"Christians are the true Atheists"
John is the gospel furthest removed from Jesus and not one of the supposed sayings can be relied on as being from Jesus's mouth.
No... snicker.... ummm just perhaps your friend is ummmmm heh... nevermind.
oh, OK. So long as you aren't talking about saving souls, it's good,
Yes, I have. To me, Carrier's arguments sound appealing the first time you hear them. But once you dig deeper, you realize that he is wrong.
one more to go.
Belief in the big bang does too. First rule of thermodynamics says that matter can neither be created nor destroyed, so the idea that nothing became something doesn't seem reasonable to me. I'm open to hearing a contrary opinion though.
That's true. Because it's not about the guns it's about control.
"Literally every single person I know believes leprechauns don't exist"
What is your definition of "animal"?
Does anyone else remember that teen show with Ryan Gosling? It didn't last long but I remember having a huge crush on him.
It is my contention that the Dorians actually came from Dor in Palestine, a city on the coast of the land of Manasseh, and where many ancient ?Greek? artifacts have been found by archaeologists, for which see Biblical Archaeology Review, July-August 2001, p. 17, and November-December, 2002, ?Gorgon Excavated At Dor?, p. 50. These artifacts show a ?Greek? presence at Dor as early as the seventh century B.C., and are certainly much earlier than the Hellenistic period. The seventh century B.C. is the time of the last recorded Assyrian activity in Israel (see Ezra 4:2, Esar-Haddon reigned from 681 B.C.), and the last deportations of Israelites which happened about 676 B.C. (see The Assyrian Invasions And Deportations of Israel by J. Llewellyn Thomas). For evidence that Israelite priests were indeed present at Dor see Biblical Archaeology Review, May-June 2001, p. 21 and the article there. If the Dorians migrated from Palestine, rather than from the north, Crete is a logical place to begin settling, enroute to the west. Further evidence that the Dorians were Israelites is found in Josephus, in his record of a letter written by a Spartan (or Lacedaemonian, and they were also Dorian Greeks) king to Jerusalem about 160 B.C., which is found in Antiquities 12.4.10 (12:226-227):