Comments on: King David: mighty warrior, fabled monarch and…villain? http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/king-david-mighty-warrior-fabled-monarch-andvillain/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: David Cohen http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/king-david-mighty-warrior-fabled-monarch-andvillain/comment-page-1/#comment-2944 Fri, 18 Apr 2008 20:49:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/king-david-mighty-warrior-fabled-monarch-andvillain/#comment-2944 Anyone who reads the Torah already knows David was a deeply flawed human being. It’s hardly a “secret” revalation or shocking. It’s pretty obvious G-d chose David to prove what He can do with the least of us who listen to Him. This theme of dependence on God repeats over-and-over in the Torah. G-d repeatedly takes near worthless, good-for-nothings and does great things with them — and this theme is repeatedly taught in Judaism (and I understand) in Christianity.

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By: Conscientious Observer http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/king-david-mighty-warrior-fabled-monarch-andvillain/comment-page-1/#comment-2833 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 01:42:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/king-david-mighty-warrior-fabled-monarch-andvillain/#comment-2833 I would like to know where Yochi Brandes got his information from and what real evidence his has to back up his book. But then again what evidence is there to back up certain things written in the Bible? At least people have the choice to read or not to read or to burn or not burn the book! As Katherine previously wrote, David was human with human flaws and I’m sure he did what he did to survive and have a good time doing it. If it helps you to be a better person towards fellow humanity – then read it, if it doesn’t then don’t read it. There will always be other ‘David and Golith’ stories (with and without the womanising).

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By: tired evangelical http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/king-david-mighty-warrior-fabled-monarch-andvillain/comment-page-1/#comment-2773 Fri, 11 Apr 2008 14:14:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/king-david-mighty-warrior-fabled-monarch-andvillain/#comment-2773 Authors have learned that controversial books sell, especially ones that take potshots at the beliefs of conservative believers. For example, the usual deluge of skeptical and unorthodox books and articles that emerge every year at Easter about Jesus. The negative reaction of the believing communities often help sell more copies, “if they are angry it must be good.” The author can also congratulate themselves on their courage in attacking orthodox beliefs, although since most people in the West are no longer orthodox, there is little courage in attacking the beliefs of a minority. Attacking Mohammad on the other hand…

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By: dudes http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/king-david-mighty-warrior-fabled-monarch-andvillain/comment-page-1/#comment-2757 Fri, 11 Apr 2008 04:55:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/king-david-mighty-warrior-fabled-monarch-andvillain/#comment-2757 DAVID ,,,,THE UNCIRCUMCISED…..BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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By: Katherine http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/king-david-mighty-warrior-fabled-monarch-andvillain/comment-page-1/#comment-2706 Thu, 10 Apr 2008 18:51:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/king-david-mighty-warrior-fabled-monarch-andvillain/#comment-2706 I think it’s hilarious! People get so upset by the oddest things. I’m sure David had many character flaws as well as heroic qualities. He was human, after all, and his penchant for seducing women already well known from biblical accounts. In addition, he was living in some pretty harsh times and as a leader, would have to be somewhat ruthless in order to survive. I can’t wait to read it.

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By: wind http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/king-david-mighty-warrior-fabled-monarch-andvillain/comment-page-1/#comment-2701 Thu, 10 Apr 2008 18:35:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2008/04/10/king-david-mighty-warrior-fabled-monarch-andvillain/#comment-2701 The mistery surrounding the biblical (& koran) characters serves priests, rabbi’s and imam’s; but for humanity it would be a blessing to have their cloaks taken off and recognise them as for what they are/were – even though it will always be questionable after 23/30/40 centuries to undress them completely!

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