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Please don't tell me you're going to pull the Zeitgeist argument.


Presumably, I'd need to be at least somewhat familiar with said argument in order to "pull it".

I am not.


Get with the times.


...Interesting new look.


That seems like a veiled insult.


No, I just preferred the old one. I am impartial to the new one, and am disinclined to give false compliments.
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Please don't tell me you're going to pull the Zeitgeist argument.


Presumably, I'd need to be at least somewhat familiar with said argument in order to "pull it".

I am not.


Get with the times.


...Interesting new look.


That seems like a veiled insult.


No, I just preferred the old one. I am impartial to the new one, and am disinclined to give false compliments.


I preferred the old one, I just find variety to be the spice of life. Also, I wanted to have hair that was similar to my normal hair.
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Did the authors of the New Testament believe they were inspired by God?


Na, they where just a bunch of bored authors who failed their creative writing course, and decided plagiarism was the way to go.


Please don't tell me you're going to pull the Zeitgeist argument.


Presumably, I'd need to be at least somewhat familiar with said argument in order to "pull it".

I am not.

The Zeitgeist argument is the argument stating that Jesus is a plagiarism of many other deities of the past. It has also been debunked billions of times both on these forums and outside of them.


So there is no chance whatsoever that the writers of the New Testament were influenced by any of the religions and traditions that came before?
I don't really see why it would matter really. Just because more people may believe something doesn't quite mean to me that it would be any less believable.
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So there is no chance whatsoever that the writers of the New Testament were influenced by any of the religions and traditions that came before?

Influenced is different than the plagiarism theory pulled out by Zeitgeist conspiracy theories. The "Wow! Cool! He just walked away from the explosion without looking at it! Let's write something similar in every action film ever made. That's so badass!" is what I'd call influence -- like how ideas from pagan festivals were christianized to form Christmas. I don't think anyone's mouth would drop if some of the parables or miracles were borrowed from other traditions. Illiterate people who don't travel much can unintentionally change details quite easily, as any modern game of 'Telephone' would prove. But completely fabricating Jesus from agricultural fertility deities is a bit of a different story.
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Did the authors of the New Testament believe they were inspired by God?


Na, they where just a bunch of bored authors who failed their creative writing course, and decided plagiarism was the way to go.


Please don't tell me you're going to pull the Zeitgeist argument.


Presumably, I'd need to be at least somewhat familiar with said argument in order to "pull it".

I am not.

The Zeitgeist argument is the argument stating that Jesus is a plagiarism of many other deities of the past. It has also been debunked billions of times both on these forums and outside of them.


So there is no chance whatsoever that the writers of the New Testament were influenced by any of the religions and traditions that came before?

I never said that. I said that the idea that Jesus is a plagiarism is almost completely debunked.
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Get with the times.


...Interesting new look.


That seems like a veiled insult.


No, I just preferred the old one. I am impartial to the new one, and am disinclined to give false compliments.


I preferred the old one, I just find variety to be the spice of life. Also, I wanted to have hair that was similar to my normal hair.


You mean your real hair?

I never been much for messing around with my avi. I just make it look as much like myself as possible.
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Please don't tell me you're going to pull the Zeitgeist argument.


Presumably, I'd need to be at least somewhat familiar with said argument in order to "pull it".

I am not.

The Zeitgeist argument is the argument stating that Jesus is a plagiarism of many other deities of the past. It has also been debunked billions of times both on these forums and outside of them.


So there is no chance whatsoever that the writers of the New Testament were influenced by any of the religions and traditions that came before?

I never said that. I said that the idea that Jesus is a plagiarism is almost completely debunked.



How has it been debunked by the way? Without knowing the mind of the writers, surely it would be impossible to tell.
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Get with the times.


...Interesting new look.


That seems like a veiled insult.


No, I just preferred the old one. I am impartial to the new one, and am disinclined to give false compliments.


I preferred the old one, I just find variety to be the spice of life. Also, I wanted to have hair that was similar to my normal hair.


You mean your real hair?

I never been much for messing around with my avi. I just make it look as much like myself as possible.


Yes, though it would need to be dark red for that.

You look roguish and a bit like a murderer?
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How has it been debunked by the way? Without knowing the mind of the writers, surely it would be impossible to tell.


Most of the claims of the movie and the companion materials make very specific claims of what was plagiarized that can be proven to be out right lies (Krishna was a shepherd that was crucified), taken out of context (basically every "god-man" argument, everything with Osiris), based on linguistic fallacy (son=sun) or so vague as to be useless ("Miracles were preformed" wink
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That seems like a veiled insult.


No, I just preferred the old one. I am impartial to the new one, and am disinclined to give false compliments.


I preferred the old one, I just find variety to be the spice of life. Also, I wanted to have hair that was similar to my normal hair.


You mean your real hair?

I never been much for messing around with my avi. I just make it look as much like myself as possible.


Yes, though it would need to be dark red for that.

You look roguish and a bit like a murderer?


A murderer?
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That seems like a veiled insult.


No, I just preferred the old one. I am impartial to the new one, and am disinclined to give false compliments.


I preferred the old one, I just find variety to be the spice of life. Also, I wanted to have hair that was similar to my normal hair.


You mean your real hair?

I never been much for messing around with my avi. I just make it look as much like myself as possible.


Yes, though it would need to be dark red for that.

You look roguish and a bit like a murderer?


A murderer?


Such are my suspicions for gun-toting goatee-bearers.
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I preferred the old one, I just find variety to be the spice of life. Also, I wanted to have hair that was similar to my normal hair.


You mean your real hair?

I never been much for messing around with my avi. I just make it look as much like myself as possible.


Yes, though it would need to be dark red for that.

You look roguish and a bit like a murderer?


A murderer?


Such are my suspicions for gun-toting goatee-bearers.


Pirate seems more obvious... pirate
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I preferred the old one, I just find variety to be the spice of life. Also, I wanted to have hair that was similar to my normal hair.


You mean your real hair?

I never been much for messing around with my avi. I just make it look as much like myself as possible.


Yes, though it would need to be dark red for that.

You look roguish and a bit like a murderer?


A murderer?


Such are my suspicions for gun-toting goatee-bearers.


Pirate seems more obvious... pirate


For pirates hardly kill at all?
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Yes, though it would need to be dark red for that.

You look roguish and a bit like a murderer?


A murderer?


Such are my suspicions for gun-toting goatee-bearers.


Pirate seems more obvious... pirate


For pirates hardly kill at all?


The best ones don't have to.
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Yes, though it would need to be dark red for that.

You look roguish and a bit like a murderer?


A murderer?


Such are my suspicions for gun-toting goatee-bearers.


Pirate seems more obvious... pirate


For pirates hardly kill at all?


The best ones don't have to.


They have undeniable charm, it is true.

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