Tumblelog by Soup.io
Newer posts are loading.
You are at the newest post.
Click here to check if anything new just came in.

December 21 2014

surveyork
11:18

So what do the mainstream (and non-Christian) scholars say about all this? Surprisingly very little – of substance anyway. Only Bart Ehrman and Maurice Casey have thoroughly attempted to prove Jesus’ historical existence in recent times. Their most decisive point? The Gospels can generally be trusted – after we ignore the many, many bits that are untrustworthy – because of the hypothetical (i.e. non-existent) sources behind them. Who produced these hypothetical sources? When? What did they say? Were they reliable? Were they intended to be accurate historical portrayals, enlightening allegories, or entertaining fictions?

Ehrman and Casey can’t tell you – and neither can any New Testament scholar.

September 06 2014

surveyork
04:58
Jesus appears to be an effect, not a cause, of Christianity. Paul and the rest of the first generation of Christians searched the Septuagint translation of Hebrew scriptures to create a Mystery Faith for the Jews, complete with pagan rituals like a Lord’s Supper, Gnostic terms in his letters, and a personal savior god to rival those in their neighbors’ longstanding Egyptian, Persian, Hellenistic and Roman traditions.

July 16 2014

surveyork
23:31
While it is easy to point an accusing finger at the Catholic Church for decades of covered up child abuse, it appears to be far too easy to ignore the fact that the problem of coercive sex crimes are just as, if not more prevalent among Protestant churches in America today. Of course, we don’t hear about them in the national news because they aren’t inter-connected to a massive worldwide organization like the Vatican. However, isn’t the scariest part that these crimes go on right in front of our nose while nobody really talks about it simply because Protestant pastors don’t wear “funny robes”? Much like their Catholic counterparts, Protestant pastors and ministers are trusted with children who have been taught to obey the authority of their church leaders.

April 17 2014

surveyork
16:36
Or  “How I Learned to Stop Thinking for Myself and Just Trust Republican Jesus.”
Reposted byidl3xh0p3haschipman

April 04 2014

surveyork
15:16

Matthew 10:34-39

21st Century King James Version (KJ21)

34 “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth. I came not to send peace, but a sword.

35 For I am come to ‘set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.’

36 And ‘a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.’

37 He that loveth father or mother more than Me, is not worthy of Me. And he that loveth son or daughter more than Me, is not worthy of Me.

38 And he that taketh not his cross and followeth after Me, is not worthy of Me.

39 He that findeth his life, shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for My sake, shall find it.

Love and peace in the Bible.

Matthew 10:34-39 KJ21 - "Think not that I am come to send - Bible Gateway

March 10 2014

surveyork
19:20
Perhaps Jesus turned a little too much water into wine and got a little violent, as the 2000-year-old man-deity is being held responsible by a Tennessee woman for the drowning of her seven-month-old baby. Sort of! After being arrested for drowning her infant daughter during bath time, Stefany Paige Johnson claimed that Jesus came down and took the baby to heaven. Mr. Christ could not be reached for comment and neither he nor his attorneys have responded as of yet to the kidnapping charges.

January 22 2014

surveyork
23:28

Joshua Black, a candidate for state representative, voiced his agreement that "it's time to arrest and hang him high," then went on to state, "This would be exactly what the President has done to others, and, as Jesus said, 'the measure ye mete, it shall be meted to you again.'"

Black's rhetoric is unusually outrageous, but it's just the latest example in a pattern of conservative Republicans exploiting Christianity to advance a hateful agenda and vilify President Obama.

A few Republicans in Florida have begun to criticize Joshua Black's comments, but if the Republican Party is serious about putting an end to this kind of offensive rhetoric, they need to publicly denounce Black's candidacy and assure voters that he won't receive any support from the party.

Denounce candidate who used Jesus' words to incite violence against President Obama | Faithful America

November 28 2013

surveyork
10:48
A 30-year-old West Hazleton man is accused of a brutal sexual assault in a Hazle Twp. home early Tuesday that left the victim with severe internal injuries.

[...]

While being walked into his preliminary arraignment at Magisterial District Judge James Dixon's Hazle Twp. office Tuesday night, Mr. Paulino offered only one comment to reporters, saying he had Jesus on his side.

November 27 2013

surveyork
02:02

October 10 2013

surveyork
15:39
American Biblical scholar Joseph Atwill will be appearing before the British public for the first time in London on the 19th of October to present a controversial new discovery: ancient confessions recently uncovered now prove, according to Atwill, that the New Testament was written by first-century Roman aristocrats and that they fabricated the entire story of Jesus Christ. His presentation will be part of a one-day symposium entitled "Covert Messiah" at Conway Hall in Holborn (full details can be found at http://www.covertmessiah.com).
[-UK-] Ancient Confession Found: 'We Invented Jesus Christ'

September 17 2013

surveyork
21:15

April 30 2013

surveyork
15:01
surveyork
12:33

April 16 2013

surveyork
03:13
Jesus, the Easter Bunny, and Other Delusions: Just Say No! on Vimeo

April 15 2013

surveyork
23:08
The vast majority of Biblical historians believe there is evidence sufficient to place Jesus’ existence beyond reasonable doubt. Many believe the New Testament documents alone suffice firmly to establish Jesus as an actual, historical figure. I question these views. In particular, I argue (i) that the three most popular criteria by which various non-miraculous New Testament claims made about Jesus are supposedly corroborated are not sufficient, either singly or jointly, to place his existence beyond reasonable doubt, and (ii) that a prima facie plausible principle concerning how evidence should be assessed – a principle I call the contamination principle – entails that, given the large proportion of uncorroborated miracle claims made about Jesus in the New Testament documents, we should, in the absence of independent evidence for an historical Jesus, remain sceptical about his existence.
Stephen Law: EVIDENCE, MIRACLES AND THE EXISTENCE OF JESUS

February 09 2013

surveyork
16:24

January 13 2013

surveyork
18:35

October 01 2012

surveyork
03:44
Older posts are this way If this message doesn't go away, click anywhere on the page to continue loading posts.
Could not load more posts
Maybe Soup is currently being updated? I'll try again automatically in a few seconds...
Just a second, loading more posts...
You've reached the end.

Don't be the product, buy the product!

Schweinderl