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Lewis Black: The Flintstones is not a documentary.

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Comment by Daniel W on July 15, 2015 at 11:43am
Joseph,
I dont accept a historical Jesus, Mary, Joseph, Moses, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Eve, Mrs. Noah, Lot, Solomon, David, or Mary Magdalene, No more than I accept characters from the Popol Vu, Gilgamesh, Hindu legends, Chinese gods, or Norse pantheon. They make for great stories, but in absence of historical verification, why accept one over the other?

I do like the crucifixion / cow difference.
Comment by Joseph P on July 15, 2015 at 11:05am

How Bible stories evolve and grow.

Those that were based upon real events in the first place, yeah.  One of the problems with the way that religious people view the Bible and other religious texts is that they insist upon one explanation for the whole damned thing.

Some of those stories could have been based upon the activities of a real guy.  I won't accept the claim that an historical Jesus actually existed, if an argument depends upon it being certain, but I have no problem accepting that it's a possibility.

Even if you could demonstrate that an historical Jesus existed and that some of the stories were based upon his activities, it does nothing for the rest of the Gospels, bits of which could be explained through 5 different processes.  Nor do I think you can determine which parts were based upon real events, if any of them were.

It's just like with the letters of Paul.  A lot of the content of Paul's letters can be explained away by him having an epileptic fit and hallucinating the whole thing.  You could also say that he lied about the whole Damascus Road experience and just made a decision to support this new Christianity thing, after speaking to a few Christians about their theology.

Or he could have really had a vision, but in a dream, and his mind later added the details about having a fit and hallucinating it while lying in the road.

Or he could had a real vision/hallucination in some way or other, and he then made up most of what he included in his letters.  Reality is rarely as simple as people often want it to be.

And hell, almost half of his letters need none of these explanations.  They were forged by later Christians, putting their own words in Paul's mouth.

Comment by Daniel W on July 15, 2015 at 8:41am
Christopher that is perfect!
Comment by Christopher Cosgrove on July 15, 2015 at 8:28am

And a good politically incorrect one I heard on Cognitive Dissonance or Scathing Atheist - "What is the difference between the crucifixion and a cow? You can't milk a cow for 2000 years!"

Comment by Plinius on July 15, 2015 at 8:24am

Nice! I always thought the ´walking on water´ story came from heat mirage. And Noah must have been someone whose small valley flooded: ALL the people escaped, and ALL the animals! Probably a story about some five people and a few goats.

Comment by Pat on July 15, 2015 at 7:08am

How Bible stories evolve and grow.

Comment by Daniel W on July 14, 2015 at 8:22am

I'll have nun of that!

Comment by Pat on July 14, 2015 at 6:02am

Reminds me of Sister Emile in 8th grade.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on July 14, 2015 at 1:40am

Hey Carl - this looks like his best movie yet!

Comment by The Flying Atheist on July 14, 2015 at 1:18am

 

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