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Giant Marble Cross Found in N. Pakistan Hints of Christianity’s Early Presence There

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  • Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
    As a physical object? Or for what it may possibly represents/signify?
    Perhaps you should have asked that before you began pitching snit.

    How do you imagine it got there? Levitation? Aliens?
    I don't have a clue - hence my curiosity.

    Until we learn more of its origins etc it remains an interesting curiosity.
    Which is all I've been expressing this whole time!

    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    • Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
      Interesting find - although the news is a few months old. It would appear that forms of Christianity were being spread into the region, but if, as some articles suggest, this was a form of Nestorian Christianity, was it the "true" faith?
      faith?
      Remember this little nugget where you couldn't even surmise that this was a simple "Christian" cross?
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

        Are you nuts? Why would I not? It's interesting.


        Ah, the "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain" argument.


        I'm curious how it got there, and would love to learn more. You seem to have a need to downplay and ignore it.
        It is a rather bizarre reaction, isn't it? Almost like she's scared of things like questions and doesn't want anyone asking any

        Kind of reminds me a bit of the person in the movie who keeps insisting that there's nothing unusual about something and nobody should waste their time looking for/at it only to find out that they knew all along it was at the least very significant but doesn't want anyone else to know.

        I'm always still in trouble again

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        • Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

          Remember this little nugget where you couldn't even surmise that this was a simple "Christian" cross?
          We do not know if it is a "Christian cross". It is believed to be so. That is not precisely the same thing.
          "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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          • Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
            It is a rather bizarre reaction, isn't it? Almost like she's scared of things like questions and doesn't want anyone asking any
            Writes the man who studiously ignores various questions that have been put to him!


            I wait for more reputable articles to be published on this artefact. That is all.
            "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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            • Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
              I don't have a clue - hence my curiosity.
              Do you seriously consider it arrived there via levitation? Or was brought by aliens?


              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
              Which is all I've been expressing this whole time!
              I doubt there is a great more to be discovered. If, has been suggested, it dates to 900-1200 CE it is hardly particularly ancient.

              "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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              • Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                Do you seriously consider it arrived there via levitation? Or was brought by aliens?
                Did you fail to see the sarcasm tags I purposely included in my "aliens" pic? I put that there so no dingbat or crazy would think I was being serious.

                I doubt there is a great more to be discovered. If, has been suggested, it dates to 900-1200 CE it is hardly particularly ancient.
                You seem like a very unhappy soul who always has to argue just for the sake of argument.

                I'm still curious about its history.

                "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                • Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

                  Did you fail to see the sarcasm tags I purposely included in my "aliens" pic?
                  No


                  Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                  You seem like a very unhappy soul who always has to argue just for the sake of argument.
                  What argument?

                  I expressed an opinion, as did you.

                  Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                  I'm still curious about its history.
                  Fair enough. As I wrote earlier textual evidence would, for me, have been far more interesting.

                  "Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful" Attrib. Seneca 4 BCE - 65 CE

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                  • Originally posted by Hypatia_Alexandria View Post
                    No
                    sarcasm.jpg

                    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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