Were God and Jesus LIARS?
Posted: 27 March 2017 04:41 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Dr. James McGrath said in a blog post last year that :

“I found myself wondering whether Jesus might have been viewed by the Gospel author as, like God, above such ethical matters just as God could be depicted as sending a lying spirit to deceive a king (1 Kings 22:22). I also wonder whether Jesus might be an example of the appropriateness of deception in order to preserve oneself in a context of persecution.” see http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/2016/08/snts-third-main-paper-and-simultaneous-short-papers.html

What do you think of Dr. James McGrath calling Jesus and God liars?

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Posted: 27 March 2017 05:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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john76 - 27 March 2017 04:41 PM

Dr. James McGrath said in a blog post last year that :

“I found myself wondering whether Jesus might have been viewed by the Gospel author as, like God, above such ethical matters just as God could be depicted as sending a lying spirit to deceive a king (1 Kings 22:22). I also wonder whether Jesus might be an example of the appropriateness of deception in order to preserve oneself in a context of persecution.” see http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/2016/08/snts-third-main-paper-and-simultaneous-short-papers.html

What do you think of Dr. James McGrath calling Jesus and God liars?

You’re getting no traction here and in SHF.

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Posted: 28 March 2017 06:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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SHF   ?

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Posted: 28 March 2017 06:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Citizenschallenge-v.3 - 28 March 2017 06:28 AM

SHF   ?

He posts at the Sam Harris Forum, as do I.

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Posted: 28 March 2017 07:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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john76 - 27 March 2017 04:41 PM

Dr. James McGrath said in a blog post last year that :

“I found myself wondering whether Jesus might have been viewed by the Gospel author as, like God, above such ethical matters just as God could be depicted as sending a lying spirit to deceive a king (1 Kings 22:22). I also wonder whether Jesus might be an example of the appropriateness of deception in order to preserve oneself in a context of persecution.” see http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/2016/08/snts-third-main-paper-and-simultaneous-short-papers.html

What do you think of Dr. James McGrath calling Jesus and God liars?

There is no god and the existence of the historical Jesus is doubtful so since they were not they could not be liars or anything else for that matter.

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Posted: 28 March 2017 01:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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In case anyone is interested in the topic of “Lies and Deception” in the ancient world, I’m starting a new Blog on that topic called “Palpatine’s Way.”  My first post on “Lying in the Judeo Christian and Greek traditions” is now up here:

http://palpatinesway.blogspot.com/

My next two posts will be on Dr. Ehrman’s forgery books, and Tricksters in the ancient world.

Stop by and let me know what you think!

John

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Posted: 28 March 2017 01:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I was thinking that your posts are like blogs.  Good on ya John.

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Posted: 28 March 2017 11:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Were God and Jesus LIARS?

No, only the people who claim to speak with either.or both.

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Posted: 29 March 2017 09:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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john76 - 27 March 2017 04:41 PM

Dr. James McGrath said in a blog post last year that :

“I found myself wondering whether Jesus might have been viewed by the Gospel author as, like God, above such ethical matters just as God could be depicted as sending a lying spirit to deceive a king (1 Kings 22:22). I also wonder whether Jesus might be an example of the appropriateness of deception in order to preserve oneself in a context of persecution.” see http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/2016/08/snts-third-main-paper-and-simultaneous-short-papers.html

What do you think of Dr. James McGrath calling Jesus and God liars?

There is no god and the existence of the historical Jesus is doubtful so since they were not they could not be liars or anything else for that matter.

How do hou know there’s no god?

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