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Did some formal study at a Bible school in the US about 8 years ago. Find enjoyment from reading books like the Moody Handbook of Theology. Raised Catholic until 14. Followed the typical non-denominational dogma until about 23. Had a hodge-podge of theologies for about five years after that, the most notable being Annihilationism. I am now agnostic. Much of that is currently based on the fact that God does not seem real in my life and I cannot find a suitable answer to the problem of evil. I'm still receptive to there being a god(s), but I do not believe Christianity accurately describes him/them.

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Disclaimer: I am in no way a Pastafarian. It's just funny is all.


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reviewed Reviewed If Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) don't believe in a Holy Trinity, then who do they believe is God?
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comment If Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) don't believe in a Holy Trinity, then who do they believe is God?
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reviewed Approve Is Catholicism the only religion to uphold the indissolubility of marriage?
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comment James 2 Interpretation
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reviewed Close Why or where were the 1000s of people who knew Jesus, why didn't they help
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comment Are there example writings of general refutation from Jesus' time?
Thanks for clearing that up. Here's a +1. I think with this, you should perhaps stress that these mobs would have attempted to destroy them. Do you have links to these books that you cite? Just to be sure we refer to the right ones.
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comment Are there example writings of general refutation from Jesus' time?
I think you are mostly right with this answer, but what exactly are you referring to with the "Christian rampages". Perhaps less inflated language and a source is appropriate.
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comment Are there example writings of general refutation from Jesus' time?
@curiousdannii No doubt there were Christians in the 1st century. What I question is the soundness of the apologetic argument presented in this question.
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reviewed Reviewed Why is Jesus occasionally referred to as “The Christ”? Is there a different definition between the two?
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comment Why is Jesus occasionally referred to as “The Christ”? Is there a different definition between the two?
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comment Why is Jesus occasionally referred to as “The Christ”? Is there a different definition between the two?
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comment Are there example writings of general refutation from Jesus' time?
So the issue is actually that non-believers have to prove the non-existence of something (a resurrected Jesus) or produce Jesus' body. They could not produce a body, but that's not proof of a resurrection, nor even really evidence for it. Believers, on the other hand, had to prove the non-existence of a body or present a resurrected Jesus. They didn't present a resurrected Jesus, but that is not proof of it not happening (as there is an explanation).
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reviewed Reviewed Are there example writings of general refutation from Jesus' time?
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comment Are there example writings of general refutation from Jesus' time?
What exactly would a refutation look like anyway? Basically, "Nope, Jesus did not raise." Okay, but why should that be any more significant that another claiming the opposite. There's was no Jesus presenting himself to prove it to us, so it all hinges on the few (the apostles) claiming to have seen the resurrected Christ. All the others merely believed the apostles testimony, while the doubters did not.
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comment Are there example writings of general refutation from Jesus' time?
I'm familiar with the argument, but what I've never understood is the necessity for contemporary refutations. Religion and spiritual belief was not usually an argument at the time. "So you believe this guy they killed was actually the Jewish god? Okay, whatever." That was about the extent of non-believer's reactions: indifference and apathy. Jewish leaders, on the other hand, actively worked against the growing Christian population. It's pretty obvious they believed Christians were (and still are) blasphemers. It goes to follow that they do not believe Jesus raised from the grave.
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reviewed Close Did God change the DNA and genetics of Adam's rib?
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reviewed Reviewed Did God change the DNA and genetics of Adam's rib?
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comment Did God change the DNA and genetics of Adam's rib?
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