Excellent research. These kind of disputes still occur today and are equally annoying for the long run.
Actually, from my perspective you are incorrect for the following reasons.
None of which would prohibit sale of the bible at book stores.
I love dotty tum-tums.
Like I said, you personally don't have to explain anything. But if you present their worldview like atheism it has to be able to explain the universe and life on this planet. But I understand why you resist that because their worldview you hold to is bankrupt.
I kind of feel like desperate people do desperate things. When I hear of a suicide or some other desperate act, I wonder how'd it get that far. It's scary when I hear it was a surprise. Is there a loved one, friend, or coworker who's desperate and I don't know?
it's always allegorical when proven false.....conveniently works for those like our friend KD here that pick and choose what is literal and what isn't....
When I was working in restaurants we would take any steak that was ordered well done and press it 'til all the juices were gone. And you'd be surprised at just how many compliments we got on it. I'll never understand it...
Which restaurant refused to sell a store stocked and shelved meal to Hucksterbee?
We aren't serfs. We aren't required to stay in any one place. You always have the choice to move to a better market. We always have the right to say "screw you" and go somewhere else. I didn't like the environment in Georgia while I lived there and I left. This is kind of a non-issue
" It doesn't exist ?" - Sorry to burst your bubble, Justanother? but I will quote someone much wiser, David: "A fool is that who says in his heart 'there is no god' ".
You're correct, you can't hurt Jesus (who, by the way, isn't the Christ) because he's been long dead and gone.