Why I’m no longer a Christian

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#433294 Jan 6, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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You are correct.
The gospels were not written to pretend they were by anyone. The titles were applied much later.
Pseudepigrapha is an academic word that simply means "blatant forgery".
Thank you, G.

Catcher1

Since: Sep 10

Hermosa Beach, CA

#433295 Jan 6, 2013
Juicylu wrote:
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LMPCPAO!!!
Ok, my name is Luciana, one day, as I was visiting my sis in law, I was singing a ditty (as I'm known to do) about my love of juice to my lil' nieces, when suddenly, my beloved and then 3yr old niece, started chanting 'juicylulu, juicylulu...' and it stuck forevermore...I use it, modified, for my email address too...I am no longer Aunty Lulu...sigh...
I am indeed familiar with oxymorons and you are very witty and amusing, I thank God for your existence every time I am reminded of it.
Oh, and you've caused me to blush.
Peace and love and cotton candy <3
Thank you, juicylulu.

That was a very nice, thoughtful post.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

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#433296 Jan 6, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
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This post probably needs a bit of clarification. I have never seen the term "pseudepigrapha" ever applied to the gospels. Perhaps it has been. But to me there is a distinction between an author who pretends to be someone else and a text that was not intending to deceive the reader about authorship but later was ascribed by others to another person to grant that text authority it might not otherwise garner.
The only texts in the NT that clearly are properly ascribed to the rightful author are the genuine letters of Paul. Others, such as Luke/Acts maybe properly ascribed, but not certainly so.
When Ehrman wrote "Forged", he said in the book that he would follow up with a scholarly edition that would go into greater detail with citations.

It came out in November, although I haven't read the book.

Forgery and Counterforgery: The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics
http://www.bartdehrman.com/books/forgery_coun...
Black Hebrew

Holly Springs, NC

#433297 Jan 6, 2013
You are the Devil, into the fire you will go!

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#433298 Jan 6, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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When Ehrman wrote "Forged", he said in the book that he would follow up with a scholarly edition that would go into greater detail with citations.
It came out in November, although I haven't read the book.
Forgery and Counterforgery: The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics
http://www.bartdehrman.com/books/forgery_coun...
Thanks. I just ordered the electronic edition. I'll give it a look-see on the bus tomorrow.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

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#433299 Jan 6, 2013
Black Hebrew wrote:
You are the Devil, into the fire you will go!
LOL *snort*
Black Hebrew

Holly Springs, NC

#433300 Jan 6, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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LOL *snort*
Into slavery your descendants go!

Shalom

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

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#433301 Jan 6, 2013
Black Hebrew wrote:
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Into slavery your descendants go!
Shalom
Empty threats from someone who doesn't even understand the history of their own religions don't scare me silly.

They just make you seem desperate.

“"None shall pass"”

Since: Jul 11

There

#433302 Jan 6, 2013
Black Hebrew wrote:
You are the Devil, into the fire you will go!
Your evil god isn't here. Please try another thread.

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#433303 Jan 6, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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When Ehrman wrote "Forged", he said in the book that he would follow up with a scholarly edition that would go into greater detail with citations.
It came out in November, although I haven't read the book.
Forgery and Counterforgery: The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics
http://www.bartdehrman.com/books/forgery_coun...
I see he dedicates it to Metzger, his mentor at Princeton, in memoriam.

Nice touch.

Since: Dec 12

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#433304 Jan 6, 2013
Catcher1 wrote:
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Thank you, juicylulu.
That was a very nice, thoughtful post.
You are very welcome :D
I should have added that I'm no longer Aunty Lucy either...sigh...I have 19 nieces and nephews plus 2 step daughters, everyone of them that can talk now call me juicylu or juicylulu or juicylucy...kids!
Peace and love and baseball gloves <3

Since: Dec 12

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#433305 Jan 6, 2013
Mylan wrote:
<quoted text>Don’t forget ‘christian scientists’,‘virgin mother’ and ‘holy crap’.
I'm truly sorry, I dislike having to disagree with adorable kitties as a rule. However, I must say that to think a person cannot study both Science and Theology, shows a lack of worldly experience.
Peace and love and scratching posts <3

Since: Dec 12

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#433306 Jan 6, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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Yes. The errors of Christiainity has been exposed for 1700 years. Sadly, Christians are either too stupid or deceitful to correct the errors or, like most Christians, don't care.
IMHPCPO, if the message remains and is adhered to, I don't care. Interpretation and theory leves a lot to be desired and is far too individually personal to argue against.
Peace and love and not Paul's writings <3

Since: Dec 12

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#433307 Jan 6, 2013
G_O_D wrote:
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True but the "Bible is perfect" people can't argue against it. It "proves" that three of the four gospels in their book are condemnded by their demigod Paul and that the "perfect word of God" is internally flawed.
You just referred to Paul as a 'demigod'. <giggling gleefully to myself and getting funny looks from my eldest son>
Btw, I don't think of the Bible, as it is now, as being 'perfect'.
Peace and love and stuff you like...<3

Since: Dec 12

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#433308 Jan 6, 2013
TLC wrote:
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That's a good thing!!!!
Your test would have required killing someone.
Quick!!! Hide!!!
<3

Since: Dec 12

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#433309 Jan 6, 2013
Mylan wrote:
<quoted text>Religious education.
Ok. That's a good one, I chuckled.
Peace and love and lots of cat nip <3

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#433312 Jan 7, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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Welcome to the club, Mr. Wiggley.
I'll send out the official t-shirt and hat in tomorrow's mail.
Now repeat the Non-conformist oath after me:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =oTwV3vG73cUXX&feature=you tube_gdata_player
HEY! I never got my T-shirt and hat for being your sock puppet and now you're sending Mr. Wiggley one? Oh, that's right, I'm also Mr. Wiggley so I'll get it eventually.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#433313 Jan 7, 2013
TLC wrote:
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You were at work today, right? Wouldn't want you to be hypocritical and obey scriptures.
Your scriptures only apply to believers, silly. And many Christians are required to work on Sunday. Start with them if you have some condemning to do.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#433314 Jan 7, 2013
Black Hebrew wrote:
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I'm not a "Christian".
It doesn't really matter what extremist theism you follow. Extremism is extremism.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#433315 Jan 7, 2013
TLC wrote:
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Why were the atheists at the time incapable of stopping that from happening? Was it because all of it was true and they couldn't debunk it?
I see your viking name got banned again.

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