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Message 425 of 506 (878005)
06-24-2020 4:58 PM
Reply to: Message 417 by GDR
01-25-2020 12:26 PM


Re: All religions are of human origin.
GDR writes:

Without the resurrection Jesus would never have been remembered .

It wasn't the resurrection that got Jesus remembered and attracted followers to Christianity. It was the STORY of the resurrection! Any religion that wanted members had to have some kind of resurrection story of a hero or god that suffered an horrendous death but came back to life even more powerful: Osiris in Egypt, Innana (Ishtar) in Sumer, Eostre of the Anglo-Saxons (whose name gave rise to the Easter celebration of Autumnal rebirth), and, of course, Harold. Painful death and glorious resurrection is just one of the boxes Paul had to tick off for his religion to gain a foothold.

Here is a very short list of the many resurrection stories that pervaded the ancient world.

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Message 435 of 506 (878095)
06-25-2020 3:33 PM
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06-25-2020 12:34 PM


Re: All religions are of human origin.
To understand the viewpoints of the writers of the gospels you can examine their modern day counterparts. I’m quite sure that DJ Trump does not consider himself to be a god, but he is certainly sure that he has god-like wisdom, being smarter than any general, any economist, any epidemiologist, any __________________, and now to have god-like powers over people’s lives. And now look at his chroniclers. These would be his various press secretaries: Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Kayleigh McEneny. If you believe the writers of the gospels to be unbiased and accurate, then you believe Spicer, Sanders, McEneny to be unbiased and accurate.

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