Arian Christology

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  1. muhammad_isa

    muhammad_isa Save Our Souls

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    It means that I think that @Thomas' claim of "scholarship" is based on some fragments of "truth" that are not in the Bible.

    It means that it is strange how Arias' belief spread so quickly if it was so illogical.

    I'm saying that people are/were accused of being Arians if they dispute the nicene creed.

    ..therefore, just making this topic into a discussion of "what Arius believed" is just an attempt to disguise the fact that Christians have always had varying opinions .. it is just that Arius brought "the godhead" into people's attention.
     
  2. RJM Corbet

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    Directly implying that @Thomas needs to confine himself to the Bible for true material? Or is it just sarcasm?
    So what if it spread? Christianity spread. There were factions.
    I am saying have you read the Nicene Creed? Or the Apostles Creed that is often used in its place.
    So???
    But you have just argued that whatever Arius personally thought or believed is known only to God -- and anyway immaterial?

    You are again shifting the goalposts deliberately choosing to ignore the central issue, which is that you're only interested in trying to use Arianism to educate the part of Christianity that does not fit in with your own religious beliefs. That would be fine. But you are not interested in proper debate.

    You cannot be pinned down to proper discussion. You revert to a level of debate that is not fitting for these forums. I may not have found the right w0rds here, because I am tired of going around in circles -- but I hope the meaning is clear?
     
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  3. Thomas

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    Now now. The Thalia was being discussed, not the Bible, and I never suggested the Thalia was Revelation – please don't misrepresent me in an attempt to score a point.

    Christological questions were there from the very beginning! LOL, even Jesus asked them!!! (eg Mark 8:27, Matthew 16:15.)

    See my post above on the role of Arius in the broader dispute.

    You see, again and again you misrepresent. This thread is actually entitled 'Arian Chistology'! Nor am I or anyone suggesting there was not varying opinions, in fact I rather think I have offered more evidence for that than you have!
     
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    Feeling the same way... pity, 'cos' the topic has led me off in all directions.
     
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    Oh well ... perhaps an essay for the homepage?
     
  6. muhammad_isa

    muhammad_isa Save Our Souls

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    No .. I suppose what I am saying is that much of "the history" that @Thomas considers sound and a result of scholarship,
    is coming from THE VERY PEOPLE who were involved in the decisions of the Nicene council. I'm dubious about that "history".
    History can often be misrepresented by nations or parties.

    Of course I'm interested in proper debate. Yes, I'm interested in how the Arians were persecuted and annihilated shortly before Muhammad, peace be with him, was sent to mankind by our Creator.
     
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    muhammad_isa Save Our Souls

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    Yes, that's very interesting. The dispute is primarily one about the doctrine of the trinity.
    ..whatever the "type" of Unitarians the various different Arian communities were, does not justify
    how the Roman Empire behaved towards those that did not agree with the nicene creed.
     
  8. muhammad_isa

    muhammad_isa Save Our Souls

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    No .. I have nothing to offer .. goodbye!
     
  9. Tone Bristow-Stagg

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    Well I personally see we are very lucky that Christ returned, now known as the Glory of God, Baha’u’llah the Father and offerd us all Truth.

    So that is the quandary face. Do the wise turn away from, or to that Message?

    You have your choice, I made mine.

    Regards Tony
     
  10. Cino

    Cino Big Love! (Atheist mystic) Admin

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    It is rude to imply that other people have not put a lot of consideration into their choices.

    Also, do you really think that you can just choose to believe this or that, like picking a favorite lifestyle item from what's on offer? Do you really think anyone here takes their beliefs that lightly?
     
  11. ScholarlySeeker

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    Well, then, what ever for is it doing in scripture as scripture?! If we took that tack with all scripture where would it leave us? GRIN!
     
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  12. Tone Bristow-Stagg

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    Yes I see we do get to choose. Many people's choice is to go with what they know, nature and nurture have bound them to certain traditions and thoughts that they are content with.

    Personally I am a black and white person and that is how I always come across, just ask my wife. It is me from my nature and nurture and my logical view of life.

    Faith was definitely a choice for me, I could have just as easily rejected it and lived another life and at one time I did just that. They were my choices.

    What is stated is a fact, it is not an insult. Unless one is not happy with, or 100% sure of the choices they have made?

    Regards Tony
     
  13. Cino

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    I quoted too little, here you go:

    Do you really question the wisdom of the other participants, or imply they made a wrong choice, because they do not share your faith? That is kind of rude, especially in light of this being an Interfaith Discussion Forum.

    Is wisdom the same as deductive reasoning, to you? Like making an informed consumer choice?

    For example, could you just choose differently, now?
     
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  14. ScholarlySeeker

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    Um, it may not be a fact, but an interpretation. I am not sure I have ever been 100% sure of anything, especially as time goes on. Very precious little in a finite existence is ever 100% sure. I'm just sayin......
     
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    I think my reservation is that Jesus would do better by coming back as himself as he was in his day, not with a different name. That leaves too much open to abuse and deceit. Does that make sense? I honestly just don't think I would ever find this convincing in any manner of the claim. Jesus should come back AS Jesus and identify himself as such an one, so there can be no even possible error of a human interpretation, conceptualization, etc. Sorry, no offense intended.
     
  16. ScholarlySeeker

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    Not trying to be difficult, but I view this as a discussion. Debates accomplish nothing and never help. I have been in debates, and this ain't one. This is nowhere near an actual debate, and I am very glad of it actually. A discussion is just so much more helpful, useful, and enjoyable. There isn't anything about making points and running off imagining someone wins and someone loses. Discussions is where we can learn and share and disagree agreeably without losing face, if that is a concern. In debates that becomes a concern, but not in discussions. It's why I like going down that route.

    Besides, honestly, this is never going to be a subject where one wins in a debate. There is no winning in this kind of debate. A discussion everyone can come away feeling smarter, more informed, and enjoying the process.
     
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  17. RabbiO

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    Actually, what has been transpiring is neither debate nor discussion. We have here some people talking at one another, not to one another. We have here some people not interested in trying to understand a different point of view, just interested in repeating their own point of view. We have here some people who say to others that they need to think outside the box, to be open to new ideas, new understandings, new truths, but who, in actuality, mean that others need to accept their ideas, understandings and truths.

    If you can play peace maker, go for it. As for me, right at the moment real life has reared its head again. I’ve got to call on a fellow, the eldest of six children, who just lost his youngest brother, age 52 to covid. This is one funeral I won’t be doing. The brother lived out of state. But I’ve done too many of late.
     
  18. ScholarlySeeker

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    In other words, a typical message board! GRIN! No wonder I feel right at home... by the way, I just finished reading the first volume of the Zohar. Mighty fascinating! Now onto vol. 2......gonna try for all 12 of them in two years.... that's gotta be a heap much amount of spirituality coming my way, right? Lol!
     
  19. Tone Bristow-Stagg

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    No offence taken and no offence is given, or directed to any person.

    My logical brain says that is the quandary we face in life, that is, we face our own choices.

    Regards Tony
     
  20. RJM Corbet

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    That would be nice wouldn't it? Call it debate, call it discussion ...
     

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