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#1    Something Like Laughter

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 11:09 PM

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if you havent seen this, its rather interesting. it could be the oldest Christian "church" to have been found yet.
the most interesting part of this, in my opinion, is one of the mosaics refers to "the god, Jesus Christ." That would forever put to rest the silly notion many have that the divinity of Christ was invented by Constanine and/or the Council of Nicea. but, i doubt that will happen. if anyone has found some good pictures or full translations of the mosaics, id much appriciate any links as I could not for the life of me recognize that Greek in the mosaics.

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 11:14 PM

That is a beautiful mosaic. Great find thumbsup.gif
I'll have to look into this more.

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 12:03 AM

Jesus was a God, but not THE God. Hence why some people still called him god. Anywho, that's off-topic.


How old is this church? Maybe this would be proof that Jesus actualy existed if it's old enough =D

I dunno, unless I'm confused. >.> Wasn't christianity created a while after Jesus died or something?

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 12:04 AM

Jesus was an incarnation of God.

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 12:08 AM

That can be argued, and I've done it before. If you want to argue make another topic. No wait, post on the trinity thread I made in the other forum. =P

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 12:09 AM

Here it is: http://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/forum...showtopic=52454

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 12:10 AM

I was just adding to it. But that mosaic is interesting. I'd like to see more pics.

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 12:11 AM

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I dunno, unless I'm confused. >.> Wasn't christianity created a while after Jesus died or something?

Yes, I believe it dates back to the 3rd century. I'll check it out in a min.

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 12:13 AM

I'm always confused as to what you beleive Yel, are you Christian, Atheist etc?

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 12:15 AM

You must be confusing me with zandore lol.

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 12:18 AM

Maybe, I thought I've seen you post for both sides, for and against God. Lol, what do you beleive? I'm just curious. A skeptic Beleiver? lol.. =P

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 12:22 AM

I'm a skeptical believer.

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 12:26 AM

I'm somewhat a Skeptical Beleiver myself. =P

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 01:31 AM

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How old is this church? Maybe this would be proof that Jesus actualy existed if it's old enough =D
the church is late 3rd-early 4th century. at least thats what they are guessing from the fish mosaic and pottery fragments found on site. an exact date wont be reached until they finish the excevation. it will be interesting to see if anything is under the church. iirc many of the early churches were built on supposed holy sites.


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I was just adding to it. But that mosaic is interesting. I'd like to see more pics.
if you didnt notice, the link i posted has a slide show you can look at. i think it has all the AP photos that have been released.


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Posted 09 November 2005 - 05:41 AM

So does this mean now since the Jews claimed it to be ancient holy land compared to the Muslims and they got the land...with this new evidence can the Christians now claim Israel as their own?

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