The Bible. Myth or Reality?

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  1. Spellbound Banned Valued Senior Member

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  3. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    What are the main points of disagreement?

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  5. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, that has God at it's centre.

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  7. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    For one thing, the Hindu scriptures don't mention Jesus at all.
     
  8. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Let's say you're correct. So what?

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  9. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    You asked for the main points of disagreement. They disagree on the importance of Jesus. That's what.
     
  10. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Ecclesiastes

    “Meaningless! Meaningless!”
    says the Teacher.
    “Utterly meaningless!
    Everything is meaningless.”

    What do people gain from all their labors
    at which they toil under the sun?
    Generations come and generations go,
    but the earth remains forever.
    The sun rises and the sun sets,
    and hurries back to where it rises
    The wind blows to the south
    and turns to the north;
    round and round it goes,
    ever returning on its course.
    All streams flow into the sea,
    yet the sea is never full.
    To the place the streams come from,
    there they return again
    All things are wearisome,
    more than one can say.
    The eye never has enough of seeing,
    nor the ear its fill of hearing.
    What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun.
    Is there anything of which one can say,
    “Look! This is something new”?
    It was here already, long ago;
    it was here before our time.
    11 No one remembers the former generations,
    and even those yet to come
    will not be remembered
    by those who follow them.

    With much wisdom comes much sorrow;
    the more knowledge, the more grief.
     
  11. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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  12. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Why don't they?

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  13. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    If they disagree, they can't both be right. Both can't be reality. One or the other or both must be myth.
     
  14. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    But, then again
    they mostly predate Jesus
     
  15. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    So does the Old Testament but Christians claim it's stuffed to the rafters with references to Jesus.
     
  16. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    How is not agreeing on the importance of Jesus, a disagreement between scriptures.
    Be more specific. Use scriptures.

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  17. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    How is not agreeing a disagreement? Seriously?
     
  18. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    Here is the question again: How is not agreeing on the importance of Jesus, a disagreement between scriptures?

    That is the question. Can you answer it?

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  19. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    It's a ridiculous question. A disagreement is a disagreement. Please explain what you don't understand about that.
     
  20. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    It's not a ridiculous question especially as it is all coming from you.
    I don't comprehend what you mean by disagreement on the importance of Jesus.
    Can you elaborate? Or is this going to keep going back and forth?
    You make claims. Back them up.

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  21. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    You asked, "How is not agreeing on the importance of Jesus, a disagreement between scriptures?"

    I'm asking, How is a disagreement not a disagreement?

    You haven't even disputed the claim that the Hindu scriptures don't mention Jesus. Feel free to quote Hindu scriptures that do. Feel free to show that the Hindu scriptures consider Jesus as important as the Christian scriptures do.
     
  22. Jan Ardena Valued Senior Member

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    What do mean by importance?
    The NT is specifically about Yashua, which makes him important in the Bible.
    Other scriptures focus on other divine beings and not Yashua. Where exactly is the disagreemen?
    Jan
     
  23. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Jan Ardena:

    Will you agree that Jesus is the central figure in the New Testament of the bible? That makes him fairly important, I'd say. Yet when we look at Hindu scriptures, there's not a single mention of Jesus. That seems to indicate to me that Jesus isn't at all important to Hinduism.

    So, if Hinduism and Christianity are both concerned with the One Big God, like you say they are, and Christianity says Jesus is the Son of God (and part of the Holy Trinity that is God), then why is there no mention at all of this vitally relevant and important personage in your favorite Hindu scriptures?

    I hope you will explain.
     

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