Search found 1194 matches

by Joseph D. L.
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: J. Rendel Harris on Zebedee and Sabazios.
Replies: 34
Views: 460

Re: J. Rendel Harris on Zebedee and Sabazios.

Cultural influence existed at all levels in the Hellenized world, so even your "original Jewish Christians" would still be influenced by Hellenized philosophy and yes, even myths. There was no escaping it Traditions get handed down and the dominant culture isn't always able to change them, you make...
by Joseph D. L.
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: An amazing colossal error by Antonio Piñero on Hegesippus
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: An amazing colossal error by Antonio Piñero on Hegesippus

So someone said something you didn’t like on facebook, and decided to address them... here?

You’re an emotionally immature sociopath. I honestly do not know if your parents failed you or if you failed your parents.
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus from Outer Space
Replies: 27
Views: 258

Re: Jesus from Outer Space

And YHWH is a villain and a vile abomination to Marcion according to you.

Yeah. I think a failed abortion describes you well, Giuseppe.
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus from Outer Space
Replies: 27
Views: 258

Re: Jesus from Outer Space

The cover and the title are a subtle way to insult what they - the early Christians - believed. It isn't subtle and an insult is only effective if it's true. the Christian apologists deserve insult. Always. Carrier isn't insulting apologists. He's insulting the supposed early Christians. Joseph D.L...
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus from Outer Space
Replies: 27
Views: 258

Re: Jesus from Outer Space

The earliest Christians believed Jesus was an ancient celestial being who put on a bodysuit of flesh, died at the hands of dark forces, and then rose from the dead and ascended back into the heavens. Already we are in murky territory. First there wasn't a distinction between "celestial" and "heaven...
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus from Outer Space
Replies: 27
Views: 258

Re: Jesus from Outer Space

Giuseppe wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:35 am
The cover and the title are a subtle way to insult what they - the early Christians - believed.
It isn't subtle and an insult is only effective if it's true.
by Joseph D. L.
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: J. Rendel Harris on Zebedee and Sabazios.
Replies: 34
Views: 460

Re: J. Rendel Harris on Zebedee and Sabazios.

You're just assuming you know what i'm talking about! I don't care what you're talking about. You said syncretisim was one sided and you are wrong. Sure you have proven the mixing of cultures and syncretism you speak of among Jews did happen I knew about some of this anyway Its also obvious from Ph...
by Joseph D. L.
Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: J. Rendel Harris on Zebedee and Sabazios.
Replies: 34
Views: 460

Re: J. Rendel Harris on Zebedee and Sabazios.

This is syncretism going to and not from the greco/roman pantheon And such syncretism did happen. I remember DN Boswell saying that Euripides's play, The Bacchae , actually shows hints at being influenced by Jewish myths, and not so much the other way around. Of course in a world where culture's cr...
by Joseph D. L.
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: J. Rendel Harris on Zebedee and Sabazios.
Replies: 34
Views: 460

Re: J. Rendel Harris on Zebedee and Sabazios.

Ben C. Smith wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:50 pm


You and Joseph D. L. need to get together over coffee sometime and hash out the idea of syncretism. He is all about it, and for you the very notion seems "off the rails."
Please Ben. You give me too much credit. lol