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by Secret Alias
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Gospel of the Egyptians
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: The Gospel of the Egyptians

Digesting it.
by Secret Alias
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The Gospel of the Egyptians
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: The Gospel of the Egyptians

It would be interesting to see how the existence of an unnamed Egyptian gospel referenced in Clement of Alexandria with Salome as a star when Salome only appears in Mark isn't an argument for this gospel being the same as the one mentioned in the Letter to Theodore where the same Clement advises The...
by Secret Alias
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: Secret Mark, GRS Mead and Morton Smith
Replies: 19
Views: 35949

Re: Secret Mark, GRS Mead and Morton Smith

When you have a moment Ben do be a dear and attempt to summarize the relevant arguments I overlooked which point to Smith specifically as the forger.
by Secret Alias
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: Secret Mark, GRS Mead and Morton Smith
Replies: 19
Views: 35949

Re: Secret Mark, GRS Mead and Morton Smith

I was actually quite proud of it. I can similarly summarize the case for authenticity: 1. extraordinary things occur all the time 2. extraordinary things happen more often to people who make more attempts to accomplish extraordinary things 3. Morton Smith actively hunted for manuscripts at a time wh...
by Secret Alias
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Other Texts and History
Topic: Secret Mark, GRS Mead and Morton Smith
Replies: 19
Views: 35949

Re: Secret Mark, GRS Mead and Morton Smith

The argument for forgery runs something like this: 1. nothing extraordinary ever happens to anyone 2. Morton Smith discovered something extraordinary 3. the discovery of something extraordinary in a drab boring universe is ground for suspicion that what he found was a forgery 4. forgeries are made b...
by Secret Alias
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity
Replies: 47
Views: 403

Re: Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity

There are no facts, only interpretations.
That statement explains 5 years of Giuseppe at this forum.
by Secret Alias
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 150
Views: 118597

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

You're shamelessly putting the cart in front of the horse and ending up in a ditch and are absolutely proud of yourself for it.
by Secret Alias
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark
Replies: 150
Views: 118597

Re: A Suggestion for Revising the Early Writings' Entry for Secret Mark

is this an English idiom Outside the question of Secret Mark you'd expect at the very least that people who've been at this site and participated or observed thoughtful people having erudite discussions would at least be aware enough of their own limitations not to make a complete fool of themselve...
by Secret Alias
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity
Replies: 47
Views: 403

Re: Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity

Already I don't like my answer to my own question.
by Secret Alias
Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity
Replies: 47
Views: 403

Re: Indisputable Historical Facts About Early Christianity

Although I am a horrible person I would really appreciate everyone giving it a go and maybe we come up with three levels of certainty and divide all the material accordingly. Taking care of my bichon puppy has hopefully made me less horrible and disagreeable.