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Old 12-24-2009, 08:12 PM   #1
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Who can explain the mysteries of Christmas?

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There's no such thing as Santa Claus, so there's one mystery explained.

Merry Christmas!
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There's no such thing as Santa Claus
nnnnoooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!







Next you'll tell me there's no Easter Bunny.
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Easter Bunny? Totally real.
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There's no such thing as Santa Claus, so there's one mystery explained.

Merry Christmas!
well, there's no santa anymore...

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No Santa Claus?? Well, if he's as rubbish as Tim Allen it's probably just as well.
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You mean the mystery that everybody spends time with their family, while nobody really wants to? I certainly can't explain that
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Mysteries

Robert M. Price can do so in less than five minutes

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The Bible isn't historical. Once you start there, most of the remaining mysteries seem to fall into place, and become not so mysterious at all. Though admittedly, this does not solve the whole Santa Claus mystery....I haven't figured that one out yet, but I'm pretty sure it involved teleportation.
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The Bible isn't historical. Once you start there, most of the remaining mysteries seem to fall into place, and become not so mysterious at all. Though admittedly, this does not solve the whole Santa Claus mystery....I haven't figured that one out yet, but I'm pretty sure it involved teleportation.

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The Bible isn't historical. Once you start there, most of the remaining mysteries seem to fall into place, and become not so mysterious at all. Though admittedly, this does not solve the whole Santa Claus mystery....I haven't figured that one out yet, but I'm pretty sure it involved teleportation.

The Bible isn't historical?
We can't trust these scriptures?

Why do you believe that?
What evidence do you have to support your view?
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The Bible isn't historical?
We can't trust these scriptures?

Why do you believe that?
What evidence do you have to support your view?
The New Testament was written 30 - 70 years after Jesus died. Also, the Bible was put together around 300 AD by a council (I believe the Nicene), which selected which gospels would go into it. Any biblical scholar will tell you that.
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The New Testament was written 30 - 70 years after Jesus died. Also, the Bible was put together around 300 AD by a council (I believe the Nicene), which selected which gospels would go into it. Any biblical scholar will tell you that.

So, I am to believe your three sentences answer the questions I asked?

Can we start with "the Bible was put together around 300 A.D."

Over what time period were these 66 books written?

I'm not trying to put you off here, but I don't think a Biblical scholar would agree with your post.
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The Bible isn't historical?
We can't trust these scriptures?

Why do you believe that?
What evidence do you have to support your view?
The Bible is some book some people made up one day. Fact is in there only when fact was convenient for the authors.
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The question (at this point) isn't "is the bible a historically reliable document". We know with a great deal of certainty that the scriptures we read today are the scriptures that were written (put together) then.

Any scholar that works in textual criticism will confirm this.

Just because something is historical doesn't mean that it's divine.
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So, I am to believe your three sentences answer the questions I asked?
Sorry, but what I said is a fact.

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Can we start with "the Bible was put together around 300 A.D."

Over what time period were these 66 books written?
Like Dalton said, just because these books are historical do not mean they are divine.

And yes, the Bible was put together around 300 AD. Some gospels were chosen, some were not.

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I'm not trying to put you off here, but I don't think a Biblical scholar would agree with your post.
Sorry to say, but a lot would.
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My problem is that I read as much ignorance from those who are not believers on this forum that I read from those who are believers. There is ample evidence for those who want to believe that the bible is divine to point to. The history of the bible is remarkable.

The simple fact of the matter is that some of the brightest minds of the last 500 years have looked at all the facts and come to have "faith" in what the bible teaches. Some of the brightest minds of the last 500 years have looked at all the facts and come to not believe what the bible teaches.

If the brightest minds in history have wrestled with this question, isn't it strange that so many of you have come to a decision in such a (seemingly) flippant manner?
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