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by Joseph D. L.
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: the More Strong Argument to think that John the Baptist was the Samaritan Messiah killed by Pilate
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: the More Strong Argument to think that John the Baptist was the Samaritan Messiah killed by Pilate

How can Marcion be opposed to John when baptism is the central tenet to Marcion's theology? If anything John the Baptist is a proxy for the earliest layer of Marcion, even more so if you assume ur-John was Marcion's actual text. Jesus and John are practically the same person. Now Herod the tetrarch ...
by Joseph D. L.
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: the More Strong Argument to think that John the Baptist was the Samaritan Messiah killed by Pilate
Replies: 7
Views: 1715

Re: the More Strong Argument to think that John the Baptist was the Samaritan Messiah killed by Pilate

Marcion calls John the Baptist the greatest prophet of all time.

For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women a greater prophet than John the Baptist, there is none

by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul Had Tattoos
Replies: 24
Views: 8686

Re: Paul Had Tattoos

Secret Alias wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:42 am
Redeemed slaves were branded with a Latin F if I am not mistaken = Christian redemption.
Phlegon was a freedman of Hadrian's and is mentioned in Romans 16.
by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Celestial crucifixion in Matthew 24:30
Replies: 11
Views: 3037

Re: Celestial crucifixion in Matthew 24:30

You don't have to wonder because it's not there.

You're welcome.
by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Celestial crucifixion in Matthew 24:30
Replies: 11
Views: 3037

Re: Celestial crucifixion in Matthew 24:30

Was there also a man in outer space who got swallowed by a space whale too?
by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Celestial crucifixion in Matthew 24:30
Replies: 11
Views: 3037

Re: Celestial crucifixion in Matthew 24:30

Well that's not what the passage says and there is no textual variation of what you are suggesting, so it is a waste of time. You're only option is to literally rewrite the text to make it fit your claim.
by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Celestial crucifixion in Matthew 24:30
Replies: 11
Views: 3037

Re: Celestial crucifixion in Matthew 24:30

The sign of the Son of Man in heaven can be anything, from Pisces or Aries, to Cygnus, to an eclipse, or any number of celestial phenomenon. It could even have been a supernova. But what it cannot have been is a celestial "crucifixion" because that is neither a sign or a prophetic fulfillment. Moron.
by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Paul Had Tattoos
Replies: 24
Views: 8686

Re: Paul Had Tattoos

Jax wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:31 am
Any thoughts on what exactly Paul's tattoos of Jesus might have been?
Well basing this on SA's and Ben's conversation a few days ago, I was thinking it was digamma, a Greek archaic letter shaped like an F and was pronounced as wau, also signified the number 6.
by Joseph D. L.
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the term chrestus applied to the merchant class?
Replies: 23
Views: 5173

Re: Was the term chrestus applied to the merchant class?

And significance of the various stories of Jesus' actions on and preaching from boats on the 'Sea of Galilee' (a name the gospel authors made up) Aye aye. And Pontius Pilate is a reference to the Pontus and mariners. (My opinion is Marcion, Pilate and Longinus are essentially representing the same ...