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Mythicist Milwaukee
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Mythicist Milwaukee
Mythicist Milwaukee, just wondering if anyone is planning to go, ever has gone, or just thought about doing so...

Conference Website

Even though I'm a Christian, I'm thinking about going just because it is not that far away and could be fun.
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RE: Mythicist Milwaukee
Does this have anything to do with the "Holy Shit!" series featured on the Roku Atheism Everywhere app? I thought I saw it mentioned in one of the videos,
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RE: Mythicist Milwaukee
This is the first I've heard of it, but I won't be going. Too far and too many mythicist people think Zeitgeist is good scholarship.
I'm not anti-Christian. I'm anti-stupid.
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RE: Mythicist Milwaukee
(August 29, 2017 at 8:46 am)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: Mythicist Milwaukee, just wondering if anyone is planning to go, ever has gone, or just thought about doing so...

Conference Website

Even though I'm a Christian, I'm thinking about going just because it is not that far away and could be fun.

So let's say there was some guy that was used as a template for Jesus, I mean there were certainly people that were described of living similar lives back then, like Jesus ben Ananias would that make you feel more comfortable then if Jesus was completely invented? Would that show if Gun Loving Jesus of Republicans is more right then Gun Hating And Medicare Loving Jesus of Democrats was right?
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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RE: Mythicist Milwaukee
I don't care enough about the Mythicist hypothesis to go.

Even if there is a historic figure at the root of the Jesus legend, that would not offer a shred of evidence for any of the supernatural, magic, god-man claims attributed to him.

Have fun whoever goes.

You'd believe if you just opened your heart" is a terrible argument for religion. It's basically saying, "If you bias yourself enough, you can convince yourself that this is true." If religion were true, people wouldn't need faith to believe it -- it would be supported by good evidence.
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RE: Mythicist Milwaukee
It will take a hell of a lot more than a Mythicist conference to lure me to Milwaukee.
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RE: Mythicist Milwaukee
(August 29, 2017 at 3:22 pm)Crossless2.0 Wrote: It will take a hell of a lot more than a Mythicist conference to lure me to Milwaukee.


Maybe this will help...


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You'd believe if you just opened your heart" is a terrible argument for religion. It's basically saying, "If you bias yourself enough, you can convince yourself that this is true." If religion were true, people wouldn't need faith to believe it -- it would be supported by good evidence.
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RE: Mythicist Milwaukee
SM, that's repellent, not attractant.
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RE: Mythicist Milwaukee
(August 29, 2017 at 3:38 pm)Simon Moon Wrote:
(August 29, 2017 at 3:22 pm)Crossless2.0 Wrote: It will take a hell of a lot more than a Mythicist conference to lure me to Milwaukee.


Maybe this will help...


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I gave up drinking Pabst.

I also quit drinking beer.
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RE: Mythicist Milwaukee
(August 29, 2017 at 4:42 pm)Crossless2.0 Wrote:
(August 29, 2017 at 3:38 pm)Simon Moon Wrote: Maybe this will help...


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I gave up drinking Pabst.

I also quit drinking beer.

I think the two could be connected Shy
It is said that an argument is what convinces reasonable men and a proof is what it takes to convince even an unreasonable man.  - Alexander Vilenkin
If I am shown my error, I will be the first to throw my books into the fire.  - Martin Luther
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