"Great choice for a presidential candidate, totally unbiased about non believers. I still think he hasn't seen the light yet, and most likely never will. He would have been great during the Spanish Inquisition."
"Huckabee sounds like another dangerous nut job that just like the bible he cherry picks the parts of the Constitution that he likes and ignores anything that doesn't jive with his doctrine but he is just a reflection of the mind set of the…"
"Bart Ehrman writes in Did Jesus Exist? that Jesus wasn't considered to be God by the early Christians. What happened was that Jews had a tradition of the Messiah, who was a leader they were expecting to appear to rescue the Jews from…"
"Yes, if someone has an interest in misrepresenting reality, that's likely to lead to their misrepresenting reality. That's true now and it was true back in Jesus' time also. That consideration is crucial in…"
"Luara, very good observation! I didn't check farther than the one source, nor did I check its validity. OOppss! Well, that does put me on the spot to get reliable sources. If they are there, I will find them. However, the principle seems to…"
"You didn't answer the question
It's the responsibility of the person providing the information to make sure their sources are reliable.
In this case, Joan cited a Listverse site that quotes some books by mythicists.
"I'll grant you the Isis myth did not make her a virgin. She banged her brother Osiris to create Horus. However, one error does not, in and of itself, destroy all the information that she cited to . What about Attis, Zarathustra, Dionysus,…"
"The info from Joan about Jesus-like figures is not from reliable sources.
For example, the origin myth of Horus is that he was born to the goddess Isis, who reassembled her murdered and dismembered husband Osiris, giving him a magic penis…"
"Clever! I tried to imagine which one of these to whom you referred:
Horus: Born of a virgin. Only begotten son of the God. Birth heralded by the star Sirius, the morning star. Ancient Egyptians paraded a manger and child representing…"
Hi Warren, thanks for your message. I live in London but am moving to Paris soon and it will be my first opportunity to learn spoken French. I will go to language school. Thanks for joining my group, Les Athées Napoléonienne.