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Started by Nam, July 26, 2014, 08:19:18 PM

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Luther Martini

Constantine's mother helped to produce the show.

In the book "Innocents Abroad" Mark Twain details his visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, describing with his signature irreverence how in the 3rd century, Constantine's mother, Helena, found many biblical "artifacts" to place there, including such items as Adam's grave, and the dust from which Adam was made.  The proof of authenticity as Twain reports:

QuoteThat Adam was formed of dirt procured in this very spot is amply proven by the fact that in six thousand years no man has ever been able to prove that the dirt was not procured here whereof he was made.

"Freedom is something that dies unless it's used."  -- Hunter S. Thompson

Luther Martini

Quote from: Mike Cl on September 07, 2022, 12:29:51 PMI have come to realize that the editors of the bible were master propagandists of the highest order.  Not only in selecting various texts (and destroying most others) but in how they were put together.  Masterful!  And it was all aimed at control and gaining wealth for the leaders; and hence power.  They were not stupid people.  Not good, but not stupid.

One of the greatest marketing schemes ever devised was Original Sin.  If you get people to believe that nonsense, and that you offer the only solution, holy shit! you've got them by the short hairs for life.
"Freedom is something that dies unless it's used."  -- Hunter S. Thompson

Unbeliever

Quote from: Shiranu on September 07, 2022, 10:04:55 PMSt. Etienne died in 34 AD, and his story is in the New Testament - Acts 6 to Acts 7, so it clearly isn't entirely made up.

I guarantee, it is entirely made up. The Bible is not a history book.
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Shiranu

Quote from: Unbeliever on September 07, 2022, 10:23:25 PMI guarantee, it is entirely made up. The Bible is not a history book.
We said the same about Troy. We said the same about that underwater city in India who's name my brain is utterly blanking. We said the same about Amazonian. We said the same about...

It's obviously not a history book, but that doesn't make things false - is the Empire State building fake because Spider-Man once swung off of it?
All the evils that men cause to each other because of certain desires, or opinions or religious principles, are rooted in ignorance. [All hatred would come to an end] when the earth was flooded with the knowledge of God. - Moses Ben Maimon

Unbeliever

No, the Empire State building is fake because it was climbed by a giant gorilla...
God Not Found
"There is a sucker born-again every minute." - C. Spellman

Mike Cl

Quote from: Shiranu on September 07, 2022, 10:31:25 PMWe said the same about Troy. We said the same about that underwater city in India who's name my brain is utterly blanking. We said the same about Amazonian. We said the same about...

It's obviously not a history book, but that doesn't make things false - is the Empire State building fake because Spider-Man once swung off of it?

Many of the incidental things in the bible are real.  Jerusalem is real, for example.  Some of the people named are real.  None of the major players are real.  And even if they are, there is no evidence that what is claimed of them is factual.  With the exception of Paul, none of the writers of the NT are real.  Few, if any, of the incidents or stories are real; or there is no evidence to suggest they are real.  And it is a fact that many more writings were destroyed by christians than what is included in any of the bibles we have.  Propaganda, all of it! 
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?<br />Then he is not omnipotent,<br />Is he able but not willing?<br />Then whence cometh evil?<br />Is he neither able or willing?<br />Then why call him god?




Unbeliever

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Hydra009



"The fans were unpleasable",  the showrunner says of people who are routinely pleased by other shows.

Unbeliever

^What was the movie, TRiUMPh of the Will?
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"There is a sucker born-again every minute." - C. Spellman