Skip to comments.Former fundamentalist 'debunks' Bible
Posted on 05/15/2009 12:18:43 PM PDT by JoeProBono
Just so you know, Bart Ehrman says he's not the anti-Christ. Bart Ehrman says most of the New Testament is a forgery but it's still an important body of work. Bart Ehrman says most of the New Testament is a forgery but it's still an important body of work. He says he's not trying to destroy your faith. He's not trying to bash the Bible. And, though his mother no longer talks to him about religion, Ehrman says some of his best friends are Christian. Ehrman, a best-selling author and a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is a biblical sleuth whose investigations make some people very angry. Like the fictional Robert Langdon character played by actor Tom Hanks in the movie "Angels & Demons," he delves into the past to challenge some of Christianity's central claims. In Ehrman's latest book, "Jesus, Interrupted," he concludes: Doctrines such as the divinity of Jesus and heaven and hell are not based on anything Jesus or his earlier followers said. At least 19 of the 27 books in the New Testament are forgeries. Believing the Bible is infallible is not a condition for being a Christian.
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Bart Ehrman says most of the New Testament is a forgery but it's still an important body of work.
Back into the rubber room, Bart.
I bet Bart doesn’t have many friends ...
The #1 requirement for all professors of religious studies is that they not be religious.
I will have to read more on this latest book, but it doesn’t sound like any new material compared to some of his other recent works.
His name might as well be Bart Simpson? Never heard of him.
False but Accurate (tm)!
"The fool says in his heart 'there is no God'."
"Jesus didn't physically appear, it was just a vision."
That's why he ate fish at one of their houses right?
"Paul says women should stay silent here, and over here he said they were church leaders."
Anyone who studied the Pauline Epistles would be able to explain it to him in a short time.
But, he doesn't believe the scriptures are true anyway, they are all "forgeries", so no argument would hold water with him.
He knocks down kids blocks in a sandbox to prove that the Church is not stable.
If anything, I believe Jesus will return simply to collect royalties owed by people trying to profit off His name.
I read Ehrman’s book “Misquoting Jesus”, and for balance I read “Misquoting Truth” by Timothy Paul Jones and “Fabricating Jesus” by Craig A. Evans. The areas of textual criticism discussed in these books is fascinating but overall, if your faith was dependent on a particular sequence of words in a text, you don’t have a mature faith and that is what clouds many of Ehrman’s conclusions, imho.
CNN will probably give him his own primetime show.
I still wonder how you can forge prose.
Wow, thousands of years of biblical scholarship, and all of a sudden Burt Ehrman vaults ahead of all and debunks everything. What a genius.
I would love to see a “Texas Death Cage Match” between this clown and N.T. Wright.
T’would be a slaughter, I tell ya....
“I still wonder how you can forge prose. “
Forgery in the day was not copying text per se and taking credit for it, but writing a text and claiming the work was penned by someone else, like an apostle.
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