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by Puscherbilbo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?
Replies: 43
Views: 849

Re: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?

IMHO I am missing exactly zero points. Didn't you read why I found the other argument more convincing? Because in the other video the professor identified specific things that were common between John and the Synoptics and explained how those specific things may be true. Well i thought most Mythici...
by Puscherbilbo
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?
Replies: 43
Views: 849

Re: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?

Ok i think i am zeroing in on your misunderstanding. You keep missing the point that those multiple sources are supposedly independent from each other. So by this logic any overlap in any specifics would have to be accidental or otherwise explainable. The factual basis is an entirely different matte...
by Puscherbilbo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?
Replies: 43
Views: 849

Re: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?

Deeply_Dippy wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:14 pm
No.

Moving on...
True. At least if you consider the phrasing of the threadtitle.
There is no hint of that whatsoever. To my knowledge there is also no ancient source questioning Jesus´existence. I think that aspect came up in the debate.
by Puscherbilbo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?
Replies: 43
Views: 849

Re: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?

The Historical Jesus was better than Ehrman's argument in the debate. He gave specific instances of things he thought may be true: Ehrman in the debate was more "I say there were lots of sources therefore Jesus existed, QED" and made up strawman mythicist arguments to debunk (I haven't heard the "N...
by Puscherbilbo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?
Replies: 43
Views: 849

Re: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?

Not sure what position Carrier holds here. But if you consider the early Jesus-movement as an expression of Jewish separatism and anti-Rome and could make sense. This would entail the whole apocalyptic movements but goes beyond those. The persecution of Christians in the early days tends to be exagg...
by Puscherbilbo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?
Replies: 43
Views: 849

Re: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?

If you go to Carrier's and Ehrman's blogs (they have gone back and forth many times, there are a lot of such claims of misinterpreting/misrepresenting each other's points... :) Carrier seems to view this debate-format as some sort of sportive event that he can win despite representing a potentially...
by Puscherbilbo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?
Replies: 43
Views: 849

Re: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?

You are missing my point. If Jesus-figure were an invention somebody had to invent him. So there has to be a single point of origin. If you think John and synoptics are indepent than there is no explanation why they chose the same name for a mythical figure. I will try to adress other points later b...
by Puscherbilbo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?
Replies: 43
Views: 849

Re: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?

Watched maybe half now. Seems like quite a bit willful misunderstanding of Ehrmans points. Some notes and thoughts. - While i understand that historians of ancient and medieval history deal with differing degrees of certainty i find it strange to assign specific probabilities to certain variables. I...
by Puscherbilbo
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?
Replies: 43
Views: 849

Re: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?

Richard Carrier vs. Ehrman would be a much better debate (Richard Carrier much better explains the mythicist argument)...though perhaps there is too much bad blood between the two. He has a blow by blow rebuttal of the arguments Ehrman brought up in the debate here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by Puscherbilbo
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?
Replies: 43
Views: 849

Re: Do Roman records prove Jesus' existence was a hoax?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzjYmpwbHEA This debate sums it up quite nicely and is fairly easy to understand for lay people. To my knowledge Price should be considered qualified but his positions hinges on quite a few extremely fringe subarguments which make his conclusions highly speculative si...
by Puscherbilbo
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Two Tier Scoring
Replies: 61
Views: 2653

Re: Two Tier Scoring

Did not yet find the time to read all your posts. so apologies if the system has been suggested already. How about splitting scores 50/50 between SoS (or other ranked distributions) and DSS. Allowing for a more meaningful reward for small nations while still rewarding to some degree the bigger power...
by Puscherbilbo
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?
Replies: 26
Views: 5042

Re: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?

I would argue that an Austrian fleet in Greece is a good argument of allying Austria. If Turkey gets Greece (and thus 5 builds) it is usually > Russia unless crazy stuff happens in the north. Esspecially since Serbia is immediately under pressure. Austrias problem is that Turkey actually profits fro...
by Puscherbilbo
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: New YouTube Content
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Re: New YouTube Content

Maybe ask yourself beforehand: What do i want to convey to the audience? Might help you focus on certain speficics of the replay. Just for 1901: Russian opening moves. Austro-Italian press (if known) Why should Ger agree to a bounce instead go to Ruhr? Russian moves in Aut 1901. What is Germany supp...
by Puscherbilbo
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: New YouTube Content
Replies: 9
Views: 2249

Re: New YouTube Content

First of all let me say that any such effort should be greatly welcomed by the community. So thanks for effort. Sadly i found it rather useless from an educational perspective. My main point of critique is probably that you should focus on a smaller portion of the game or a very specific topic. You ...
by Puscherbilbo
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Should Italy open west more?
Replies: 12
Views: 3552

Re: Should Italy open west more?

I mentioned it elsewhere:
Taking Triest and using that 5th built vs France is a nice option.
Basically Fleet+Army east, 2 Fleets+Army west.
It is very hard for Austria do play a hard counter here without selfdestruction.
Even in an A/I 5th italian built much more useful than Austrian.
by Puscherbilbo
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03
Replies: 27
Views: 4991

Re: Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03

Or the fleet gets build in Naples..
And any Fleetbuilt of Austria should upset Italy.
by Puscherbilbo
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03
Replies: 27
Views: 4991

Re: Anatomy of a Critical Gunboat Turn: Austria, Autumn 01 - Spring 03

But that would have made that fleet kind of obsolete...
by Puscherbilbo
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?
Replies: 26
Views: 5042

Re: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?

I am not sure you can isolate a singular interaction here in the way you are trying to. Basically my point is that bouncing costs both parties a little. while trusting each other should benefit both. There will be an equlibrium entailing bounces. maybe even as highfreq strat. But there also will be ...
by Puscherbilbo
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?
Replies: 26
Views: 5042

Re: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?

I believe that sentence to be utterly nonsensical. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-sum_game The limited amount of centers make it a zero-sum-game. There is no way to increase the amount of centers available to all players. If you loose valueshare it gets distributed amongst remaining players. Pri...
by Puscherbilbo
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?
Replies: 26
Views: 5042

Re: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?

you get a 50% shot at a center. which is tough to defend w/o I or T. Turkey gets into Bla or you dont get Rum. You are certainly not dead. Although i suspect russia to have a little more incentive to leave Gal open. But my more general point stands. An attack on Austria or vice versa only is useful ...