To: Zionist Conspirator
The Sadducees were elitists who wanted to maintain the priestly caste, but they were also liberal in their willingness to incorporate Hellenism into their lives, something the Pharisees opposed. The Sadducees rejected the idea of the Oral Law and insisted on a literal interpretation of the Written Law; consequently, they did not believe in an afterlife, since it is not mentioned in the Torah. The main focus of Sadducee life was rituals associated with the Temple.
My dog[not in any fight] is that all of these, and more of them, reject the wholeness of the Word as spoke by God when on earth, as a man....much like progressives, whom we loathe, reject the same with the Constitution. A parallel.
And while Catholics bob, weave, bend, fabricate and parry to protect the sanctity of their later tradition, ceremony, and 'revelation'.....it is not unlike any of the above. They all reject 'sola scriptura'.
Just an observation while reading. Felt like posting it.
posted on 03/26/2010 1:24:07 PM PDT
Exactly. The Tzadduqqim rejected the Oral Torah and accepted only the Written (which includes the Temple rituals, though not their details).
Sola scriptura doesn't work.
posted on 03/26/2010 1:27:48 PM PDT
by Zionist Conspirator
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