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Friday, April 11, 2014

New findings suggest 'Gospel of Jesus's Wife' isn't a modern forgery

   

In 2012, the discovery of a tattered papyrus fragment rocked the biblical studies community after some alleged its text proved that Jesus was married.
Now tests show the fragment is not only likely legit — it's also superold.

The controversial fragment known as the "Gospel of Jesus's Wife" dates to between the sixth and ninth centuries, and could possibly date back as early as the second to fourth centuries, according to a newly published study in the Harvard Theological Review. 

The fragment, which contains the words, "Jesus said to them, my wife," first came to light several years ago. Harvard University Divinity Professor Karen L. King, who announced the fragment's existence at a conference in 2012, was quick to point out that the fragment does not prove that Jesus had a wife.

"The main topic of the fragment is to affirm that women who are mothers and wives can be disciples of Jesus — a topic that was hotly debated in early Christianity as celibate virginity increasingly became highly valued," King said in a statement.
The document first came to King's attention in 2011. She had it examined by Roger Bagnall, director of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. Bagnall's initial findings were that the fragment was ancient, which lead to more testing.
From Harvard University:
Over the past two years, extensive testing of the papyrus and the carbon ink, as well as analysis of the handwriting and grammar, all indicate that the existing material fragment dates to between the sixth and ninth centuries CE. None of the testing has produced any evidence that the fragment is a modern fabrication or forgery.
Not everyone agrees that the document is legitimate. Brown University professor Leo Depuydt wrote a rebuttal to the findings in which he calls out "gross grammatical errors." He said the fragment is so clearly a phony that it "seems ripe for a Monty Python sketch."

In an interview with the Boston Globe, King said, “I’m basically hoping that we can move past the issue of forgery to questions about the significance of this fragment for the history of Christianity, for thinking about questions like, ‘Why does Jesus being married, or not, even matter? Why is it that people had such an incredible reaction to this?’ "
The fragment measures 1.5 by 3 inches. Its author is unknown.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Braveheart (1995) - Watch FREE full movie

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When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron fist.

Aliens And The Vatican - Vatican Observatory Co-Hosts Science Conference in Arizona VIDEO

 

Is the Vatican part of one of the largest UFO cover ups in Human History?

Jehovah's Witnesses - eliciting event at Vellidio, Greece

Jehovah's Witnesses - eliciting event at Vellidio 


Strong reactions caused a few weeks ago, in the Metropolis of Thessaloniki, for an event by the Greek Old Calendarists club which was scheduled at the Convention Center Vellidio.

The only “dad” that gives birth to his babies!

The only “dad” that gives birth to his babies! 

The hippocampus or otherwise known as "seahorse" is a strange marine organism.
Not only because it stays with the same "woman" all the years of his life, but mainly because the male gives birth to the "babies" of the family!

The Polish Orthodox Church is returning to the old calendar

      

On March 18, in the residence of the Metropolitan Savva of Warsaw and All Poland, the spring session of the Synod of Bishops of the Polish Orthodox Church, unprecedented decision was made—the first in the history of the Orthodox Church.

SYRIA: Miracle of Holy Theotokos in the Christian town of Saidnaya

   

A miracle by the Holy Theotokos was reported at one of the monasteries of Saidnaya. This town is one of the most famous Christian inhabited and pilgrimage places in the war torn Syria.

Albania - Europe's REAL Marijuana Capital

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Albanian marijuana has invaded Europe”. This is how Italian TV shows and newspapers treat the problem of the drug which arrives from Albania in huge quantities, with sophisticated transportation vehicles.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hagia Sophia: The Legend of the Angel and the Apprentice

       

When something gets really big, its parts become huge in numbers too. The Hagia Sophia strengthened its almost 1500 years old (BC 537) fame with this very “greats”. Its legends are among them.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Constantinople's fall and the gate left open

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The terminal events surrounding the fall of great empires have long been studied, pondered and argued over. Edward Gibbon's "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire" comes to mind as one of the best documentations of these eventual apocalypses, as does the more recent seven-volume series on the history of political violence by William T. Vollmann called "Rising Up and Rising Down."

Why won't church leaders fight for Christian values?

  

Anglican leaders spout dreary Left-wing pieties that pass for socialist thought, whether on Europe, immigration, or welfare.

Noah (2014) - Watch Free Movies Online

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A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission to rescue the innocent before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the wicked from the world.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spain’s New ‘Holy Grail’: Jesus Couldn’t Afford That Kind of Bling

 


Two historians claim they’ve identified the legendary cup—a relic made of gold and precious stones. But where’d a poor carpenter get that kind of money?
 

Fatos Klosi, the head of Shik, the Albanian intelligence service: Greek Church, more dangerous than the Albanian Islamist

 

Former chairman of the National Intelligence Service Fatos Klosi, in a newspaper interview in "Illyria Newspaper" in the U.S., spoke about the problem of Islamic extremism risk . He said the problem now is different than it was in the early 90s .

Muslim Brotherhood Founder's Grandson on UK Government

 

 The British government last week unveiled its new Foreign Office Advisory Group on freedom of religion and belief, featuring – amongst others – Tariq Ramadan, whose grandfather founded the Muslim Brotherhood.

Bill Clinton ‘Wouldn’t be Surprised’ if Aliens Exist VIDEO

   

The former United States president appeared on Wednesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” He ended up discussing, among other things, extraterrestrial life.

David Cameron says halal meat will be protected as long as he Prime Minister


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David Cameron has said he will keep halal meat “safe in Britain” and would never impose restrictions on religious slaughter as long as he is Prime Minister.

Pakistani baby accused of attempted murder

     

Lahore (Pakistan) (AFP) - While many children his age are still learning how to crawl, a nine-month-old boy in Pakistan has been accused of attempted murder in a case observers say highlights endemic flaws in the country's legal system.

Anonymous calls for massive attack on Israeli cyberspace - VIDEO

 
 Hacktivist group Anonymous plans to execute an anti-Israel operation dubbed #OpIsrael by launching massive cyber-attacks against Israeli ministries and organizations on April 7, the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Hundreds of Verona residents rally for independence

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Residents of Verona have flooded the streets of the northern Italian city to reiterate calls for independence and demand the release of 24 activists arrested earlier on suspicion of plotting to take over Venice's main square with an improvised tank.

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