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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 2 months ago

Who said this statement and what do you understand from it?

“He appeared on earth as a man to the nations of these powers and wrought miracles wherefore he did not himself suffer death, but a certain Simon of Cyrene, being compelled, bore the cross in his stead. Simon was transfigured by him, so that he might be thought to be Jesus, and was crucified, through ignorance and error.”

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    2 months ago

    Someone thinks their own make-believe is more likely to be true than is the best available evidence.

    The author was Iranaeus

    who was describing the teachings of Basilides

    a Christian Gnostic leader living in Alexandria, Egypt

    who taught such malarky about 100 years after the time of Christ.

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  • 2 months ago

    Carrying "Simon Says" a bit too far.

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  • 2 months ago

    Well Irenaeus said that Basilides said it. I understand from it that the early church had a range of views that were later deemed heretical.

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  • 2 months ago

    Irenæus (Against Heresies). 

    One understands from it the complete ridiculous absurdity of Christian mythology and fantasy.

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  • 2 months ago

    Ooh plot twist 

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