God Feeds the Ravens
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I'm not an expert, but would we expect the Taoist or the Buddhist canon to contain material by other than adherents?Doesn't seem that anyone other than a Christian (relating to or professing Christianity or its teachings) wrote anything that made it to the final edit of the Christian bible.
Perhaps there is debate about lost or destroyed early documents, but the New Testament apocrypha is freely available, including here on IO
Before Luther's vernacular translation and the simultaneous invention of the printing press, the NT was not accessible to ordinary people, because books and literacy were restricted and it was in Latin.
Organised religion has many faults. But I do not believe it is reasonable to lay the invention of eucharistic Christianity in Paul's lap, that was already evident in Rome around 50AD -- or to give Constantine all the credit for its spread that has had such a great effect on people over two thousand years of history?
I find the attempts to minimize often come across a bit desperate? (Not directed personally at anyone)