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by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 30, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Pure objectivity" is a myth
Replies: 55
Views: 871

Re: "Pure objectivity" is a myth

Die perfideste Art einer Sache zu schaden ist, sie absichtlich mit fehlerhaften Gründen verteidigen.
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Pure objectivity" is a myth
Replies: 55
Views: 871

Re: "Pure objectivity" is a myth

Scholarship in this "broad" sense you use it is not "truth" seeking. If you want to seek truth, then you are in the wrong place Stephan, because "truth" is something for epistemologists to discuss. Another one of these guys. No truth is not merely the domain of a group...
by Secret Alias
Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Pure objectivity" is a myth
Replies: 55
Views: 871

Re: "Pure objectivity" is a myth

The Arabic expression the enemy of my enemy is my friend CAN NOT be applicable in the pursuit of truth. This is scholarship. Scholarship is truth-seeking not clandestine guerilla warfare. Neil's protection an overtly dishonest person who denies that Dura Europos's 3rd century gospel fragment is a th...
by Secret Alias
Thu Sep 29, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Pure objectivity" is a myth
Replies: 55
Views: 871

Re: "Pure objectivity" is a myth

No I will give you WHAT I THINK is the proper analogy. In a previous post I used a sports analogy. You went on to speak of banning people. A referee or arbiter in sport has the purpose of keeping things fair. He often cautions the players, reminding to abide by 'fair play.' The sport analogy or the ...
by Secret Alias
Wed Sep 28, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: If "Pure Objectivity" is a Myth Why Doesn't Neil Like it? I Thought Mythicists Claim They Don't Use 'Myth' Pejoratively
Replies: 5
Views: 158

If "Pure Objectivity" is a Myth Why Doesn't Neil Like it? I Thought Mythicists Claim They Don't Use 'Myth' Pejoratively

I don't expect anyone to respond but I was thinking about Neil's use of 'myth' here to mean 'something untrue.' My point has always been that mythicists chose this terminology to 'disprove' Christianity. One would be hard pressed to find Christians actually use 'myth' in this way. Yes the Church spe...
by Secret Alias
Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dura Europos
Replies: 31
Views: 907

Re: Dura Europos

The contributions of C. Hopkins (p.238) on the church and inscriptions and P.V.C. Baur (p.254) on the paintings may be of special interest.
To anyone but Pete the mountainman.
by Secret Alias
Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Pure objectivity" is a myth
Replies: 55
Views: 871

Re: "Pure objectivity" is a myth

I like to argue because it gives me an opportunity to test the limits of my commitment to fairness. What idée fixe do I have? On the topic du jour, mythicism, I say that I think 'Jesus' was for Christianity a supernatural being 'Man' known to Jews and Samaritans but I can't completely discount the f...
by Secret Alias
Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Dura Europos
Replies: 31
Views: 907

Re: Dura Europos

Stupid is is stupid does. Keep up your struggle against the truth Pete. The irony is that even as you lie the truth manifests itself. So bad a liar you are.
by Secret Alias
Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:59 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "Pure objectivity" is a myth
Replies: 55
Views: 871

Re: "Pure objectivity" is a myth

Not worth having a conversation with someone lacks the pangs of conscience objectivity or fairness. Good luck in your clandestine guerilla war.
by Secret Alias
Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:42 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why don't mythicists condemn Satanism?
Replies: 35
Views: 669

Re: Why don't mythicists condemn Satanism?

Why don’t mythicists condemn Satanism? And why doesn't the forum spend enough time proving that Balaam's ass didn't actually speak: And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall: and he smote her again. And the angel of the ...