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November 25, 2013

OMG Pope displays St. Peter’s bones for the first time!

Filed under: History,Religion — Steve Ruis @ 11:31 am
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You know what this proves?

Absolutely nothing . . .

other than a continuing willingness to deceive either us or themselves.

If, on the outside chance they have provenance, that is an unbroken chain of evidence to link those bones to a man named Peter (and why would an Israelite have a Greek name?), so what? They are no more meaningful than the bones of a mastodon.

If there is no unbroken chain of evidence, would these “artifacts” be submitted for dating or DNA analysis? I wonder.

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  1. No issues at all with your post except that Peter was originally Simon Peter, only later referred to just as Peter (Matt 16)

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    Comment by clapham common tree — November 25, 2013 @ 12:39 pm | Reply

    • I am aware of that, also the tradition that there were quite a few people who had the same given name. To distinguish them they would be called Simon, the Nazorean or Simon, Son of Jacob. It was exceedingly rare to be given a second name from another language. Some think that there was the “Petros-Rock the church would be founded on” joke but that saying is most suspicious. (Why would Jesus, speaking in Aramaic and Hebrew make a joke in Greek?) First of all there were no churches that weren’t those of heathens. The Jews had no “churches.” And why would Jesus indicate a church would be founded/based upon him when he and his father were one and the same?

      There is more to this.

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      Comment by stephenpruis — November 25, 2013 @ 1:00 pm | Reply

  2. “If there is no unbroken chain of evidence, would these “artifacts” be submitted for dating or DNA analysis? I wonder.”

    Let Dexter do the forensics. He knows what bovine DNA looks like. Only fans of Showtime’s Dexter series will likely get this.

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    Comment by lbwoodgate — November 25, 2013 @ 3:25 pm | Reply

    • You are funny! Got a big guffaw out of me!

      PS We’ve moved (again)! Just change the Apt # from 28C to 17A (110 feet down and about 30 feet east). Effective Date: October 1, 2013

      *Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.* ************** Steve Ruis

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      Comment by stephenpruis — November 25, 2013 @ 3:42 pm | Reply

  3. I wonder how did Vatican know it was St. Peter’s bones. Did Jesus descend from heavens to identify the remains? Or were the bones found next to Peter’s Roman passport?

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    Comment by List of X — November 25, 2013 @ 9:43 pm | Reply

    • This is why a chain of evidence is so important in any such claim, from the murder of President Kennedy to the identification of a Pollack painting, to the claim of the bones of some person being found. The key point is “so what?” How would it be possible to identify those bones as being the bones of a person who did the things the bible said. Could not just one of the people involved have lied? Or been mistaken? Or even if these are the bones of the person portrayed in the bible, it says nothing of the veracity of the statements made in the bible associated with that person. For all we know that person could have been going around saying that those words were lies. (Paul/Saul is somehat notorious for denying he is a liar (vehemently and repeatedly.)

      PS We’ve moved (again)! Just change the Apt # from 28C to 17A (110 feet down and about 30 feet east). Effective Date: October 1, 2013

      *Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.* ************** Steve Ruis

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      Comment by stephenpruis — November 26, 2013 @ 9:49 am | Reply


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