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Originally posted by Gazrok
You could have fact upon fact, theory on top of theory, but to one with blind faith...
Originally posted by HKoT
Your friends have never died and come back to life. Our idea of death is "brain dead" which is a physical death. For all you know your friends are long gone, their souls departed, and the souls that now inhabit their bodies simply remember everything that the body remembers.
Some day I'm sure we'll decide to find a way to know if someone is dead, versus, no longer with us.
Afterall if we don't have souls we don't exist, for existance and non-existance are infinite, and we are one or the other, there is no "the time is now, this is our time", we exist in all time in one form or another.
Don't tell me you are one of these Athiests who just thinks he can debunk god so easily.
Einstien was a Jew, and Hawkings hasn't Debunked God any better...
Originally posted by Gazrok
Now for all of this, when I die....if I am wrong, and there really is a God...and I am cast into Hell just because while I was on Earth, I chose not to believe in him...then my non-worship of him will be fully justified, because such a being is not worthy of worship...being too vain to be worthy of such.
[Edited on 23-4-2003 by Gazrok]
Originally posted by jagdflieger
mikromarius check out this page www.phys.uu.nl/~vgent/easter/eastercalculator.htm
It gives the following dates for passover:
Our Year Hebrew Year Day of Week Our Date
30 AD 3790 Thursday 6 April
31 AD 3791 Tuesday 27 March
32 AD 3792 Tuesday 15 April
33 AD 3793 Saturday 4 April
34 AD 3794 Tuesday 23 March
35 AD 3795 Tuesday 12 April
36 AD 3796 Saturday 31 March
37 AD 3797 Thursday 21 March
I was always told that the year of Jesus's crucifixion was 33 AD (This year also conforms quite
nicely with the 70 Weeks of Daniel (Daniel Chapter 9). Jesus was arrested and
tried on Thursday night and our Friday morning (our AM) and crucifixed during Friday
day time (as far as the Jews were concerned it was still Thursday since the new Jewish
day did not begin until sundown (actually it was 6 PM out time).
Originally posted by Maddas
All the gospel accounts agree that Jesus died on Friday of Passover week. The Synoptics indicate the last Supper was Passovermeal (Matt.26:17-27; Mark 14:12; Luke 22:7-8), Thus the evening of Nisan 15. John on the other hand , indicates Passover was eaten after Jesus was crucified (18:28; 19:14). By Johns account, Jesus was crucified on Nisan14. Nisan 14 and 15 fell on Fridays four times in the time frame: AD 27,29,30,33. The most likley date for the crucifixion is Nisan 14 or 15, A.D. 30.
Traditionally John, the son of Zebedee is identified as the author and Ephesus the favoured place of composition, though many support a location in Syria (perhaps the city of Antioch), while some have suggested Alexandria.Difficulties for the theory of eyewitness authorship are obvious by the highly developed theology and elements of its literary style
Conflicting with the Synoptic gospels, the gospel of John is highly literary and symbolic. To a greater degree, it is the product of a developed theological reflection and grows out of a different circle of tradition.
The whole gospel of John is a progressive revelation of the glory of God's only son, who came to revel the Father and then returns in glory to the Father. The author's purpose is clearly expressed in what must have been the original ending of the gospel at ch 20.
Critical analysis makes it difficult to accept the idea that the gospel as it stands now was written by one person.Chapter 21 seem's to have been added at a later date and exibits a greek style somewhat different to the rest of the gospel. It is probable that it was written in the 90's of the first century.
Even with all its inconsistinces when related to the synoptic gospels John seems to go to great pains to show that woman are not inferior to men in the christian community; the woman at the well in Samaria (ch4) is presented as a prototype of a missionary (4,4-42) and the first witness of the resurrection is a woman.
-Food For Thought-
[Edited on 2-5-2003 by Maddas]