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 Post subject: The Lost Gospels
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:44 pm 
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YouTube video in 9 parts...

Nice overview from a christian (with a small c) perspective. Pete Jones explores these writings without drawing any firm conclusions of his own...

"The Lost Gospels, presented by Anglican priest Pete Owen Jones, is a fascinating exploration into the huge number of ancient Christian texts that didn't make it into the New Testament. Shocking and challenging, these were works in that presented a Jesus who didn't die, who took revenge on his enemies and who kissed Mary Magdalene on the mouth. This Jesus is unrecognisable from that found in the traditional books of the New Testament.

Pete travels through Egypt and the former Roman Empire looking at the emerging evidence of a Christian world that's very different from the one we know. He discovers that in addition to the gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke and John, there were over 70 gospels, acts, letters and apocalypses circulating in the early Church.

Through these lost Gospels, Owen Jones reconstructs the intense intellectual and political struggles for orthodoxy that were fought in the early centuries of Christianity, a battle involving different Christian sects, each convinced that their gospels were true and sacred."

Part 1


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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 10:27 pm 

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The conclusion is hilarious, "without the orthodoxy Christianity might not have survived".


As if that would have been a bad thing. :?

Without the orthodoxy the dark ages, witch hunts, burning of astronomers and astrologers alike, crusades, inquisition, the persecution of pagan peoples worldwide, "might not have ever happened".

Jesus f@#cking Christ that would have been nice if the orthodoxy had never come to power to begin with. Islam might not have come along centuries later and 'copied' Christianity if Christianity had not been made so popular and fashioned into the religion of the Roman Empire. Then perhaps Islam, a copy cat religion, wouldn't have existed either. Then perhaps most of the problems we're facing in the western world today wouldn't exist either. :wink:

The Jesus Mythicist Creed:
The "Jesus Christ" of the New Testament is a fictional composite of characters, real and mythical. A composite of multiple "people" is no one.

The celestial Origins of Religious Belief
ZG Part 1
Jesus: Hebrew Human or Mythical Messiah?

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