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Michael Jordan Wrote A Book...
« on: May 15, 2014, 02:36:27 AM »
A biography of the Michael Jordan, titled 'Michael Jordan: The Life,' came out recently, but that's not the Michael Jordan I am referring to in the title of this thread. I was doing a search on some theological topic or other on amazon.com and stumbled upon this book:

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The Historical Mary: Revealing the Pagan Identity of the Virgin Mother
By Michael Jordan

Based on new anthropological discoveries and fresh research of ancient Near Eastern, Greek, Roman, Jewish and early Christian texts, this book investigates the mystery of who Mary really was and what role she played in Jesus' life and ancient society. In the tradition of the historical Jesus books, this book looks at Mary in the context of her social, political and religious settings, and comes up with some very provocative conclusions. Most significant is the pagan culture that flourished in the region of Jesus' birth and the role Mary played within these cults.

The author uses extensive evidence to paint a vivid picture of Mary's world as a heterodox, multi-cultural region, full of cross influences and power struggles. He specifically establishes the widespread worship of female fertility goddesses and relates the known evidence of Mary's life to the practices of these fertility cults. Finding extensive parallels, the author asserts that Mary did participate in these sacred practices and only later did the male religious hierarchy of the early Christian church sanitize her image.

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Re: Michael Jordan Wrote A Book...
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2014, 03:21:44 AM »
I went to high school with a Michael Jordan, but it wasn't the NBA GOAT, nor was it this goat.
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Re: Michael Jordan Wrote A Book...
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 03:25:10 AM »
If Michael Jordan wrote it, then it's legit. But don't trust anything written by Lebron James.  ;)


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Re: Michael Jordan Wrote A Book...
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2014, 03:26:10 AM »
A biography of the Michael Jordan, titled 'Michael Jordan: The Life,' came out recently, but that's not the Michael Jordan I am referring to in the title of this thread. I was doing a search on some theological topic or other on amazon.com and stumbled upon this book:

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The Historical Mary: Revealing the Pagan Identity of the Virgin Mother
By Michael Jordan

Based on new anthropological discoveries and fresh research of ancient Near Eastern, Greek, Roman, Jewish and early Christian texts, this book investigates the mystery of who Mary really was and what role she played in Jesus' life and ancient society. In the tradition of the historical Jesus books, this book looks at Mary in the context of her social, political and religious settings, and comes up with some very provocative conclusions. Most significant is the pagan culture that flourished in the region of Jesus' birth and the role Mary played within these cults.

The author uses extensive evidence to paint a vivid picture of Mary's world as a heterodox, multi-cultural region, full of cross influences and power struggles. He specifically establishes the widespread worship of female fertility goddesses and relates the known evidence of Mary's life to the practices of these fertility cults. Finding extensive parallels, the author asserts that Mary did participate in these sacred practices and only later did the male religious hierarchy of the early Christian church sanitize her image.

;D :D

Ugh.

What with the number of "authors" of late reinventing this creaky, wobbly wheel, it's about time they all started suing each other for plagiarism.  :P :P ::)
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Re: Michael Jordan Wrote A Book...
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 03:26:21 AM »
If Michael Jordan wrote it, then it's legit. But don't trust anything written by Lebron James.  ;)
You don't trust the King James Bible? ;)
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Re: Michael Jordan Wrote A Book...
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2014, 03:28:46 AM »
If Michael Jordan wrote it, then it's legit. But don't trust anything written by Lebron James.  ;)
You don't trust the King James Bible? ;)

Of course not! I'm Orthodox!  ;)


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Re: Michael Jordan Wrote A Book...
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2014, 07:21:17 AM »
...E-I-E-I-O!!!

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Re: Michael Jordan Wrote A Book...
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2014, 08:50:57 AM »
If Michael Jordan wrote it, then it's legit. But don't trust anything written by Lebron James.  ;)
You don't trust the King James Bible? ;)
Thats awfully clever for so early in the morning, Peter!  :D
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Re: Michael Jordan Wrote A Book...
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2014, 09:07:23 AM »
...E-I-E-I-O!!!

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Beat me to that! LOL.
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Re: Michael Jordan Wrote A Book...
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2014, 10:03:03 AM »
Michael Jordan rowed ashore, alleluia. :P

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Re: Michael Jordan Wrote A Book...
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2014, 06:04:49 PM »
I went to high school with Richard Nixon who played clarinet in the band, and John Lennon who did not play any instrument, he was the school drunk.
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