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Re: What is your take about the author?

Post by Sahansdal » 20 May 2019, 02:09

InStoree wrote:
20 May 2019, 01:14
Julie Petitbon wrote:
02 May 2019, 14:15
Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:34
The author had responded to my comment on LinkedIn by stating that the findings spell the end of Christianity. What nonsense!
Wow...just..wow. That is a bit presumptuous and insensitive of the author. I think it is admirable to be passionate about your findings and beliefs, but that doesn't mean you should be disrespectful or insensitive to the beliefs of others.
Sometimes, when we're drawn into a supposed life purpose, this dedication comes at the package with a pair of horse glasses and all we can see is the straight-ahead road. Maybe, this accessory played a role in his disrespectful comment? Not an excuse, of course! Anyway, his inappropriate behaviour, definitely, will not boost the end of Christianity.
I'm a straight shooter. I'm sorry, but would you rather I told you how sweet Mary was? Or maybe, that Petet felt sorry after 'denying' Jesus? Or that Lazarus lived to a ripe old age? Or would you want me to be truthful about THE GOOD NEWS that is better than any Gospel you ever heard? You tell me.

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Post by SavannaEGoth » 20 May 2019, 19:31

Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:34
The author had responded to my comment on LinkedIn by stating that the findings spell the end of Christianity. What nonsense!
Oh whoa, wait what? They actually reached out to you about it? What did you even say?

It's a bit much on their part. Passionate, no doubt, but a little innapropriate. Perhaps they just really wanted to discuss their work with someone and thought you'd be receptive to conversation?
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Post by Sahansdal » 20 May 2019, 20:39

SavannaEGoth wrote:
20 May 2019, 19:31
Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:34
The author had responded to my comment on LinkedIn by stating that the findings spell the end of Christianity. What nonsense!
Oh whoa, wait what? They actually reached out to you about it? What did you even say?

It's a bit much on their part. Passionate, no doubt, but a little innapropriate. Perhaps they just really wanted to discuss their work with someone and thought you'd be receptive to conversation?
Why? Is there something wrong with talking about something of mutual interest? What is with all this suspicion of my motivation?

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Post by nwoshine » 21 May 2019, 01:38

well, for me the author is not a Christian,because he is trying to change believe of many.

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Post by chelhack » 21 May 2019, 23:18

I feel that the author has a belief in what he feels is his or the truth that he wants it to be. I feel that he really has no reason or right to target the Biblical Scholars has he has. If they are wrong at least the tried to bring a good word and direct people in living good lives. I think that he is to hung up on wanting to prove them or others to be wrong and himself as being right. What if it didn't happen either of their way of viewing or trying to recap the time.
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Post by Sahansdal » 22 May 2019, 01:10

chelhack wrote:
21 May 2019, 23:18
I feel that the author has a belief in what he feels is his or the truth that he wants it to be. I feel that he really has no reason or right to target the Biblical Scholars has he has. If they are wrong at least the tried to bring a good word and direct people in living good lives. I think that he is to hung up on wanting to prove them or others to be wrong and himself as being right. What if it didn't happen either of their way of viewing or trying to recap the time.
But it did. There is no good reason to believe there was a Jesus, but as Dr
Robert Eisenman says, there is for James. Do you want mere story-telling, or do you want what really happened?

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Post by freakkshowx » 22 May 2019, 15:52

Ellylion wrote:
02 May 2019, 09:11
Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:34
The author had responded to my comment on LinkedIn by stating that the findings spell the end of Christianity. What nonsense!
Pure nonsense. It is every Christian's free will to believe in those findings and what they may represent or not :)
Ouch, I hate it when authors try to lash out at individual critics of their books. Judging by the fact that it only has 7 ratings on goodreads, one of the most popular sites for book reviews around the world, I doubt it spells out the end of anything.

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Post by freakkshowx » 22 May 2019, 15:54

chelhack wrote:
21 May 2019, 23:18
I feel that the author has a belief in what he feels is his or the truth that he wants it to be. I feel that he really has no reason or right to target the Biblical Scholars has he has. If they are wrong at least the tried to bring a good word and direct people in living good lives. I think that he is to hung up on wanting to prove them or others to be wrong and himself as being right. What if it didn't happen either of their way of viewing or trying to recap the time.
Absolutely, I found it strange and almost offensive how he singled out and ragged on a specific one or two theologians, especially the female. He nearly forgot what he was even arguing in order to address them directly in their "wrongness", so to speak. I was not amused by this, and I'm not even Christian.

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Post by Sahansdal » 22 May 2019, 20:02

freakkshowx wrote:
22 May 2019, 15:52
Ellylion wrote:
02 May 2019, 09:11
Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:34
The author had responded to my comment on LinkedIn by stating that the findings spell the end of Christianity. What nonsense!
Pure nonsense. It is every Christian's free will to believe in those findings and what they may represent or not :)
Ouch, I hate it when authors try to lash out at individual critics of their books. Judging by the fact that it only has 7 ratings on goodreads, one of the most popular sites for book reviews around the world, I doubt it spells out the end of anything.
Where did I ever say when this would happen? Nowhere. Personally, my goal is to seed the Internet with the new information in enough sites that it will surely be found in time. I estimate 2 to 3 GENERATIONS. Got it, now? I'm not saying I will be wearing laurel wreaths for my stellar prognostication.

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Post by Sahansdal » 22 May 2019, 20:08

tanner87cbs wrote:
08 May 2019, 15:48
My take is, he appears bitter towards Christianity. I felt like I was just reading a rant, then a lot of entries from other literature.
"What a fool believes, he sees." Don't be self-deceived. Just a piece of friendly advice, Tanner.

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Post by Sahansdal » 22 May 2019, 20:16

freakkshowx wrote:
22 May 2019, 15:52
Ellylion wrote:
02 May 2019, 09:11
Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:34
The author had responded to my comment on LinkedIn by stating that the findings spell the end of Christianity. What nonsense!
Pure nonsense. It is every Christian's free will to believe in those findings and what they may represent or not :)
Ouch, I hate it when authors try to lash out at individual critics of their books. Judging by the fact that it only has 7 ratings on goodreads, one of the most popular sites for book reviews around the world, I doubt it spells out the end of anything.
When did I "lash out at an individual critic"? I gave an opinion about the future of the biggest fraud in history.

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Post by Sahansdal » 22 May 2019, 20:21

freakkshowx wrote:
22 May 2019, 15:54
chelhack wrote:
21 May 2019, 23:18
I feel that the author has a belief in what he feels is his or the truth that he wants it to be. I feel that he really has no reason or right to target the Biblical Scholars has he has. If they are wrong at least the tried to bring a good word and direct people in living good lives. I think that he is to hung up on wanting to prove them or others to be wrong and himself as being right. What if it didn't happen either of their way of viewing or trying to recap the time.
Absolutely, I found it strange and almost offensive how he singled out and ragged on a specific one or two theologians, especially the female. He nearly forgot what he was even arguing in order to address them directly in their "wrongness", so to speak. I was not amused by this, and I'm not even Christian.
Show, you never had to deal with these self-righteous, so-called 'scholars.' I have. I guarantee you would feel indignation, too

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Post by Sahansdal » 22 May 2019, 21:09

VernaVi wrote:
17 May 2019, 17:42
Judging by what this author wrote, and how he wants others to believe, I would say his is neither religious nor a Christian.
I would also go farther and say he didn't do a lot of study before writing this work because when a person studies the Bible or apocrypha, it invariably winds up becomes an in-depth comparison of verified works.
A person must have verification, and when a study begins it is a step by step progress that can only go forward as each step receives that verification, either by history, archeology, science..etc.
If the author had done this, he would have had some sort of proofs to offer the legitimize his opinion or conjecture.
What I did was an in-depth comparison of a scholastically 'verified' recent archaeological discovery (Nag Hammadi/Al Minya) with the New Testament, which needs no introduction. What more 'proof' do I need than that? Either you see the relationship, or you don't. I do. And I tried to show you. Sorry if I failed. Kindle gives you 3 days free. You could certainly read 100 pages in 3 days. So please stop complaining. I'm not interested in changing your beliefs, just adding to your facts

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Post by BunnySTx » 23 May 2019, 15:41

I highly doubt that the author can be called Christian or classifies himself as Christian. He apparently went to great pains to delve as deeply as he has to come up with the information that he compiled into this book. His argument is hardly compelling concerning Judas being anything more than a traitor. To me, it sounds like the author wishes to view Judas in a different light, but for me, it changes nothing.

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Post by Sahansdal » 23 May 2019, 16:17

BunnySTx wrote:
23 May 2019, 15:41
I highly doubt that the author can be called Christian or classifies himself as Christian. He apparently went to great pains to delve as deeply as he has to come up with the information that he compiled into this book. His argument is hardly compelling concerning Judas being anything more than a traitor. To me, it sounds like the author wishes to view Judas in a different light, but for me, it changes nothing.
The Bible is A BOOK. No more, no less. It has no more divine origins than mine. In fact, the New T has LESS. It is provably falsified. Judas is a fictional character!

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