Most new Testament scholars believe that Timothy was a forgery written by someone who wanted his agenda heeded, so he wrote it using Paul's name.
It's still in the bible....bloody good forgery if that was the intent!
You'd be surprised at how many forgeries there are in the Bible, but at the Council of Nicea, of 325 AD, where it was decided which books would be included in the Bible, and which would not, the bishops were more concerned about which ones supported their point of view, than about their authenticity.
that thing was called "faith" isn't Sarah?
There are nice quotations in every major religion's scriptures. Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is full of practical and wise sayings with none of the batshit crazy stuff in The Holy Bible, where you have Jesus casting demons into pigs and then driving them over a cliff to drown in the ocean and other such nonsense.
"Does God exist?" is a curious question to ask on an atheist forum. Kind of like going on a vegan forum and posting "Should we eat meat?" (No offense, Micmic.)
With all due respect, Stutz, this is Micmic's first time on the board, and he's working with a language handicap. Under the circumstances, I think he's doing very well. I would hate to try to express myself in Tagalog.
I'm confused (or are you?). Are you replying to your own post?
RE: "I'm confused" - now THERE'S a shocker!
What are you referring to?
Hey, I get that. That's why I noted "no offense". Just found it funny is all. Please stick around and enjoy, Micmic.
What should be the question if you rewrite mine?