The only place a "Council of Jerusalem" is mentioned, is in Acts, which is seriously disputed by many scholars. Burton Mack, James Tabor and Samuel Butler and the Acts Seminar all say that Acts is not reliable. According to Paul's epistle, there was no "council" per se, just a meeting with Peter, James and John, and basically, they agreed to disagree.
So, Christians swerve and weave to avoid having to explain whether they *actually* put Christ's teachings into practice.
But but.... I'm sure she's just lonely and looking for new friends!
Ann, I realize you are friends with C. and this is difficult for you to accept.
I have not seen the show, but the book is well known.
Yes, the gospels do have analogies and parables... that much is true; on the other hand, the notion of Hell is not one of them. Do read the Apocalypse of Peter and tell me how you manage to interpret it in your airy fairy way...
Good to know! ; )
of many reasons I respected Robert Anton Wilson is that he said
So you're saying you'd prefer being a Jew under the reign of a government Goebbels was running than under the Catholic Church?
Absolutely. This is something that I've written about quite a bit in the past.
There were multiple people who taught to their followers that they were God's chosen Messiah. Theudas, Menahem, and an Egyptian prophet that we don't know the name of all taught the same thing.
I would like to know the law she broke.
That would be a dream come true. I hate knowing Jake was put under a guy who so clearly lacks any respect for him.
Because it has unicorns! I think we can all agree the value of a book of law is directly proportional to the number of times unicorns are mentioned!
We were not discussing men, now were we. In another thread, I specifically pointed out that men have an equal responsibility.
Well I?ve been studying and teaching the Bible professionally for all of my adult life and am well aware of those claims.
"does Christianophobia exist?"
If the new synthesis scientists show they are right, there WILL be changes to the basic facts of evolution.
This has now been confirmed?
They have higher rates of other violence. Now that people are realizing they can take out more people with a car and even have a getaway vehicle we will see that happen more often.
Well darlin, I was made for this world....the one that actually exists. And I love it. I have a huge, loving family, many wonderful friends, a cat and four dogs. I have love in my life...in abundance. I live in nature and drink my morning coffee while watching the mist dissipate over the lake and have my glass of wine in the evening watching the sun set over it. I have peace. And the best part? It's actually real....not imaginary.
Plenty of evidence. No faith.