Origins of Chritianity
My next post, if it ever gets written, started as a result of this research: The Origins of Christianity and the Search for the Historical Jesus. by Achyara S. The web site I initially found it on was neither one of those. It was a Gnostic site that included a rebuttal of sorts. I knew a little about the Gnostics, I knew that the Church eventually decided they were heretics, but I didn't know much about what they actually believe. The "rebuttal" is a word salad composed of dogma and logical falacies. I was originally going to write a critique of that essay, but the core beliefs are equally tempting. To me, they illustrate how far a group will go to delude themselves with pat excuses for the inconsistencies and contradictions in core Christian dogma.