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    Re: Self-Professed ‘Bible Scholar’ Makes Explosive Allegation About Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    What I find interesting is the need for some people to "rationalize" the unknown into "God did it". Specifically they even go further to say a "Christian, Muslim, etc God did it". There are so many other possilibities other than "No God" or "Christian, Muslim God" yet people are stuck on finite possibilities. Other choices include "A God (Or Gods) created the world and left it", "Multiple Gods here now", etc. Why is it that people cannot accept any of those, but choose to "follow like lemmings" into a nice fitting group like Christianity or Islam, etc?

    What makes Christianity or Islam any more rational than the choices I just listed?
    The same could be said for non-believers, as well.
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    Re: Self-Professed ‘Bible Scholar’ Makes Explosive Allegation About Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The same could be said for non-believers, as well.
    You mean atheists? Absolutely, that is why I said (in bold):

    There are so many other possibilities other than "No God" or "Christian, Muslim God" yet people are stuck on finite possibilities

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    Re: Self-Professed ‘Bible Scholar’ Makes Explosive Allegation About Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    What? Jesus had big hair.
    LMAO
    of course you havent seen the pictures?
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    i swear you can type anything on line and find it
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    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    LMAO
    of course you havent seen the pictures?
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    i swear you can type anything on line and find it
    The attachment didn't work. Somebody didn't want us to see the picture. Devine intervention or NSA?










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    Re: Self-Professed ‘Bible Scholar’ Makes Explosive Allegation About Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    The attachment didn't work. Somebody didn't want us to see the picture. Devine intervention or NSA?
    damn ill try again lol
    131424_afro_Jesus.jpg
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    Re: Self-Professed ‘Bible Scholar’ Makes Explosive Allegation About Jesus

    There is already a thread on this on the philosophy forum and that's where this topic seems to be appropriate. I don't see an article in the Blaze that isn't really a news breaking matter goes here. I also don't see anything productive coming from "debating" this topic as news or otherwise. Nor is Atwill the first person to make this claim and it seems he just rewrote a rewrite of a rewrite, claiming 1 new source. These type books and claims are common, such as the very old claim that Roman documents record Jesus as the result of Mary being raped by a Roman soldier.

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    Re: Self-Professed ‘Bible Scholar’ Makes Explosive Allegation About Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    damn ill try again lol
    131424_afro_Jesus.jpg
    Outstanding!

    Ahhh, that's Disco Jesus. I saw him often in the early 80s. The guy had style and women wouldn't leave him alone. Guys didn't even try to compete.










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    Re: Self-Professed ‘Bible Scholar’ Makes Explosive Allegation About Jesus

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    You could just as easily be describing Aerosmith.
    Perhaps you can thank God for Aerosmith. I certainly wouldn't put it past Him.

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    Re: Self-Professed ‘Bible Scholar’ Makes Explosive Allegation About Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I've actually read the book. The argument is compelling and well documented. Atwell is not some half baked crazy who threw a bunch of crap together to pen a schlock based book.
    thanks for that assessment, Risky
    is this a book you would recommend for an interested non-Christian?

    currently reading Zealot and enjoying it
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    Re: Self-Professed ‘Bible Scholar’ Makes Explosive Allegation About Jesus

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    thanks for that assessment, Risky
    is this a book you would recommend for an interested non-Christian?

    currently reading Zealot and enjoying it
    Bubba, it is. Atwell looks at the subject with logic and he documents his premise quite well.

    As I said earlier, I don't have a dog in the fight, but having been born and raised as a Christian I grew up hearing one side of the story. The religious/cultural indoctrination is very strong. I fully understand why most Christians have no desire to question. It's as if saying everyone you know is wrong about a basic religion/cultural given. Ain't easy.

    Be that as it may, I just never could get into the virgin birth, original sin, walking on water thing. Later I discovered most major religions had the same exact stories. There's nothing at all wrong with the lessons being taught, it was just that no religion had the market cornered on truth and goodness. Atwell must have gone through a similar process; I suppose most of us former Christians do. He does touch on the fact that the Jesus stories were often told hundreds of years before Jesus and attributed to other religions. We all know that anyway. But, Atwell takes it in another completely unique direction - and he ties it together well. It's no coincidence that the Holy Catholic Church is in Rome.

    How do you like Zealot? I haven't read it yet.










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