Posted by sankho from ? (22.214.171.124) on Friday, November 15, 2002 at 11:40PM :
In Reply to: Re: Why Muslim Assyrians can't exist...... posted by pancho from ? (126.96.36.199) on Friday, November 15, 2002 at 9:45AM :
: The founder of Christianity was a Jew from Israel. Of course there have been changes made to it...that's why they'd crucify Jesus all over again if he showed up today.
---not necessarily; the founder of Christianity was probably Paul, who 'was not a Pharisee, nor even a Jew, but a gentile proselyte to Judaism'....
: Islam changed a lot too from the days of Muhammad...but it started in Arabia.
---I reckon Islam hasn't changed at all since those days... thats one of it's major problems... doesn't eveolve really.
: Besides just wishing it to be the case...how did Christianity start in Mesopotamia.
----there is probably some validity in this.... early Assyrians took the basis of Jesus' teachings and transformed it into a new religion. Jesus was really preaching Judaism. Early follower's of Jesus' words like Tatian the Assyrian and Bardaisan developed a religious view totally unlike modern Christianity.... it had many more pagan elements in it.
: I don't think we can claim credit for Christianity and why on earth would we want to? What has it brought to that region but misery? Indeed what has Islam brought but misery...what do ALL religions that give carte blanche to people to act in the name of a god bring BUT misery?
: Act in the name of your neighbors children.
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