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Old 5th December 2017, 04:29 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by jond View Post
Unlike Jesus, with Paul we at least have letters attributed to him. (Oh, wait: one of the reasons we here that no one wrote about Jesus at the time was that they were illiterate. How did they exchange letters then?) The cult that James was running existed, that much is clear. Did James pretend he had a brother to make an attempt at plausible deniability? Very possible, IMO. Ultimately: Paul is more important to modern Christianity than Jesus. Without him, the Cult would’ve died out long ago.
My understanding is that the Pauline letters are from one religious leader to other religious leaders, not casual letters between everyday people.
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