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post #21 of 26
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Originally Posted by lab
It is sometimes scary posting here with dado, merpk and DaryLLL.......
1/3 less scary now, with dado no longer feeling welcome...

One reason my posts may seem a little more dry and cranky lately. I am grieving the missing voice of a well-read Jew.

The Jesus Mysteries made a huge difference in my life, rainbow. The history of the Xtian Church is a lot more checkered than most people know. I can not rec it more highly. The authors are not atheists, but gnostics. They don't admit that, but it comes through.

TJM is well-presented, not too complicated if you are new to the field of Biblical history and text-criticism. You can read it straight, or have a field day looking up refs in the lengthy notes at the back.
post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by DaryLLL
with dado no longer feeling welcome...
That's horrible! Poor dado......

I really needed dado's voice to get a better understanding of everything.

I don't suppose we could do anything to make dado feel welcome.........
post #23 of 26
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Well, after I finish the books I'm on I might read it. I saw it on amazon and debated it
post #24 of 26
DaryLLL, I learn every time I read one of your posts.

With regard to neveryoumindthere's post, you're right in assuming it came from the Qur'an.

What your first post on this thread taught me will stick with me. Docetism, from the Greek, "to seem."

The concept of seeming with regard to Jesus (upon whom may there be peace) is a large part of Muslims' view of him...
post #25 of 26

hmmmm

I'm not relegious by any means. I'm a spiritual person. I believe in a "mother nature" if you will. To me the bible is a book. Maybe some parts are true, maybe some are true w/ elaboration and maybe some are just fictional. I believe Jesus to be the same. He may have been a good-doer, a historical figure. Who knows!?

Kimberley (who attended Sunday School for 14 YEARS, until I realized that everyone there REALLY thought it all true!)
post #26 of 26
I figure he probably existed. And as many of the feats he performed and things which purportedly happened to him sound mythological, they probably are. As I'm not a follower/worshipper of the God of the People of the Book (Jews, Christians, and Muslims), I don't really care whether or not he's the son of said God. As I myself can trace my ancestry back to one of the Gods I DO follow, I'm willing to concede that it's possible. But it's not really relevant to my spiritual life.
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