I grew up in Australia, in a loving, secular home, and arrived at Sydney University as a critic of “religion.” I didn’t need faith to ground my identity or my values.
I knew from the age of eight that I wanted to study history at Cambridge and become a historian.
Few scholars today claim that any of the Dead Sea Scrolls (“DSS”) date to the time Christianity was allegedly founded by a “historical” Jesus in the first century of the common era.
Indeed, it is agreed that most of the scrolls pre-date the turn of the era and that none of them show any knowledge of Jesus Christ or Christianity.
The natural world yields no egalitarian picture of human capacities.
What about the child whose disabilities or illness compromises her abilities to reason?
So she is bad-mouthing them to staff, bullying Roberta into “joining her” in her hatred and and maligning them to other staff. It has happened before and I have learned how to deal with workplace bullies and insecure people who feel the need to undermine the reputations of their peers in order to make themselves look better.
(To make it worse, both Jeff and Whitney got really sick and missed almost a full week of week approximately two weeks after Roberta said that Mandy “cursed” them, which adds to her fear!
What we heard turned those logically thinking scientists into a trembling ruins.
It was a sometimes a weak, but high pitched sound which we thought to be coming from our own equipment,' explained Dr Azzacov. Even though one voice was discernible, we could hear thousands, perhaps millions, in the background, of suffering souls screaming.
Over the years, news items have circulated about how “hints” and “insights” contained in the original texts among the famous Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in caves near the ancient site of Qumran can be found in the Bible.
In other words, certain ideas in the scrolls also appear in the New Testament, meaning, of course, that the impression of Christianity as a “divine revelation” appearing whole cloth miraculously from the very finger of God is clearly erroneous.