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by spin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Didn't Know This Was Controversial - Schools Get Rid of BC and AD
Replies: 37
Views: 20491

Re: Didn't Know This Was Controversial - Schools Get Rid of BC and AD

Which one would be the first year of the common era? 2017 years ago—for compatability purposes. (Referring to the common era means you don't get incongruities such as Jesus Christ being born 4 before Christ being born 4 before Christ.) The year 2017 counting from year 1. The year 1 separates two er...
by spin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proofs That Jesus Existed
Replies: 366
Views: 263950

Re: Proofs That Jesus Existed

Great minds think alike??
by spin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Proofs That Jesus Existed
Replies: 366
Views: 263950

Argument from non-existence

1. If Jesus did not exist, from the start people would have been lining up to ridicule the religion as being based on nothing. 2. No-one in the first centuries lined up to ridicule christianity for it having been based on nothing. 3. Therefore christianity must have been based on something, which ca...
by spin
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Didn't Know This Was Controversial - Schools Get Rid of BC and AD
Replies: 37
Views: 20491

Re: Didn't Know This Was Controversial - Schools Get Rid of BC and AD

iskander wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:04 am
Which one would be the first year of the common era?
2017 years ago—for compatability purposes. (Referring to the common era means you don't get incongruities such as Jesus Christ being born 4 before Christ being born 4 before Christ.)
by spin
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Didn't Know This Was Controversial - Schools Get Rid of BC and AD
Replies: 37
Views: 20491

Re: Didn't Know This Was Controversial - Schools Get Rid of BC and AD

On the thread topic, I used to do a lot of Wikipedia editing and I used the scholarly abbreviations BCE/CE in what I wrote, then cadres of christians would come along and edit them out. There was a rule on Wiki that allowed it. If an article used BC/AD they alone should be used in the article. I wro...
by spin
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Rule #1 of Historical Reasoning
Replies: 77
Views: 31370

Re: Rule #1 of Historical Reasoning

spin Missed it, but ... So, I didn't sidestep the issue, contrary to your false claim in the previous post. This is typical of your communication problem. I cited the full post I was responding to. You gave no help in understanding your whacked notion of "heuristic" in what was cited, the "here" of...
by spin
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Rule #1 of Historical Reasoning
Replies: 77
Views: 31370

Re: Rule #1 of Historical Reasoning

spin You haven't elucidated your use of the term here Sure I did; perhaps you missed it. Dateline: Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:04 am (site time) What do you mean by "heuristic", exactly? Do you mean "method" or something that could be expressed more simply and plainly? It is the standard term for any proced...
by spin
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Rule #1 of Historical Reasoning
Replies: 77
Views: 31370

Re: Rule #1 of Historical Reasoning

Neil , I see no evidence that you value disagreeing with somebody's ideas without also offering your unflattering estimates of their personalities, habits, thoughts and plans. It's not just something between the two of us, either. I make no claims about the quality of my English. I do, however, say...
by spin
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Rule #1 of Historical Reasoning
Replies: 77
Views: 31370

Re: What Happens When We Ignore Rule #1

For you, spin, what is a "primary source"? Anything that gives us direct information to the topic/period under investigation. And its status as primary must always be able to be questioned at any time. Mostly that status is obvious. (Literary sources with their claims to enlighten what we investiga...