posted on May, 8 2012 @ 08:35 AM
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Of course, declaring you "are not defensive" is defensive. It was your comment "Is that disallowed on ATS?" is undeniably defensive. Why
would you ask such a question simply because I am asking what is accomplished by "exposing" any fraudulence to Jesus' historicity? Indeed, instead
of addressing the vast majority of my remarks regarding Jesus' mythology, you insisted to me that this was not what you want to discuss, and of
course you do not have to, but it does come off as and attempt at controlling.
it is clear that you misunderstood me. I have spent a lot of time in the religion forums here, and I expected to be chastised by some of the
"regulars". Insofar as whenever someone brings up something OTHER THAN Christianity, they get a good verbal thrashing every time, I am not
delusional to be on my guard.
I know about the Essenes, I have a lot of mileage in theological study behind me, and my effort is to contribute to society's growth and forward
momentum. I wonder if you might take the time to read some of my posts from my profile to glean a more accurate idea of my issues with the topic of
Many of the people who have responded to this thread are not those I usually see, and that is refreshing; it means there are more people lurking in
these two forums than just the ones who typically post.
Those who have responded who know my post history and have an idea of who I am as a member, and where I'm coming from in my ideology and search for
the truth will see that I have done a lot of research into a lot of ideas.
The ones who don't know me (or who I don't know yet), and have posted further information and suggestions are much appreciated for assisting in the
task of denying ignorance and "accomplishing" the spread of truth. It's not easy, nor is it always fun, but it's important.
If the Christian faithful remain unaware of the possible realities -- of the mystic sources from the East that influenced those areas called the
"Holy Land", of the actual dearth of real evidence that supports their dogma, and of the on-the-ground evidence that refutes it -- and just follow
along out of fear or ignorance or stubborn refusal to learn anything new, we are NOT, as a species, going to move forward and may very well
self-destruct because of it.
Hope that answers your questions and remarks sufficiently.