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by lsayre
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Iraneus and Polycarp
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: Iraneus and Polycarp

Who was more likely to be a real person? Polycarp, or Marcion?

When it comes to Irenaeus, I've fully inherited the Secret Alias position. Irenaeus does not seem trustworthy in the least. He seems to be highly agenda driven.
by lsayre
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did Irenaeus identify John with Jesus without knowing it?
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Did Irenaeus identify John with Jesus without knowing it?

Why would the Jews go to a man who was not a Jew to receive baptism? Or receive baptism from a man who did not believe in their God, and to them was thereby effectively a Gentile, or a turncoat of some sort.
by lsayre
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why the Gnostics wanted that the Jews abandoned YHWH
Replies: 32
Views: 2528

Re: Why the Gnostics wanted that the Jews abandoned YHWH

1) sunlight illuminates darkness
2) darkness happens when there is no sun in the sky
3) therefore sunlight illuminates when there is no sun in the sky

bzit, we have a loser

x = y
y = YHWH
therefore x = YHWH

That works better
by lsayre
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: My Take on a Single Author for the Book of Revelation
Replies: 13
Views: 1722

Re: My Take on a Single Author for the Book of Revelation

The old adage that correlation does not imply causation always comes to mind when I see comparisons such as these.
by lsayre
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: No, the Tribute Logion is not pauline but marcionite
Replies: 3
Views: 3777

Re: No, the Tribute Logion is not pauline but marcionite

Broken link for "found by Gandy and Freke" in the post above.
by lsayre
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul, the lesser Christ
Replies: 23
Views: 16530

Re: Paul, the lesser Christ

Megatron
by lsayre
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul, the lesser Christ
Replies: 23
Views: 16530

Re: Paul, the lesser Christ

This thread intrigues me greatly. It harkens back to what might be my first (and only substantive, if one can call it that) thread initiated within this forum, back in 2015. In it I eventually revealed my thought that Paul himself was once thought of as a god in his own right and that Christ was an ...
by lsayre
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul, the lesser Christ
Replies: 23
Views: 16530

Re: Paul, the lesser Christ

Ben C. Smith wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:12 am
Am I the only one who thinks that Metatron sounds like the name of a Saturday morning cartoon robot or some such?
No! The first time I heard it, I thought the exact same thing.