Samaritan Woman and Scriptural Interpretation

To: alt.magick.tyagi,talk.religion.misc,alt.religion.christian,alt.christnet,alt.religion.gnostic.orders
From: Innocent8 
Subject: Five-Husband Samaritan Woman and Scriptural Interpretation
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 21:20:28 GMT


Peace be with you, my kin.

"Ch. Rajinder Nijjhar Jatt" :
# I shall be giving a lecture explaining the nature and the spiritual names 
# of the Five husbands of the Samaritan woman at the well that Jesus met in
# John4.

it should be known that I regard this as a fiction, but consider its
import as scripture to be high with respect to religious who adore it.
as my interests extend to all religious matters, discussing the nature
of scriptural interpretation, especially as it moves from literal
understandings of vague or poorly-translated texts, I respond here.

# Most people take this woman as a very bad character marrying one husband
# after the other but it was not so.  She had spiritual evil temptations 
# which she overpowered and this is called a husband living with you but 
# not dominating you.

it sounds from what you write here and on your referenced website that
you're elaborating a very peculiar spiritual problem/dilemma/case which
is seldom understood.

# A detailed article is here and those who still want clarification would
# benefit from attending my lecture.  

apparently you've explained this by saying that the story in John4 
is in fact a METAPHOR, thus (from your web-page on Five Husbands):

   The five husbands of the Samaritan woman mentioned by John were not the 
   physical ones with which the natural people of flesh, the hylics, are 
   quite familiar with but they were rather the spiritual or the abstract ones         
   that the people of both sexes are liable to be dominated by. Thus, in order 
   to appreciate the beauty of "His Treasures" buried in this Parable of 
   John's, let us first study the nature of these spiritual husbands whose         
   number is limited to "five" only....

how can you tell when something is a metaphor and when it should be
interpreted literally? can you understand why people consider some
kind of transgression of what they think of as the God's Rules when 
in scripture it gives the appearance (probably through translation?)
that a given character is doing something forbidden to the religious
society? thanks for lending attention to this issue.
# Remember that Christianity is Preached and not taught.

most religious of my acquaintance (largely not Christian) do not like
being preached at. maybe you mean something unusual by "Preached"
here, but it is not obvious by the limited comment you made. thanks.

peace and love,


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