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The Surprising Role of Jesus in Islam
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Gary
2017-03-05 13:03:43 UTC
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Interfaith Healer: The Surprising Role of Jesus in Islam

How did a Jewish preacher who became the Christian Messiah also become one of
the most admired figures in the Quran? Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish journalist and
contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times, sets out to
explore this apparent conundrum.

The result will come as something of a revelation to many non-Muslim readers,
since Jesus is revered in Islam’s sacred text as a great teacher and prophet,
while his mother, Mary, gets more ink — and praise — than in all four New
Testament Gospels put together.

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http://tinyurl.com/zs7egu6

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/books/review/interfaith-healer-the-surprising-role-of-jesus-in-islam.html?_r=0
GLOBALIST
2017-03-05 13:13:34 UTC
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Interfaith Healer: The Surprising Role of Jesus in Islam
How did a Jewish preacher who became the Christian Messiah also become one of
the most admired figures in the Quran? Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish journalist and
contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times, sets out to
explore this apparent conundrum.
The result will come as something of a revelation to many non-Muslim readers,
since Jesus is revered in Islam’s sacred text as a great teacher and prophet,
while his mother, Mary, gets more ink — and praise — than in all four New
Testament Gospels put together.
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http://tinyurl.com/zs7egu6
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/books/review/interfaith-healer-the-surprising-role-of-jesus-in-islam.html?_r=0
And there is an account that Mohammed told his followers
not to abuse or attack Christian monks , because they
were peaceful people
Z
2017-03-05 13:18:26 UTC
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Interfaith Healer: The Surprising Role of Jesus in Islam
How did a Jewish preacher who became the Christian Messiah also
become one of the most admired figures in the Quran? Mustafa
Akyol, a Turkish journalist and contributing opinion writer for
The International New York Times, sets out to explore this
apparent conundrum.
The result will come as something of a revelation to many
non-Muslim readers, since Jesus is revered in Islam’s sacred text
as a great teacher and prophet, while his mother, Mary, gets more
ink — and praise — than in all four New Testament Gospels put
together.
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http://tinyurl.com/zs7egu6
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/books/review/interfaith-healer-the-surprising-role-of-jesus-in-islam.html?_r=0
And there is an account that Mohammed (sic) told his followers not to
abuse or attack Christian monks , because they were peaceful people
He lied. They aren't peaceful people. You folks have murdered millions
in the name of your make believe god.
Lawrence Akutagawa
2017-03-05 20:12:39 UTC
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Interfaith Healer: The Surprising Role of Jesus in Islam
How did a Jewish preacher who became the Christian Messiah also become one of
the most admired figures in the Quran? Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish journalist and
contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times, sets out to
explore this apparent conundrum.
The result will come as something of a revelation to many non-Muslim readers,
since Jesus is revered in Islam’s sacred text as a great teacher and prophet,
while his mother, Mary, gets more ink — and praise — than in all four New
Testament Gospels put together.
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http://tinyurl.com/zs7egu6
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/books/review/interfaith-healer-the-surprising-role-of-jesus-in-islam.html?_r=0
And there is an account that Mohammed told his followers
not to abuse or attack Christian monks , because they
were peaceful people

***** This line separates my response from the foregoing ******

Let me get your words right, Village Idiot.
"Mohammed told his followers not to abuse or attack Christian monks,"
thereby allowing of course those same followers free to "abuse or attack"
the Christian laity.

ummm...do I have this right, Village Idiot? If I don't have this right,
Village Idiot, please point out where in these words of yours such
protection is extended by Mohammed to the Christian laity.

Of course, folks, the Village Idiot will again (of course with "mutual
agreement") hasten to perform yet another Intellectual Coward ploy to run
away from the issue, of course with his tail taut between his legs, back
into that deep dark dirty as can be hole of his under his rock!
mg
2017-03-05 14:41:00 UTC
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Interfaith Healer: The Surprising Role of Jesus in Islam
How did a Jewish preacher who became the Christian Messiah also become one of
the most admired figures in the Quran? Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish journalist and
contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times, sets out to
explore this apparent conundrum.
The result will come as something of a revelation to many non-Muslim readers,
since Jesus is revered in Islam’s sacred text as a great teacher and prophet,
while his mother, Mary, gets more ink — and praise — than in all four New
Testament Gospels put together.
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http://tinyurl.com/zs7egu6
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/books/review/interfaith-healer-the-surprising-role-of-jesus-in-islam.html?_r=0
Muslims respect and revere Jesus as one of many prophets, and one of
many of a long string of prophets that preceeded Muhammad such as
Abraham, Moses, and Noah, for instance. Muslims, however, do not
believe in the trinity and do not believe that Jesus was the son of
god and do not believe that Jesus was killed on the cross and then
resurrected.
https://www.soundvision.com/article/a-comparison-of-the-islamic-and-christian-views-of-jesus
GLOBALIST
2017-03-05 15:15:10 UTC
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Post by Gary
Interfaith Healer: The Surprising Role of Jesus in Islam
How did a Jewish preacher who became the Christian Messiah also become one of
the most admired figures in the Quran? Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish journalist and
contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times, sets out to
explore this apparent conundrum.
The result will come as something of a revelation to many non-Muslim readers,
since Jesus is revered in Islam’s sacred text as a great teacher and prophet,
while his mother, Mary, gets more ink — and praise — than in all four New
Testament Gospels put together.
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http://tinyurl.com/zs7egu6
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/books/review/interfaith-healer-the-surprising-role-of-jesus-in-islam.html?_r=0
Muslims respect and revere Jesus as one of many prophets, and one of
many of a long string of prophets that preceeded Muhammad such as
Abraham, Moses, and Noah, for instance. Muslims, however, do not
believe in the trinity and do not believe that Jesus was the son of
god and do not believe that Jesus was killed on the cross and then
resurrected.
https://www.soundvision.com/article/a-comparison-of-the-islamic-and-christian-views-of-jesus
But recognizing him as "a prophet" was a big thing.
Mohammed himself was a prophet and not a diety
Z
2017-03-05 15:18:16 UTC
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Muslims respect and revere Jesus as one of many prophets, and one of
many of a long string of prophets that preceeded Muhammad such as
Abraham, Moses, and Noah, for instance. Muslims, however, do not
believe in the trinity and do not believe that Jesus was the son of
god and do not believe that Jesus was killed on the cross and then
resurrected.
But recognizing him as "a prophet" was a big thing.
Mohammed (sic) himself was a prophet and not a diety (sic)
Yet neither of them predicted anything that happened. False religions,
both of them.
GLOBALIST
2017-03-07 18:31:37 UTC
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Muslims respect and revere Jesus as one of many prophets, and one of
many of a long string of prophets that preceeded Muhammad such as
Abraham, Moses, and Noah, for instance. Muslims, however, do not
believe in the trinity and do not believe that Jesus was the son of
god and do not believe that Jesus was killed on the cross and then
resurrected.
But recognizing him as "a prophet" was a big thing.
Mohammed (sic) himself was a prophet and not a diety (sic)
Yet neither of them predicted anything that happened. False religions,
both of them.
You have a childish idea of what a prophet is. Prophets tell you
harsh things that you "need" hear The Jews killed all prophets
for telling them how they were living and they would pay a
price. Some folks label Martin Luther King as a prophet
He was a Baptist preacher who made biblical teaching that
upset the entire nation. And he was martyred like the
other prophets.
Lawrence Akutagawa
2017-03-07 18:39:46 UTC
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Muslims respect and revere Jesus as one of many prophets, and one of
many of a long string of prophets that preceeded Muhammad such as
Abraham, Moses, and Noah, for instance. Muslims, however, do not
believe in the trinity and do not believe that Jesus was the son of
god and do not believe that Jesus was killed on the cross and then
resurrected.
But recognizing him as "a prophet" was a big thing.
Mohammed (sic) himself was a prophet and not a diety (sic)
Yet neither of them predicted anything that happened. False religions,
both of them.
You have a childish idea of what a prophet is. Prophets tell you
harsh things that you "need" hear The Jews killed all prophets
for telling them how they were living and they would pay a
price. Some folks label Martin Luther King as a prophet
He was a Baptist preacher who made biblical teaching that
upset the entire nation. And he was martyred like the
other prophets.

***** This line separates my response from the foregoing ******

aha - and here again today is the lousy as ever English of the Village Idiot
yet again in full display!

Why, Village Idiot, are you still in this country with your indisputably
miserable English?

aha - and here again today is the Village Idiot again (of course with
"mutual agreement") performing for our entertainment another Inellectual
Coward ploy to run away from the issue of his lousy English, of course with
his tail tucked between his legs, back into that deep dark doleful hole of
his under his rock!
Lawrence Akutagawa
2017-03-07 18:46:28 UTC
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Muslims respect and revere Jesus as one of many prophets, and one of
many of a long string of prophets that preceeded Muhammad such as
Abraham, Moses, and Noah, for instance. Muslims, however, do not
believe in the trinity and do not believe that Jesus was the son of
god and do not believe that Jesus was killed on the cross and then
resurrected.
But recognizing him as "a prophet" was a big thing.
Mohammed (sic) himself was a prophet and not a diety (sic)
Yet neither of them predicted anything that happened. False religions,
both of them.
You have a childish idea of what a prophet is. Prophets tell you
harsh things that you "need" hear The Jews killed all prophets
for telling them how they were living and they would pay a
price. Some folks label Martin Luther King as a prophet
He was a Baptist preacher who made biblical teaching that
upset the entire nation. And he was martyred like the
other prophets.

***** This line separates my response from the foregoing ******

Tell us, Village Idiot, when you the Village Idiot say:
"The Jews killed all prophets...."

are you the Village Idiot here reiterating the case made by a number of
Christians over the years against the Jews for killing Jesus Christ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_deicide

Please clarify, Village Idiot.

And now - of course - the Village Idiot undoubtedly once again (of course
with "mutual agreement") perform yet another Intellectual Coward ploy to run
away from the issue again, of course with his tail magnificently held
between his legs, back into that deep dark dirty as can be hole of his under
his rock!
Lawrence Akutagawa
2017-03-07 18:55:39 UTC
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Muslims respect and revere Jesus as one of many prophets, and one of
many of a long string of prophets that preceeded Muhammad such as
Abraham, Moses, and Noah, for instance. Muslims, however, do not
believe in the trinity and do not believe that Jesus was the son of
god and do not believe that Jesus was killed on the cross and then
resurrected.
But recognizing him as "a prophet" was a big thing.
Mohammed (sic) himself was a prophet and not a diety (sic)
Yet neither of them predicted anything that happened. False religions,
both of them.
You have a childish idea of what a prophet is. Prophets tell you
harsh things that you "need" hear The Jews killed all prophets
for telling them how they were living and they would pay a
price. Some folks label Martin Luther King as a prophet
He was a Baptist preacher who made biblical teaching that
upset the entire nation. And he was martyred like the
other prophets.

***** This line separates my response from the foregoing ******

So do explain, Village Idiot - when you the Village Idiot say:
"The Jews killed all prophets..."
and
"Some folks label Martin Luther King as a prophet
He was a Baptist preacher who made biblical teaching that
upset the entire nation. And he was martyred like the
other prophets."

are you the Village Idiot really trying here to make the case that those who
killed Martin Luther King Jr. were Jews?

As best I can figure out, Village Idiot, the logic you the Village Idiot
here are pursuing goes something like:
1. The Jews kill all prophets.
2. Martin Luther King Jr. was a prophet.
3. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed as all other prophets are killed.
4. Therefore, Martin Luther King Jr. was killed by the Jews.

Please clarify, Village Idiot, the logic as set forth by these words of
yours if my logic does not emanate from those words of yours.

wups...and again - yes, again - the Village Idiot (of course with "mutual
agreement") performs for us another Intellectual Coward ploy to run away
from his very own words once more, of course with his tail grandly displayed
between his legs, back into that deep dark ever so damp hole of his under
his rock!
Z
2017-03-07 22:49:14 UTC
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Muslims respect and revere Jesus as one of many prophets, and
one of many of a long string of prophets that preceeded
Muhammad such as Abraham, Moses, and Noah, for instance.
Muslims, however, do not believe in the trinity and do not
believe that Jesus was the son of god and do not believe that
Jesus was killed on the cross and then resurrected.
But recognizing him as "a prophet" was a big thing. Mohammed
(sic) himself was a prophet and not a diety (sic)
Yet neither of them predicted anything that happened. False
religions, both of them.
You have a childish idea of what a prophet is.
How prophetic of you. One of the definitions is the ability to predict
the future.

Snip drivel.

Sakyamuni was a Buddha and he predicted many things that came true and
propounded many theories that have been proven by science. Christianity,
OTOH, has been a complete failure and hsd saved NO ONE.

mg
2017-03-07 14:52:03 UTC
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Interfaith Healer: The Surprising Role of Jesus in Islam
How did a Jewish preacher who became the Christian Messiah also become one of
the most admired figures in the Quran? Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish journalist and
contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times, sets out to
explore this apparent conundrum.
The result will come as something of a revelation to many non-Muslim readers,
since Jesus is revered in Islam’s sacred text as a great teacher and prophet,
while his mother, Mary, gets more ink — and praise — than in all four New
Testament Gospels put together.
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http://tinyurl.com/zs7egu6
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/books/review/interfaith-healer-the-surprising-role-of-jesus-in-islam.html?_r=0
Muslims respect and revere Jesus as one of many prophets, and one of
many of a long string of prophets that preceeded Muhammad such as
Abraham, Moses, and Noah, for instance. Muslims, however, do not
believe in the trinity and do not believe that Jesus was the son of
god and do not believe that Jesus was killed on the cross and then
resurrected.
https://www.soundvision.com/article/a-comparison-of-the-islamic-and-christian-views-of-jesus
But recognizing him as "a prophet" was a big thing.
Mohammed himself was a prophet and not a diety
From what I understand, a huge difference is that Mohammed is the
only Abrahamic prophet who declared that there will be no more
prophets after him; he is the end of the line. Therefore, any
attempt to change any precepts of Islam is considered blasphemy and,
presumably is punished by the removal of one's sacrilegious head
from its body.
rumpelstiltskin
2017-03-07 16:35:55 UTC
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On Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:52:03 -0700, mg <***@none.nl> wrote:
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From what I understand, a huge difference is that Mohammed is the
only Abrahamic prophet who declared that there will be no more
prophets after him; he is the end of the line. Therefore, any
attempt to change any precepts of Islam is considered blasphemy and,
presumably is punished by the removal of one's sacrilegious head
from its body.
I don't know, but I'm not sure it was Mohammed who said
there would be no more prophets after him. That may be a
"pious forgery" by his followers. There are plenty of apparent
"pious forgeries" about Jesus in the bible, too, obviously (IMV)
including all the "miracles". Some people believe those
"miracles" are real, like the hieroglyphics in Ramses II's tomb
that say that in one war his entire army deserted and ran
away, but Ramses carried on and defeated the entire enemy
army single-handedly. Ramses himself may have pushed
that one, but I doubt (though I could be wrong) that Jesus
was the one who created the myths of, for example, feeding
hordes of people with one flask of wine and three fishes.
mg
2017-03-07 17:08:08 UTC
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From what I understand, a huge difference is that Mohammed is the
only Abrahamic prophet who declared that there will be no more
prophets after him; he is the end of the line. Therefore, any
attempt to change any precepts of Islam is considered blasphemy and,
presumably is punished by the removal of one's sacrilegious head
from its body.
I don't know, but I'm not sure it was Mohammed who said
there would be no more prophets after him. That may be a
"pious forgery" by his followers. There are plenty of apparent
"pious forgeries" about Jesus in the bible, too, obviously (IMV)
including all the "miracles". Some people believe those
"miracles" are real, like the hieroglyphics in Ramses II's tomb
that say that in one war his entire army deserted and ran
away, but Ramses carried on and defeated the entire enemy
army single-handedly. Ramses himself may have pushed
that one, but I doubt (though I could be wrong) that Jesus
was the one who created the myths of, for example, feeding
hordes of people with one flask of wine and three fishes.
From what I understand, the Islam belief that Muhammad was the last
prophet and messenger of God is formally accepted and widely
accepted in the Muslim world, and that's what makes Islam unique
among the Abrahemic religions and that's also what makes Islam so
dangerous, or more specifically PERMANENTLY dangerous to humanity.

http://www.islamicperspectives.com/MuhammadTheLastProphet.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khatam_an-Nabiyyin

Years ago, when I was a kid, I was studying in the BYU library when
I ran across a magazine article (Life magazine, as I recall) that
had an article indicating that scholars didn't think Christ existed.
At some point later, perhaps a few months, I decided to make a copy
of the article and discovered that it had been torn out of the
magazine. :-)

True believers, world-wide, whether it's an ideological belief, or a
religious belief, all have one thing in common. They like to protect
the masses and ordinary people like you and I from opinions that are
contrary to the officially sanctioned opinion.

Now days, by the way, I think the consensus among scholars is that
Jesus did exist, but beyond that I would guess that they know very
little about his nature, or his activities, and the miracles, etc.,
would all be nonsense, of course, and from what I gather Muslims
believe the miracles are all nonsense, too.

In fact, I would venture to say that many, if not most, liberals
think that the miracles are all nonsense, except the neoliberals
who, of course, don't think at all.
rumpelstiltskin
2017-03-07 17:42:20 UTC
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From what I understand, a huge difference is that Mohammed is the
only Abrahamic prophet who declared that there will be no more
prophets after him; he is the end of the line. Therefore, any
attempt to change any precepts of Islam is considered blasphemy and,
presumably is punished by the removal of one's sacrilegious head
from its body.
I don't know, but I'm not sure it was Mohammed who said
there would be no more prophets after him. That may be a
"pious forgery" by his followers. There are plenty of apparent
"pious forgeries" about Jesus in the bible, too, obviously (IMV)
including all the "miracles". Some people believe those
"miracles" are real, like the hieroglyphics in Ramses II's tomb
that say that in one war his entire army deserted and ran
away, but Ramses carried on and defeated the entire enemy
army single-handedly. Ramses himself may have pushed
that one, but I doubt (though I could be wrong) that Jesus
was the one who created the myths of, for example, feeding
hordes of people with one flask of wine and three fishes.
From what I understand, the Islam belief that Muhammad was the last
prophet and messenger of God is formally accepted and widely
accepted in the Muslim world, and that's what makes Islam unique
among the Abrahemic religions and that's also what makes Islam so
dangerous, or more specifically PERMANENTLY dangerous to humanity.
http://www.islamicperspectives.com/MuhammadTheLastProphet.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khatam_an-Nabiyyin
"Formally accepted" doesn't mean "true". The "miracles" of
Jesus are "formally accepted" too, but that doesn't mean that
they're true or even that Jesus himself claimed they were true.
Post by mg
Years ago, when I was a kid, I was studying in the BYU library when
I ran across a magazine article (Life magazine, as I recall) that
had an article indicating that scholars didn't think Christ existed.
At some point later, perhaps a few months, I decided to make a copy
of the article and discovered that it had been torn out of the
magazine. :-)
It seems to me most likely that there's some basis for the
Christ legend, though a lot of the details seem to be borrowed
from earlier divinities and prophets such as Krsna, Buddha,
and Zoroaster.
http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_jckr1.htm

Some Christian apologists have maintained that the life
of Krsna is a "backwards reflection" of the life of Christ.

If people really, really want to believe stuff, it's amazing
how far they can stretch.
Post by mg
True believers, world-wide, whether it's an ideological belief, or a
religious belief, all have one thing in common. They like to protect
the masses and ordinary people like you and I from opinions that are
contrary to the officially sanctioned opinion.
Now days, by the way, I think the consensus among scholars is that
Jesus did exist, but beyond that I would guess that they know very
little about his nature, or his activities, and the miracles, etc.,
would all be nonsense, of course, and from what I gather Muslims
believe the miracles are all nonsense, too.
In fact, I would venture to say that many, if not most, liberals
think that the miracles are all nonsense, except the neoliberals
who, of course, don't think at all.
mg
2017-03-07 18:34:52 UTC
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From what I understand, a huge difference is that Mohammed is the
only Abrahamic prophet who declared that there will be no more
prophets after him; he is the end of the line. Therefore, any
attempt to change any precepts of Islam is considered blasphemy and,
presumably is punished by the removal of one's sacrilegious head
from its body.
I don't know, but I'm not sure it was Mohammed who said
there would be no more prophets after him. That may be a
"pious forgery" by his followers. There are plenty of apparent
"pious forgeries" about Jesus in the bible, too, obviously (IMV)
including all the "miracles". Some people believe those
"miracles" are real, like the hieroglyphics in Ramses II's tomb
that say that in one war his entire army deserted and ran
away, but Ramses carried on and defeated the entire enemy
army single-handedly. Ramses himself may have pushed
that one, but I doubt (though I could be wrong) that Jesus
was the one who created the myths of, for example, feeding
hordes of people with one flask of wine and three fishes.
From what I understand, the Islam belief that Muhammad was the last
prophet and messenger of God is formally accepted and widely
accepted in the Muslim world, and that's what makes Islam unique
among the Abrahemic religions and that's also what makes Islam so
dangerous, or more specifically PERMANENTLY dangerous to humanity.
http://www.islamicperspectives.com/MuhammadTheLastProphet.htm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khatam_an-Nabiyyin
"Formally accepted" doesn't mean "true". The "miracles" of
Jesus are "formally accepted" too, but that doesn't mean that
they're true or even that Jesus himself claimed they were true.
That's absolutely true, but perhaps irrelevant if one is about to
get his head cut off by Muslims because he's a nonbeliever, or if
one was tortured by Christians during the Inquisitions. :-)
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Post by mg
Years ago, when I was a kid, I was studying in the BYU library when
I ran across a magazine article (Life magazine, as I recall) that
had an article indicating that scholars didn't think Christ existed.
At some point later, perhaps a few months, I decided to make a copy
of the article and discovered that it had been torn out of the
magazine. :-)
It seems to me most likely that there's some basis for the
Christ legend, though a lot of the details seem to be borrowed
from earlier divinities and prophets such as Krsna, Buddha,
and Zoroaster.
http://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_jckr1.htm
I don't know how biased archaeologists are in their opinions on
stuff like that. However, I would suppose that they have to meet
some minimum standard of objectivity to get their work published and
respected in their field.
Post by rumpelstiltskin
Some Christian apologists have maintained that the life
of Krsna is a "backwards reflection" of the life of Christ.
Yes, I think that religions, since the beginning have always copied
each other and I suppose that to find true originality one would
have to go back to the caveman days.
Post by rumpelstiltskin
If people really, really want to believe stuff, it's amazing
how far they can stretch.
Yes, I think it's interesting that literature is full of
condemnations of mankind for his inability to think clearly and
rationally, but I don't think that science is. That's kind of
interesting in a way. Don't you think? Could it be that scientists
don't like to be too critical of their fellow man because they fear
criticism by their peers? Emily Dickinson, of course, has a lot of
quotes about the rationality of mankind, as you well know. Here are
some, for instance:

"Pardon My Sanity In A World Insane"
--Emily Dickinson

"Tell all the truth but tell it slant."
--Emily Dickinson

"The truth I do not dare to know
I muffle with a jest."
--Emily Dickinson

"Truth is so rare, it is delightful to tell it."
--Emily Dickinson

"How do most people live without any
thought? There are many people in the
world,--you must have noticed them in
the street,--how do they live? How do
they get strength to put on their clothes
in the morning?"
--Emily Dickinson

"Opinion is a fitting thing but truth
outlasts the sun - if then we cannot
own them both, possess the oldest one."
--Emily Dickinson
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Post by mg
True believers, world-wide, whether it's an ideological belief, or a
religious belief, all have one thing in common. They like to protect
the masses and ordinary people like you and I from opinions that are
contrary to the officially sanctioned opinion.
Now days, by the way, I think the consensus among scholars is that
Jesus did exist, but beyond that I would guess that they know very
little about his nature, or his activities, and the miracles, etc.,
would all be nonsense, of course, and from what I gather Muslims
believe the miracles are all nonsense, too.
In fact, I would venture to say that many, if not most, liberals
think that the miracles are all nonsense, except the neoliberals
who, of course, don't think at all.
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2017-03-07 20:50:43 UTC
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What would Jesus say and/or write about that?
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