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The Historicity of The Women at The Tomb

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Baciccico's "Women at the Tomb" (D 1709)

The women at the empty tomb who were the first to preach the Gospel strike an important blow for women in the church, yet they are written off as made up, fictional, the product of folk lore, by the major and most accomplished scholars working under the assumptions of the from critical school. Form criticism is a philosophy and methodology of Biblical criticism, "Criticism" in relation to the Bible does not mean talking about how bad the Bible is (too long and hard to understand) but refers to a means of analysis in a systematic sense. Form criticism seeks to analyze the historical development of the New Testament by understanding the forms in which the writing developed. The major scholars of that school were Rudolph Bultmann (1584-1976) and Martin Franz Dibelius (1883-1947). The from critics understood the Gospels as folk lore, their major paradigm for this view was the collection of German folk songs which were popular…

Blast from the past, Bible Contradictions

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Pixie has taken to linking to sites with Bible contradictions. So naturalistic we all outgrew that nonsense years ago. I decided there is no point in wasting my time with such tripe that usually comes down to atheists can't read and don't know what literary devices are. I will deal with one example but then move on to my larger point.

My larger point is that mot of these contradictions turn on the assumption of fundamentalist notions of inerrenacy. They assume that the Bible is ghost written  by God and thus  one mistake or contradiction proves God is not behind the Bible thus Christianity is false. But this is a comic book theology that modern theologians don]t accept,

Yet many of the contradiction are silly in them selves,   let's examine one idea briefly. Here's one of the links Pixie left us I'll use an example from here.


https://www.patheos.com/blogs/crossexamined/2018/10/top-20-most-damning-bible-contradictions/


1. Christians sin, just like everyone else (or do t…

Outgrowing Dawkins

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Dawkins has a new book,Outgrowing God. One can read the first chapter on Amazon.[1] The only argument he actually makes would say  "people stopped believing in their gods so you can stop believing in yours." Anything more elaborate is implied or read in. His fans talk about it as though there's a lot more. On Rauser's blog a "David" get's it wrong and Dawkins fan corrects him;

David• 8 days ago Not sure why logically speaking he would think the existence of multiple views in itself proves anythingAngry_Grasshopper He doesn't think that; it's a strawman of his actual point. Chapter 1 is availableat amazon. It takes about 5 minutes to read. I'd love for you to read it and maybe peek at at least the title of Chapter 2 and then come back and tell us if you think Dawkins is claiming that multiple views of god in and of itself proves God (YHWH) doesn't exist.[2] He is not saying that, quite true,what he is saying is not much better. Another po…

What the modal argument proves

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In comment section debate Pix writes:

"Or there might be one thing with the attributes of necessary, eternal and originator of the universe, but is not intelligent and does not have purpose. Thus, zero gods."


God arguments need not prove everything  I believe about God. I don't need to try and squeeze John 3:16 out of the ontological argument. We can stipulate the exact intent of an argument's goal. Moreover, arguments need not prove God's existence. We can argue that belief is warranted, That's the way I use God arguments. Not to prove God exists but that belief in God is warranted.

Now that means we can bring in more arguments to get to John 3:16 on. But let's see how far the one I made last time takes  us in that direction. the modal  argument:

1. God is either necessary or impossible.
2. God can be conceived without contradiction.
3. Whatever can be conceived without contradiction is not impossible.
4. God is not impossible.
5. God's existence is a nec…