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by Paul the Uncertain
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Carrier on "gnosticism"
Replies: 134
Views: 7443

Re: Carrier on "gnosticism"

In an amazing coincidence of timing, the AntiCarrier (Professor James McGrath) has just recently presented a theory of Gnostic origins (a short paper at the Enoch virtual Seminar, fuller discussion informally at Talk Gnosis: https://youtu.be/pcETPEzAGFc ). McGrath has also long identified the Mandae...
by Paul the Uncertain
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus from Outer Space
Replies: 114
Views: 20246

Re: Jesus from Outer Space

While Ireland eventually became a nation once again - albeit minus the partition - the Jewish people lost their fight against Rome. Yes, of course, Jewish hopes, as with the Irish, would always hope for freedom. Yes, one can imagine that skirmishes could well be nothing out of the ordinary within a...
by Paul the Uncertain
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus from Outer Space
Replies: 114
Views: 20246

Re: Jesus from Outer Space

However, in the context of Roman occupation, preaching two conflicting messages would set such a preacher at odds with both sides; those wanting no trouble with Rome and keeping the peace and those wanting to take the fight for freedom to the Romans. To everything there is a season, and a time to e...
by Paul the Uncertain
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: An amazing colossal error by Antonio Piñero on Hegesippus
Replies: 12
Views: 5362

Re: An amazing colossal error by Antonio Piñero on Hegesippus

So someone said something you didn’t like on facebook, and decided to address them... here? Whoa ... not just "someone," but Antonio Piñero. Richard Carrier (the one with a PhD, many of whose writings have been peer-reviewed) doesn't like Antonio Piñero (also endoctored, and from the looks of it, n...
by Paul the Uncertain
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Richard Carrier versus George Albert Wells
Replies: 31
Views: 11573

Re: Richard Carrier versus George Albert Wells

Greetings @GakuseiDon True, but it is a little more than that. Dr Carrier isn't just saying he is pitting two competing theories -- celestial Jesus vs historical Jesus -- against each other, he is saying that all probability space is defined by those two theories. That is, any other mythicist theory...
by Paul the Uncertain
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Richard Carrier versus George Albert Wells
Replies: 31
Views: 11573

Re: Richard Carrier versus George Albert Wells

I hold no brief from Dr Carrier, but it is permissible for a Bayesian analyst to project the set of logically admissible possibilities down to two hypotheses chosen for "match play," as he did in his book. That is, on the assumption that one or the other of the two chosen hypotheses is true, which o...
by Paul the Uncertain
Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Jesus a Samaritan?
Replies: 14
Views: 6415

Re: Was Jesus a Samaritan?

In John , Jesus denies having the demon, but neither confirms nor denies the Samaritan part. Shortly afterwards, Jesus mysteriously escapes from the midst of the angry crowd, perhaps suggesting that he wasn't entirely candid about the demon part, either :D . A Samaritan with a demon sounds a lot lik...
by Paul the Uncertain
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 125
Views: 21573

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

Until then, I do not care about your false equivalency of MLK Jr. to others. And that's why you came back? To tell us all that you don't care? Don't attempt to drag me in this again. You weren't dragged into anything in the first place. A public conversation which you started continued after you de...
by Paul the Uncertain
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 125
Views: 21573

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

Could you give a source for this please ? I don't think it is an accurate summary of the committee's findings. Andrew Criddle I stand corrected, with thanks. The post has been edited to correspond with public reporting and other easily located records. What I identify as erroneous material has been...
by Paul the Uncertain
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation
Replies: 125
Views: 21573

Re: Resource for Mythicist and Response Documentation

In an episode of "Mythicist Milawaukee" last year, Robert M. Price and Christopher Hansen were guests. It's actually a very good discussion. https://youtu.be/PSJ64C7dk0k Along the way, in an exchange about modern examples of mythologized historical figures, Price brought up Martin Luther King, Jr., ...