3 readers online now  |  69 million page views

To tedepsilon

Reader comment on item: A Christian Boom
in response to reader comment: To servant of christ

Submitted by Servant of Christ (United States), Nov 21, 2006 at 21:47

Catholic belief in dragons? Really? Your apologetics are marred somewhat, servant of Christ, by this type of sectarian caricature - yet you take the muslims to task for their errors?

Expand on this matter please. The Catholics believe in additions to the Hebrew Bible which is known as the Apocrypha. What I was referring to were the additions to the book of Daniel that Catholics generally accept. I was referring to the additions known as "Bel and the Dragon".

From wikipedia:

"The tale of Bel and the Dragon is from chapter 14 of the Book of Daniel. This chapter, along with chapter 13, is referred to as deuterocanonical, in that it is not universally accepted among Christians as belonging to the Bible. The story is typically not included in Protestant Bibles.

It is believed by some scholars to have been written in the late 2nd century BC and accounted apocryphal by Protestants."

Believed to be written as late as 2nd century BC is far too late for the actual Daniel to have written it.

May God Bless You All

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to To tedepsilon by Servant of Christ

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)