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by Peter Kirby
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed
Replies: 52
Views: 17125

Re: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed

I'm just fed up with these academics treating Christianity as if it's anything but a scam. Maybe someone should define the terms and present the case. It would at least be interesting to read. Markan priority is treated as a foregone conclusion. That cripples everything else they would have to say ...
by Peter Kirby
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed
Replies: 52
Views: 17125

Re: Gospel of John a Forgery, Johannine Communities Never Existed

Joseph D. L. wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:55 pm
I'm just fed up with these academics treating Christianity as if it's anything but a scam.
Maybe someone should define the terms and present the case. It would at least be interesting to read.
by Peter Kirby
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark is first, give him his due then.
Replies: 28
Views: 5914

Re: Mark is first, give him his due then.

Joseph D. L. wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:10 pm
What happened to my posts?
Here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=407&start=600
by Peter Kirby
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark is first, give him his due then.
Replies: 28
Views: 5914

Re: Mark is first, give him his due then.

The gospel according to Mark is known for more than a hundred of years to be the first gospel about Jesus written, subsequent gospels are plagiarist and corrupt and both worthless and even contra-expedient as sources to attempt to understand the original story Mark wrote. I have serious problems ab...
by Peter Kirby
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Coloring the Truth: Sinaiticus
Replies: 53
Views: 72028

Re: Coloring the Truth: Sinaiticus

John Doe wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:45 am
Anyway, glad to be a member here and look forward to gleaning from this site.
Welcome, John Doe.
by Peter Kirby
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Paraclite is Marcion
Replies: 22
Views: 14158

Re: The Paraclite is Marcion

Nasruddin, the fact that you are a mere Christian apologist is proved by your natural reluctance to see these 7 thunders behind the 7 demons inside Mary of Magdala before Jesus exorcized them from her. The Samaritan village episode in Luke is a not so implicit polemic against the two witnesses of R...
by Peter Kirby
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the birth story in Luke/Matthew originally referred to John the Baptist
Replies: 181
Views: 77685

Re: Was the birth story in Luke/Matthew originally referred to John the Baptist

Joseph D. L. wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Why Kirby allows this blight called Giuseppe to spread on his forum is either a sign of an absolutist free speech proponent
This gave me a good laugh. Thank you. :D
by Peter Kirby
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the birth story in Luke/Matthew originally referred to John the Baptist
Replies: 181
Views: 77685

Re: Was the birth story in Luke/Matthew originally referred to John the Baptist

So you see Giuseppe being antagonistic towards others, and don't feel this is grounds for disciplinary recourse? I don't spank anyone in this forum. This is not a bondage and discipline forum. I don't attempt to block people from insulting each other as a rule. Human adults are remarkably adept at ...
by Peter Kirby
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Gospel of Marcion Cannot Have Been Derived from the Gospel of Mark
Replies: 155
Views: 67971

Re: The Gospel of Marcion Cannot Have Been Derived from the Gospel of Mark

Even Papias's statement has John lurking in the background when you think about it. Good point. The Gospel of John is a stronger counterpoint to the Gospel of Mark in terms of order. Multi-year ministry versus 1 year. Jesus not yet 50, versus 30. Jesus being crucified on the passover preparation da...
by Peter Kirby
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the birth story in Luke/Matthew originally referred to John the Baptist
Replies: 181
Views: 77685

Re: Was the birth story in Luke/Matthew originally referred to John the Baptist

13 When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times a...