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by John T
Fri May 27, 2022 2:33 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Ventriloquising the Dead
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Ventriloquising the Dead

Ventriloquists can have many characters but the characters are nothing more than puppets of the ventriloquist.

Much like twitter, I wonder just how many posters on this site are make believe characters of a handful of mythicists?
Inquiring minds would like to know.
by John T
Fri May 27, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 'When Did Jesus Live?'
Replies: 30
Views: 1607

Re: 'When Did Jesus Live?'

I reserve the right to avoid responding to dishonest people, especially when they use pseudonyms.
by John T
Fri May 27, 2022 8:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was "James the Lord's brother" Paul's thorn?
Replies: 72
Views: 2746

Re: Was "James the Lord's brother" Paul's thorn?

gryan wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 6:39 am
John T wrote: Fri May 27, 2022 6:19 am
James the Just is not the source of the infliction, therefore James the Just can not be a thorn in Paul's side.
There is no one named "James the Just" in the New Testament, of course.
Of course. :cheers:
by John T
Fri May 27, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was "James the Lord's brother" Paul's thorn?
Replies: 72
Views: 2746

Re: Was "James the Lord's brother" Paul's thorn?

@JohnT Re: Lung disease Yes, I can relate to that diagnosis. I'm currently using a C PAP machine. Without it, I had sleep apnea and I would wake up out of oxygen with pain in my chest. When I don't clean the wonderful machine or let the water run out, my lungs hurt in the morning. So I'm increasing...
by John T
Fri May 27, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was "James the Lord's brother" Paul's thorn?
Replies: 72
Views: 2746

Re: Was "James the Lord's brother" Paul's thorn?

James is not the "thorn" in Paul's side but rather a lung disease Paul believes was given to him by Satan. Paul believed he had superior knowledge of the Gospel (grace through faith) than the Jewish/Christians who sought grace through works (James). @John T One of my main questions is Whi...
by John T
Fri May 27, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was "James the Lord's brother" Paul's thorn?
Replies: 72
Views: 2746

Re: Was "James the Lord's brother" Paul's thorn?

James is not the "thorn" in Paul's side but rather a lung disease Paul believes was given to him by Satan. Paul believed he had superior knowledge of the Gospel (grace through faith) than the Jewish/Christians who sought grace through works (James). However, Paul was restricted in preachi...
by John T
Sat May 21, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why in Mark the event Resurrection is never described (answer: against Marcion)
Replies: 27
Views: 879

Re: Why in Mark the event Resurrection is never described (answer: against Marcion)

That the author of Mark did not put pen to scroll until after Marcion? precisely. With that in mind, perhaps we can fix the date of the penmanship of gMark more precisely. I believe that gMark was a compendium based on oral tradition/eye witness accounts that was put in book/scroll form around 55-6...
by John T
Sat May 21, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why in Mark the event Resurrection is never described (answer: against Marcion)
Replies: 27
Views: 879

Re: Why in Mark the event Resurrection is never described (answer: against Marcion)

Giuseppe wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 11:24 am

Accordingly, Marcion's Evangelion precedes Mark.
Do I have this right? Marcion could not have taken his razor to the gospel of Mark because it hadn't been written yet? That the author of Mark did not put pen to scroll until after Marcion?

John T the idiot.
by John T
Sat May 21, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why in Mark the event Resurrection is never described (answer: against Marcion)
Replies: 27
Views: 879

Re: Why in Mark the event Resurrection is never described (answer: against Marcion)

I should conclude that this argument pro Marcionite priority is very strong. To think otherwise, i.e. that Mark (author) ended bluntly in 16:8 for a reason different from anti-marcionite polemic, would require a not-so-easy-explanation about why Mark, despite of the his so much vaunted paulinism , ...
by John T
Sat May 21, 2022 2:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why in Mark the event Resurrection is never described (answer: against Marcion)
Replies: 27
Views: 879

Re: Why in Mark the event Resurrection is never described (answer: against Marcion)

As the argument would go: 3) The Gospel of Mark, while loudly proclaiming that Jesus will rise from the dead, and asserting once (at the empty tomb) that he has risen from the dead, offers no (original) account of such an event , and focuses much more on the death of Jesus as a martyr . CONCLUSION:...