posted on Sep, 18 2007 @ 08:41 PM
Originally posted by Lightmare
I'm also very suspicious of way they took the New World Order and tried to blame it on the very religion that has been trying to warn us about it for
well over two-thousand years. Sorry folks, but I smell a rat.
a big stinking rotting toe nibbler of a rat.
anyone here ever studied Biblical textual analysis? its more sophisticated than quantum physics.
there are more ancient manuscripts confirming and cross-referencing the contents of the bible than any other ancient documents in existance.
and there are external sources of Jesus' existance. go to "historicity of jesus" at wiki, that has a basic rundown of external sources so you can
research them more thoroughly at your own discretion.
also, each gospel and letter and epistle, canonical or not, can be treated as separate sources because before canonization, that's what they were.
they were independent sources from independent authors from independent locations around the mediterranean. canonization was a process that took 100
years or more, and numerous conferences between independent bishps (NOT catholic bishops, just separate community leaders) from around the
mediterranean. what they did was to compare and contrast the message of each source text to see which ones said the same things, and which ones said
obscure or unique things. by a process of deduction they chose what we now know as the Bible, because each book or letter or gospel or source could be
cross-referenced with each other AND with the books of the jewish scriptures, to be sure that the Book is coherent in conveying God's message to the
modern scholars have repeated this process over and again. the majority would agree at least academically that the new testament canon is a very
accurate collection of the works of the original communities of Jesus of Nazareth followers. i mean we're dealing with high end scholarship in a
couple of paragraphs on an internet message board. come on.
zeitgeist is just pop research tizzied up into multimedia fairyfloss. throw a bit of water on it and it dissolves into a few granules of pink
at the end of the day, christians who seek the Spirit don't need any external or academic evidence, because the evidence is Living proof. and that's
what atheists and non-believers and deconstructors seem to miss out on.
i hope people would consider the bible more wisely and intelligently. and remember that the roots of a tree can only tell you so much. the leaves and
flowers are lovely, and the fruit is infinitely satisfying.