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by Secret Alias
Thu Mar 23, 2023 4:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Stromateis of What?
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: A Stromateis of What?

I got to keep working on you. I will use the cuteness of my dog to secure your submission. https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/img/b/R29vZ2xl/AVvXsEioypZMKEsww7F1OGZzYkrPuC5RqIyXBgIrd64Vyi881IQnhWNW9DwpdXGedVnFRFJhY_gNe5lfzGfy31z9k69PLfupCKe3WKol6f-4Jy9yd6NQsSM5FxnbaPKljQDPj6oJ8WoOkiLEA7zoKBsiKZQV...
by Secret Alias
Thu Mar 23, 2023 3:17 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)
Replies: 31
Views: 489

Re: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)

I think you treat history as entertainment. I am in the entertainment business and I treat history as history. It's not supposed to inspire, entertain or move people. It's mostly just a repeating theme with some variation, but not much. There's no hidden conspiracies, sinister cabals pulling the woo...
by Secret Alias
Thu Mar 23, 2023 3:13 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Stromateis of What?
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: A Stromateis of What?

Do you want to co-write the paper with me? I am the first to admit I am not the brightest. I am just creative. Not really smart. The offer is up there if you want to finish the paper and put your name on it.
by Secret Alias
Thu Mar 23, 2023 3:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)
Replies: 31
Views: 489

Re: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)

So according to Neil 1. Jesus never existed 2. the gospel was written late 2nd century 3. the Pentateuch was written c 270 BCE from books in the library of Alexandria 4. that there was a "forgery factory" of Patristic literature c 4th century and later (citing your support of Pete and this...
by Secret Alias
Thu Mar 23, 2023 3:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)
Replies: 31
Views: 489

Re: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)

Why always the weird theories? Why don't you ever confirm something that isn't outlandish?
by Secret Alias
Thu Mar 23, 2023 2:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)
Replies: 31
Views: 489

Re: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)

That's not how I operate. If you want to insult me, so be it. It shows you don't have a real argument. That's how I look it at. In this case, you insulted or insinuated that Andrew wasn't showing sufficient deference to Detering. Andrew's surprise was due to the fact that he was aware of several ref...
by Secret Alias
Thu Mar 23, 2023 2:43 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)
Replies: 31
Views: 489

Re: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)

Your constant attacks on me I consider to be nothing less than harassment and attempts to bully me.
A case can be made that you bully and intimidate others at the forum.
by Secret Alias
Thu Mar 23, 2023 2:26 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)
Replies: 31
Views: 489

Re: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)

This is stupid. You accused Andrew of somehow not showing enough respect to Detering when the reality is that there are good reasons for questioning the premise of the book.
by Secret Alias
Thu Mar 23, 2023 2:14 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)
Replies: 31
Views: 489

Re: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)

These weird theories count on the fact that useful people don't have a lot of time. Smith and Landau's book just arrived. Next on my list.
by Secret Alias
Thu Mar 23, 2023 11:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)
Replies: 31
Views: 489

Re: Augustine's Confessions: a medieval forgery? (Detering)

Neil has this annoying habit (which is a carry over from his radical Christian background) of taking offense that when people here stupid sounding arguments from questionable scholars (Detering was a fucking nut, I know I dealt with him for years) that this "disrespects" the scholar wherea...