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by Secret Alias
Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites
Replies: 94
Views: 1711

Re: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites

I've already noted that it is fruitless to engage in a debate with someone who doesn't believe in truthfulness of objectivity. I don't get to engage with a homosexual on topics related to ancient homosexuality and their resurfacing in Hellenistic Jewish religion. At least there is something 'in it'...
by Secret Alias
Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites
Replies: 94
Views: 1711

Re: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites

Per "At the time his book was written", Ehrman "didn't take the debate seriously". He was just firing a broadside of basically "propaganda" into the second-god aAhistoricist's fleet in preparing for the reception (battlefield ground) of his forthcoming How Jesus Became...
by Secret Alias
Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites
Replies: 94
Views: 1711

Re: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites

:banghead: It's not off topic insofar as I was perpetuating the use of 'man' and 'manliness' in a way which is at odds with hyper-modern political correctness. I was taking a detour to note that speaking of 'man' and 'manliness' has no inherent anti-gay agenda. There was certainly no anti-gay agenda...
by Secret Alias
Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites
Replies: 94
Views: 1711

Re: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites

So with the terminology basha in ki-Swahili https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/basha#Swahili It comes from the verb which essentially means 'powerful' and the terminology means 'king.' https://books.google.com/books?id=Wpn1DwAAQBAJ&pg=PT84&dq=basha+swahili+king&hl=en&newbks=1&newbks_...
by Secret Alias
Tue Sep 27, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites
Replies: 94
Views: 1711

Re: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites

I notice your criteria of objectivity here does not include this innate sense of manliness that SA's does. It is interesting (at least to me). Philo and early Christianity had this interesting idea of a Man Logos who 'spermatically' implanted his 'ideas' in men and had the effect of impregnating wo...
by Secret Alias
Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites
Replies: 94
Views: 1711

Re: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites

Funny how the "truth" just happens to be what you want. Convenient isn't it? Also, really convenient how you again just don't address any of my points and go down another tirade about things I've never argued for or said. No I would argue the opposite. I am stuck for whatever reason havin...
by Secret Alias
Tue Sep 27, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites
Replies: 94
Views: 1711

Re: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites

And just to reiterate: 1. I am sympathetic to the idea that Christianity was a religion designed for 'social improvement' via narrative (I think myth is an unfortunate terminology) 2. I don't know whether it was based on a historical Jesus and I don't really care. The narrative functions as agent of...
by Secret Alias
Tue Sep 27, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites
Replies: 94
Views: 1711

Re: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites

No. The universities are for the most part funded or subsidized by the tax paying public. Why should the public be taxed by an elite cabal to reshape truth in favor of a small minority by what is in effect a new godless priesthood. At least spend the effort to invent a god and a myth and a written n...
by Secret Alias
Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites
Replies: 94
Views: 1711

Re: Bart Ehrman -- another instance of not reading what he cites

And also, I don't know of any PhD Queer Theorist (straight or otherwise) who ascribes to objectivist standards that you describe even remotely. And? Either there is objectivity and we can know an underlying truth or we're just making up shit. It's as simple as that. If there is no underlying truth ...
by Secret Alias
Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dura Europos
Replies: 23
Views: 558

Re: Dura Europos

So you want someone from the 3rd century to write " we are Christian I promise."