Thank you, I do think I have seen that before. Very funny for MOST even if you're a god fearing man, I am watching it now again GC is one of the best ever in my book. I think an Angel Cries every time someone plays it . (they must hate auto click) According to others, GOD has humor, if so, God should be LHAO watching this one.Quote: Dracula
Let me say I try to be a spiritual person and I do believe in god.
George Carlin is one of my favorites, here is a little piece on religion.
Aren't you confused by the difference between "fact" and "fiction"? The fact is "XX persons say they met Jesus". The fiction is "Jesus appeared to XX persons".Quote: DeMango
Zombies are great fiction. Jesus appeared to more than 525 people. Historical fact. Deal with it. Happy Easter!
Correction: Even the existence of the supposed persons is not historically certain. So: "An anonymous author wrote that XX hypothetical persons met a hypothetical character named Jesus."
I am your God. No one has been able to disprove it. Deal with it.
Never heard of the Holy Quaternity? The Father, the Son, the Spirit and the Kubikulann. Made flesh to bring light to the minus habens. Suffering for our sins the atrocious lot of having to cater to the credulous who believe in fairy tales, Moses, Paul, Jesus and the like.
I challenge you to prove the contrary.
So Easter falls on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox - sorta. From Wikipedia:
Easter is a moveable feast, meaning it is not fixed in relation to the civil calendar. The First Council of Nicaea (325) established the date of Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon (the Paschal Full Moon) following the March equinox. Ecclesiastically, the equinox is reckoned to be on 21 March (although the astronomical equinox occurs on 20 March in most years), and the "Full Moon" is not necessarily on the astronomically correct date. The date of Easter therefore varies from 22 March to 25 April inclusive. Eastern Christianity bases its calculations on the Julian calendar, whose 21 March corresponds, during the 21st century, to 3 April in the Gregorian calendar, and in which therefore the celebration of Easter varies between 4 April and 8 May.
In 725, Bede succinctly wrote, "The Sunday following the full Moon which falls on or after the equinox will give the lawful Easter." However, this does not reflect the actual ecclesiastical rules precisely. One reason for this is that the full moon involved (called the Paschal full moon) is not an astronomical full moon, but the 14th day of a calendar lunar month. Another difference is that the astronomical equinox is a natural astronomical phenomenon, which can fall on 19, 20 or 21 March, while the ecclesiastical date is fixed by convention on 21 March.
In applying the ecclesiastical rules, Christian churches use 21 March as the starting point in determining the date of Easter, from which they find the next full moon, etc.
I've found very few Christians that have any idea why the date for Easter varies from year to year.
Seems like a strange thing to base a religious holiday on.
Well, it's because it's based on a lunar calendar, corrupted by a few thousand years of not being on speaking terms with actual Jews.
(Also, note that the Orthodox church counts a different point in the lunar cycle as the "full moon," which is the actual reason it's usually a week later - although not this year. The Julian calendar only comes into play when there's a [Catholic] full moon in the first two weeks of [Gregorian] Spring.)
As to the historicity of Biblical figures, I've got to say I take something of a maximalist view, only because there's only so high a standard one can hold accounts of the "little people" of that era to. Probably - and it's my understanding this is the majority position - Luke and Mark were written by figures similar to their traditional authors (disciples of Paul and Peter, respectively; Matthew and John no), and almost every major human figure in the New Testament, including Jesus, existed in some form. That said, there are a lot of things in there - not all of them supernatural - that just can't have happened without leaving evidence.