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by perseusomega9
Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Brodie vs Carrier on historicity of NT Paul
Replies: 102
Views: 33008

Re: Brodie vs Carrier on historicity of NT Paul

steve43 wrote:
perseusomega9 wrote:Not if you read the rest of his paragraph
Why bother if he admits that you can't tell the difference between fake and real?
:banghead:
by perseusomega9
Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Brodie vs Carrier on historicity of NT Paul
Replies: 102
Views: 33008

Re: Brodie vs Carrier on historicity of NT Paul

Not if you read the rest of his paragraph
by perseusomega9
Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Brodie vs Carrier on historicity of NT Paul
Replies: 102
Views: 33008

Re: Brodie vs Carrier on historicity of NT Paul

MattMorales wrote:
Furthermore, the focus on Simon Magus as Paul's "true identity" is a bit mystifying. What we have in Simon is a figure with even less attestation than Paul or Jesus. He doesn't even show up in Christian texts until the second century...
As in the same time as Paul?
by perseusomega9
Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:53 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Question about nomina sacra
Replies: 11
Views: 3839

Re: Question about nomina sacra

I can't but help think that the nomina sacra, especially concerning Yahweh as Kyrios, has its roots in the early jewish/christian debates whether Jesus is Yahweh as the son of God Most High, Jesus as Yahweh as God Most High, Jesus as not Yahweh as the son of God Most High.
by perseusomega9
Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Matthew 27:25: a self-blaming lynch mob?
Replies: 111
Views: 42347

Re: Matthew 27:25: a self-blaming lynch mob?

The difference between the 'proto-orthodox' belief and the Pauline is not whether Jesus was or wasn't on earth, it seems to me, but the nature of the resurrection at the last day: 'spiritual' or 'physical'. The question then becomes "Why were the 'proto-orthodox' so determined to claim a 'physical'...
by perseusomega9
Sun Sep 07, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Papyrus Fragment Bears Early Christian Prayers
Replies: 14
Views: 6100

Re: Papyrus Fragment Bears Early Christian Prayers

But how canonical is Mark 16:9+?
by perseusomega9
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On dating the Gnostic literature after 325 CE
Replies: 230
Views: 185290

Re: On dating the Gnostic literature after 325 CE

If Darwin had a bulldog then Pete apparently has a chihuahua, and no, Pete needs to do his own work, namely demonstrate that all the gnostic apocrypha is post nicea (which he is only doing because he knows there is overlap in canon and non-canon literature and thus the NT was invented by Constantine...
by perseusomega9
Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Petavius on the Panarion
Replies: 11
Views: 8107

Re: Peteavius on the Panarion

Also, change the chartreuse color of the highlighted text, it doesn't work with the quote block colors ;)
by perseusomega9
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: On dating the Gnostic literature after 325 CE
Replies: 230
Views: 185290

Re: On dating the Gnostic literature after 325 CE

Looks like we're back in the school yard or school room .... Yes, your thesis is still fucking crap. Did you even read the first sentence in the OP? It went like this ..... "I would like to discuss the idea and hypothesis that ...." Do you happen to know what a hypothesis is, and how it differs fro...