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To: Oztrich Boy
185 years later. How about a more contemporary reference that he even existed? I'd expect someone would have mentioned the Man Who Punched Out Arius.

The Gospels documenting Christ's death and resurrection came about 40 years after His death. I guess 50 years would be the cut-off for legitimacy?

Secondly, you would think that Romans would have written more about their dealings with a man who claimed to be the king of the Jews - especially guards entrusted with guarding the tomb and finding a mortal man risen from the dead. To how many people do you wish to apply the same historical scrupulosity?
13 posted on 12/20/2005 8:34:48 PM PST by mike182d ("Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?")
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To: mike182d
Secondly, you would think that Romans would have written more ....
To how many people do you wish to apply the same historical scrupulosity?

Never mind the Romans wr to Jesus. We are talking about what the fellow bishops of "Nicholas of Myra" would have written.
He. Punched. Arius. He's like a legend!
But. no mention.

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."

15 posted on 12/20/2005 8:46:59 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (so natural to mankind is intolerance in whatever they really care about - J S Mill)
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To: mike182d; Oztrich Boy

I've got a list of signers of a document that is over 200 years old.

Does that invalidate the Declaration of Independence as being factual? :>)

Now, if someone finds this post a thousand years from now, is it evidence that there were signees to the Declaration of Independence?


17 posted on 12/20/2005 10:06:18 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It!)
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