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Featured The Conflicting Theologies of the New Testament

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by The Reverend Bob, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. TheBannerofHomuraAkemi

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    Just because it widely available doesn't make it true other wise than other fiction books would be true as well.
     
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    It is most!y Gnostic treatise so it requires proper explanation of active intuition unless you like dogma.
     
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    That still doesn't solve the problem. Try again.
     
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    What problem?
     
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    What this thread is about.

    Wait are you trolling me?

    I'm being trolled. Oh geez.
     
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    Sure it does. No one could understand Revelation with the prophets.
     
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    Nope. Jesus quotes from Isaiah explaining why he spoke in parables. Get reading.
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    Because "intended audience" doesn't address the issue.
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    No. The Essenes weren't Gnostic; they were a Judaic sect. They were, however, mystic.
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    Nope. First, the bible isn't "about salvation." Second, "inspiration" =/= "proofreading." It doesn't follow at all. You're trying to pound the bible into something that it simply is not, and then claim that because it doesn't fit YOUR definition, God cannot exist. Your argument is fallacious.
     
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    Interpretation is a human activity; not an activity of an inanimate object. Human beings have to exegete the texts.
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    The passage where Jesus says that he's hidden the meaning of the parables is a later interpolation, and not an authentic Jesus quote. Jesus doesn't hide stuff from people. Get reading.
     
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    No text anywhere says what you say
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    Biblical text? Of course not. No biblical text says that the creation story is mythic, either -- but we know it is. We know because clues in the text point to its mythic nature. This is why we engage in textual criticism. Similarly, clues in the gospels point us to which quotes are authentic and which are not. Again: textual criticism. The "light of truth" comes through a grounding in critical textual study.
     
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    Except I do believe everything he said about love. It is the most important thing in life. If love were everywhere, the world would be a beautiful paradise.
     
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    Got you.
     
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    I personally believe that everyone influenced everyone else in the Middle East in the Old Testament and the Middle East and Mediterranean in the New Testament. People were mixing and mingling and exchanging ideas.
     
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    Of course.
     
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