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by Peter Kirby
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic
Replies: 35
Views: 1266

Re: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic

Martin Klatt wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:40 am
You darn right know I initially assumed
No, that’s not correct. I did not know what you “initially assumed.” I knew what you wrote, I knew that it didn’t actually address that to which it replied, but I didn’t really know why.
by Peter Kirby
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic
Replies: 35
Views: 1266

Re: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic

It is satire, like a duck it is walking and talking like a duck and I don't need to produce an id card saying D.Duck occupation Duck resident of Disneyland. If you fail to see the satire, your loss. Never mind, I will leave your thread and site, I don't like your tone and condescending assumptions ...
by Peter Kirby
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic
Replies: 35
Views: 1266

Re: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic

I am not sure if I even understand your insistence of me providing you with a parallel in 1st century AD to prove it's satire. Scroll back up and read the post you quoted originally. I understand that some people just want a platform for the expression of their beliefs. No problem. Just stop “reply...
by Peter Kirby
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic
Replies: 35
Views: 1266

Re: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic

I see Giuseppe provided you with a text you asked for You are being credulous. Giuseppe is notoriously completely unreliable and without any credibility. Most days without even a half-hearted effort to be anything but a completely transparent propagandist. What I described wasn’t actually provided....
by Peter Kirby
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic
Replies: 35
Views: 1266

Re: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic

In case anyone missed the obvious, the Satyricon isn’t exactly super subtle about being satire. This “thesis” isn’t relevant. This thread, in being brought back from the dead, testifies to the fact that what I commented on then still holds true. Bizarro modern interpretations are sometimes just that!
by Peter Kirby
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic
Replies: 35
Views: 1266

Re: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic

Is there a non-Christian text example of the era for what you believe about Mark? A possible answer: the clearest literary alliance for the gospel of Mark is Satyrica by Petronius which came into being about the same time as the gospel of Mark. In what ways is it “the clearest literary alliance”? R...
by Peter Kirby
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic
Replies: 35
Views: 1266

Re: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic

Is there a non-Christian text example of the era for what you believe about Mark? A possible answer: the clearest literary alliance for the gospel of Mark is Satyrica by Petronius which came into being about the same time as the gospel of Mark. In what ways is it “the clearest literary alliance”?
by Peter Kirby
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic
Replies: 35
Views: 1266

Re: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic

Cool, but that’s not what I meant by “find a parallel.” A different text entirely, from the time period, known to be satire. Isn't that the point that makes it difficult to identify texts from a distant period as being subtle satire? The past is like a different universe, translations become more i...
by Peter Kirby
Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic
Replies: 35
Views: 1266

Re: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic

Cool, but that’s not what I meant by “find a parallel.” A different text entirely, from the time period, known to be satire. Isn't that the point that makes it difficult to identify texts from a distant period as being subtle satire? The past is like a different universe, translations become more i...
by Peter Kirby
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic
Replies: 35
Views: 1266

Re: George Young: Gospel of Mark as Satirical Polemic

I suppose the most apparent objection is that, as a satire, it becomes all too subtle. I cannot find any parallel for that. Satire was pretty in-your-face. If you are looking for a very fitting parallel to your example, let's examine for a while the supposed tearing of the veil of the temple and Je...