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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    You might want to do some research on that statement Brian... You are running against literally thousands of folks who spent their lives studying things Biblical... Are you smarter than all of them?
    Find one good source that states 'The Gospels According to John' means that it was originally written by John the Apostle.

    There are two clues: The terms "according to" and "divinely inspired". In other words, ghost written (no pun intended).

    So can we assume you DO believe in a higher power than mankind?
    Absolutely. I just doubt that Christianity explains that Higher Power the best. I'd say Buddhism explains it the best of the organized religions. But anything that makes you aware of your spiritual self is good.

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    Technically, Buddhism is not a religion....it is a spiritual path of self enlightenment and awareness. It does not demand worship from its followers or have a supernatural being.
    "The road to Hell is paved with progressive policies."

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwhip View Post
    Technically, Buddhism is not a religion....it is a spiritual path of self enlightenment and awareness. It does not demand worship from its followers or have a supernatural being.
    Maybe that is why it makes more sense to me.

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    Maybe that is why it makes more sense to me.
    Me too.
    "The road to Hell is paved with progressive policies."

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermophysics View Post
    That man is Professor Bart D. Ehrman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He provides a lecture in the series of The Great Courses which I have spent hours listening to. He is an impressive wealth of information about the origin of the Bible.

    I'm looking forward to listening to his opposition's counter argument to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian GC View Post
    That man is Professor Bart D. Ehrman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He provides a lecture in the series of The Great Courses which I have spent hours listening to. He is an impressive wealth of information about the origin of the Bible.

    I'm looking forward to listening to his opposition's counter argument to him.
    Great stuff,

    I read his "Misquoting Jesus" a few years back.

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    I find it interesting that when an authority on the origin of the Bible is brought forward, the thread dies with not even a rebuttal.

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    "Authorities" still go for about a dime a dozen.

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    William Craig does not disagree with Ehrman that there are inconsistencies in the Bible.

    I can't see Criag being able to diminish the importance of these inconsistencies.

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