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Diotrephes's picture
Larry A.,

Larry A.,
There were no "Jews", "Greeks, or "Greece" during ancient times. These words are very recent creations. The first Bible was written by a committee of story tellers, writers, and artists in England around the 690s. It was the master copy. Any copy of the Bible that you see that's supposedly written in Greek is written in the Modern Greek alphabet. IOW, it's just a modern Greek language book. There's no copy of the Bible before the 75 pound edition written in the 690s.

According to the Babylonian Talmud, Shabbath 116a, Jews are directed to destroy the Christian New Testament because it's heretical and Christians are heretics. The Talmud had a very low opinion of the "Jesus" character and boast about killing him using five different methods. "Jesus" didn't exist until around 1630, before that he had another name.

All of the Bibles contained the Apocrypha until 1881-1885 when it was deleted from the Bible versions the Protestants started using. The Catholics kept it.

There is no celestial deity of any kind in this solar system. All gods in all religions are imaginary. Con men created them to gain control over their superstitious buddies and to enrich themselves and to gain personal status by being the god's mouthpieces.

Truett's picture
Hi Larry. I am pleased to

Hi Larry. I am pleased to fully discuss this with you, but I respect Danny and don't want to seize control of his discussion topic. I'll start a new topic; please hop over to that topic and let's talk...

LogicForTW's picture
Very well said. You said what

Very well said. You said what I said above better than I did.

JB God's Country's picture
Hey-Truetts back!

Hey-Truetts back!

Sam's picture
When I talk to theists (which

When I talk to theists (which fortunately isn't often), I never expect to change their minds. Due to various cognitive effects and biases, it is unrealistic to expect to change the mind of the person with whom you are debating/discussing. However, there is likely to be someone listening to the conversation who may be on the fence and your points may be what pushes them over to a more realistic world view. You may never know the effect you had on them, but you certainly did a good thing by having the conversation with the theist.

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