Why I’m no longer a Christian

“The future begins”

Since: Jul 07

every moment

#440529 Jan 30, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
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Ehrman's main points in this area is that the primary author of Luke/Acts wrote these passages because the style of them is very Lukan. And Ehrman believes that primary author used the we pronouns in his original text to give the false impression that he was an eyewitness to the travels of Paul. But his arguments for this don't really add up in my mind.
Be-cause.....?(I do so love a cliffhanger)

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#440530 Jan 30, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>you just don't get it do ya... The bible is right! without the holy spirit its just to hard for you to understand!! so you mock his holy word... and make fun... shame shame shame
It is you who mocks it "T" by the very fact that you say you believe it...yet don't follow it. Most of the time you leave some of us with the impression that you are using it as a joke book...that go to place to get your one-liners.
Rosa Winkel

Australia

#440531 Jan 30, 2013
duststorm wrote:
<quoted text>There remains no time for blessing...Dearth done flew over the cuckoo's nest.
Actually, I thought u did.

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#440532 Jan 30, 2013
AnnieJ wrote:
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It is you who mocks it "T" by the very fact that you say you believe it...yet don't follow it. Most of the time you leave some of us with the impression that you are using it as a joke book...that go to place to get your one-liners.
when you say follow it by your understanding? which you don't understand the grace of God

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#440533 Jan 30, 2013
Their sins and iniquities will I remember no more" (Hebrews 10:17).

"I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more" (Jeremiah 31:34).

I love the word of God. Some on here don't understand the word
Rosa Winkel

Australia

#440534 Jan 30, 2013
Owning Glyndwyr wrote:
<quoted text>You've gone off the deep end.
Actually it's Beady who's off the deep end. Read the Aussie Forum and you'll c.
I don't believe you're him.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#440535 Jan 30, 2013
waaasssuuup wrote:
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sure you can dude, i don't pretend to make up those rules! altho, i may be able to offer some advice:
instead of the out-dated & old fasioned cape, today's pretentious & self-asserting 'brilliant' PC nazi's seem to be wearing bow ties at formal events and they arrive in prius'. knock yourself out!;)
How do you like your Prius?

“Cleaning Up Christianity ”

Since: Jan 13

Topix Badlands

#440536 Jan 30, 2013
Gut Stomper wrote:
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Paragraph one describes a nursing home.
Change paragraph two as follows:
I'm sure many on here are retarded, possibly deranged, posting from a PC that is slow, or even living off the taxpayer. Most are more home-bound.
Paragraph three: It matters that someone occasionally points out their sucky lives to them in hopes of breaking this addiction to Topix. Escape while you can.
So what makes your squatting here any different? "Do as I say, not as I do?"

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#440537 Jan 30, 2013
All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him" (Matthew 12:31, 32).

"Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile" (Psalm 32:1, 2).

Thanks be to God for forgiving me my sins of my past, today, and future...

“Cleaning Up Christianity ”

Since: Jan 13

Topix Badlands

#440538 Jan 30, 2013
Rosa Winkel wrote:
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Actually, I thought u did.
No, she did not "fly over the cuckoo's nest". She dwells in it. That and her own hell she projects on others.

“xcntrik.wordpres s.com”

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#440539 Jan 30, 2013
Chess Jurist wrote:
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Ehrman's main points in this area is that the primary author of Luke/Acts wrote these passages because the style of them is very Lukan. And Ehrman believes that primary author used the we pronouns in his original text to give the false impression that he was an eyewitness to the travels of Paul. But his arguments for this don't really add up in my mind.
Are you thinking that they could have been later interpolations?

I don't really have an opinion one way or the other.

I see either as possible. What I reject is that the author, who butchered and dressed up his/her hero Paul, actually travelled with him.

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#440540 Jan 30, 2013
Xcntrik InVidor wrote:
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Are you thinking that they could have been later interpolations?
I don't really have an opinion one way or the other.
I see either as possible. What I reject is that the author, who butchered and dressed up his/her hero Paul, actually travelled with him.
Yes. I do.

I think whether an earlier source was used is not especially relevant -- and impossible to know. But I know "Luke" was a sophisticated writer and likely would not have carried the 1st person plural pronouns over from the earlier source or inserted them himself.

The effort is too clumsy for that writer. Ehrman admits it is a clumsy effort but, in essence, says that is irrelevant because the effort succeeded.

I think it is relevant and suggests a clumsy redactor, similar to the redactor(s) who -- successfully -- added the jumble of 1rst and 3rd person, as well as singular and plural 1st person narrative to John 21:24-5. We *know* that was a late addition by a clumsy redactor that was successful.

“What are you looking at?”

Since: Jan 08

Albuquerque, NM

#440541 Jan 30, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>I can't get my shoe in my monitor
If you get your head out of your ass, you might be able too.

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#440542 Jan 30, 2013
HipGnosis wrote:
<quoted text>Be-cause.....?(I do so love a cliffhanger)
LOL.

I got to get as many posts out of this as possible. I'm falling behind in the count.

Read on.

Since: Jul 08

Columbus, OH

#440543 Jan 30, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>He also said: "If they don't want it, wipe yer shoes and bugger off elsewhere."
Or something like that.
I think that's a direct quote.

Since: Mar 10

Trussville, Alabama

#440544 Jan 30, 2013
Doctor REALITY wrote:
There's no such thing as 'used to be' a christian. Either you're saved right now,or you've NEVER been saved.
Thanks for repeating this post literally every day, robot.

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#440545 Jan 30, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
<quoted text>You're very good at it
Lol

Since: Dec 12

Yes, I'm an Atheist.

#440546 Jan 30, 2013
T-Town Clown wrote:
Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. By the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. So by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous" (Romans 5:1, 9, 18, 19).

Get SAVED
YOU WON'T REGRET IT
Amen <3

Since: Mar 10

Trussville, Alabama

#440547 Jan 30, 2013
Gut Stomper wrote:
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Paragraph one describes a nursing home.
Change paragraph two as follows:
I'm sure many on here are retarded, possibly deranged, posting from a PC that is slow, or even living off the taxpayer. Most are more home-bound.
Paragraph three: It matters that someone occasionally points out their sucky lives to them in hopes of breaking this addiction to Topix. Escape while you can.
Yeah sure, all those posters are the deranged ones, not the person who obsesses over what they have been doing on Topix the last several years.

“YO BOO”

Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#440548 Jan 30, 2013
New Age Spiritual Leader wrote:
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If you get your head out of your ass, you might be able too.
you need Jesus Christ

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