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by Secret Alias
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: James 1.1 and 2.1.
Replies: 142
Views: 22396

Re: James 1.1 and 2.1.

Good point
by Secret Alias
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What's a Bigger Waste of Time - Playing Fortnite or Spending Time Here
Replies: 1
Views: 54

What's a Bigger Waste of Time - Playing Fortnite or Spending Time Here

After telling my son he spends too much time on Fortnite he noted I waste time here. Are they equally irrelevant? Are they equivalents of one another? Thoughts
by Secret Alias
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is the real relationship between the Testamonium and the stories of Paulina and Fulvia?
Replies: 39
Views: 3461

Re: What is the real relationship between the Testamonium and the stories of Paulina and Fulvia?

I think the 'source criticism' approach might suggest that there was a common source underneath both. I don't see or can't explain why Hegesippus added that detail. It might have been left out of Eusebius's Josephus which is the ancestor of our existing copies of Josephus - perhaps because of its pa...
by Secret Alias
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist
Replies: 58
Views: 1139

Re: If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist

NO, Paul is not silent about an earthly human Jesus Why don't you cite the Pastorals, the Acts of Paul and the Acts of the Apostles for more 'evidence' of Paul's views. There is no point continuing to have discussions about 'Paul' given the divide between those who see the Church as essentially evi...
by Secret Alias
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Who was cursing Jesus and who was adoring the Lord Jesus without the holy spirit
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Who was cursing Jesus and who was adoring the Lord Jesus without the holy spirit

I've noticed the parallel in reading Philo. We should be careful assuming that Philo was 'making shit up.' It might have been an Oniad tradition which took root in Alexandria.
by Secret Alias
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist
Replies: 58
Views: 1139

Re: If the Testimonium Flavianum is partially genuine, then Jesus didn't exist

But Paul was interpolated and forged. No reasonable person can believe that the orthodox Pauline corpus was immaculate. Believing our Pauline canon wasn't interpolated is no more or less irrational than the virgin birth. The canon says Jesus was born from a virgin; the canon has evidence Paul though...
by Secret Alias
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Signs of a Purely Good God
Replies: 21
Views: 574

Re: Signs of a Purely Good God

Again, I would argue that when you take the writings of the Church Fathers as such - that is ALL the things written in the reports about the heresies - the sense seems to be that the Father not the Son was the good god. The fact that the Church Fathers like Tertullian seem to argue against a Marcion...
by Secret Alias
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Signs of a Purely Good God
Replies: 21
Views: 574

Re: Signs of a Purely Good God

Where does that say that the Father god in heaven wasn't the good god? I swear sometimes Giuseppe I look at what you see in texts and it is like we are seeing two different things.
by Secret Alias
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Signs of a Purely Good God
Replies: 21
Views: 574

Re: Signs of a Purely Good God

Who are these people:
(c) the presence of people who denied that the Father in question was good.
Please give me names or examples from primary sources in antiquity. I have read a lot. Don't know of these heretics. I find it surprising that this would be so given my erudition. Enlighten me.