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by Secret Alias
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Significance of the Gospel of Thomas if the Canonical Gospels are late?
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Significance of the Gospel of Thomas if the Canonical Gospels are late?

You know Goodacre has argued extensively that Judas Thomas (my emphasis viz. the full name) shows signs of being written after the canonical gospels, right?
by Secret Alias
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is "blasphemy against the holy spirit" a Markan invention?
Replies: 22
Views: 4716

Re: Is "blasphemy against the holy spirit" a Markan invention?

In fact, if you really think about it. Taking Clement's statements (outside of the Letter to Theodore) at face value. You have Peter who was 'there' with Peter have a gospel (whether or oral or written let's leave aside). Mark wrote a version of that gospel. It is valid or authoritative even though ...
by Secret Alias
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is "blasphemy against the holy spirit" a Markan invention?
Replies: 22
Views: 4716

Re: Is "blasphemy against the holy spirit" a Markan invention?

If you look at the history of the gospel of Mark (especially as outlined in Clement - however you want 'Clement's testimony' to be defined) there is a sense that Mark's gospel relates to something written or said by Peter but where Mark did not simply 'carbon copy' the gospel of Peter. Leaving the L...
by Secret Alias
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Is "blasphemy against the holy spirit" a Markan invention?
Replies: 22
Views: 4716

Re: Is "blasphemy against the holy spirit" a Markan invention?

I think blaspheming against the Holy Spirit was invented by the final editor so as to protect him from accusations of forgery and editorial manipulation. Like a pirate of digital material adding a line to Stairway to Heaven like "whatever people do with our records after we release them we're fine w...
by Secret Alias
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?
Replies: 29
Views: 174

Re: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?

but aren't you seeing that in the my first post I am arguing along the lines of a presumed conspiracy by Judaizers to eclipse rumors about the real identity of a cursed man hung on the tree? Again, you can say whatever you want at the forum, just stop exaggerating the worth of these arguments. They...
by Secret Alias
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?
Replies: 29
Views: 174

Re: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?

Stop latching on to ANY ARGUMENT or ANY TEXT - like the mostly worthless Toledoth Yeshu - and concentrate instead on strong arguments from strong texts and other pieces of evidence.
by Secret Alias
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?
Replies: 29
Views: 174

Re: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?

Just stop SELLING and spend more time THINKING, evaluating, considering both sides or all sides of a given issue!
by Secret Alias
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?
Replies: 29
Views: 174

Re: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?

No. I disagree. In Italian, French or any other language there is a palpable distinction between 'proof' and 'opinion.' There is nothing lost in translation. You are a furniture salesman pretending to be an internet scholar.
by Secret Alias
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?
Replies: 29
Views: 174

Re: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?

All you need to do is add 'no money down, 3 years no interest' to your repertoire and you'd be a furniture salesman.
by Secret Alias
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?
Replies: 29
Views: 174

Re: Was Jesus STONED and after crucified?

I am accusing you of constant exaggeration and hyperbole.