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Imagine this...
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RE: Imagine this...
(May 2, 2021 at 11:34 pm)Belacqua Wrote:
(May 2, 2021 at 11:01 pm)Peebo-Thuhlu Wrote: At work.

You really should add emoticons to your posts when you're being facetious, Bel.

Jus' sayin'.

I'll summarize, in case your work schedule doesn't allow you to follow the conversation closely.

The OP's analogy puts Anderson Cooper in the role of the four evangelists, reporting an event that happened decades before.

I contend that Cooper is not a good candidate for that role, because he is a mouthpiece for the current oligarchy. (Just like Rachel Maddow, Tucker Carlson, and all the other big shots you can name.) The evangelists were not in the service of the Roman oligarchy, justifying violent policies and foreign wars. 

If you only want to say that certain people have an agenda and are not to be believed in a literal sense, then I guess this applies to both the evangelists and Cooper. Nonetheless their place in the hierarchy and their goals vis a vis power were very different, so the analogy is misleading at best. 

Much later, the New Testament was put into the service of power, and was defended as credible by the sheeple, just as Cooper's credibility is defended today. However at the time of writing the evangelists were not like this.

Read my OP.  CNN reports the "news flash" first, followed by one of their lead anchors.  Here's a quote from Josephus' The Jewish War (again, composed in 75 AD):

Quote:"On a later occasion he provoked a fresh uproar by expending upon the construction of an aqueduct the sacred treasure known as Corbonas; the water was brought from a distance of seventy kilometers. Indignant at this proceeding, the populace formed a ring round the tribunal of Pilate, then on a visit to Jerusalem, and besieged him with angry clamor. He, foreseeing the tumult, had interspersed among the crowd a troop of his soldiers, armed but disguised in civilian dress, with orders not to use their swords, but to beat any rioters with cudgels. He now from his tribunal gave the agreed signal. Large numbers of the Jews perished, some from the blows which they received, others trodden to death by their companions in the ensuing flight. Cowed by the fate of the victims, the multitude was reduced to silence." (Josephus, The Jewish War 2:175-177).

And, so, Pilate built an aqueduct, which caused some trouble among the locals.  Why does Josephus never mention the historical Jesus, some guy who was supposedly going around raising people from the dead, curing the blind, etc.?
And without delay Peter went quickly out of the synagogue (assembly) and went unto the house of Marcellus, where Simon lodged: and much people followed him...And Peter turned unto the people that followed him and said: Ye shall now see a great and marvellous wonder. And Peter seeing a great dog bound with a strong chain, went to him and loosed him, and when he was loosed the dog received a man's voice and said unto Peter: What dost thou bid me to do, thou servant of the unspeakable and living God? Peter said unto him: Go in and say unto Simon in the midst of his company: Peter saith unto thee, Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And immediately the dog ran and entered in, and rushed into the midst of them that were with Simon, and lifted up his forefeet and in a loud voice said: Thou Simon, Peter the servant of Christ who standeth at the door saith unto thee: Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou most wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And when Simon heard it, and beheld the incredible sight, he lost the words wherewith he was deceiving them that stood by, and all of them were amazed. (The Acts of Peter, 9)
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Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 2, 2021 at 11:48 am
RE: Imagine this... - by purplepurpose - May 2, 2021 at 12:11 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Nomad - May 2, 2021 at 3:18 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by onlinebiker - May 2, 2021 at 12:31 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by edial - May 2, 2021 at 2:19 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 2, 2021 at 5:52 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Mister Agenda - May 5, 2021 at 9:11 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 2, 2021 at 7:58 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by arewethereyet - May 2, 2021 at 8:35 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 2, 2021 at 9:42 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by arewethereyet - May 2, 2021 at 9:43 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 2, 2021 at 8:38 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 2, 2021 at 9:47 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by arewethereyet - May 2, 2021 at 9:50 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 2, 2021 at 10:16 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 2, 2021 at 10:42 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 2, 2021 at 11:01 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 2, 2021 at 11:34 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 2, 2021 at 11:47 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 2, 2021 at 11:58 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 3, 2021 at 12:13 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 3, 2021 at 12:52 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 3, 2021 at 2:18 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 3, 2021 at 2:27 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 3, 2021 at 2:44 am
RE: Imagine this... - by WinterHold - May 3, 2021 at 4:50 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 3, 2021 at 5:22 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 3, 2021 at 6:58 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Nomad - May 3, 2021 at 12:45 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 3, 2021 at 2:51 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Nomad - May 3, 2021 at 5:17 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Foxaire - May 3, 2021 at 7:01 am
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 3, 2021 at 7:06 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Ranjr - May 3, 2021 at 1:49 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Nomad - May 3, 2021 at 3:04 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 3, 2021 at 3:27 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 3, 2021 at 4:10 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 3, 2021 at 4:52 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 3, 2021 at 5:50 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 3, 2021 at 7:43 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 4, 2021 at 1:01 am
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 3, 2021 at 4:17 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by vulcanlogician - May 3, 2021 at 4:57 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 3, 2021 at 5:24 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by vulcanlogician - May 3, 2021 at 5:34 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 4, 2021 at 12:04 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 4, 2021 at 12:25 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 4, 2021 at 1:16 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 4, 2021 at 3:01 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Irreligious Atheist - May 4, 2021 at 10:18 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 4, 2021 at 11:10 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Ranjr - May 4, 2021 at 1:44 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 4, 2021 at 2:37 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 4, 2021 at 2:42 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Drich - May 4, 2021 at 3:49 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 5, 2021 at 12:50 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Nomad - May 6, 2021 at 1:51 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 13, 2021 at 1:55 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Drich - May 13, 2021 at 1:59 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 13, 2021 at 6:24 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 4, 2021 at 3:54 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Drich - May 5, 2021 at 9:53 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 5, 2021 at 10:51 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 5, 2021 at 10:15 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Ranjr - May 6, 2021 at 10:02 am
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 6, 2021 at 10:41 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Drich - May 11, 2021 at 4:12 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 6, 2021 at 2:41 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by no one - May 11, 2021 at 4:18 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Ranjr - May 11, 2021 at 11:21 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 12, 2021 at 3:30 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Drich - May 13, 2021 at 1:39 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - May 13, 2021 at 1:52 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 13, 2021 at 2:39 pm

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