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by bbyrd009
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: The Biblical God is not infinite
Replies: 23
Views: 32138

Re: The Biblical God is not infinite

Four is an arbitrary number indeed, but it is his whole story behind it that is so very worthy of reading, concise and to the point I see the gospel of Thomas not in the context of any religion, certainly not Christianity. John just tries to make its author look bad, giving away which text was earl...
by bbyrd009
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifixion"
Replies: 109
Views: 43166

Re: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifix

well, No son of man may die for another's sins, and it might be interesting to note that "Jesus died for our sins" cannot be Quoted fwiw, - I've reproduced Earl Doherty's thoughts on the Shepherd of Hermas from his "Jesus: Neither God Nor Man" ... Page 271 The central section of...
by bbyrd009
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifixion"
Replies: 109
Views: 43166

Re: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifix

"And the expression, "They pierced my hands and my feet," was used in reference to the nails of the cross which were fixed in His hands and feet. And after He was crucified they cast lots upon His vesture" may i suggest that both of these statements can be read literally, or spir...
by bbyrd009
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifixion"
Replies: 109
Views: 43166

Re: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifix

well, No son of man may die for another's sins Ezekiel 18:20ff ? also in Psalms, if i recall correctly it might be interesting to note that "Jesus died for our sins" cannot be Quoted cannot be quoted anywhere (in the NT? in the Church Fathers?) well, you might give it a try, but i suggest...
by bbyrd009
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifixion"
Replies: 109
Views: 43166

Re: "a commonplace belief among historians of the early church that early Christianity did not emphasize Jesus’ crucifix

well, No son of man may die for another's sins, and it might be interesting to note that "Jesus died for our sins" cannot be Quoted
by bbyrd009
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: The Biblical God is not infinite
Replies: 23
Views: 32138

Re: The Biblical God is not infinite

ah, the tree of knowledge, that we have all eaten the fruit of! lol Have you read Don Miguel Ruiz? I love his story, that eating from that tree indeed does give you knowledge - opinions, truths, blah blah. People interpret it as a tree of wisdom, but wisdom is merely knowing that knowledge isn't br...
by bbyrd009
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Are Gnostics the Village Idiots?
Replies: 21
Views: 42890

Re: Are Gnostics the Village Idiots?

i guess the term "gnostic" was orig meant as a slur?
by bbyrd009
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Book Review of Linda Sarsour's "We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance"
Replies: 12
Views: 19571

Re: Book Review of Linda Sarsour's "We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance"

"The average United States Muslim would generally not have been treated any differently here before and after 911."
ha ok then