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by Icthus
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:57 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Jesus Resurrection
Replies: 18
Views: 2839

Re: Jesus Resurrection

as far as I am aware, as of April 2012 (more recent than the linked article), a solid majority of scholars are behind me on this one This was published mere 4 hours after the "news". :pound: http://www.christianpost.com/news/jesus-discovery-has-zero-percent-chance-of-being-true-say-experts-70554/ N...
by Icthus
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: The origins of the Bible
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Re: The origins of the Bible

I agree with you, completely, Paul. One of the saddest things I've seen in my investigations is the way opposing views tend not to interact with each other. Too often, conservatives ignore the claims of liberal scholarship for little reason other than a prior commitment to a specific view of the Bib...
by Icthus
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Jesus Resurrection
Replies: 18
Views: 2839

Re: Jesus Resurrection

I've looked into this in some detail, and I'm highly skeptical of the claim that Jesus's remains have been found, and as far as I am aware, as of April 2012 (more recent than the linked article), a solid majority of scholars are behind me on this one including some very big names in archaeology (bas...
by Icthus
Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: Shroud of Turin
Replies: 1731
Views: 253506

Re: Shroud of Turin

I must admit, Blippy, I was very skeptical of the Shroud before I discovered this thread a while back and decided to look into it a little more. At first, when I heard claims that the Shroud of Turin was purported to have been Jesus' burial cloth, I mostly just laughed it off as obviously false. I s...
by Icthus
Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: The origins of the Bible
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Re: The origins of the Bible

I had a fairly long post written about this subject, the gist of which was that I tend to agree with most of what Narnia and Paul said, but then my internet quit on me and I lost it. To sum it up briefly, most of the parallels usually suggested as borrowing from other religions are pretty weak, eith...
by Icthus
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 2263
Views: 399023

Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hello all. I've been lurking around this forum for quite some time, and I figured I might as well come out of the shadows at some point. I am a 22 year old graduate student in English Literature with a more than passing interest in biblical studies. While my knowledge of philosophy, science, and es...
by Icthus
Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:05 pm
Forum: God and Science
Topic: YouTube...
Replies: 88
Views: 12204

Re: YouTube...

I'm glad to hear you're feeling a bit better, Short1. I'm also sorry; I seem to have missed the focus of your dilemma. Reactionary, I think, is spot on in his assessment of the sort of relationship too many make the mistake of aiming for with God. God is loving, but he is not permissive. Nor is he s...
by Icthus
Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: God and Science
Topic: YouTube...
Replies: 88
Views: 12204

Re: YouTube...

Short1, I'm interested in hearing what Armstrong has to say. I'm not personally familiar with her work, but I know of her by reputation. From what I've heard she's a well respected writer, though I don't know if she ever completed her doctoral work. I've also heard that she's a bit of a mystic in he...
by Icthus
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: General Discussion & Introductions
Topic: Please Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 2263
Views: 399023

Re: Please Introduce Yourself Here

Hello all. I've been lurking around this forum for quite some time, and I figured I might as well come out of the shadows at some point. I am a 22 year old graduate student in English Literature with a more than passing interest in biblical studies. While my knowledge of philosophy, science, and esp...