Thanks for the welcome to ORIGINS. Seems you asked if I were an anthropologist, but that message disappeared. No, I dropped out of college and am trying to make it as a writer. I forget who it was, a statesman. said everything he learned about human being he learned through novels... hardly scientific, but I don't think anybody can make it as a novelist without studying people.
Hello Terence. Thank you for the gracious welcome. I found your post about the origin of St. Peter to be very interesting. I was reading a bit of Bart Erhman's book "Misqouting Jesus", which deals with similiar issues of textual manipulation, but it seems a bit dumbed down and small in scope. Could you reccomend a book or a few books which explore similiar issues?(ie: critical history of religion, textual/linguistic history, that sort of thing)
I found the Origins group - under groups rather than links, where I first looked. I'll check it out and look forward to watching some interesting videos. I watch a lot on TED (www.TED.com) and The Amazing Meetings (TAM) among others.
glad to be here. i could not have said it better myself. further elaboration: lets call it the "world free of religious disease" after all, religion spreads like a disease, and unfortunately there's no vaccine
Thank you! I am here simply to enjoy conversations and see why people thin the way they do. I am not trying to prove anything or be underhanded. I am simply one of those people who likes learning about everyone's and anyone's point of view and perspective. :)