You saying Jesus did not exist as a human being? Okay. You think Philo and a less disputed mention in Josephus not only carries more weight for the existence of those others, but makes it most likely that Jesus didn?t exist? Fine. I think that?s pretty far-fetched. Seems to me that requires a pretty airtight conspiracy theory and a number of psychotic martyrs. But we can agree to disagree.
i sometimes wear socks to bed.
Words have usage as much as they have meaning. If I said I went to a new bar and it was really cool, it wouldn't mean the temperature of the bar was cold, and people would understand that.
You're imposing a hermeneutic on scripture that can't be justified by the bible itself. Everyone does, mind you. Still, it's important to recognize & admit as many of our presuppositions as possible before interpreting the bible for others.
That's comical. Laborers don't make $20/hr just because they have work experience. Skilled tradesmen may only make $30/hr depending.
No I don't miss the point, but you are. Your Christian values change radically over time. You say Christian moral is needed to set a standard. I say that standard doesn't exist.
I know right?
Judaism's just fine with it. Only country in the mideast to have an annual pride parade, and recognize gay marriages.
"I think it's funny that you're unable to see beyond the box you've placed yourself in...."
No, we are all born not knowing anything about a deity. If you are born to a third generation atheist, you will get no input about a deity and therefore will not even care about one. You will be able to live your life in no different fashion than a theist, without the trappings of religion.
Decide for yourself. It is not about me.
It means we're Christians! But not Jew-hating Christians!
Given the sir at the beginning of your name I am now imagining you slapping me across the face with a metal gauntlet and I pick up a morning star to acknowledge my acceptance of your duel.
That's so nauseating :(
The context here for the usage of the word 'faith' in this chain goes back to TFCC who said: 'I'm a person of faith.' He was clearly talking about religious faith, as was every other commenter in the thread until you introduced a different meaning of the word to try to score a point.
And what is my error?
Then your statement is meaningless. What exactly do you claim, if anything? What is the statistics?
drinking it isnt the issue
And remained heavily Christian until the Crusades and the Turkish and Mongolian folkwanderings acted like the Germantic folkwanderings destroyed the western empire. The Islamic religion preserved that of the culture of the previous civilization and is jupassing it on and allowing it to be reborn as a much different version of itself in the guise of being the same. The Barbarian version of Christianity was much different from the Roman form. And there are wars during the destruction and reassembly of a civilization and empire.