Arkenaten May 22, 2020 at 1:09 pm I understand the term herem and have read up on it before. Aside from the fact it is all fiction, of course, the meaning in this context is quite clear and unambiguous and this is what the scholarly view reflects. So please don’t try and pull your phd … More More Christian idiocy … On genocide.
To cut to the chase, the problem with the Conquest Model is that it tends to read the Book of Joshua is a very wooden, literalistic way, without any consideration for the literary artistry of the book. Joel Anderson. phd “A Biblical History of Israel” by Iain Provan: An Extended Book Analysis” Literary artistry? It … More ”Oh, what a lovely war.” Christian style.
For all my Chrispian friends chomping at the bit ‘cos they can’t go to church and get washed in the blood of Brian Jesus. Nod to my son for his help editing. Ark.
As a reader and regularly banned peruser of Christian blogs there is a trend that I noticed a while back, namely, the vast majority of Christian blogs I have come across generally attract so few comments that, if it weren’t for the atheists that visited their traffic would dwindle to well nigh zero. Regular readers … More Christian blogging.
After a recent back and forth with a Christian regarding David Rohl’s New Chronology for the biblical tale of the Exodus, the film Patterns of Evidence was raised once more. So, as we are on ‘Lockdown’ ( I keep thinking of the movie) I thought I would watch Patterns of Evidence again. But when I … More Afternoon chuckle.
Here’s an interesting article … Everyone’s Favorite Gospel Is a Forgery And a few snippets. …new research, which claims that the Gospel of John is an ancient forgery, is poised to overturn much of what we know about everyone’s favorite biography of Jesus. A provocative and well-argued article published this week in the Journal … More Oh, for gods’ sake! ”He’s making it up as he goes along”
Australia’s favorite blogland fully sporraned Evangelist, Pastor David Robertson has a thing for sex and sexuality and seems to put up posts covering these topics fairly regularly. His most recent offering is, for one particular reason, rather special! See for yourself. Some snippets … The theme of this week does seem to be societies obsession … More Oh, for gods sake! Well, you have to laugh. Och aye the noo, ye ken..
dpatrickcollins 9 minutesdpatrickcollins.com Congratulations Ark you just got yourself blacklisted! Have a great weekend!
”My post is primarily addressed to Christian believers who, if I may be blunt, have the Spirit of God already in them, and so the question is more walking out this reality.” ”I can in fact tell the difference between my thoughts and God’s thoughts.” d.Patrick Collins on Hearing Voices Would any of you … More Oh, for gods’ sake!
The “Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act” Explained
I am sometimes in two minds about some of the stuff Ehrman believes but this video lecture is very good. It answers several pertinent questions ( a couple I was previously unsure about) but leaves plenty of room for others. He even includes information about Marcion which always gets my attention and discusses the sermon … More Jesus and the Law.