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Re: This Week in Religion

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 4:06pm
by Kory

Re: This Week in Religion

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 4:17pm
by Dr. Medulla
If Jesus were made up, how could he show up in burnt toast and dirt on underpasses? Check, mate, game, set, and match, go fuck yourself, atheists.

Re: This Week in Religion

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 4:20pm
by Flex
Dr. Medulla wrote:
If Jesus were made up, how could he show up in burnt toast and dirt on underpasses? Check, mate, game, set, and match, go fuck yourself, atheists.
if jesus fake, how come banana fit in u hand so good?

Re: This Week in Religion

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 4:22pm
by Flex
Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
If Jesus were made up, how could he show up in burnt toast and dirt on underpasses? Check, mate, game, set, and match, go fuck yourself, atheists.
if jesus fake, how come banana fit in u hand so good?
maek u think

Re: This Week in Religion

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 4:46pm
by Wolter
Flex wrote:
Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
If Jesus were made up, how could he show up in burnt toast and dirt on underpasses? Check, mate, game, set, and match, go fuck yourself, atheists.
if jesus fake, how come banana fit in u hand so good?
maek u think
What a misleading headline.

Re: This Week in Religion

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 4:48pm
by Kory
Wolter wrote:
Flex wrote:
Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
If Jesus were made up, how could he show up in burnt toast and dirt on underpasses? Check, mate, game, set, and match, go fuck yourself, atheists.
if jesus fake, how come banana fit in u hand so good?
maek u think
What a misleading headline.
Most of them are.

Re: This Week in Religion

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 4:53pm
by Dr. Medulla
Kory wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Flex wrote:
Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: If Jesus were made up, how could he show up in burnt toast and dirt on underpasses? Check, mate, game, set, and match, go fuck yourself, atheists.
if jesus fake, how come banana fit in u hand so good?
maek u think
What a misleading headline.
Most of them are.
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Re: This Week in Religion

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 5:13pm
by Silent Majority
Wolter wrote:
Flex wrote:
Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
If Jesus were made up, how could he show up in burnt toast and dirt on underpasses? Check, mate, game, set, and match, go fuck yourself, atheists.
if jesus fake, how come banana fit in u hand so good?
maek u think
What a misleading headline.
Not a compelling case.

Re: This Week in Religion

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 5:17pm
by Kory
Silent Majority wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Flex wrote:
Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote: If Jesus were made up, how could he show up in burnt toast and dirt on underpasses? Check, mate, game, set, and match, go fuck yourself, atheists.
if jesus fake, how come banana fit in u hand so good?
maek u think
What a misleading headline.
Not a compelling case.
I think you'd have to go see his lecture, right? That could just be the fault of the journalist.

Re: This Week in Religion

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 5:19pm
by Wolter
Kory wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Flex wrote:
Flex wrote:
if jesus fake, how come banana fit in u hand so good?
maek u think
What a misleading headline.
Not a compelling case.
I think you'd have to go see his lecture, right? That could just be the fault of the journalist.
To be honest, it's not even a new hypothesis. Unless he has some amazing new evidence, it's based largely on conjecture. And this is coming from someone who is fairly agnostic about the historicity of Jesus in general.

Re: This Week in Religion

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 5:24pm
by Silent Majority
Kory wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Flex wrote:
Flex wrote:
if jesus fake, how come banana fit in u hand so good?
maek u think
What a misleading headline.
Not a compelling case.
I think you'd have to go see his lecture, right? That could just be the fault of the journalist.
I didn't appreciate the sophomoric quotes about the danger of Christianity, they didn't speak to a particularly elevated intellect. The evidence I've seen in books by my favourite Biblical scholars have convinced me that a historical Jesus is about as likely to have actually lived as any other figure from the 1st century. I lean to him being a real apocalyptic preacher who got crucified by the Romans.

Re: This Week in Religion

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 5:39pm
by Kory
Silent Majority wrote:
Kory wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Flex wrote:
maek u think
What a misleading headline.
Not a compelling case.
I think you'd have to go see his lecture, right? That could just be the fault of the journalist.
I didn't appreciate the sophomoric quotes about the danger of Christianity, they didn't speak to a particularly elevated intellect. The evidence I've seen in books by my favourite Biblical scholars have convinced me that a historical Jesus is about as likely to have actually lived as any other figure from the 1st century. I lean to him being a real apocalyptic preacher who got crucified by the Romans.
You don't think Christianity can be damaging and repressive?

Re: This Week in Religion

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 5:54pm
by Silent Majority
Kory wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Kory wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Wolter wrote:
What a misleading headline.
Not a compelling case.
I think you'd have to go see his lecture, right? That could just be the fault of the journalist.
I didn't appreciate the sophomoric quotes about the danger of Christianity, they didn't speak to a particularly elevated intellect. The evidence I've seen in books by my favourite Biblical scholars have convinced me that a historical Jesus is about as likely to have actually lived as any other figure from the 1st century. I lean to him being a real apocalyptic preacher who got crucified by the Romans.
You don't think Christianity can be damaging and repressive?
I do, it's the kind of observation I'd expect a worthwhile academic to have gotten out of their system before graduating. A banal truism at this point for anybody who's thought about this stuff.

Re: This Week in Religion

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 6:03pm
by Kory
Silent Majority wrote:
Kory wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Kory wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Not a compelling case.
I think you'd have to go see his lecture, right? That could just be the fault of the journalist.
I didn't appreciate the sophomoric quotes about the danger of Christianity, they didn't speak to a particularly elevated intellect. The evidence I've seen in books by my favourite Biblical scholars have convinced me that a historical Jesus is about as likely to have actually lived as any other figure from the 1st century. I lean to him being a real apocalyptic preacher who got crucified by the Romans.
You don't think Christianity can be damaging and repressive?
I do, it's the kind of observation I'd expect a worthwhile academic to have gotten out of their system before graduating. A banal truism at this point for anybody who's thought about this stuff.
Oh, I see what you mean. I thought you meant that his position was naive or something. I dunno, the article is doesn't seem to be for people that are well read on this subject, so they probably took sound bites of his that were more general, or maybe he geared his interview answers with that in mind. I'd be interesting to see the lecture at least. I'm certainly not well read on this stuff, myself.

Re: This Week in Religion

Posted: 25 Oct 2016, 6:22pm
by Dr. Medulla
Kory wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Kory wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:
Kory wrote:
I think you'd have to go see his lecture, right? That could just be the fault of the journalist.
I didn't appreciate the sophomoric quotes about the danger of Christianity, they didn't speak to a particularly elevated intellect. The evidence I've seen in books by my favourite Biblical scholars have convinced me that a historical Jesus is about as likely to have actually lived as any other figure from the 1st century. I lean to him being a real apocalyptic preacher who got crucified by the Romans.
You don't think Christianity can be damaging and repressive?
I do, it's the kind of observation I'd expect a worthwhile academic to have gotten out of their system before graduating. A banal truism at this point for anybody who's thought about this stuff.
Oh, I see what you mean. I thought you meant that his position was naive or something. I dunno, the article is doesn't seem to be for people that are well read on this subject, so they probably took sound bites of his that were more general, or maybe he geared his interview answers with that in mind. I'd be interesting to see the lecture at least. I'm certainly not well read on this stuff, myself.
Giving the academic the benefit of the doubt, he may have tailored his response for a general audience. And, given that he's an American, there's a likely kneejerk acceptance of the Bible that he's operating under.