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Lisa Bauer's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by Lisa Bauer

Alas, these efforts, no matter how well-argued, are wasted on true believers -- or even those who hold the view that "the Bible may not be literally true but the story of Jesusis a powerful story that speaks to me on a deep level." Or how about "You're being too literal and narrow-minded in your reading of the gospels; what matters is the narrative, not historical veracity!"

Incidentally, I tend to wonder about the "Paul was the real inventor of Christianity" tradition -- how could we know this, given that we don't know if an actual historical figure named Paul wrote at least some of the letters attributed to him, and more importantly, how can we know he wasn't just repeating things that "the early Christian community" had come up with?

Fri, 12 Feb 2010 22:14:00 UTC | #440973