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by arnoldo
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Grateful Dead
Replies: 102
Views: 124208

Re: Grateful Dead

Oc1UhRUTKsU Just like the prodigal son, when he was far from home He wanted to go back and tell his father he had done wrong He fell on his knees, the Lord answered his pleas Said "If you go back home I'll go with thee" Just like the Israelites, who were Pharaoh's slaves They suffered in bondage an...
by arnoldo
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Arguments concerning the Testimonium Taciteum.
Replies: 131
Views: 23246

Re: Arguments concerning the Testimonium Taciteum.

Regarding the meaning of the Emperor Julian’s writing in the following passage; It is, I think, expedient to set forth to all mankind the reasons by which I was convinced that the fabrication of the Galilaeans is a fiction of men composed by wickedness. Though it has in it nothing divine, by making ...
by arnoldo
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What if only the Romans killed Jesus (in the Earliest Gospel)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: What if only the Romans killed Jesus (in the Earliest Gospel)?

The Roman Emperor Julian didn't even consider that question. Yet Jesus, who won over the least worthy of you, has been known by name for but little more than three hundred years: and during his lifetime he accomplished nothing worth hearing of, unless anyone thinks that to heal crooked and blind men...
by arnoldo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Messianic Idea in Judaism
Replies: 0
Views: 1370

The Messianic Idea in Judaism

The Messianic Idea in Judaism by Gerschom Scholem What is surprising, however, indeed astoundingly so, is the nature of the spiritual world that the Sabbatians should have stumbled upon in the course of their search through the Bible for “the mystery of the Godhead” which exilic Judaism had allowed...
by arnoldo
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proofs That Jesus Existed
Replies: 344
Views: 126665

Re: Proofs That Jesus Existed

1. If Jesus did not exist intelligent people would not endlessly question his existence.
2. Intelligent people endlessly question his existence.
3. Therefore Jesus existed.
by arnoldo
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the Acts's Paul modeled on Marcion's life, too?
Replies: 3
Views: 2147

Re: Was the Acts's Paul modeled on Marcion's life, too?

It seems more likely that Peregrinus was modeled after Marcion (or one of his followers). Detering writes; For centuries, as long as the Marcionite Church existed, and in all languages spoken by Marcionites, ‘the Stranger’, or ‘the Good Stranger’, remained the true name of their God. On the other ha...
by arnoldo
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul never attacked Paganism and this is strange
Replies: 15
Views: 6984

Re: Paul never attacked Paganism and this is strange

Galatians appears to have been written not against pagans, rather a group of people (including some former pagans?) who began to esteem jewish customs such as circumcision. If you’re looking where Paul was addressing a group who perhaps minimized/denied the importance of an earthly Jesus see 1 Cor 1...
by arnoldo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul never attacked Paganism and this is strange
Replies: 15
Views: 6984

Re: Paul never attacked Paganism and this is strange

Origen wrote that Paul was arguing against philosophers in the following passage. Paul, indeed, observing that there are in Greek philosophy certain things not to be lightly esteemed, which are plausible in the eyes of the many, but which represent falsehood as truth, says with regard to such: "Bewa...