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    Postflavians debate mainstream academic views of historical Jesus

    Hard to argue against that! Certainly, I do apologize for not being more clear, and I am sorry I failed to adequately express my intended meaning. I only meant that if I was producing something for a cable edutainment genre (such as for Discovery), therefore it is more about the "sizzle" than...
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    Transgender Reality

    But if I post on this thread again, is it in any way some tacit endorsement of the recent censorship extraordinary copyeditting?
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    Postflavians debate mainstream academic views of historical Jesus

    I don't know Philo well enough to answer this. However, from what I gather, it would be in line with PF doctrine to assume he was "in on it" the whole time, seeing as how he was a member of the Alexander family Perhaps, but prayerfully and hypothetically it will one day be imminentized in the...
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    Transgender Reality

    It's kind of like asking if you grok Lamarck's theory of evolution - I'm not familiar enough to say, in no small part because it's generally deprecated At the risk of seeming to be - pardon my language - deflating your athletic equipment, I think the questions are inadequately constructed. In a...
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    Postflavians debate mainstream academic views of historical Jesus

    I'm not sure I understand the question. Philo explicitly used the word Logos in different senses to describe different aspects of the second person of (what would later come to be known as) the Christian Trinity And here I thought FSM was a creator godhead, but you are saying he is (more or...
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    Transgender Reality

    I'm compelled to address this first. Please excuse me for leaving you to think this. At the risk of seeming to be making excuses, my recent promotion has come with a shift in my work schedule, disrupting my daily routine and sleep pattern, as well as leaving me to work 6 days in a row, and on...
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    Postflavians debate mainstream academic views of historical Jesus

    Why... I never Philo's, ie Jesus as the personified Logos I wouldn't go so far as to say that I'm trying to say that, however, I can certainly see how a cable infotainment audience might tend to jump to that conclusion, which might hook a few more viewers than beginning with "it seems less...
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    Postflavians debate mainstream academic views of historical Jesus

    Flattered, and hopefully one day. For now, I'm taking baby steps Jerry, you surprise me. You said previously that your strategy was to first target academic acceptance. Now, you seem to be advocating more of a, "it's the emperors, you fools!" approach. I'm not trying to push a particular...
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    Transgender Reality

    The short answer is, "yes, I will." Having said as much, let me add some clarifications. While my own calling has some overlap with the evangelism of PF, there are still some fundamental differences. PF (as far as I can tell, but have been shooed away from asking) is deprecating of Biblical...
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    $#!+ Josephus Says

    This video is the Right Reverend (ret) N. T. Wright, a highly-respected, mainstream theologian. Please see his comments on this passage at 5:00. I'm astounded at how he can be staring at this same passage and see something so completely different from what seems to me (now) so obvious:
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    Transgender Reality

    Are you sure that's a good idea? People complain about being lost as they are wandering around with their heads stuck in the fairytales of their youth, but then also complain about the disillusion of the fairytale that comes with understanding. Are you sure you want the band-aid ripped off...
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    Postflavians debate mainstream academic views of historical Jesus

    So I take it you would have agreed with the policies of Emperor Julian and possibly Diocletian Yes, even mainline protestant congregations pay a franchise fee an apportionment. In addition to administrative costs, and yes, some unknown amount of fraud, this money is used to expand the church...
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    Postflavians debate mainstream academic views of historical Jesus

    Yes, sorry I was not more clear on this. Rather than imply a hierarchy with my ordering, I only mean to discern a narrative structure that will be most palatable to the target audience. If I may attempt to expand the tree further: Authors St. Paul Paul on himself mainstream scholarship on...
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    Transgender Reality

    One thought on the video: the gentleman who shot it was Russian Orthodox, and was one of the people who encouraged me to try Christianity again. I've thought I should reach out to him to see if he's interested in any follow up, particularly in the wake of NC's infamous HB2
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    Transgender Reality

    Jerry, you express your curiosity with such grace. Thank you. As to #1, the idea that the presence of people identified as transgender is solely the result of a plot (Illuminati, NWO, or otherwise) goes against the anthropological evidence that persons who were gender non-conforming existed and...
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