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Elwood
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There are several books containing the "alternate gospels." You can do searches on Amazon or Christianbook.com. They all have names like "New Testament Aprocropha, Lost Gospels, Apocrophal Gospels, etc. Lost Scriptures

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hoitoider
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Try here:

http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/

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Jason Threadslayer
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quote:
Originally posted by Elwood v2.0:
Jason, since we've wondered into Peter and Paul I have something I'm curious about:

Why isn't Peter listed among those greeted in Paul's epistle to the Romans? I know some Protestant scholars say he just wasn't there to greet, but in Catholic tradition he would have to be and his omission seems a bit troubling, as Paul doesn't seem to be one to hold a grudge.

The usual conclusion is that Paul was aware that Peter had left Rome for a time. Peter, like Paul, did travel much around the Mediterranean. The problem is that the Bible doesn't actual supply much information on who was where when (nearly nothing is given about what the Twelve did other than Peter) and Acts even breaks off in its accounts of Peter's and Paul's activities. Patristic sources are nearly unanimous in saying that Peter and Paul both went to Rome and were martyred there, however, Protestants often regard those sources as legendary.

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Etienne
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quote:
Originally posted by Silas Sparkhammer:
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Originally posted by lavender blue:
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[qb] [QUOTE](snip)And if you're an Asterix fan, have you seen the Lucky Luke books?

I only have read 3 of the Asterix books, though your quote sparked a intense Google search for Asterix webpages last night and plans to visit my library tomorrow. I must say that some of the satire completely passed me by; I just giggle over the more obvious punning and storylines. I have not seen the Lucky Luke books-are they similar? I admit to a very dry sense of humor.
Asterix and Obelix were by Goscinny and Uderzo; Uderzo, alas, is no longer living, but Goscinny worked with Morris to create Lucky Luke, a figure in the American Wild West, who with his trusty horse Jolly Jumper, roam from town to town seeking (hilarious) adventure. The writing is quite similar in tone to the Asterix stories: wicked puns which, alas, suffer from translation. The translators do their best, and so the stories are a treat even for us non-French speakers. (And a few jokes have been thrown in that probably weren't in the original stories.) There have also been two animated movies, which, alas, are only average in quality.

One running joke is swiped directly from Asterix: there, the Romans were always saying, "The Gau... The Gau... The Gauls!" Well, in Lucky Luke, people are always saying, "The Da... The Da... The Daltons!" It's a nice bit of continuity!

Silas ("I want to be the Caliph instead of the Caliph!") Sparkhammer

That's the pirate's line, actually :-D

Check out Astérix : Mission Cléopatre, the live action movie. (The second one, the first was so so) It's the best French Film ever made, IMHO.

Heck, the best film ever. Learn French if you have to.

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Mouse
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[off-topic] I thought DEA was banned from posting here. If that's true than I can't say I miss him much. He was always going on and on about that Sollog character who has the credibility of toast. [end off-topic]

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Johnny Slick
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[off-topic]That's probably because DEA *was* Sollog.[end off-topic]

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Mouse
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[off-topic] So our message board attracts wingnut psychics (or should it be psychos)? The wonders never cease. [end off-topic]

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SilverElf4
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Jesus is mostly celebrated for his death. (If it were for his resurrection, then churches wouldn't use crosses and crucifixes, but some other iconography, showing the risen Christ and perhaps the empty tomb.)
Eh. I have to disagree with this one. The cross is indeed a central symbol for the faith - but most of the crosses you'll see hanging around peoples necks and in most churches don't have anyone hanging on them...

In any case, if Jesus death were the main facet of Christianity, I would venture to say that Good Friday would be the high holy day of the most churches - but its not, Easter Sunday stands alone on top of that pile, so to speak.

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Jason Threadslayer
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quote:
Originally posted by Silas Sparkhammer:
Jesus is mostly celebrated for his death. (If it were for his resurrection, then churches wouldn't use crosses and crucifixes, but some other iconography, showing the risen Christ and perhaps the empty tomb.)

Hey, I missed that one. [Smile]

Silas seems most exposed to Western Christianity. You'll mainly find crucifixes above the altar in Roman Rite churches. In Eastern churches (with the exception of the Maronites), you'll find icons, especially of Christ seated on a throne around the altar, and few crucifixes. This reflects the traditional emphasis of the two main branches of Christianity: Crucifixion and Atonement in the West and Ressurrection and Theosis in the East.

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oh pleeze
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don't know if this has already been posted, just thought i'd add to the thread once more:

DALLAS -- For the millions of people who have read -- and perhaps believed -- Dan Brown's best-selling novel "The Da Vinci Code," Professor Darrell Bock wants to set the record straight.
breaking the code

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