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by Jagd
Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Arius of Alexandria a pagan?
Replies: 32
Views: 1267

Re: Was Arius of Alexandria a pagan?

Secret Alias wrote: Fri Apr 15, 2022 7:55 am We should sell stupid theories at this forum if there was a market for them. If there was a market for them we'd all be rich.
Lmao we can come up with so many.
"Was Paul of Tarsus a Muslim?"
"Was Jesus a woman?"
"Is Yahweh Irish?"
by Jagd
Fri Apr 15, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did the Church Fathers / early Christians care about historicity?
Replies: 53
Views: 1779

Re: Did the Church Fathers / early Christians care about historicity?

'he formerly spoke in parables' He is eventually portrayed as speaking in parables. Many of those parables are the same as or versions of the parables in the Gospel of Thomas. Crossan mentions this (quoted by Carrier), something like: parables by Jesus become parables about Jesus . If the earliest ...
by Jagd
Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Similar Doesn't Mean the Same
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Similar Doesn't Mean the Same

Yes, Christianity is unique. But it didn't just arise in or out of Judaism. There were Graeco-Roman influences. And it's likely there was an element of ' Judaisation ' during it genesis The more I research the origins of Christianity, the clearer this era of Judaisation becomes. I try to keep it sh...
by Jagd
Wed Apr 13, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The self-evident emergence of Christianity
Replies: 86
Views: 3392

Re: The self-evident emergence of Christianity

This is intended to be my last paper on it all: 3 years, over 2,000 pages written in 32 papers - and the puzzle is solved https://www.academia.edu/76105160/The_self_evident_emergence_of_Christianity Abstract: This article proposes a business case for the emergence of Christianity, and one that has ...
by Jagd
Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Did the Church Fathers / early Christians care about historicity?
Replies: 53
Views: 1779

Did the Church Fathers / early Christians care about historicity?

It's quite clear that Paul saw Christ as a divine being of some kind, and even if he thought there was a historical person associated with that divine being, it was extremely unimportant when compared to the divine aspect. Am I mistaken in seeing this as true for the Church Fathers as well? The non-...
by Jagd
Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Similar Doesn't Mean the Same
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Similar Doesn't Mean the Same

Yes, Christianity is unique. But it didn't just arise in or out of Judaism. There were Graeco-Roman influences. And it's likely there was an element of ' Judaisation ' during it genesis The more I research the origins of Christianity, the clearer this era of Judaisation becomes. I try to keep it sh...
by Jagd
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Similar Doesn't Mean the Same
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Similar Doesn't Mean the Same

How about being: a. a text-based b. mystery religion c. based on another set of texts d. written in a foreign language. e. predicting the coming of a man f. who was supposed to die g. in order to save everyone h. so the dead can come back in the flesh i. after the final judgement of the world j. an...
by Jagd
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Similar Doesn't Mean the Same
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Similar Doesn't Mean the Same

How about being: a. a text-based b. mystery religion c. based on another set of texts d. written in a foreign language. e. predicting the coming of a man f. who was supposed to die g. in order to save everyone h. so the dead can come back in the flesh i. after the final judgement of the world j. an...
by Jagd
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Similar Doesn't Mean the Same
Replies: 13
Views: 586

Re: Similar Doesn't Mean the Same

As I am trying to ignore the misery of my repetitious existence I just wanted to address something with those who say that because Christianity 'resembled' other contemporary mystery religions it was 'the same' as contemporary religious experiences. - my wife resembles other women I know, she is no...
by Jagd
Mon Apr 11, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The self-evident emergence of Christianity
Replies: 86
Views: 3392

Re: The self-evident emergence of Christianity

This is intended to be my last paper on it all: 3 years, over 2,000 pages written in 32 papers - and the puzzle is solved https://www.academia.edu/76105160/The_self_evident_emergence_of_Christianity Abstract: This article proposes a business case for the emergence of Christianity, and one that has ...