Originally Posted by Elzabet
I do not have problems with alternate interpretations of scripture. I do not deny that people tend to interpret scripture to their own satisfaction and that is fine. Interpret away. I have nothing against interpreting scripture differently and I enjoy discussing such things with others.
I also do not think Scripture tells us everything we need to know about life.
|(and yes, I know you think Paul was a nutcase who just wanted power and so switched from being a pharisee to christianity so he could have a high position and that letters attributed to him were actually written some 300+ years later by someone else).|
Some however, do question whether Paul was a fictional character, and his original letters were actually written by Marcion, (as per quotes in Tertullian)but that is another thread...
|However, since I have been at this forum I've noticed a tendency for you to do your level best to completely dismiss a more conservative/traditional point of view when it comes to biblical scholarship and study. The overall feeling I get from reading your posts is that you think "how could any intelligent person believe Jesus was God, christianity is the way and the Bible is real?" Not to mention your complete dismissal of any biblical scholar who comes at the topic from a believing perspective which is a flawed viewpoint for a true scholar to take. Because I sense such total disrespect of my point of view from you I tend to not read your posts too deeply. IMO, your original comment was sarcastic and added nothing to the conversation so I shrugged it off.|