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Pope Francis met with protests, passion and skepticism in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis flew in to Chile’s capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church. It’s the pope’s first visit to the Andean nation of 17 million people since taking the reins of the church in 2013. It comes at a time when many Chileans are furious over Francis’ 2015 decision to appoint a bishop close to the Rev. Fernando Karadima, who the Vatican found guilty…

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Is the New Testament really compiled by the Roman Emperor Constantine? How do Christians reconcile this with the notion of the Bible being God’s word?

Tim O’Neill, Head Inquisitor against bad history.  Upvoted by Humphrey Clarke, MA in Modern History – University of St Andrews “Was the New Testament really compiled by the Roman Emperor Constantine?” No, he had nothing to do with it and the canon of the New Testament was already in place before he was even born.  It was arrived at by a consensus of opinion thanks to debates about which books were “scriptural” and which were not starting in the later second century.  Which means it was more or less agreed…

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Bible Problems: Some Confusing Facts Clarified By Bible Scholars

I used to be a devout Christian, and, as such, I was convinced that every assertion in the Bible was somehow true.  It might not be literally true, but it was at least figuratively or allegorically true.  Then I came to the conclusion that the Bible is probably a very flawed book with many contradictions, factual errors, and evil moral teachings.  Inside the cover of one of my Bibles, I started recording Bible verses which seemed to me obviously false and/or evil.  I did this to embrace the truth and…

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Was Jesus a Real Person or Just a Figment of Human Imagination

(The following two articles take different positions on the question of the actual existence of Jesus. The first article is by Deist Jayson X. Jayson was an ordained Christian Orthodox Priest and earned a Masters in Theology before evolving into a Deist. He is now the Deputy Director of the World Union of Deists. Jayson takes the position that Jesus was probably a real person but definitely NOT the Son of God. The second article takes the position that Jesus never existed and is nothing but pure ancient myth. This…

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The Bible’s Ungodly Origins

Many rank and file Christians sincerely believe the Bible is a direct communication from God to man. I know I used to believe it was when I was a Christian. And from recent conversations with many sincere Christians I know this is currently true for many believers. Once it is proven to our God-given reason that the Bible is strictly a man-made collection of mythology the mind loses yet another shackle of “revelation” and is soon on its way to full freedom and progress. The Bible was not handed to…

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Was Christianity first invented by the Roman Flavian Emperors or by the Emperor Constantine?

Professor Bruno Bauer, in his work of 1877 “Christ and the Caesars”, stated that he had concluded that the Romans had authored the New Testament and that Flavius Josephus was the inventor of Jesus. James Ballantyne Hannay next wrote about the Roman authorship of the New Testament in his 1925 work “The Rise, Decline & Fall of the Roman Religion (Christianity).”Abelard Reuchlin found the key to unraveling just who the actual authors were, and that the authors were to be found in the Roman Piso family, who were a part…

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