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  1. The tomb is empty!

    https://youtu.be/0-QKuOasMho

    “But He was pierced for our transgressions; he was punished for our inequities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”

    Isaiah 53:5 (Written c. 700 B.C.)

    “For what I received I pass on to you as of first importance; that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”

    1 Corinthians 15 (Written by Paul the Apostle, 53 A.D.)

  2. “we murdered God”
    We don’t need to resort to crass language which we wouldn’t accept from atheists without pretending to be all upset, so we shouldn’t use that kind of description. That is if we don’t want to be hypocrites.

    No wonder Swordfish thinks it’s all nonsense
    Everybody has sinned and fallen short in the eyes of God.
    That is true without pretending to be contrite about something you didn’t do…daft
    It is not on everybody. Yet those who were involved were forgiven by Chris immediately. He knew that they did not know what they were doing.
     
    Because God is not irrational and does not blame people for doing what they do not know.
    Or not doing what they do not know.
    Shame it’s forgotten in every other discussion or consideration.
    God is not irrational, humans are, often.
     
    Easer is a time for hope to spring from misery
    Yet all around are “losing theirs and blaming it on you”

    I stayed up to watch this, it’s old news but only just discovered.
    This is whee people get their ideas from. Yet, yes, the church has lied from the beginning on occasion and continues to do so. Those interested in conspiracy…jt’s the jewish perspective
    WARNIG: The following may contain fake news but which is which?

  3. Easter Baskets
    Dyeing Eggs
    Vinegar Kitchens
    Greeting Cards
    Family Visits
    Green Grass Yards
    Father Quiet
    Blankets Warm
    Praise
    Love
    Beauty
    Growing
    Peace
    Day
    Springtime
    Sunshine

  4. We murdered God

    Kudos. This is just what I’d expect from a man who knows the faith:

    The Roman Catechism:

    Reasons Why Christ Suffered

    The reasons why the Saviour suffered are also to be explained, that thus the greatness and intensity of the divine love towards us may the more fully appear. Should anyone inquire why the Son of God underwent His most bitter Passion, he will find that besides the guilt inherited from our first parents the principal causes were the vice’s and crimes which have been perpetrated from the beginning of the world to the present day and those which will be committed to the end of time. In His Passion and death the Son of God, our Saviour, intended to atone for and blot out the sins of all ages, to offer for them to his Father a full and abundant satisfaction.

    Besides, to increase the dignity of this mystery, Christ not only suffered for sinners, but even for those who were the very authors and ministers of all the torments He endured. Of this the Apostle reminds us in these words addressed to the Hebrews: Think diligently upon him that endured such opposition from sinners against himself; that you be not wearied, fainting in your minds. In this guilt are involved all those who fall frequently into sin; for, as our sins consigned Christ the Lord to the death of the cross, most certainly those who wallow in sin and iniquity crucify to themselves again the Son of God, as far as in them lies, and make a mockery of Him. This guilt seems more enormous in us than in the Jews, since according to the testimony of the same Apostle: If they had known it, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory; while we, on the contrary, professing to know Him, yet denying Him by our actions, seem in some sort to lay violent hands on him.

    May you and yours have a blessed Eastertide

  5. “We” didn’t murder God but Briggs likes to say it often.
    It’s crass. “we” didn’t build the gas chambers either. Some ‘Christians’ supported it though and still do, openly. I’m glad to see that at least now he ‘et als’ aren’t saying “the Jews” murdered God. That’s progress…
    However:

    The reasons why the Saviour suffered are also to be explained, that thus the greatness and intensity of the divine love towards us may the more fully appear. Should anyone inquire why the Son of God underwent His most bitter Passion, he will find that besides the guilt inherited from our first parents the principal causes were the vice’s and crimes which have been perpetrated from the beginning of the world to the present day and those which will be committed to the end of time. In His Passion and death the Son of God, our Saviour, intended to atone for and blot out the sins of all ages, to offer for them to his Father a full and abundant satisfaction.
    Besides, to increase the dignity of this mystery, Christ not only suffered for sinners, but even for those who were the very authors and ministers of all the torments He endured. Of this the Apostle reminds us in these words addressed to the Hebrews: Think diligently upon him that endured such opposition from sinners against himself; that you be not wearied, fainting in your minds. In this guilt are involved all those who fall frequently into sin; for, as our sins consigned Christ the Lord to the death of the cross, most certainly those who wallow in sin and iniquity crucify to themselves again the Son of God, as far as in them lies, and make a mockery of Him. This guilt seems more enormous in us than in the Jews, since according to the testimony of the same Apostle: If they had known it, they would never have crucified the Lord of glory; while we, on the contrary, professing to know Him, yet denying Him by our actions, seem in some sort to lay violent hands on him.

    That’s the Christian faith. There are countless ways to say it.
    The above quote explains that salvation is not only for those who believe, as the Apostle Paul states.
    Happy Easter everybody!
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    Adding to Jan’s list:
    New life, Spring, Hope, Joy, good news, peace
    Renewal of faith for many, an excuse to eat chocolate for others
     
    Who’s going to throw the first stone?

  6. Hallelujah!! Thank You, Lord Jesus Christ!!! Thank You, God our Father!!! Thank You Holy Spirit!!!
    Thank you, Mother Mary!! Thank you, Saint Joseph!!
    Thank you, Matt!!
    God bless, C-Marie

  7. Happy Resurrection Day! Happy Easter Season!

    I like the colors on that painting there!

  8. Was going to say about the colours. Bright, very Easter. A cheerful change.

    RE “the Tomb” vid
    very odd mistake at Minute 18:15 the claimant says the Gospel of Luke quotes Mary’s genealogy, which is false it is Joseph’s:

    ~Luke 3 :23
    23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

  9. Throwing the baby out with the sea:
    How many shapes can you think of?
    In 1 Kings chapter 7, Solomon has built a bronze basin circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line of thirty cubits to measure around it. So the ratio of circumference to diameter here is 3:1

    Going over old ground here, but it strikes me that some people lack the basic imagination when reading anything let alone the bible.
    It struck me immediately on reading the first quote, which was from Gary, that it is approximate and frankly, who cares? The thing is hand cast by today’s standards and how many significant figures are people looking for in order to show that the scripture is accurate enough?
    I find this so weird, that it makes me wonder who you geeks really are/
     
    1, is it that the people trying to prove the bible’s inerrancy
    2 is it the fault of those who prove it is?
     
    For goodness sake.
    Put yourself back into the past as the bronze sculpture, then asked yourself about the man writing about the thing! Then imagine how well versed everybody was in any of the already known arts of mathS!
     
    Have to conclude it’s just an excuse for people to pontificate about something that’s obvious. (where discrepancies are bound to exist)

  10. So looking at the provide “proof” one discovers that, wow! it’s an aproximation!
    How much to they pay these people and do they have editors and secretaries to make sure they don’t “do” typos?
     
    The bible is not inerrant , stop pretending you even think it is
    Back to the bronze thing, how many shapes that might still come under the category ‘circular’, (except to a numpty mathematically dogmatic person) are there which might satisfy the description of the bronze object?
    That’s more fun

  11. Oopse wrong post, how did that happen?
    last two comments on wrong article. backing and forthing, led back to Easter again.

  12. The bible is not inerrant , stop pretending you even think it is

    The Holiest Day of the Year and you spend it bitching like a Christopher Hitchens wannabe, spewing your foolish and fetid heresies.

    Why didn’t you start your own haughty heretic harridan blog and see how many want to read your hateful harangues.

    The Bible is the word of God and, thus, inerrant and those who do not think it is will have all of eternity to share a place with others who imagine themselves part of the smart set.

  13. Pontifical Biblical Commission:

    Concerning the Work of R. D Frederic Schmidtke entitled Die Einwanderung Israels in Kanaan

    February 27, 1934 (AAS 26 [1934] 130f)

    As the question has been addressed to this Pontifical Biblical Commission what is to be thought of the work entitled Die Einwassderung Israels in Kanaan, published at Breslau in the year 1933 by R. D. Frederic Schmidtke, it has decided that the following answer should be given:

    R. D. Frederic Schmidtke, Professor Extraordinary of the Old Testament in the Theological Faculty of the University of Breslau in the volume mentioned above:in his treatment of the Pentateuch follows the opinions of rationalistic criticism to the complete neglect of the decree of the Pontifical Biblical Commission of June 27, 1906;
    moreover, in the history of the Old Testament, without any attention to the decree of the same Pontifical Biblical Commission of June 23, 1905, he introduces a type of literature consisting of popular traditions mingling falsehood with truth; contrary to the clear evidence of the sacred books…

    The author, consequently, at least implicitly, denies the dogma of biblical inspiration and inerrancy; he entirely neglects the norms of Catholic hermeneutics he contradicts the Catholic doctrine most clearly set forth in the Encyclicals Providentissimus Deus of Leo XIII and Spiritus Paraclitus of Benedict XV.

    Hence the aforesaid work deserves reprobation on various grounds and should be kept out of Catholic schools.

    The Pontifical Commission, moreover, takes this occasion to warn Catholic commentators to obey with due reverence the dogmatic Constitution of the Vatican Council, renewing the Decree of the sacred Council of Trent, by which it was solemnly ordained “that in matters of faith and morals, appertaining to the building up of Christian doctrine, that is to be held as the true sense of sacred Scripture which was, and is, held by our holy mother the Church, to whom it belongs to judge of the true sense and interpretation of the holy Scriptures, and therefore no one may interpret holy Scripture contrary to this sense or also against the unanimous consent of the Fathers”.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    The bible is not inerrant , stop pretending you even think it is

    The Holiest day of the year and a Christopher Hitchens wannabe comes here to spew her rancid rhetoric on the blog of a faithful traditional Catholic.

    I think Joy knows that were she to start a Haughty Heretical Harridan Blog she’d have fewer than ten subscribers so she comes here to sew enmity and division because she is Satan’s Servant and the subtext of most of her responses is that only she is right and the Church Jesus established to teach in His name is wrong.

    She clearly is an Anti-Christ riven with a haughty hatred of truth

  14. Joy
    April 17, 2022 at 8:21 am
    No wonder Swordfish thinks it’s all nonsense

    I DO agree with you that “murder” is the wrong choice of words

    But consider where Swordfish fits in this passage:

    1: Corinthians 23

    22 Jews demand signs and Greeks search for wisdom,
    23 but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,
    24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.…

  15. Mick,
    The Holiest Day of the Year and you spend it bitching like a Christopher Hitchens wannabe, spewing your foolish and fetid heresies.
    NoI don’t support the late Chris Hitchens, never have. I do happen to know however, that he discovered the lifeless bodies of his Mother and her defrocked priest lover after their joint suicide. So, a reason for many a young person to go against the ‘the faith”/ church, just a bit. He is dead now though, not going to harm you.
    I didn’t really even like his manner, but had he met Jesus he would have been on His side, in my view.
     
    Why didn’t you start your own haughty heretic harridan blog and see how many want to read your hateful harangues.
    “hateful harangues are like melancholy meringues?
    “haughty”. Do you understand humour? Parody? Mirroring what’s written?
     
    Maybe it’s your view that those who only agree with the polemic or stick with the crowd should be allowed to comment? Do you worry when you see others posting eight or ten comments on a single post? I could link many where it happens without a word. So, it’s bias…
     
    Someone has to say something about it. I am simply mirroring so much of the commentary but you’re too biased to notice, and of course, it’s easier to be personal than actually address the arguments properly. Some have even argued this is just a place to vent!
     
    If you have one, you’re supposed to make the point. Not resort to ad hominem. (Buy Briggs’ recent book.)
     
    The Bible is the word of God and, thus, inerrant and those who do not think it is will have all of eternity to share a place with others who imagine themselves part of the smart set.*

    That’s pretty hateful is it not?
    (it isn’t true, either)

    Odd you seem to need to think of people burning in ‘hell’ if they disagree with you. I don’t think it gets any more hateful and frankly, Unchristian, but sadistic. Truly.

    It’s also the reason why Swordfish, among other reasons no doubt, can’t take you seriously as an honest debating opponent. Failure to admit you’re wrong on a self evident point of fact is a sign of someone that’s not coming from a place of honour, or perhaps isn’t mature.
     
    Things are only funny when you’re damming people to eternal punishment, that’s amusing, of course, but someone pointing out some basic point of truth is hateful speech…
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    “being part of the smart set”?
    I am not part of your set or Swordfish’s set. I’m not a gang member.
    I quoted the bible faithfully and it upset you despite your choice of bible quotes didn’t alter the truth in any meaningful way.
    I have nothing in common with Christopher Hitchens. ..used to like his brother’s take on not ‘poking the Russian bear’/Brexit, but that ship has sailed. We now have evidence before us and Peter Hitchens is just personally biased towards the imaginary Old Russia. He’s Mal contented.
    *the bible is the inspired word of God. There have been other very famous descriptions of how it is believed God influences the bible’s writing.
    Saying it’s inerrant, plays into the fundamentalist and the dogmatic atheist’s straw man alike.

  16. No interest in writing a blog. You don’t know me if you think so
    Take a look at the affable catholic priest in the podcast about the picture at the top.
    He’s more what I’m used to. Tells the truth, tells it without need to deviate from it.
     
    The painting at the top is St George

  17. Here is the gist of my comment thread that was the reverse of negative or hateful:
    “Easer is a time for hope to spring from misery?Yet all around are “losing theirs and blaming it on you””
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    (Quote from article)
    “That’s the Christian faith. There are countless ways to say it.?The above quote explains that salvation is not only for those who believe, as the Apostle Paul states.?Happy Easter everybody!”?“Adding to Jan’s list:?New life, Spring, Hope, Joy, good news, peace?Renewal of faith for many, an excuse to eat chocolate for others?  
    Who’s going to throw the first stone?”
     
    “Was going to say about the colours. Bright, very Easter. A cheerful change.”? ?~RE “the Tomb” vid…thought the video was topical, being Easter, assumed I was last to see it but that was misconstrued.
    ~post about erroneous claim from the Tomb vid
    6:43 & 6:52 posted in error on wrong article: see below this one, old post about mathematical “error” in the bible.

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