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Vatican City

Started this discussion. Last reply by Luara Oct 17. 15 Replies

If Jesus of Nazerath did exist, and did not die a physical death on some piece of wood, but died of old age in some country such as India, did the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church dupe every…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by James M. Martin Oct 24. 56 Replies

The use of hallusagenic mushrooms played a role in early Christian thought. John, "the loved disciple" of the crucified man that lives somewhere in Earth's atmosphere, wrote the book of Revelation on…Continue

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James M. Martin replied to Larry Alcorn's discussion Early Christianity
"Depends. John Allegro traced the migration of rye seeds from the Caucasus down to the Levant and since the O.T. was written by different authors at different times, all B.C.E., we cannot be certain what type of hallucinogen these writers were using…"
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Jerry Wesner replied to Larry Alcorn's discussion Early Christianity
"Once I learned that hallucinogens were in use in biblical times, I thought that explained a lot.  Certainly Revelation, but chunks of the old testament as well."
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Matt--Lukin replied to Larry Alcorn's discussion Early Christianity
"I don't want to be misunderstood. I don't believe that this is proof of an "afterlife" or the "supernatural," but if you refer back to the post, I give an analogy involving a TV set. This was simply my attempt to…"
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James M. Martin replied to Larry Alcorn's discussion Early Christianity
"You naughty little boy! I shall give  you a spanking."
Oct 17
Luara replied to Larry Alcorn's discussion Vatican City
"Jesus of Nazerath is what the bible says of his birth place, but that town did not exist at the time he was supposed to have walked the earth There's archaeological evidence that Nazareth existed at the time of Jesus."
Oct 17
Luara replied to Larry Alcorn's discussion Vatican City
"I would love to believe such a thing, because crucifixion is abominably cruel.  The image of Jesus off studying with gurus in India is sweet.  But being soothing and sweet is one reason why it's so dubious. "
Oct 17
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Tom Sarbeck replied to Larry Alcorn's discussion Early Christianity
"In a Catholic school's 6th grade, other kids teased me with the name Doubting Thomas. In 11th grade I heard a nun say that doubting one's faith is a mortal sin and wondered how people can learn without doubting. I had already decided that…"
Oct 16
Luara replied to Larry Alcorn's discussion Early Christianity
"None of the gospels were written by a disciple of Jesus.  Jesus' disciples were probably all illiterate anyways.  I like Doubting Thomas too :) They have traditionally been attributed to disciples of Jesus, but the originaI authors…"
Oct 16
Michael Penn replied to Larry Alcorn's discussion Early Christianity
"If it was the same Thomas who doubted I would think he was the only sane one then. BTW, I have that gospel and I'll read it again soon. I have most of the ancient writings."
Oct 16
Luara replied to Larry Alcorn's discussion Early Christianity
"Bart Ehrman wrote a book Jesus:  Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millenium that seems very good to me so far.  He says it's the academic consensus - unpleasant to most Christians - that Jesus was a (failed) apocalyptic prophet -…"
Oct 16
Luara replied to Larry Alcorn's discussion Early Christianity
"There was so much suffering at the time, and suffering tends to make people hallucinate and become other-worldly.  And, the culture of the time was much more accepting of the supernatural. So if someone said things like Revelations nowadays, we…"
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Posted on May 16, 2014 at 3:15pm 7 Comments

They still believe the rapture is real.

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At 8:38am on October 3, 2014, Steph S. said…

Hi -doing good - just unpacking and getting settled in.

I hope you have a nice weekend.

At 6:58pm on August 13, 2014, Joan Denoo said…

Yes, Your cat is lovely. I am doing very well, thank you for asking. Spent seven hours in the garden today and feel wonderful!

How about you? How are you feeling?

At 8:25am on April 2, 2014, Randall Smith said…

How about sending up some southern Indiana warmth? Yesterday, while it was 70 in your parts, it was only 50 here. Big disparity. I'm sick of it. How you doing? Find that house in the Hoosier Nat. Forest you're looking for?

At 8:46am on March 17, 2014, Randall Smith said…

Ah, a fellow Hoosier! I happened across your reference to growing bean sprouts. I am in the process of trying it for the first time, using soybeans. It's working. I'm just afraid to eat them--maybe it's the smell that turns me off. Any suggestions?

At 5:37pm on March 12, 2014, Daniel W said…

Thanks!  I imagine there are a lot of people with the same name.  I've only come across one other.  Still, there is probably a distant connection.

The beans sound good.  We are getting into gardening season here too.


At 5:58pm on January 28, 2014, Daniel W said…

Thank you for adding me as your friend.

At 12:52pm on January 28, 2014, Daniel W said…

Welcome to Nexus!

I wonder how many Alcorns there are?  My mothers' last name was Alcorn.  Scattered through her family tree there were multiple "George Washington Alcorn" and "John Rain Alcorn".  They migrated westward, I think from PA, and wound up in western Illinois.  Maybe they left a few relatives in Indiana!  Her uncle, I think, was Loren Alcorn. There are no relatives remaining who I am aware of.

Anyway, welcome again to Nexus.  Here you find many who are not tied to religious dogmas and fantasies.  Down to earth and friendly.

At 5:50am on January 15, 2014, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Greetings Larry 

Welcome to Atheist Nexus---this internet world of rationality and peace, common sense and freethinking wisdom. You will find many like-minded freethinking atheists here--friendly, caring rational people. 

We invite you to join the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 880 discussion topics and nearly 4000 members.

At 10:12pm on January 14, 2014, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!


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