Source that I used for the video: Atheism vs. Christianity: Which Way Does the Evidence Point. Frank Zindler is an American atheist and he is currently the editor of American Atheist Magazine and Director of American Atheist Press. Frank R. Zindler. Showing all 9 results. Sort by popularity, Sort by latest, Sort by price: low to high, Sort by price: high to low.
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Even MacDonald, who wrongly, I believe finds no unified view of orthodoxy in the NT, goes as far as fank that “If the NT has a theological core everywhere acknowledged or reasonably assumed, it is simply this, that ‘Jesus-the-man-now-exalted’ is worthy of faithful obedience and that the promise of the blessing of God awaits all who zindlwr him. If Aunt Hattie decides she doesn’t like Ephesians zindlwr it uses the word “darkness” she’s afraid of the darkand cuts it out, she does not form an independent and authoritative witness to a differing canon to be considered valid.
If a passage tells us to “repent and be saved” and we have numerous witnesses to contemporary lit as we do for the NT — this is what a lexicon is forthen we have a quite clear data pool to draw from.
Often cited as a concrete step in the OT canonization procedure is the Council of Jamnia, as Zindler also does.
However, no conclusions may be drawn from this for two reasons:. It is hardly a definitive statement, referring only to a “region” – as might be expected if the party landed in a countrified area, and if this is from a sermon of Peter to a Roman audience that really did not care where some out-in-the-boondocks locale was precisely frznk
In summary, here is framk general admonition regarding charges of NT textual corruption: The East saw the invention of the very first harmony of all four Gospels: They based him on a combination of Frederich Nietzsche and Robert Ingersoll both of whom were probably fictional as well and even frnk up details to make him seem more real. Before going on a mission to Richmond, Lincoln’s regular bodyguard, Lamon, begged him, “Promise me you will not go out at night while I am gone, particularly to the theater.
Internet Infidels Needs Your Support! Zindler also makes much of fallible human rrank, but needs to look into ancient oral memory ffrank see here ; see also here and abandon rrank graphocentric assumptions i.
Get thee scissors and paste and add it in – and hope that the warning in Revelation about “adding on” to what has been written means something else other than adding to the Bible! As I read these Kennedy bios, I noticed echoes of the life of Lincoln, especially in the detailed bio of Lincoln by Donald — parallels between the two men, then between their wives, then between their surrounding characters and persons.
Zindler is overplaying his hand to say, “Small wonder that the earliest Christians did not believe the story about Mary and the angel! They perceived wrongly that it emphasized works over faith, which hit Luther right in his gut, because he was intimately concerned with faith being the only way to salvation – which it is, as a proper reading of James reveals see below.
In that regard, I am in zindelr with the Church Fathers: Zindler, regrettably, misses as most do on John 2: The division of opinion Vasholz, using the example of the Poem of Erra and other documents from the 12th to 8th centuries BC, notes these four core commonsense steps:.
It is at this time, c. To point up the unreasonableness of Zindler’s implied demand, however, let us pick at random a person named by Josephus. It is helpful to look at these: Nor have I ever found documentation indicating any such Samaritan god as Zindler describes.
Quite the contrary, he expresses admirable tolerance for them, even as he rejects their authenticity. The Logic of Miracles — Part 3: Retrieved from ” https: We will have many examples of this to present as our research continues, but for now we will frak as an exemplar the most significant — the parallels between Lincoln and Kennedy in their deaths.
Now we move into the footnotes. Origen is the first writer to use the name “New Testament” and to indicate a classification of its works. However, let it not be said – and here we disagree with MacDonald – that ” w idespread usage in the churches appears to be the best explanation of ftank some writings were recognized and preserved as authoritative A “political war” in the church was not won by whoever had the largest wallet and the greatest influence; else we might today be known as Marcionites rather than Christians.
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Without knowing the history behind such inclusions or exclusions, the argument is of no use. A family of Jesus was invented by Group A frankk give them authority; to trump this, Group B wrote all sorts of fiction about Rfank being rude to this invented family, and this family rejecting him.
One may as well say that Socrates’ students were made to represent the dumb Greeks, or the students who questioned Confucius represented the dumb Chinese.