The Case For Christ
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14-05-2012, 05:07 AM (This post was last modified: 14-05-2012 06:12 AM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: The Case For Christ
Have not read it, but checked out a couple of his assertions.

I suggest we read it together. Mark Fulton and I can rip it to shreds.

Example 1. He asserts that the 4 canonical gospels were actually written by actual "Apostles",
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. That is ludicrous. If John was written by the actual John, the son of Zebedee, where in hell did he get his Greek education , and when, why, and how did he get his Gnostic bias. If it was written around or after 100 CE, he would have been a VERY old man. So much for John writing John. Example 2. The "divinity". It's different in each of the gospels. So much for "orthodoxy". Example 3. "Salvation" does not appear in Mark, Luke or Matthew. Why is that ? Paul invented it. Ex 4. Matthew spends all of Chapter 1 establishing the Davidic connection through Joseph, then has the Maurey moment, ("Joseph was NOT the father"). Apparently he interviews a bunch of fundies, and presents THAT as fair and ballanced "reporting". Right.
Let's go after him. I'll get Mark, and we can go at it.

We can call it The Case Against this Christ. Yeshua was one of many who were called by the title "christ". Why the one who, may or may not have actally been Yeshua ben Josef, is now called THE christ, can be one of our discussions.

Then, since he titled the book, The Case for Christ, (maybe not even understanding what that title is all about, and how it CHANGED), as an intro or afterword, we can look at the "economic" question ..... "why do you even need a 'christ' " ?, ...... why it's essential for churches to stay in business, that you THINK you need a christ, .....as the answer to that is as enlightening as the examination of THIS christ. The introduction of the salvation paradigm, where it came from, when, and it's mistaken understanding of the Ancient Garden Myth, ("the fall"), when and how THAT got solidified into "othodoxy", (thus CHANGING the political nature of the original "messiah" to a spiritual/ontologic "savior" concept, pretty much destroys the need for the savior). So yeah. This will be fun. When should we start ? A chapter a week ? A month ? How should we organize this ?




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The Case For Christ - ALovelyChickenMan - 14-05-2012, 01:09 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Egor - 14-05-2012, 01:20 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Starcrash - 14-05-2012, 04:52 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Erdrickgr - 14-05-2012, 01:27 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Erxomai - 14-05-2012, 11:19 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Erdrickgr - 14-05-2012, 11:43 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Blood - 14-05-2012, 06:37 PM
RE: The Case For Christ - Erxomai - 15-05-2012, 12:30 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Erxomai - 15-05-2012, 12:52 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Vipa - 14-05-2012, 02:45 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Hafnof - 14-05-2012, 04:26 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Erdrickgr - 14-05-2012, 06:53 PM
RE: The Case For Christ - Bucky Ball - 14-05-2012 05:07 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - lightninlives - 14-05-2012, 10:28 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - houseofcantor - 14-05-2012, 06:15 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Bucky Ball - 14-05-2012, 08:36 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Thomas - 14-05-2012, 06:28 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - DeistPaladin - 14-05-2012, 08:25 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Thomas - 14-05-2012, 08:59 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - DeistPaladin - 14-05-2012, 09:20 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Thomas - 14-05-2012, 09:53 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - DeistPaladin - 14-05-2012, 10:12 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Thomas - 14-05-2012, 10:25 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - Seasbury - 14-05-2012, 08:47 AM
RE: The Case For Christ - houseofcantor - 15-05-2012, 03:15 AM

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