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Is There a Good Bible?

08-26-2015, 01:12 AM #1
Robert Baird
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The Good Bible:
Part One:

The Battle for Control

Part Two:

A Deal Made With Ir-Land

Part Three:

Aquinas and Loyola

Part Four:

The Reformation

Part Five:

The Jefferson Bible

The Good Bible:

Early religious fathers of many religous outcomes were working at sharing knowledge. That was true long before any of the religious names we have today.

Zoroaster is one whose possible existence as Zarathustra (Thus Spake Zarathustra was a goodie) might be the earliest. The Hindus claim Mt. Meru was the place their original religion came from but they argue about where it is.

The Father of Biblical Archaeology said the Bible is a collection of Phoenician myths but we are still unable to know the history of the Phoenicians. This is due to the destruction of books and continued interest in maintaining the Empires around which our current religions exist. There is no Doctorate in Phoenician study even though it covers the colonization of Sumer and every other nation of the Old World and more.

We have some extant writings of people during the millennia before Rome created Christianity to endeavour to ascertain what moral values or insights can be gained before religion stole spirituality away from the populace. Arias and Celtic Christianity are good works which allow some Christian denominations to claim a real and good dogma. Unitarians (see the name Arias) might have won the day if Constantine had followed his instinct and personal spirituality. It took about ten years for him to go against Arias.

Doing an in-depth study of a hermeneutical exigesisitcal sort will drive any average scholar crazy if they do not stop until they reach a logical beginning. Contra Celsum and debates about Predestination including Pelagius and Augustine will make one wonder if there is any sense to any of what is argued about at Synods, Coucils and in Encyclicals or every day a Rabbi talks with a Rabbi, etc. It is just as perverse in Hinduism which really has fewer gods than Christianity as the Romans continue to create it and the Heavenly Host of saints and of course that three-in-one Trinity they stole from other places.

It took until the fifth or sixth Century AD for Pauline or Roman Christianity to become the most powerful but the Celtic Christians and other denominations in Antioch and Acre still fought on against Rome and Alexandria. At the Synod of Whitby a murderous Northumbrian king who had killed a relative to gain his power argued with or negotiated between Rome and Bangor about which way the future Britain would go. That took most of a year around 663 AD. It is said he decided St. Peter had the keys to Heaven and that fiction is why he decided to go with Rome and claim or steal every asset he could get of the pre-dominant Christian Church in his area of secular control.

Celtic Christianity still had the Monasteries of Iona in the Greek islands and elsewhere. I think eventually a deal was made with Ireland, Iona and the others. I will explain this if there is some meaningful dialogue generated by this thread. I recognize the majority of Christians other than Carmelites, Gnostics,and Santerian Voodoo types are not open to a sensible discourse about real values and morals or what has been stolen from them - their soul!
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08-26-2015, 08:20 AM #2
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Good luck with that Big Grin

“The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammad) are disgraceful to ourselves only.”

― Thomas Carlyle, On Heroes, Hero Worship and the Heroic in History

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