Last edited by Black Dog; 08-17-12 at 07:50 AM.
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To me, that implies that there is some chance that they were all working from an unknown pre-existing text which they then tailored to fit a specific target demographic. That would explain the similarities with the red bits (since one would assume a direct quote would have to have already been written down somewhere in order to be accurately quoted by four different people, in four different places, at four different times).
Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
Matthew wrote his gospel first, and the others most surely had access to his writing. Paul wrote his epistles before the gospels were written (and the apostles clearly had access to Paul's writing, as specified by Peter), with the possible exception of Matthew. John was the last to write, completing 'revelations' at ~100ad.
We might also note that Mark was a boy when Jesus lived. Likely, he is the young man who fled without his robe at Jesus' arrest in the book of Mark, as this detail is omitted from the other gospels and fits Mark's age and spiritual conviction at the time of the arrest. It is probable that the accounts of Jesus in Mark's gospel were dictated by Peter, as Mark served as sort of a translator for the early church and assisted Paul in his writings (having travelled with Paul and Barnabas, and having been specifically requested to visit Paul in Rome). After an argument following Paul's first missionary journey and report to Jerusalem, Paul took Silas on his second missionary journey to Asia Minor and Barbabas took Mark to Cyprus. IIRC, Mark is related to Barnabas.
We know how inaccurate eyewitness testimony can be. What is amazing, even the slight differences of people etc in the Gospels, you still end up and the same place story wise.
That is pretty amazing to me. I also enjoy the different perspectives as I am sure many others do as well.
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Back to Rand, Hubbard, Nietzsche and Machiavelli? What about the anti-venom, 'Crime and Punishment' (Dostoevsky) and 'Master and Man' (Tolstoy)?
ps. No one even noticed that I wrote Trotsky instead of Tolstoy (earlier), in reference to short stories. Buncha illiterate bastards.
Last edited by ecofarm; 08-17-12 at 09:26 AM.
Master and Man is like 10 pages. Go do it.
It likely wouldn't matter, they'd still call you a Godhater no matter what you do because their imaginary friend means more to them than rationality.A less belittling comparison would be to use something like ghosts. The same person who calls me a Godhater® for pointing out the possibility that God might not exist or the bible might not be accurate would probably find it absurd to call me a ghost hater for the same thing, but wouldn't find the comparison of God's existence to the existence of ghosts to be as derogatory.