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by Thor
Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why the Certainty on the Part of Mythicists?
Replies: 108
Views: 49400

Re: Why the Certainty on the Part of Mythicists?

Why is it obvious that Julius was resurrected from the dead the way Jesus was alleged to be resurrected from the dead? ' I did not say it was obvious that he was resurrected the same way Jesus was. I simply gave you the example you requested. OK, so produce your examples of ancient people claiming ...
by Thor
Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why the Certainty on the Part of Mythicists?
Replies: 108
Views: 49400

Re: Why the Certainty on the Part of Mythicists?

OK, so produce your examples of ancient people claiming that historical persons had been resurrected from the dead and raised into heaven. We want to see the parallels between pagan religions and Christianity before we can accept that ancient people really did think like that. If there are no such ...
by Thor
Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Zeitgeist Part 1
Replies: 52
Views: 31353

Re: Zeitgeist Part 1

But I'm speaking here as a minimalist and I know not many will go that far, certainly not without a lot more evidence than I can give here. But there are yet more plausible explanations for the origin of the idea of the 12 tribes. One might even ask if the zodiac division into 12 (as opposed to 13,...
by Thor
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Gymnasticus
Replies: 3
Views: 7125

Re: Gymnasticus

Thank you!

My German is so bad that I can not read and comprehend with insight languages often requires. But I can get some kind of idea of content and elements that interest me, or in some sense trigger my curiosity. Ich wird ein versuch zumindest machen :thumbup:
by Thor
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Gymnasticus
Replies: 3
Views: 7125

Gymnasticus

I have been on the lookout after Gymnasticus by Philostratus ever since I first found some citations from it about Pankration. Have anyone by any chance read it, or in some way familiar with content? Even more important, does anyone know about any translation of it available online? I know about the...
by Thor
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Zeitgeist Part 1
Replies: 52
Views: 31353

Re: Zeitgeist Part 1

You could have used Israelites true meaning from people who wrote near the time the concept was created, but that doesn't show what you want, so you dishonestly go 600-700 years later to some Hellenist who state what you want. I have little to contribute in relation to this ongoing dispute. It caug...
by Thor
Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Pagan Parallels: Achilles Heel of Christianity
Replies: 77
Views: 42676

Re: Pagan Parallels: Achilles Heel of Christianity

Although I agree with the Lazarus-Osiris relation seems like a shot in the dark. I must admit it is my opinion, without really having some authority to back up either the one or the other possible view on subject. When stating the difficulties with claiming to know much with any certainty, I find it...