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Originally posted by Iasion
Do YOU believe in the magic plates of the Mormons?
We have a dozen signed, named and dated eye-witness accounts that they were real - do YOU believe it?
The Quran says the moon split in two - do YOU believe that?
Well then Iasion - may I ask just what "Factual" Religion you Believe in & Practice?
I just occurred to me how Silly this thread has become! We are talking about applying "Evidence" & "Proof" & "Fact" to "Religion" & "Faith"!
Now it is my turn to say PARDON ME?!! How DARE YOU!!! First of all you do not know me!
Nor do you know about my Religious Affiliations! Do you Realize how many Sects of Christianity are in Existence? Did you know that I practice not only Christianity but also Buddhism? I have Studied & Practiced Plenty of other Religions as well! I consider myself a Mystic. I also consider myself a Free Thinking Intellectual! I am an Individual that also uses Science, Reason & Logic as Tools!
Might I point out that you yourself Offer NO PROOF that Jesus didn't Exist - only other Peoples Opinions!! My Opinion is that he did Exist!
What - I am not allowed to Dis-Agree with you? Am I automatically wrong because I Dis-Agree with You? You need to work on your Debating Skills my friend!
Now I Under stand that Jesus was a Rebel in many ways - But I find "B" absolutely INSULTING! It is like going up to a Jewish person & saying "The Holocaust Never Happened - You Whiners made it all up"! Insulting no?
Please take your Anti-Christian Agenda somewhere else!
Yes - just look at the History of our Species on this Planet. How much War & Violence & Murder is enough - especially when it is KILLING in the name of "God, Creed & Religion"!
if you want to convince others of your beliefs, you will need to do more than just preach them over and over.
Originally posted by Seraphim_Serpente
This stuff is Fascinating - Chasrac64! Don't you agree?!
Is there any information that you have on Scientific Dating done on Archeologically Discovered Individual Gospels (Canonized & Non-Canonized)? They are in Koine Greek, Coptic & Aramaic of-course! If one Dates back to the 200-300 A.D. Range (i.e. PRE Council of Nicea = 325 A.D.)would that not Invalidate the point that you made earlier?
[edit on 29-6-2005 by Seraphim_Serpente]
I am somewhat troubled by anybody who would try to discourage intellectual and historical discussions by claiming that such represents an attack on their beliefs when none was presented. The newly popularized "You hate _____(fill in the blank), don't you?!" really has no place whatsoever in this kind of discussion.