Joined: Oct. 2009
|Quote (midwifetoad @ Aug. 31 2011,12:46)|
|This is because the New Testament documents are better-preserved and more numerous than any other ancient writings.|
Actually not a scrap of any original manuscript exists (or is known to exist).
I could be wrong, but I believe the oldest manuscript dealing with Jesus is the Gospel of Thomas, which is Gnostic in tone.
Perhaps god preserved it so we would know it is the most reliable history of Jesus.
Apologists: old = original
Oh yeah, I keep forgetting (because the fundies won't even discuss) the whole concept of the gnostics and the mysteries.
Oh man, what Paul did to the religion of Jesus.
Ignored by those who can't provide evidence for their claims.