Archive for February 17, 2009

Chapter 3 Christ

Posted: February 17, 2009 by datechguy in catholic
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My religious series continues. Previous chapters are here, here, here and here.

Having decided the parameters for belief we now come to Jesus Christ.

When discussing Christ there are two big questions to deal with, his existence and if he is or is not a divine being.

When dealing with this question one mistake that our Protestant friends tend to make is using the Bible as proof of both. The Book can’t be proof of itself, that is: One can’t argue that a book is true because the book itself says so.

We can however in this step of our inquiry take the bible as a collection of ancient text that actually holds up quite well in many details.

There is dispute about the date of the authorship of the various New Testament books We can establish that what we would call Christians existed during the reign of Claudius and Nero in the 1st Century AD we also note that there no Roman record of Christians existing at the time of the reign of Augustus Caesar or before, nor any roman historical record stating this.

This tends to support the biblical time line which specifically mentions both Augustus Caesar and Tiberius Caesar. Mind you at this point we are only trying to establish the existence of Christ not the divinity thereof. (more…)

Morning Joe: Where’s Congress on the list

Posted: February 17, 2009 by datechguy in opinion/news
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6:02 a.m. The Bill Clinton quote wouldn’t have happened on my watch.

6:03 a.m. Where is congress on the list asks Barnicle? All agree. I say where is Frank and Dodd?

6:05 a.m. The drunken finance minister who was featured in news you can’t use has resigned. The power of Willie is established internationally.

6:12 a.m. These people are not serious about the bill. Spend a weekend and read the bill before voting.

6:32 a.m. We aren’t all Kenyans and we will see how it all works out.

6:34 a.m. What did get us out of the depression? Unemployment mixed bag, Politically successful, WWII military Kenyans’

6:41 a.m. Joe: We can’t grow if we don’t make things. What constitutes making things?

7:05 a.m. Joe: We have brought back the welfare state

7:36 a.m. Interesting take on history and the responsibilities of wealth by Mika’s father Dr. Brzezinski.

7:41 a.m. Brzezinski: We must define our goals narrowly in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

7:49 a.m. Pat: Will Obama be able to stop an attack on Israel? Brzezinski: The Iranians can’t hit Israel, they can take revenge on us. My take, Israel isn’t going to die just to please the Obama administration.

8:10 a.m. Pick on the Germans’ day, the we can’t win caucus seems to be in session.

8:25 a.m. New York times making money off the Obama election well they have to raise revenue somehow, maybe they can make their own coins.

8:29 a.m. The New York Times is doing well, pay no attention to the layoffs or the stock value plunge.

8:39 a.m. The Axelrods have much more important things on their minds than politics. Epilepsy

8:52 a.m. You can see the doctor just wants to recommend Abortion but can’t bring herself to do so on the air.