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.”
- UserLv 72 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.
- TardisAndTheHareLv 72 months ago
Carrying "Simon Says" a bit too far.
- PyriformLv 72 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.
- Red FoxLv 62 months ago
Irenæus (Against Heresies).
One understands from it the complete ridiculous absurdity of Christian mythology and fantasy.
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- The DarrenerLv 42 months ago
Ooh plot twist