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C H Calthrop

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In Topic: To whom it may concern

25 January 2015 - 10:54 PM

You mean you have blind faith in them.

Very weak and specious reasoning.

His self penned works are verifiable. They are among very few surviving from the time and as i said referenced as being by him from the 4th C.  His  oldest surviving texts in Greek are from the 10thC and Latin from the 5thC. And there is no reasonable reason to doubt that he was not real as  the human qualities of the author are never contradicted. He is not claiming anything about himself that would qualify as supernatural or impossible.  His works, his self penned autobiography and reference to him and his works by others from antiquity. It can't be a perfect record but blind faith does not apply. The nearest contemporary mention of Jesus is heresay by Josephus of his death by Pilate some 40 years after and it is acknowledging the supernatural element. However the possibility that the passage referencing Jesus is a fake and inserted in later translations is a contested topic.

In Topic: To whom it may concern

25 January 2015 - 01:33 PM

It is mans never ending search for meaning. Who am i?why am i? Where am i?  Lost in a miasma of contradictory information.

Surely religion says stop looking this is the answer look no further.

In Topic: To whom it may concern

25 January 2015 - 11:18 AM

No.  It translates into love your neighbour (I speak 21st century English). 


All I remember you posing was two quotes that I responded both related to sacrifice (although I'd add commitment to that).  I don't remember anything else.

A command to love is forced love and according to you is apparently not love and the holy teachings are filled with translations and interpretations and absolutely no 21st C English. 


You avoided commenting on the morality of the preachings. I don't need to know the apologetic interpretation of them, these are well known and far less convincing than complete silence on the subject. Are they moral or not. 

In Topic: To whom it may concern

25 January 2015 - 11:02 AM

And his works have been authenticated how?

They have never had reason to be doubted. 

In Topic: To whom it may concern

24 January 2015 - 10:23 PM

So tell me, this Josephus guy: how do you know he existed? 

How do I know. Well we have his works, a considerable body, from the 1st century and reference to his works from the 4th century onward. And the historians who have over the centuries studied these works have found no reason to doubt the existence of the author.