In reading the ancient texts, the period between his childhood and reaching the age of 30 is explored. Perhaps the most striking story sees Jesus lash out in anger at the son of a man who previously rebuked Jesus for working on the Sabbath - #Jesus himself only a child at the time. The story claims #Jesus as having said to the man and his son: "You also should be like a tree without a root and not bear fruit." The child then withers in Jesus' presence. The child's parents then come and carry the withered child away bemoaning his lost youth, wondering what a child is that can curse somebody like this. Richard Dawkins commented on the overt significance of the texts, pointing specifically towards the story of Judas Iscariot. In the Gnostic Gospels, Judas is portrayed not as the arch-villain of the Jesus story, but as the person who fulfilled Jesus' wish to ask the authorities for crucifixion in exchange for money.
vocaloldfart: Pamz I sent you a personal message.
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vocaloldfart: glad to see you go. deleted. Peddle your lies, bullshit, fantasies elsewhere .
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Deleted: A spammer selling fake credentials, someone with conspiracy theories out the wazoo and two ways of spelling their username, a butthurt chap kicked out of another site, and a drift of strays. Not enough. I'm killing my profile.
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pamz: Is this a good place to put a question??? This board seems to have been well organized and energetic. What's happened? I know message boards can lose energy...is that it? Or, was it something else? Did the furious finger of GAWD strike you?
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pamz: Thank you, everyone.
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vocaloldfart: Atheist or agnostic All are welcome here
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