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historiocity of jesus

Most modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus existed,[5][7][8] but scholars differ on the historicity of specific episodes described in the Biblical accounts,[12] and the only two events subject to "almost universal assent" are that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist and was crucified by the order of the Roman Prefect Pontius Pilate.[9][10][11] There is a significant debate about his nature, his actions and his sayings, but most scholars agree that Jesus was a Galilean Jew who was born between 7-4 BC and died 30–36 AD,[13][14][15] that he lived in Galilee and Judea and did not preach or study elsewhere,[16][17][18] and that he spoke Aramaic and perhaps also Hebrew and Greek.[19][20][21]

Posted by arely staircase | Fri May 9, 2014, 03:03 PM (78 replies)

Donny, these men are cowards nt

Posted by arely staircase | Thu May 8, 2014, 11:53 PM (11 replies)

what is the most important aspect of the interaction between belivers and non believers

Posted by arely staircase | Thu May 8, 2014, 10:25 AM (389 replies)

try to build bridges and...

Posted by arely staircase | Wed May 7, 2014, 10:54 PM (89 replies)

when will greenwald tell us what snowdens docs said about russian surveillance?

Soon? Never?
Posted by arely staircase | Wed May 7, 2014, 10:13 PM (0 replies)

psalm 40

Posted by arely staircase | Wed May 7, 2014, 08:24 PM (0 replies)

moment of surrender

Posted by arely staircase | Wed May 7, 2014, 08:03 PM (1 replies)

I thank God everyday for athiests

All the athiests who work to ease the sufferring of others.

Who fight for social justice.

Who believe, like Christ that the poor are oppressed by a capitalist system in which the poor are units of production and not human beings worthy of the same dignity as anyone else.

God bless you - not a dig but a recognition of the work we must do together, motivations aside.

Lets get to work. Lets stop fighting.
Posted by arely staircase | Wed May 7, 2014, 06:49 PM (9 replies)

what is more important

What we believe or say we believe, or what we do.? Of course I am referring to faith vs works in the Christian tradition but what do non believers and or believers of other faiths think?
Posted by arely staircase | Wed May 7, 2014, 04:50 PM (21 replies)

war crimes revisited

One of the things that has disappointed me with Pres. Obama has been the lack of accountability on wall street - and I mean obvious maNBCjor felonies they declined to prosecute. As for the obvious war crimes I sort of knew they would never prosecute for many reasons, most I disagreed with but understood the realpolitik behind it.

Ifbthese criminals are now so emboldened to call for investigations of this administration. Said and ministration should be preapred to be forthright and also investigate the hell out of what was to be left in the past regarding the last admin.
Posted by arely staircase | Mon May 5, 2014, 08:34 PM (2 replies)
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