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I will disagree with you, shake the dust off of my feet, and leave praying you turn around.
it is whitewash and LIES. This I have a huge problem with
Originally posted by adjensen
"Nearly everyone" indicates a vast majority, let's call it 90%. "Knows" means that there is no doubt. "almost all rubbish" means that it is fiction.
So, in simple language that you can understand:
"Ninety percent of the world's population is certain, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the Bible is a work of fiction."
Which seems unlikely, given that a third of the world's population is Christian. Ergo, the statement made is either flat out wrong, or is predicated on "nearly everyone" being limited to a census of people that the poster agrees with.
Originally posted by awake_and_aware
reply to post by meeneecat
Good luck with this one
Originally posted by meeneecat
whether one is in the majority or minority has no bearing on whether or not something is true, it's oil and water, apples and oranges, Appeal to popularity.
Ninety percent of the world's population is certain, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the Bible is a work of fiction."
Originally posted by kallisti36
...and other such crap in every thread about Ya'hshuah. These lies are propagated by psuedo-archaeologists and charlatans who rely on Biblical, mythological, and historical ignorance to make money.
Get your mythological and historical ignorance in check. First off, ain't no "Ya'hshuah" mentioned in the texts later titled as the Novo Testamentum. Get it straight since we are speaking of a literary character in a Greek text it is only proper to use such literary character's transliterated Koine Greek name; IESOUS, titled CHRISTOS which literally means covered in oil, but is figuratively taken to mean the anointed of God.
And speaking of Greek literary characters, take the example of a Homeric hero, the very title character of the Odyssey, Odysseus. If the epic poem is to be taken with the same faith as later ancient mythological texts, Odysseus performed great feats and went on magical voyages influenced by the gods of the Greeks and such. He was known as Ulysses to the Romans when they attempted to harmonize their myths with those of the Greeks.
Much the same way as the character of Iesous the Oily appears later in the Qur'an as Īsá in a further attempt to borrow from past myths when forging new ones. Where the character of Iesous himself was forged out of the Hebrew mythology.
For the record I have never bought into half of the stuff from the Achyara S./Zeitgeist camp. But the real argument should be. Which myth constructer should be give the most credit for writing the truth?
Was it Homer? artful poetry with a purpose of illustrating morality
Was it Virgil? who at the instigation of Augustus blended the mythology of the Romans with the Greek legends.
Maybe it was the anonymous authors of the Gospels later given the authority of apostles or disciples.
Or perhaps Muhammad, whose followers purportedly memorized his sayings and recorded them later.
Or maybe it was Joseph Smith whose book of Mormon also follows the pattern.
Sure the crafters of christianity most definitely incorporated elements of other religious sentiment into their works. Although those who subscribe to the view that Iesous was based on the mysteries religion tend to stretch the interpretation to fit their premise, but do so with far less intellectual dishonesty than any christian apologist.
edit on 11-4-2011 by Philoveritas because: (no reason given)