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Featured Why is the cross so mysterious?

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by Teritos, Apr 7, 2021 at 12:11 PM.

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  1. Teritos

    Teritos Active Member

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    If Jesus was crucified on a "T shape", how could the INRI writing be placed over his head?
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  2. Kooky

    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    None of the earlier Christians claim the cross to be the symbol of Christ nor his religious movement. And let us note that not even yourself in your own post makes such a claim. Your argument in that post is that the cross is interpretable as a symbol for Christ, not of it being in factual, widespread use as that symbol during the early years of the church.

    Note how your sole evidence in favor of there being such a symbol at all in early Christianity is one that mocks Christians and denigrates their faith - do you really believe that is a sound argument in favor of Christians having adopted this symbol of their mockery as their own, especially in the face of evidence of other, much more widespread and popular symbols?
     
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    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    I don't think the Gospels agree on that being fact. Does anybody apart from Matthew even mention it?
     
  4. Teritos

    Teritos Active Member

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    Start reading the Bible and find out for yourself.
     
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    Sorry, but why do you think God chose the cross as a sign? I would rather say that the sign was that Jesus was dead three days and then raised from the death.
     
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    Kooky Freedom from Sanity

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    I did read the New Testament several times, I just don't recall things in this amount of detail. Do you?
     
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