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by neilgodfrey
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Book review of Gilad Atzmon's The Wandering Who?
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Book review of Gilad Atzmon's The Wandering Who?

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. But I actually read it. Cover to cover and all the words in between, not just the ones looking like hitler and nazi. I found myself identifying with the author -- and, yes, even identifying with and understanding fearful tribalists like yourself. Here's why I liked it:...
by neilgodfrey
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Levi, Matthew, & Matthias.
Replies: 18
Views: 153

Re: Levi, Matthew, & Matthias.

Has anyone approached the question from the possibility that the literary Levi was replaced by the literary Matthew for an ideological/theological reason? -- The Call of Levi not to be one of the Twelve
by neilgodfrey
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How late might the gospels be?
Replies: 166
Views: 1768

Re: How late might the gospels be?

Well, I don't think "Mark" was so naive as to believe what he wrote. I always thought the authors of gospel were not honest people and they wrote (anonymously) mostly to keep their congregation under their spell, addressing concerns, disbelief, doubts, disagreements, all of threatening the existenc...
by neilgodfrey
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How late might the gospels be?
Replies: 166
Views: 1768

Re: How late might the gospels be?

One question -- apols if it's already been covered and I've missed it -- concerning the view that Mark's gospel must be early because he evidently expected Jesus to return between the fall of Jerusalem and the time it took for the ink to dry on his last gar. I can sort of understanding someone writi...