After a quick look in my Bible not recognizing the Gospel of Philip or Thomas, found information about them above in Wikipedia. Would have helped yourself if you had given some actual links to your statements like Halfabo asked for, because they are not in Genesis concerning the cave. I'm not even sure they would all be in your own readings from just skimming the link above, and a few other links within that to Thomas, Gnostic, etc. etc. This may be part of your belief system, from what I have read in it (very little).
Alalu wrote:The first statement was a figure of speech for the most part. You chose to take it literally which indicates that you are only interested in lobbing insults and will grasp at anything to do so.
The statements after that are what I believe and what I stand for. One of the major complaints about Christians, which I believe is valid, is that they are obsessed with death because they mistakenly believe that that is what Jesus was about. They celebrate his death rather than his life. Example, Mel Gibson.
Not only have I read the Bible numerous times, I have read many of the works upon which it was based. And if it weren't for my ancestors there would be no Protestant Church on Earth and most likely no Catholic Church either since it would have been destroyed a long time ago.
Figure of speech? So what did that actually mean as a response to what I said, or why Halfabo thinks you are embellishing? Secondly, your statement about Jesus are incorrect, or just do not believe in the New Testament, You use your own Gospel of Philip stated above, it is particularly important it does not talk about the Crucifixion or Resurrection, or that Jesus is Lord, that he arose from the dead, or why he died on the cross. Last, maybe you have, or have not read the Bible numerous times, but if your dying many times was a "figure of speech", I doubt if you ever died or ever read the Bible once. I believe Halfabo said, he has actually died twice, presumably his heart actually stopped and he was brought back--hence an actual near death experience. Big claim without your ancestors there would be no Protestant Church or Catholic Church. Who probably does not have ancestry or blood that goes back to the Days of Jesus somehow, or for that matter we all helped build the Pyramids. See how ridicules you sound?