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by shunyadragon
Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Muslim Texts and History
Topic: Koran may be older than Mohammed
Replies: 21
Views: 34304

Re: Koran may be older than Mohammed

"Saud al-Sarhan, the director of research at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, said he doubted that the manuscript found in Birmingham was as old as the researchers claimed, noting that its Arabic script included dots and separated chapters — features ...
by shunyadragon
Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Strongest, most direct evidence to doubt the Resurrection?
Replies: 68
Views: 23986

Re: Strongest, most direct evidence to doubt the Resurrectio

And while we are on the subject, what is the best evidence that Luke Skywalker is Darth Vader's son? Or closer to the point, how do we know that Spock's body and soul was resurrected on the Genesis planet? How we do know that the Klingons didn't substitute a rogue hologram of Spock? Warmly, Jay Ras...
by shunyadragon
Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:23 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Canaanites, Amorites, and Hittites in History and the Bible
Replies: 7
Views: 7367

Re: Canaanites, Amorites, and Hittites in History and the Bi

More from showmeproof on Tweb: Quick correction from the OP. The Shasu are not mentioned on the Mernetaph stele, but rather on the Moabite stone. The Mernetaph stele is the earliest Egyptian reference to a specific people known as the Israelites, and speaks of the pharaoh's triumph over them "Israel...
by shunyadragon
Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Did Abraham really sacrifice Isaac?
Replies: 15
Views: 9057

Re: Did Abraham really sacrifice Isaac?

Interesting read, concerning the possible over lap of Canaanite and other pre-Babylonian texts and stories with later edited stories.
by shunyadragon
Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Feser - Problems with his view of science and religion
Replies: 6
Views: 7308

Feser - Problems with his view of science and religion

Feser - Problems with his view of science and religion Dr. Edward Feser is considered one of the prominent Theologians of contemporary Christianity. He has recently published Scholastic Metaphysics where provides considerable detail concerning his view of the problems of the relationship between sci...
by shunyadragon
Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Canaanites, Amorites, and Hittites in History and the Bible
Replies: 7
Views: 7367

Re: Canaanites, Amorites, and Hittites in History and the Bi

This part of a series of posts on Theologyweb.com concerning the topic of this thread. The discussion was led by 'showmeproof' who did considerable research on this subject. His Biblical references are enlightening. Enjoy. Basic Premise: The Israelites were not originally monotheistic. They were pol...
by shunyadragon
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Would you vote to disband all religious cults that can only
Replies: 10
Views: 10429

Re: Would you vote to disband all religious cults that can o

All who are victimized in some way want a government that is tyrannical in enforcing laws that it is mandated to enforce. Anything less would be injustice. Or do you think law enforcement should be an arbitrary whim where judges or police can just do as they like and not as the government has dicta...
by shunyadragon
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Would you vote to disband all religious cults that can only
Replies: 10
Views: 10429

Re: Would you vote to disband all religious cults that can o

Every law is oppressive in the sense that it asks us to discriminate against certain actions. I think discriminating negatively against those who would go against the law of the land is a good idea. Forcing women or gays into niches that they do not want or like is wrong and I think the government ...
by shunyadragon
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Mark 16:9-20 as Forgery or Fabrication by Richard Carrier
Replies: 105
Views: 40704

Re: Mark 16:9-20 as Forgery or Fabrication by Richard Carrie

Why a member of a religion that believes in bodily resurrection should feel the need to question the same belief in another religion? http://www.aish.com/jl/p/mp/48929597.html In terms of Christian belief, the belief in the exclusiveness of Christianity does naturally exclude the belief in the Resu...
by shunyadragon
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Biblical City of Sodom?
Replies: 9
Views: 10420

Re: Biblical City of Sodom?

The archeological and geologic evidence for these ruins and other related sites in the region record a natural catastrophic event, which is likely what was described in the Bible. The problem with ancient worldviews is that natural catastrophic events were given supernatural causes. The Bible probab...