HERE ARE THE 3 QUESTIONS THEY’LL ADDRESS, EACH FROM THEIR OWN VIEWPOINT:
- When and by whom were the Gospels written?
- When and by whom was the rest of the NT written?
- Who was “the historical Jesus”?
Atheist Don Bell and Evangelical Christian Fred Heeren have been meeting on Saturday afternoons to discuss questions about the origins of the New Testament and the historicity of Jesus.
Don Bell has post-graduate degrees on the subject from several universities; Science journalist Fred Heeren admits he has no advanced degrees but merely took Bible courses every semester through college, and that he has been studying the issues on his own since. Fred says he wants to explain one Christian's reasons for taking the New Testament seriously.The two intend to bring evidence to support their different positions on the above issues, then open the time up for Q & A and discussion with the whole group.
Do you enjoy rational discussion, logic, and learning? What about hanging out with like-minded people who also enjoy these things?
Questioning what we are told is an incredible attribute that humans have and we should exercise it by encouraging critical thought!
Anyone is welcome to join, but this group is intended for those who want to question dogma and learn from others, while having fun with people who do the same.
Come and join us for fun nights in the midtown area to see live music, have a beer, a delicious nibble, or pass out fliers next to evangelists in Westport that have a message of peace rather than threats of Hell and fear of pleasure! Let's enjoy the one life we have and let others do the same! :)
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