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"There are a thousand hacking at the branches
of evil to one who is striking at the root." -
Henry David Thoreau
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Can We Agree on these?
Valid vs feaux intellectuals
Some Atheist Questions
What is a Prophet?
Cult Assessment Criteria
The Brothers Karamazov
Critique of A New Earth
Some Pertinent Parables
Ages and Time Aspects
Ancient Scholastics
Thoughts on Meditation
Kahlil Gibran on Law
Genius versus Wisdom
Model for Visions & Dreams
Models of Human Destiny
Personal Experience
Importance of Catastrophism
How the World Will End
Some Conclusions

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Introduction Material
Word Definitions
Human Condition
Christendom Analyzed
Christendom Challenged
Christendom Condemned
Bible/Canon Issues
Philosophical Issues
Psychological Issues
Theological Issues
Creation Issues
Geology Material
Cosmology Material
Culture & Ancient Issues
Paradigm Material
Jesus' Teachings
Aspects of Jesus
Misc Ancient Myth Material
Saturn-Jupiter Material
Venus-Mars Material
Modern Mythology Material
Language-Symbol Development
1994 Velikovsky Symposium
Misc Issues/Conclusions
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Various ways Jesus related to people
A look at the range

1. Sought some people out:
    a. John the Baptist
    b. Nathaniel
    c. Samaritan woman

2.  Attracted close followers:
    a. Close disciples along with some women
    b. Mary, Martha and Lazarus

3. Attracted casual followers:
    a. Many unknown people followed him, probably when he was in their district.
    b. Attracted large crowds
    c. Attracted insurrectionists wanting to use him to help overthrow Rome
    d. Engendered a large contingent that were convinced he was the Messiah

4. Had private conversations:
    a. Thomas
    b. Samaritan woman
    c. Martha
    d. Mary
    e. Nicodemus

5. Over the course of three years of public ministry he probably healed a small but not insignificant percentage of the population:
    a. Crowds followed him and sought him out to be healed
    b. People brought friends and relative to him to be healed

6. Alarmed the national leadership:
    a. The Pharisees because they understood at some point that they were losing influence and religious control over the population
    b. The Sadducees because they felt their privileged accommodation with Rome was being threatened.
    c. Won some converts in the leadership like Joseph and Nicodemus

7. Managed to escape confrontation with Roman authority until the Jewish leadership forced the issue.

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