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Post by juliusotieno02 » 02 May 2019, 02:55

Having read that book, what do you think of the author? Is he religious? Is he a christian? What do you think the reaction of the church would have been if he is/was a christian?
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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 02 May 2019, 03:26

juliusotieno02 wrote:
02 May 2019, 02:55
Having read that book, what do you think of the author? Is he religious? Is he a christian? What do you think the reaction of the church would have been if he is/was a christian?
I think betrayal would have been the reaction, and I think the author is way open to new ways of thinking.

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Post by Stephanie Elizabeth » 02 May 2019, 04:29

Ferdinand_otieno wrote:
02 May 2019, 03:26
juliusotieno02 wrote:
02 May 2019, 02:55
Having read that book, what do you think of the author? Is he religious? Is he a christian? What do you think the reaction of the church would have been if he is/was a christian?
I think betrayal would have been the reaction, and I think the author is way open to new ways of thinking.
I agree, the church would not accept his revelation. I feel as though the author is not overly religious otherwise he would not dig so deep to find all of these secrets.

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Post by juliusotieno02 » 02 May 2019, 04:32

Ferdinand_otieno wrote:
02 May 2019, 03:26
juliusotieno02 wrote:
02 May 2019, 02:55
Having read that book, what do you think of the author? Is he religious? Is he a christian? What do you think the reaction of the church would have been if he is/was a christian?
I think betrayal would have been the reaction, and I think the author is way open to new ways of thinking.
It's funny that betrayal would have been the reaction here and betrayal was the reaction too at the time of Judas.
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Post by Kibetious » 02 May 2019, 04:44

Ferdinand_otieno wrote:
02 May 2019, 03:26
juliusotieno02 wrote:
02 May 2019, 02:55
Having read that book, what do you think of the author? Is he religious? Is he a christian? What do you think the reaction of the church would have been if he is/was a christian?
I think betrayal would have been the reaction, and I think the author is way open to new ways of thinking.
It sounds like betrayal but I am sure that with the rise in relativism, most many not really care about his beliefs as long as they know the truth.
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Post by juliusotieno02 » 02 May 2019, 05:11

Kibetious wrote:
02 May 2019, 04:44
Ferdinand_otieno wrote:
02 May 2019, 03:26
juliusotieno02 wrote:
02 May 2019, 02:55
Having read that book, what do you think of the author? Is he religious? Is he a christian? What do you think the reaction of the church would have been if he is/was a christian?
I think betrayal would have been the reaction, and I think the author is way open to new ways of thinking.
It sounds like betrayal but I am sure that with the rise in relativism, most many not really care about his beliefs as long as they know the truth.
I get your point but i think many people will determine the authenticity of his claims by first determining who he is as far as religion is concerned.
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Post by Renu G » 02 May 2019, 05:34

The author had responded to my comment on LinkedIn by stating that the findings spell the end of Christianity. What nonsense!

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Post by juliusotieno02 » 02 May 2019, 05:47

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The author had responded to my comment on LinkedIn by stating that the findings spell the end of Christianity. What nonsense!
:D do you think his response rendered his work useless acording to you? What was your opinion after reading the book but before the author's response?
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Post by Renu G » 02 May 2019, 06:05

juliusotieno02 wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:47
Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:34
The author had responded to my comment on LinkedIn by stating that the findings spell the end of Christianity. What nonsense!
:D do you think his response rendered his work useless acording to you? What was your opinion after reading the book but before the author's response?
There is a plethora of so called research findings about Judas. They all contradict each other. I won't waste my time with this author's findings. I can go to original sources myself. My faith in Christ is not intellectual. I have experienced Him in my life. The author is very disrespectful to Christians by making claims about the end of Christianity.

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Post by juliusotieno02 » 02 May 2019, 06:13

Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 06:05
juliusotieno02 wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:47
Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:34
The author had responded to my comment on LinkedIn by stating that the findings spell the end of Christianity. What nonsense!
:D do you think his response rendered his work useless acording to you? What was your opinion after reading the book but before the author's response?
There is a plethora of so called research findings about Judas. They all contradict each other. I won't waste my time with this author's findings. I can go to original sources myself. My faith in Christ is not intellectual. I have experienced Him in my life. The author is very disrespectful to Christians by making claims about the end of Christianity.
I must confess you have a very interesting view on this subject.
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Post by Renu G » 02 May 2019, 06:28

juliusotieno02 wrote:
02 May 2019, 06:13
Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 06:05
juliusotieno02 wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:47


:D do you think his response rendered his work useless acording to you? What was your opinion after reading the book but before the author's response?
There is a plethora of so called research findings about Judas. They all contradict each other. I won't waste my time with this author's findings. I can go to original sources myself. My faith in Christ is not intellectual. I have experienced Him in my life. The author is very disrespectful to Christians by making claims about the end of Christianity.
I must confess you have a very interesting view on this subject.
Thank you very much!

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Post by evraealtana » 02 May 2019, 08:50

I don't think that this book in any way harms or changes Christianity as a whole, because I don't think that it has the power to "rock the world" the way the author intended.

I do think that the author is religious, but I believe that he does not follow mainstream Christianity, looking rather toward his own understanding. Religion doesn't have to be "orthodox" to be valid and deeply felt.

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Post by evraealtana » 02 May 2019, 08:51

Renu G wrote:
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The author had responded to my comment on LinkedIn by stating that the findings spell the end of Christianity. What nonsense!
This seems somewhat pretentious of him... especially since the book made the argument for a shift in Christian thinking, not the end of it. I cannot believe that what he said was what he actually meant.

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Post by Renu G » 02 May 2019, 09:00

evraealtana wrote:
02 May 2019, 08:51
Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:34
The author had responded to my comment on LinkedIn by stating that the findings spell the end of Christianity. What nonsense!
This seems somewhat pretentious of him... especially since the book made the argument for a shift in Christian thinking, not the end of it. I cannot believe that what he said was what he actually meant.
It was a very insensitive comment by him.

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Post by Ellylion » 02 May 2019, 09:11

Renu G wrote:
02 May 2019, 05:34
The author had responded to my comment on LinkedIn by stating that the findings spell the end of Christianity. What nonsense!
Pure nonsense. It is every Christian's free will to believe in those findings and what they may represent or not :)

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