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by Kapyong
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity
Replies: 74
Views: 38361

Re: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity

Gday all :) This thread began with "There were plenty of 1st and 2nd century historians or authors who might have mentioned early Christianity or Jesus of Nazareth, but didn't." Now we can say "There were plenty of 1st and 2nd century historians or authors who might have mentioned the Roman cult of ...
by Kapyong
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity
Replies: 74
Views: 38361

Re: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity

Gday all :) For such rebuffs to be made, there first must come the accusation, unless you want to argue that the writers were refuting claims precognizant of their being made. The issue is whether Jesus Christ was a myth or not, not whether Christianity was a myth. There are no claims that Christian...
by Kapyong
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity
Replies: 74
Views: 38361

Re: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity

Gday all :) Thank you Kapyong. How interesting that practically every pagan historian seems to have missed the Roman cult of Mithras despite its astonishing expansion in the 2d c. CE. Even Marcus Aurelius didn't even bring it up apparently. Yet no one would deny it popularity, or say it was merely a...
by Kapyong
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity
Replies: 74
Views: 38361

Re: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity

Gday andrewcriddle :) You should probably distinguish between mentions of the Persian god Mithras and mentions of the religion of Mithraism. (The earliest mention of Mithraism is probably Statius in the Thebaid.) Andrew Criddle Actually, there seems to be little of value there in terms of historicit...
by Kapyong
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity
Replies: 74
Views: 38361

Re: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity

Gday pavurcb and all :) I wonder how many of the cited writers mentioned the Mithras cult. That might be an illuminating statistic. Well, here is the raw list of writers who mention Mithras : Herodotus Xenophon Strabo Plutarch Justin Martyr Lucian of Samosata Celsus Claudian Julian Eunapius Dio Cass...
by Kapyong
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity
Replies: 74
Views: 38361

Re: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity

Gday StephenGoranson,
whoops, sorry I missed this -
StephenGoranson wrote:
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:56 am
Kapyong, do you claim that your 18 listed referencers to Mani contain "historical markers like a date or a place etc." each of which more reliable than Paul?
No, I don't claim that.
It's just a straight comparison of any mentions.

Kapyong
by Kapyong
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity
Replies: 74
Views: 38361

Re: 1st & 2nd C writers who missed Christianity

Gday all :) Here is a shameless plug for my most recent list of who Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda (mentioned Jesus), which Vridar mentioned recently. With the rating system. It starts back on page 3 : http://earlywritings.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=75442#p75442 The current version is maintained here : Earl...
by Kapyong
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: René Salm on AFA to discuss Nazareth
Replies: 24
Views: 15051

René Salm on AFA to discuss Nazareth

Gday all, Just a heads-up for readers who may be interested - René Salm has just joined the AFA forum to discuss the Nazareth of Jesus. The Atheist Foundation of Australia is open to all - you don't have to be an Aussie or an atheist. I haven't seen a post from René yet, but the thread we have been ...
by Kapyong
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?
Replies: 118
Views: 65184

Re: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?

hakeem / dejudge / dejuror -

It seems you are here just to bash infidels.
But the infidels are losing interest.


Kapyong
by Kapyong
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?
Replies: 118
Views: 65184

Re: How does the mythical Jesus thing hang together?

السلام عليكم hakeem Let me try to pick up with Paul, and explain what I mean. You made this absolute claim : You have no historical evidence whatsoever that there was an actual person called Paul who really wrote Epistles to anyone at any time "no historical evidence whatsoever" ? Pardon ? Then why ...