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by Robert Tulip
Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Romans 8 - an astral reading
Replies: 32
Views: 19521

Re: Romans 8 - an astral reading

engaging here is obviously a complete waste of effort. I have also posted this analysis on another discussion board, and the contrast between the rational, courteous and respectful engagement there and the pompous three monkeys dismissal here illustrates your point well. Pagels explains how Valenti...
by Robert Tulip
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Romans 8 - an astral reading
Replies: 32
Views: 19521

Re: Romans 8 - an astral reading

You have to build from an attested tradition. This. You have to start somewhere which is not equal to unfounded, free-running imagination. A starting point would have been here: "My view, following Pagels, is that Paul had some grasp of the allegory as the real driving impetus in his letters, but c...
by Robert Tulip
Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Romans 8 - an astral reading
Replies: 32
Views: 19521

Re: Romans 8 - an astral reading

What Robert calls his "analysis" of Romans 8 is a repeat of the same fatuous nonsense that I attempted to address in detail in the Loaves and Fishes thread re specifics of logical analysis, scientific method, hypothetico-deductive reasoning, comparative literary study -- all proved to be a complete...
by Robert Tulip
Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Romans 8 - an astral reading
Replies: 32
Views: 19521

Re: Romans 8 - an astral reading

orderly movement of the heavens The heavens move ? The term "the heavens" means "the sky". It does not mean an imaginary afterlife location with gates and clouds where those able to sincerely recite some dogmatic formula can have the sanguine hope to live for ever. We should avoid imposing our mode...
by Robert Tulip
Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Romans 8 - an astral reading
Replies: 32
Views: 19521

Re: Romans 8 - an astral reading

Okay if you think that you have my sincere sympathy for your impoverished attitude. I thought that you as a moderator of this site would like to encourage dialogue about new forms of analysis, but your comments here read as those of a very traditionalist believer. If you want to hurt my feelings be...
by Robert Tulip
Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Romans 8 - an astral reading
Replies: 32
Views: 19521

Re: Romans 8 - an astral reading

Okay if you think that you have my sincere sympathy for your impoverished attitude. I thought that you as a moderator of this site would like to encourage dialogue about new forms of analysis, but your comments here read as those of a very traditionalist believer.
by Robert Tulip
Sat Apr 11, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Romans 8 - an astral reading
Replies: 32
Views: 19521

Re: Romans 8 - an astral reading

Mr Kirby, it would be illuminating if you could explain why you feel so confident to express such a damning opinion without the slightest effort at justification, analysis or refutation. Do you think that Paul had no role in establishing the premillennial cosmology that became central to the Christi...
by Robert Tulip
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Romans 8 - an astral reading
Replies: 32
Views: 19521

Romans 8 - an astral reading

(2) The earliest theological accounts of Jesus Christ are considered to be letters such as Romans, 1 Corinthians, and Hebrews. How much [astral theology] can be found in them, I wonder? Lets have a look at Romans 8. This is one of my favourite chapters in the Bible. I was first introduced to it by ...
by Robert Tulip
Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: in defence of astrotheology
Replies: 427
Views: 138834

Re: in defence of astrotheology

In defence of D.M. Murdock's discussion in Christ in Egypt about crucified Egyptian gods I think she does an interesting job of detailing the evidence for the various deities, especially with respect to Osiris, including the function of the djed cross or pillar, and early Christian interpretations ...
by Robert Tulip
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: in defence of astrotheology
Replies: 427
Views: 138834

Re: in defence of astrotheology

Of course you don't have any problems with Ms Murdock using the Catholic Encyclopedia as her sole (unacknowledged). We already know the lady can do no wrong in your eyes. Maybe this is the opportunity you share some of your love poetry in honor of the "enlightened leader." Just whip out the guitar ...