Perhaps you're right. It seems we approach conversation from two entirely different points of view, which is understandable. I wish you the best. I will continue ask you about the experiment and pray for you. Sorry for any misunderstanding.
PS - It's not so much about hurt feelings, as it is about intellectual virtue...
In truth, though, I probably take myself and my time much too seriously.:idunno:
I've run through the Jesus Puzzle website...I try not to judge something on a first reading, or even a second reading. I want to put wrap my head around the concepts, make sure I'm grasping them, and then evaluate their validity. I'm simply trying to take you and your beliefs as seriously as I can. Simply put, it called being fair.
As to my lack of response, I mentioned that I would be a rather infrequent visitor here over the next little bit. Why does it surprise you that I wouldn't pop in and say I've been looking into it? Most of my posts over the past week or so (and there have been few) have been brief and in thread concerning such serious topics as college football and NFL picks.
That said, I really don't appreciate the fact that you've openly called me dishonest. Totally frustrating and undeserved...
My apologizes for "bailing out" of our conversation (I did have some thoughts that I might share at some point), but I began to notice that I didn't like the way I had been interacting with others (here and in the "real" world). So, I decided to take a hiatus. I will be checking my profile page periodically, so if you had a question that you really wanted an answer for, just let me know.
How is the experiment going? Hadn't heard an update in some time.
How would you feel about helping me work through the book I mentioned concerning the Jesus Myth? That way you could clarify points of misunderstanding and refute any misstatements, while I will focus on attempting to defend (some) of what the authors are saying. It is a very well-researched work. Here is a amazon preview of it.
Well, the dating of the gospels, the content and import of genuine Pauline epistles, and the usefulness of the church fathers (a topic I don't care too much about) were all broached. We can hone in on one or do something more broad. I'm game for just about anything.