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by Secret Alias
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Trypho Says Christians Invented Their Christ?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Trypho Says Christians Invented Their Christ?

"I approve of your other remarks, and admire the eagerness with which you study divine things; but it were better for you still to abide in the philosophy of Plato, or of some other man, cultivating endurance, self-control, and moderation, rather than be deceived by false words, and follow the opini...
by Secret Alias
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is it Fair to Say that Joseph of Arimathea Was Introduced to Prove the Empty Tomb Was Miraculous?
Replies: 38
Views: 588

Re: Is it Fair to Say that Joseph of Arimathea Was Introduced to Prove the Empty Tomb Was Miraculous?

You are plain crazy. You can't see beyond your own agenda. Anything that can be true to help your agenda suddenly becomes true in your mind. You're a full fledged partisan for a worthless cause - a cause wholly made up in your own imagination
by Secret Alias
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Somewhat of a Breakthrough in My Own Personal Research
Replies: 55
Views: 7118

Re: Somewhat of a Breakthrough in My Own Personal Research

And Tertullian's number: For, after Augustus who survived after the birth of Christ, are made up xv years (15). To whom succeeded Tiberius Caesar, and held the empire xx years, vii months, xxviii days (20 etc.). (In the fiftieth year of his empire Christ suffered. being about xxx years of age when h...
by Secret Alias
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is it Fair to Say that Joseph of Arimathea Was Introduced to Prove the Empty Tomb Was Miraculous?
Replies: 38
Views: 588

Re: Is it Fair to Say that Joseph of Arimathea Was Introduced to Prove the Empty Tomb Was Miraculous?

So you take this statement: If, then, after learning from the Gospels that He did not at once disappear from the cross, they imagine that they can find fault with the narrative, because it (the gospel) did not invent, as they consider it ought to have done, any such instantaneous disappearance as pr...
by Secret Alias
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is it Fair to Say that Joseph of Arimathea Was Introduced to Prove the Empty Tomb Was Miraculous?
Replies: 38
Views: 588

Re: Is it Fair to Say that Joseph of Arimathea Was Introduced to Prove the Empty Tomb Was Miraculous?

That's so self-serving. So typical of you. I'd have you thrown off the forum for this sort of abuse - wasting everyone's time like this. Cite the passage and demonstrate what you claim is true from the text. I truly hate the way you abuse texts.
by Secret Alias
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is it Fair to Say that Joseph of Arimathea Was Introduced to Prove the Empty Tomb Was Miraculous?
Replies: 38
Views: 588

Re: Is it Fair to Say that Joseph of Arimathea Was Introduced to Prove the Empty Tomb Was Miraculous?

Celsus is evidence of a real embarrassment about the missing disappearance of Jesus from the cross. No, no, no. When you read the statement in its context it is clearly a 'he shouldn't have done this, but he didn't' kind of comment. You've got to stop projecting what you want to be true, what you n...
by Secret Alias
Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Somewhat of a Breakthrough in My Own Personal Research
Replies: 55
Views: 7118

Re: Somewhat of a Breakthrough in My Own Personal Research

Once we 'stabilize' the original understanding of Daniel and the manner in which the 'weeks' and traditional 'Sabbatical years' overlapped we start to see that Josephus must have been reworked into an apologist for Christianity at a very early period. Consider for a moment that almost all Josephus s...