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The Gospel of Truth

Started this discussion. Last reply by Matt VDB Aug 3, 2010. 12 Replies

We have some evidence that the Europeans around the time of the building of the Great Pyramid knew as much mathematics and astronomy as the Egyptians in the form of Stonehenge and then later in the…Continue

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Matt VDB replied to flashgordon's discussion my latest "Gospel of Truth"
""the fact is that historians back then never heard of Jesus  Christ"   Just as they hadn't heard of any other Jewish preacher.   "much less actual Jews(like the Diasporan Paul)"   Paul mentions meeting…"
Jun 21, 2011
Matt VDB replied to flashgordon's discussion my latest "Gospel of Truth"
""The only people taking anything out of context, were those deriving Jesus Christ from scripture(as Earl Doherty says)."   And of course you've read Doherty. How can I be surprised: Doherty's thesis sounds scholarly but…"
Jun 21, 2011
Matt VDB replied to flashgordon's discussion my latest "Gospel of Truth"
""Also, Josephus and Tacitus are not primary resources anyways; they both were born essentially a generation after the supposed life of Jesus Christ"   Which makes them just as primary as our sources for Hannibal, Boudicca, Arminius,…"
Jun 21, 2011
flashgordon replied to flashgordon's discussion my latest "Gospel of Truth"
"After going for a ride to take care of father's day stuff, I feel stronger than ever that your and others worry about my quotes being taken out of context is, well, out of line.  I don't care whether Amos was taking a dump, talking to…"
Jun 19, 2011
flashgordon replied to flashgordon's discussion my latest "Gospel of Truth"
"Also, Josephus and Tacitus are not primary resources anyways; they both were born essentially a generation after the supposed life of Jesus Christ - A.D. 30 for Jesus; they were both born like fifty A.D; and considering the mortality rate back then,…"
Jun 19, 2011
flashgordon replied to flashgordon's discussion my latest "Gospel of Truth"
"'hundreds of historians is probably a generic and me being facitiuos number; the fact is that historians back then never heard of Jesus  Christ much less actual Jews(like the Diasporan Paul). If you had read closely enough, you'd see…"
Jun 19, 2011
Matt VDB replied to flashgordon's discussion my latest "Gospel of Truth"
"I was talking about peer review, not showing it to people on the internet. If you had done that, you would have realised that half your claims are total crap. "The remarkable thing about the references above about the Julian calendar and…"
Jun 19, 2011
flashgordon replied to flashgordon's discussion my latest "Gospel of Truth"
"I've posted this here and elsewhere for people to see; that's part of your criteria; you havn't shot them down; i've used material from real archaeologists and people who have done a lot of this research."
Jun 19, 2011
Matt VDB replied to flashgordon's discussion my latest "Gospel of Truth"
""I don't see why you or I shouldn't think that they are not worth bringing up; or that you can somehow dismiss them."   I think that to think that you can just make some assumptions, come up with a pet theory, and then cite…"
Jun 19, 2011
flashgordon replied to flashgordon's discussion my latest "Gospel of Truth"
"thanks for the reply; and, as for the historical analyses class - maybe someday!  Seriously, I wrote this or put it all together so I don't have to think about it anymore!  I want to do mathematics; i think i took a lot of those…"
Jun 19, 2011
Matt VDB replied to flashgordon's discussion my latest "Gospel of Truth"
"Sorry, but it's still largely crap.   You can't come up with a bunch of quotes and trivia and expect us to buy the larger picture you're trying to sell. That's no different from The Da Vince Code throwing out some (wrong)…"
Jun 19, 2011
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Jun 16, 2011
Matt VDB replied to flashgordon's discussion The Gospel of Truth
"In other words, except for Finkelstein's work you chose to read poorly researched and non-peerreviewed popular books (and am I happy that you didn't read Acharya S: that's about the least scholarly source you can think off). Just as I…"
Aug 3, 2010
flashgordon replied to flashgordon's discussion The Gospel of Truth
"Well, I found this astrology of the bible link; astrology is basically about sun, stars, and the moon, and the constellations. http://www.near-death.com/experiences/origen13.html I got this constructive criticism from the jesusmysteries. "Hi…"
Aug 2, 2010
Matt VDB replied to flashgordon's discussion The Gospel of Truth
"I'm afraid you won't "win" any argument because your posts are full of factual errors and faulty information. Take this, for example: "Jesus in Mark is made to come from Nazareth by scripture(I forget the scriptural…"
Jul 29, 2010
flashgordon replied to flashgordon's discussion The Gospel of Truth
"I thought I'd note that I have personaly noted that Issis, Ra, El is kind of questionable; but, I think there's a case for it in the archaeology and history that has come from Israel Finkelstein and Silberman's "The Bible…"
Jul 28, 2010

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At 6:32am on April 12, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
A lot of freethinkers get kicked around like that. It is nothing new. Galileo was almost burned at the stake.
At 6:07am on March 29, 2010, John Jubinsky said…
Hi Flashgordon! Have a very happy birthday.
At 5:57pm on March 13, 2010, Dr. Terence Meaden said…
Hello Flashgordon, and welcome to this great meeting place
where religion is recognised for the superstition and people-control fraud that it is and for its inexcusable 2000 years of oppressing women
--- and that God and gods are merely fictions inside human heads.

Terry Meaden (cat lover; archaeologist; physicist; retired)
founder of the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its 250 discussion topics.
http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin
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