Re: Did Peter walk on water?

From: George Murphy (
Date: Wed Oct 02 2002 - 20:17:14 EDT

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    John Burgeson wrote:
    > >>Some years ago I suggested to some historians I should write an article
    > demonstrating that Darwin never lived using the same canons as the Jesus
    > Seminar and other NT critics, AIG and ICR would love it!
    > >>
    > some years ago I saw an essay like this in a S-F magazine. Written about
    > 3000 AD, it showed "conclusively" that WW II was simply a myth by an
    > analysis of the names of the chief players, particularly Eisenhower,
    > Chamberlain, Churchill, and several of the Nazis.
    > You write well -- I'd love to see you try this. Perhaps, also, from a
    > perspective of someone 1000 years hence.

    This might be amusing but there are a number of other works of this
    genre. In 1819 (!)
    Richard Whately, who later became Archbishop of Dublin, wrote
    "Historic doubts relative
    to Napoleon Bonaparte." This & similar things are discussed briefly
    in De Morgan's _A
    Budget of Paradoxes_, Vol.1, pp.246-248.


    George L. Murphy

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