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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenZA View Post
    What gives any religion credit? The number of people or type of people who belong to it? Or is it the discriminatory beliefs of those religions.
    Good question. I guess the way people thought in the past involved more emotions than rationality, so if any person in the power of a religion could channel those emotions to his/her advantage, that religion became more powerful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirkut View Post
    I guess the way people thought in the past involved more emotions than rationality
    whew good job that's in the past
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    Quote Originally Posted by Son Of Coco View Post
    Woman who was into tarot cards and angel cards converts to Christianity...is this supposed to bring more or less credibility to that particular religion?
    well christ came to her in a dream, what more do you need from a credibility standpoint? also i am thinking if one can combine all the positives of astrology/fortune-telling with that of christianity, we can come up with a dynamite new hybrid religion...it is already a part of hinduism and i can see how beneficial it has been...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anil View Post
    well christ came to her in a dream, what more do you need from a credibility standpoint? also i am thinking if one can combine all the positives of astrology/fortune-telling with that of christianity, we can come up with a dynamite new hybrid religion...it is already a part of hinduism and i can see how beneficial it has been...
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    There is already gnostic christianity Anil,in this day an age which allows such things.
    But have met ppl using the argument of such and its a backdoor to the church.
    She has chosen to go in the front door.

    Very much dispel the gospels of Mary of Son of Coco,we don't know who wrote those books.And we know who wrote which parts of the New Testament.And if you are referring to French conspiracies of the Holy Grail,included in that awful book,then I wouldn't be writing off a religion based on what is a 20th century novelist says.

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    Lets not make this too easy by talking about churches and back doors.
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    Back Door is a common term for christians looking for an excuse to leave the church as a whole.
    While revolving door churches have a high turnover.Doesn't matter if they are big or small.
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    So you insist on making this easy for shri

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    Quote Originally Posted by brockley View Post
    There is already gnostic christianity Anil,in this day an age which allows such things.
    But have met ppl using the argument of such and its a backdoor to the church.
    She has chosen to go in the front door.

    Very much dispel the gospels of Mary of Son of Coco,we don't know who wrote those books.And we know who wrote which parts of the New Testament.And if you are referring to French conspiracies of the Holy Grail,included in that awful book,then I wouldn't be writing off a religion based on what is a 20th century novelist says.
    I'm a faithful follower of the gospels of Mary of Son of Coco myself.
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    So you are a Gnostic Christian?

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    BTW the Knights Templers were Gnostic Christians,they were given over to buggery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brockley View Post
    Very much dispel the gospels of Mary of Son of Coco,we don't know who wrote those books.And we know who wrote which parts of the New Testament.
    You do realise that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John didn't write the gospels? They are all author unknown.

    in fact, we know as much about the Mary gospel as we do the other ones, which is little.
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    Got a point there.
    Maybe they left notes behind.
    Most the new testament St Paul and 2 a lesser degree St John and St Peter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpr View Post
    You do realise that Matthew, Mark, Luke and John didn't write the gospels? They are all author unknown.

    in fact, we know as much about the Mary gospel as we do the other ones, which is little.
    None of the gospels had the writers' names on them initially, but we have the early church fathers and internal evidence as support. If Mark and Luke hadn't written their books it would have made more sense to have ascribed them to members of the 12 to impress others.

    The Johnanine authorship of the gospel of John as well as the letters 1 John, 2 John, 3 John and Revelation is pretty much settled amongst any respected scholars. His gospel refers to the disciple who Jesus loved (John) as opposed to giving his name. Likewise the literary style and thematic ideas show a connection with his epistles.

    Luke wrote the gospel and the book of Acts. He travelled with Paul in Acts, but didn't appear in the gospels. Of those the synoptics drew from Q, and emphasised different things for their audience (Gentile readers, Jewish background readers etc.), but there is no reason to think that anyone other than the four mentioned wrote the gospels.


    Regarding this ex-New Agers' conversion, many people are converting to Christianity following dreams and visions of Jesus.

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