"I don't doubt that there was an actual rabbi named Yeshua who may be the source of an oral tradition around which a new sect of Judaism coalesced in the first century, but there is very little about him to be found outside the Biblical canon…"
Hey there again. It's Brandi Williams who goes by the name Debra Stevenson after my dear cousin who I am staying with along with my husband for a while. Maybe till the end of the summer. I haven't seen her in so long. …"
"I don't think it's so much that they're taking the texts at face value, more they are trying to figure out what are the actual teachings of Jesus and what were later additions. Many argue that Jesus was real and there's a…"
"Old thread, but what the heck. The genealogies are different, I think, because they are inventions by different authors. Matthew traces the family line only back to Abraham, while Luke goes all the way back to Adam. Since both go…"
Another thing you might point out since they are quoting scripture is that according to scripture God is an untrustworthy bastard. God admits to being deceptive. Check out Ezekiel 14:9 and Thesselonians II 2:11 among others. A supreme being who…"
Gravity can be measured. Various experiments have confirmed its existence. It can be observed, though indirectly. It is quantifiable in various ways. How do you quantify/measure God. What experiments have been or can be conducted to determine…"
"That basically concedes a number of myths and stereotypes. What does atheism have to do with fundamentalism or imperialism. Atheist individuals can be either of those but not atheism. And he does care where it comes from. He intentionally…"
"Research on Absolute Zero. The idea that absolute nothingness is probably not even possible is fascinating to me. The fact that we have not been able to produce the lowest possible temperature, on at which even sub-atomic particles cease motion is…"
I read that piece of shit when it first came out. Saying I was very disappointed with Hedges would be gross understatement. I'd read various articles and another book by him previously so I had a good impression of him. The…"
"How about Happy Incest Day. God the "Father" did fuck his own mother in order to give birth to himself, the "Son." And lets not forget the cheating aspect. Mary was supposed to be engaged to Joseph at that point.
"My first thought was that his most recent books aren't selling well. I usually prefer giving people the benefit of the doubt but Chopra has proven himself to be a media whore and charlatan over and over again. I just see this as another of his…"
"There are numerous passages where he comes across as a complete dick. He routinely insults his own disciples. He makes a woman beg and agree to become one of his followers before healing her child. He curses and kills a fig tree for not yielding…"