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    Historical Jesus

    This is a point I've tried to make repeatedly. But looking for the real jesus is a bit of a personal treasure hunt, not unlike looking for the Lost Dutchman mine or the real explanation behind the Bermuda Triangle or finding Atlantis on the Bimini Road. The real historical Jesus is the...
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    Historical Jesus

    As someone who composed fiction I would not go so far as to say "man or men." Rather I would leave it at "events" because that's how authors write. They collect their experiences into a tale they deem to be attractive. Mark is a piece of art, not history. And like any piece of art it appeals...
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    How should west respond to potential (likely) Russian invasion of Ukraine?

    Seems like a page out of the Russian playbook.
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    How should west respond to potential (likely) Russian invasion of Ukraine?

    But the problem for Putin is that he has eliminated all opposition at home. He only hears the things he wants to hear. He will invade Ukraine but like Stalin and other Russian dictators won't feel resistance at home for some time. But it will come and he will leave.
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    Covid-19 miscellany

    The more I experience their gibberish the more apparent it becomes they are paranoid. They sure ain't out to protect anyone's freeeeeeeeeeeeeeedom.
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    How should west respond to potential (likely) Russian invasion of Ukraine?

    The Putin will be opposed by force and he will lose. When? Anyone's guess. It's all up to the Putin.
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    Cracker Barrel to Pay Out Millions in Lawsuit

    I agree. Companies are supposed to have plans that prevent these things from occurring which typically involves labelling all containers as to contents. It's possible someone fucked up despite a good plan but it's a pretty egregious incident and quite telling. Cracker barrel doesn't seem to...
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    Historical Jesus

    I'm just using the literature we have. I used the Mormon example because it is exactly the same thing happening at a later time and which has received embellishments since its inception. I think the reason people like to extract a living Jesus from the Jesus tales is because of social pressure...
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    Historical Jesus

    There is no need for a cabal and a conspiracy, just an attractive story. Remember that we're talking religion here. Is there a cabal and a carefully constructed fiction behind Mormonism? These additions come well after the story. Bigfoot, Cain, you get the idea. I should add that the...
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    Covid-19 miscellany

    I think what metaphor is claiming is that the percentage of airplane travelers who jump from airplanes while wearing a parachute and are injured is higher than the percentage of airplane travelers who don't jump from airplanes and don't wear a parachute and do not suffer injury. But he wants a...
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    Historical Jesus

    Considering the religious milieu of the times it's beyond understandable how Mark's story could become historicized. The story is about a man that lived a couple generations ago. The story gets appended with more religious woo in the midst of religious and political calamity. The story...
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    Covid-19 miscellany

    Isn't it a common sense extension of germ theory? That's how I see the issue. Is Metaphor arguing against hand washing too or any form of sanitizing? Do we need a study proving that parachutes save lives if people jump from airplanes?
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    Historical Jesus

    If I understand your question I would say that it's pretty easy to write prophecy generations after the alleged fact. Considering the destruction of the Temple it also makes sense.
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    The Marjorie Taylor Greene case

    They should be. But I think it's gotta see a judge first.
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    The Shakespeare Authorship Controversy

    Swammi, If you are interested in pursuing the idea along with other Oxfordian information there is a new video out where Delahoyde talks about the very idea. It is not so far fetched although it would be scoffed at by Stratfordians. Michael Delahoyde talks to Bob Meyers about Twelfth Night...
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    Historical Jesus

    But existed as what? Did Superman really exist as Clark Kent? Clark Kent is quite believable. It's obvious gospel Jesus is a composite of many different traits and with many things attributed to the character and many fine words put into his mouth. That's likely why Jesus is whatever you...
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    Historical Jesus

    It's all evidence for historicized fiction, bits of holy hardware in the historical record that amount to evidence of religious zeal. Nothing new about that, but a lot of selection pressure along the way to tow the religious line or perish, which explains the phenomenon.
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    Covid-19 miscellany

    Hospitalization and monoclonal antibody treatment is a lot more expensive than vaccination. Antivaxxers get to have their cake and eat it too because someone else is footing the bill. But go ahead and ask an antivaxxer that was hospitalized and did receive monoclonal antibodies why vaccine is...
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