This Week in Religion

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Re: This Week in Religion

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Re: This Week in Religion

Post by Dr. Medulla » 25 Oct 2016, 4:17pm

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.
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Re: This Week in Religion

Post by Flex » 25 Oct 2016, 4:20pm

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?
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Re: This Week in Religion

Post by Flex » 25 Oct 2016, 4:22pm

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
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Re: This Week in Religion

Post by Wolter » 25 Oct 2016, 4:46pm

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.
"There's something more honest, he believed, about traditional methods of mass starvation, labour camps, and machine gunning millions to death. Stalin was a vinyl guy who sneered at Truman converting everything to compact disc." - Thomas Jefferson

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Re: This Week in Religion

Post by Kory » 25 Oct 2016, 4:48pm

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

Post by Dr. Medulla » 25 Oct 2016, 4:53pm

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

Post by Silent Majority » 25 Oct 2016, 5:13pm

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.
'But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now. '

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Re: This Week in Religion

Post by Kory » 25 Oct 2016, 5:17pm

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.
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
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Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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Re: This Week in Religion

Post by Wolter » 25 Oct 2016, 5:19pm

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.
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Re: This Week in Religion

Post by Silent Majority » 25 Oct 2016, 5:24pm

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.
'But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now. '

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Re: This Week in Religion

Post by Kory » 25 Oct 2016, 5:39pm

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?
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
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Re: This Week in Religion

Post by Silent Majority » 25 Oct 2016, 5:54pm

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.
'But also: hey dude, you can just go looking for more glasses. They're all free now. '

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Re: This Week in Religion

Post by Kory » 25 Oct 2016, 6:03pm

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.
Inder:
Absolutely. Here's another collection of words:

Table salt (spoon hinge)
Octopus (Ukraine)
St. Petersburg (arms)
Ginger beer (cauliflower)
Pat Sajak (PSak)
Lamp post (self evident)
Florida Timeshare (ditto)
Heraclitus (EMI)
Developers (Developers Developers)
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Re: This Week in Religion

Post by Dr. Medulla » 25 Oct 2016, 6:22pm

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.
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