ah see, a perfect example.April 19 2012 at 11:53 AM
Kate (Login kateothelamp)
Response to Apparently not
Once again, I thought I understood, but you have irrefutably demonstrated that once again, I do not. I cannot even begin to imagine how tiresome this must be for you, and why on earth you keep wasting your time attempting to communicate with one as obviously dense and obtuse as I.
You see, I thought that the original subject was that Arthur has stated several times in various places, including right here on this very board, that Jesus himself never claimed to be God. I have asked him about this claim on several occasions, and have stated that:
1. The Bible does not record Jesus saying the words "I am God."
2. The Bible does, however, record several things he said that indicated his deity.
3. The Bible does record statements by others that also indicate his deity.
4. Whether or not the reader believes the Bible, in whole or in part to be true, believes in God, or believes in the existence of Jesus, is irrelevant. Whether or not one believes the words in the Bible to be unverified, unproven, unwitnessed hearsay, mythology, legend, or Jewish folk tales, is irrelevant. Those words are found in the text of the Bible - and I have a standing offer to show him exactly what written words I am referring to, if he is ever interested. So far, Arthur has not indicated an interest to review those writings.
Now, silly me, that is what I thought was the topic of discussion. I thought that was what I had written, to which you were responding. However, based on your posts in this thread, that was not the subject at all. So, it's not that I have forgotten what we were discussing, it's that I never really understood in the first place.
Thank you again for correcting me.