Posted: May 07, 2012 6:08 pm
by IgnorantiaNescia
Cito di Pense wrote:
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?

What the fuck is 'Jesus' but a religious icon? (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.

Okay... Do you think that "brother of the Lord" has some different meaning then, like Carrier's fictive kinship?

Note: I didn't assume much in my previous post aside the (attested) existence of the phrase "brother of the Lord" and the hypothetical existence of Jesus' brother (and thus Jesus).