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by John T
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'
Replies: 39
Views: 27354

Re: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'

I guess we'll need to discuss what Rüpke says about the development of Christianity directly. Perhaps you are confusing Rupke's "textual communities" with textual criticism. Furthermore, in the section you provided, Rupke is not talking about the development of Christianity from Roman paganism but ...
by John T
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Who's who on BC&H Forum?
Replies: 35
Views: 43867

Who's who on BC&H Forum?

:idea: Perhaps, it would be easier to understand/relate to others on this forum if we knew their basic point of view regarding the origins of Christianity. Please share your view regarding the historicity of Jesus and the origin of Christianity. I will summarize your answer on the list below. Howeve...
by John T
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Pope Paul III: Jesus is avatar of Mithras
Replies: 5
Views: 3342

Re: Pope Paul III: Jesus is avatar of Mithras

Pope Paul III (was Pope when the Trent Council started in 1534 which dealt with heresies of the Protestants) believed that Jesus was an avatar of Mithras? :wtf:

This I gotta see. :popcorn:

John T
by John T
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'
Replies: 39
Views: 27354

Re: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'

My point is; the O.P. does not belong here on the Christian Text and History forum but rather the General Religious Discussion forum or even the Classical Texts and History forum. But to compare Mithraism to Christianity is as absurd as comparing Santa Claus to Jesus. " Had he [Rupki} not indulged d...
by John T
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'
Replies: 39
Views: 27354

Re: Jörg Rüpke on early Christianity in 'Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion'

Once again as reminder: I know of no known extant writings of Mithraism. The only thing left surviving of Mithraism is the Tauroctony statues/pictures which are without engravings. No one knows what the Tauroctony really represented but the best guess is; it was star map. The star map was used to sy...
by John T
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: The baptism and death of Jesus as bookends (for John2).
Replies: 7
Views: 3388

Re: The baptism and death of Jesus as bookends (for John2).

Yes, the other O.P. became confusing for the reason I feared, John2 had too many questions to answer on just one thread.
So, I shall refrain from correcting any mythicist/Gnostic errors on this thread unless asked.

Enjoy. :cheers:

Sincerely,

John T
by John T
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 229360

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

Secret Alias wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:57 pm
Well that's an important revelation. A conspiracy theorist buys into a conspiracy theory. Sound the bell.
Coming from a Marcionite, that was too rich for me! :notworthy:
The only thing that could top that irony is for a mythicist to agree with you. :lol:
by John T
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Question on GMark's Adoptionism vs. the Empty Tomb
Replies: 74
Views: 45266

Re: Question on GMark's Adoptionism vs. the Empty Tomb

For those not fully aware, the bull that Mithras slays is resurrected in the moon. And the New Moon phase, in which the moon cannot be seen, is roughly three days. (To be more precise, the same length of time Jesus was dead, which wasn't a 72 hour period). It's why Osiris likewise has a period of t...
by John T
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus
Replies: 367
Views: 229360

Re: Codex Sinaiticus - the white parchment Friderico-Augustanus

I spent several hours watching the David W. Daniels videos. I then spent several hours reviewing all 32 pages of this thread and fact checking many of the arguments from both sides. During this research I was surprised to see that I chimed in early on this thread back in Oct 29, 2014. My original po...
by John T
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Question on GMark's Adoptionism vs. the Empty Tomb
Replies: 74
Views: 45266

Re: Question on GMark's Adoptionism vs. the Empty Tomb

For those not fully aware, the bull that Mithras slays is resurrected in the moon. And the New Moon phase, in which the moon cannot be seen, is roughly three days. (To be more precise, the same length of time Jesus was dead, which wasn't a 72 hour period). It's why Osiris likewise has a period of t...