Posted: May 07, 2012 6:04 pm
by Cito di Pense
IgnorantiaNescia wrote:
Cito di Pense wrote:
IgnorantiaNescia wrote:Now one question that arises is: What method would you then suggest to discover what words in ancient languages mean in different contexts?

There's a question, of course, which precedes that one by a mile, and it is, "Why the fuck would I want to do that?" You may think that sarcastic, but it does help me with my contextualisation.

All right, that leads to some more questions... But my first is: Do you think that "the brother of the Lord" refers to Jesus' brother?

The fair answer is that we don't fucking know the answer to that, and that liking one answer or another isn't a path to producing an answer.

What the fuck is 'Jesus' but a religious icon? Status as a religious icon does not guarantee or preclude anything. (Hint: Don't assume your fucking conclusion, which is to say otherwise.)

At this point, you'll decline further conversation with me because I'm asking you how you know anything about 'Jesus' that doesn't come from that book. The book, my man, is a religious scripture, and there is no a priori reason to assume it contains history about a man named Jesus.