I Miss Intelligent Discourse!

Why do I both­er? I know the oth­er stu­dents are unlike­ly to ever LOOK at the respons­es I’ve post­ed to their posts in the class dis­cus­sion board. I find myself con­sti­tu­tion­al­ly inca­pable of NOT refut­ing some­thing like this: “The Egyp­tians did­n’t influ­ence Hebrews because Hebrews exist­ed before Egyp­tians. Only Noah sur­vived the flood and repop­u­lat­ed the world and he fol­lowed Yah­weh so the Egyp­tians were later.”

The teacher cer­tain­ly did­n’t refute it, and she’s had more than enough time to do so. In an “ancient world lit­er­a­ture” course, is it just too much to expect that peo­ple pay atten­tion to things like time­lines? I’d be even hap­pi­er if this were a cross-dis­ci­pli­nary course that offi­cial­ly cov­ered lit­er­a­ture AND his­to­ry. There’s no way to under­stand lit­er­a­ture prop­er­ly with­out get­ting a feel for its his­tor­i­cal context!

Cyn is Katie's mom, Esther's Mémé, and a Support Engineer. She lives in the Atlanta area with her life partner, Rick, and their critters. She knits, does counted-thread needlework, reads, makes music, plays TTRPGs, and spends too much time online.
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