Much is being posted lately about the Jewish-Christian scriptures. I consider myself a Christian so have a bias, but probably wouldn't fit many people's description of a Christian.//Let's consider that there really is some being that Rudy calls "the Librarian" who seems to be some sort of "prince" or "ruler" of this world, and that our loving Yah is vastly beyond all of this prince's tinkerings with our planet and souls. Let's consider that when we "fell from grace" into these dying bodies in a dying world , that we lost our way; that there is some sort of "river" of forgetfulness so we have a longing for heaven deep within us, but don't know why.//Then let's use our brains. Would an all-holy Yah, who is Being Itself(the great I Am) really tell a tribe of people to go kill every living thing in a village? The Scriptures are ancient, coming from ancient tongues. Much is history. Much is really good stuff, and shows a small group of people seeking a higher ethical standard than all the surrounding civilizations(the Carthaginians were throwing their children into furnaces to appease Baal/Molach and Meneleus sacrificed his beautiful daughter Iphegenia to appease the god Poseidon for a favorable sea wind--no wonder her mother Helen ran off with a Trojan!). Then there's the prophets. Misunderstood too often. Lonely. Our Rudy is a Jeremiah type, trying to tell us, but we often don't like it or don't get it. What did Ezekial see? John in the Apocolypse surely had an NDE that he tries to explain and can't quite. So, to get around the Librarian, we can treat the scriptures as a type of guide book to good living: love god and our neighbor; love is patient, kind, forgiving, suffers all things, seeks good for the other; don't fuss overly about impressing the powerful and rich, and remember always the poor. We are passing, like the grass that rises up in the morning and withers by night; but Yah is forever. We need to think our way through this life and not be deluded. That's a tiny part of how one loyal follower of this page sees it.