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by Joseph D. L.
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Because of Psalm 95:10
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Why Pilate? Because of Psalm 95:10

"it is too much embarrassing, for a deity, to be remembered as a robber and a killer, even only for insiders." And yet that's how The Antithesis characterizes YHWH. It doesn't matter the moral quandary you blithering dunderhead. What matters is the veiled symbolism occurring underneath. I didn't con...
by Joseph D. L.
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Because of Psalm 95:10
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Why Pilate? Because of Psalm 95:10

Giuseppe, you are a fool. It doesn't matter if Barabbas is a robber/criminal. What matters is the symbolism of his release and Jesus's condemnation--just as Simon of Cyrene was believed to have taken Christ's spot on the cross with Jesus standing afar and laughing. We can argue over the moral implic...
by Joseph D. L.
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Because of Psalm 95:10
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Why Pilate? Because of Psalm 95:10

And yet, in Pauline/Marcionite Christianity, Jesus has to die regardless of the trial and question of guilt. Being found innocent is not an option. Pilate's declaration as opposed to the Jews' need to condemn him, is not to deny Christ, but is accepting him. Jesus!
by Joseph D. L.
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Because of Psalm 95:10
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Why Pilate? Because of Psalm 95:10

Giuseppe, you are the irrational one, as always. The Jesus/Barabbas episode only serves to highlight the idea of transmigration. Barabbas is the one who is freed (the Christ) while Jesus is condemned to die. It's the same idea at work with Simon of Cyrene. Pilate's responses is doubled up by the cro...
by Joseph D. L.
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Pilate? Because of Psalm 95:10
Replies: 12
Views: 238

Re: Why Pilate? Because of Psalm 95:10

Pontius Pilate is an approximation of Paul/Marcion of Pontus. Even his name means mariner, just as Tertullian and Rhodo describe Marcion. Of course Marcion wasn't an actual shipwright or fleet owner. He was the mariner of the church; a second Noah. Pilate and Paul serve the same function. They are t...
by Joseph D. L.
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Back in the saddle; James, the brother of the Lord
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Back in the saddle; James, the brother of the Lord

Hey MrMacSon. Been a while. I won't be able to format this properly as the device I'm on is very cumbersome. Okay, as for specific passages: the Talmud at least once refers to Pappus and Julian as Ahiah and Shemaiah respectively. I will say that even Talmudic scholars are unsure why this is, but tha...
by Joseph D. L.
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Back in the saddle; James, the brother of the Lord
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Back in the saddle; James, the brother of the Lord

Hey everyone who didn't notice I was gone. I want to try to get back into this. I figured this would be a good start. So here it goes. One thing I thought was conspicuous: in Galatians 1:19 Paul calls James "the brother of the Lord. " Interpretations vary as to the meaning of this. Some interprete i...
by Joseph D. L.
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is Jesus already dead before the cruxifixion?
Replies: 27
Views: 15012

Re: Is Jesus already dead before the cruxifixion?

Paul seems to infer this idea in Gal 3:13, writing: Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree” This is in accordance with Jewish Law, per Deut 21:22-23: And if a man has committed a crime punishable by death...
by Joseph D. L.
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus and other saviors/heroes
Replies: 27
Views: 12944

Re: Jesus and other saviors/heroes

There are two big problems with most of this: 1) Many of these stories about Jesus didn't develop until much later. The original concept of Jesus was not even as a human being. The birth narrative, for example was added much later, many early Christian sects said that Jesus had never been born at a...
by Joseph D. L.
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Books and letters of Paul.
Replies: 20
Views: 11347

Re: Books and letters of Paul.

Reading over the Acts of the Scillitan Martyrs , there is this rather odd statement made by one of the captive Christians: Saturninus the proconsul said: What are the things in your chest? Speratus said: Books and epistles of Paul, a just man. Now it can be generally agreed upon what is meant by ep...