Source that I used for the video: Atheism vs. Christianity: Which Way Does the Evidence Point. Frank Zindler is an American atheist and he is currently the editor of American Atheist Magazine and Director of American Atheist Press. Frank R. Zindler. Showing all 9 results. Sort by popularity, Sort by latest, Sort by price: low to high, Sort by price: high to low.

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The New Testament being our focus, let’s ask how much of the NT can we recover and designate as zindlre. Other letters are on the fringe of acceptance: It also makes use of numerology. Per Metzger, NT works cited or alluded to – in actuality and in probability – by Apostolic Fathers are:. Where Does the Evidence Point? Whereby this man became a safeguard to the inhabitants against the Trachonites, and preserved those Jews who came out of Babylon, to offer their sacrifices at Jerusalem, from being hurt by the Trachonite robbers; so that a great number came to him from all those parts where the ancient Jewish laws were observed, and the country became full of people, by reason of their universal freedom from taxes.

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Zidnler — words change in meaning and nuance over time; yet some words are more difficult than others, yet Zindler’s argument is misplaced. Allusion is made to Dionysus turning water to wine see here and it is said, “Nor is there anything in the Signs Gospel that would lead one to suppose that it was an eye-witness account.

In Tatian, incidentally, we see a perfect example of someone who “crossed out” things he did not like.

For those who want more information on how the LXX was used by all Jews of the period, we recommend an article at http: Materials are preserved in a sacred place.

Western Stages Justin Martyr, c. The earliest “hard” indication we have of any sort of classification or categorization of OT books – aside from internal OT references to the books of Moses, and assuming that the reference is not a late interpolation, as some do – comes from the Wisdom of Sirach, a book dated to approximately BC and written by Sirach’s grandson.


The first is, Where, other than in the New Testament documents, does Zindler expect all of these people to be mentioned, any why? He rejected the authenticity of 1 Timothy, and was the founder of the Encratites, a group that rejected marriage, meat, and wine – the latter of which is recommended for stomach disorder in 1 Timothy!

Both Lincoln and Kennedy demonstrated a fascination with civil rights, defense of the nation, and came to a similar end. Textual critics Westcott and Hort asserted that the parts of the NT “still subject to doubt can hardly amount to more than a thousandth part” of the NT – which would be less than a third of a page.

Is there a conspiracy afoot? Wouldn’t you want to be sure you were not just suffering for the sake of something that was not a genuinely authoritative work? Anything to worry about? On the other hand, it seems that the Marcionite heresy caused some reactionary church officials, including Justin Martyr, to avoid quoting Paul for a while.

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Zindler’s appealing to Occam’s Razor and claiming his contrived, reworked, unattested history is a “simpler” view than the one in the Gospels is unreasonable to an excess. In an ocean of religious confusion, help us maintain a drop of sanity! Instead, Basilides proposed that at the last minute, Simon of Cyrene was switched with Jesus, and as Simon was crucified, Jesus laughed at His enemies, and ascended into heaven. Kennedy by Mills, and Jack: Irenaeus quotes all of our present NT works except Philemon, 2 Peter, 3 John, and Jude – whether due to length or lack of recognition cannot be determined.

He regarded the books he quoted as being equal in stature to the OT Law and Prophets. Lincoln asked several people to come with him. Metzger notes that these works were “read interchangeably with the Old Testament prophets,” indicating their importance and authority in the eyes of Justin.


To be accepted into the canon, a book mus conform with the community’s rule of faith. We have answered in a link above about Tacitus using the “incorrect” title for Pilate, but Zindler adds, “without saying procurator of what!

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The results of our study are obvious. Any mention of Bathyra anywhere else, then? This is the most important issue for the average believer, and the good news is this: The church did NOT rush to judgment on these issues; although if they had, I wonder if skeptics would criticize them for being to hasty in their decisions!

He says, “some scholars have thought that the original frsnk of the gospel of Mark had a twelve-part structure sort of the Christian equivalent of the Twelve Labors of Hercules another savior godlet. Before you dismiss, please consider making a donation.

In various ways Lincoln was made to look superior to Kennedy and appear to be a greater hero. Wells who brings up an issue we have covered hereissues of geography zindker in zindleer link above, points covered frahkas well as this claim: Most historians accept the textual accuracy of other ancient works on far less adequate manuscript grounds than is available for the New Testament. In closing on textual criticism, Zindler’s conclusion that “Bible scholars have come to a simple conclusion” that “[t]rying to find the ‘correct reading’ of most biblical MSS is as hopeless – and as meaningless – as trying to find the ‘average voter'” is little nothing short of a blatant misrepresentation of the state of affairs in Biblical textual criticism.

The Logic of Miracles — Part 4: Lert it zindle be said, then, that force was the prime mover behind acceptance of the NT canon!