Thanks for taking the time to respond. I appreciate that.
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I find it unfortunate that you believe the video is propaganda. I would like to state the video is primarily designed to touch on the book of Hebrews. Ehrman does have disagreement with some scholars but he is an authority who is accpeted and known worldwide. For this reason people including Muslims do use his work. Sure Muslims do gravitate towards his work as it is material which can be used as a tool to help Christians see the NT is not reliable and thus as an aid (God willing) for them to arrive at the conclusion that Jesus (p) is not God but rather a Prophet of God.
I understand Hebrews is not forged. It's simply anonymous. As for the alleged forged books; for a Muslim it is not something which is of vital importance to believe they are forged. In fact, I could well believe they were written by whom you say they were and it would not affect my views on the NT at all. I don't believe the NT to be reliable at all - it contains material from people who are not authorised and material from unreliable plus unknown people.This is not something one should base their faith.
I do believe further study is required on the part of lay Muslims and Christians into the issue of alleged forged books.
I do hope to look into the material you have presented.
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I may also include it in a blog posting myself and/or put it in the comment section of Paul Williams' blog which featured the video.
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Sent: Monday, 5 August 2013, 1:55
Subject: Ehrman refutes shamoun
I recently saw a video of your using Bart Ehrman to attack Sam Shamoun on the NT being forged. My issue is not with Shamoun and his comments but with your propaganda video which only focuses on Bart Ehrman whilst not consulting scholars with different views as they don't serve your agenda. Now James and Jude are considered to be forged by some scholars but others do not and postulate they were written by disciples or the brothers of Christ due to their strong Jewish nature. Secondly most scholars would not state that Acts is forged as Ehrman does but assign it to luke . Also Hebrews is not forged as it is not written in the name of anyone. Now as to the disputed writings of paul, scholars started questioning them first around 200 years ago. There are some scholars who do not accept they are forged . Ben Witherington a respected scholar from Asbury Theological Seminary wrote a critique of Ehrman's book Forged which you should keep in mind when engaging in your hateful anti-christian polemics. Why is it Muslims usually focus so much on Ehrman ? Perhaps because his conclusions serve their agenda. Here is Witherington's chapter by chapter critique of forged.
http://www.patheos.com/community/bibleandculture/2011/04/04/forged-chapter-one-a-world-of-deception-and-forgeries/ (Chapter 1)
http://www.patheos.com/community/bibleandculture/2011/04/06/forged-chapter-three%e2%80%94an-appalling-numerber-of-forgeries/ (Chapter 3)
http://www.patheos.com/community/bibleandculture/2011/04/07/forged-chapter-four-alternatives-to-forgery/ (Chapter 4)
http://www.patheos.com/community/bibleandculture/2011/04/08/chapter-five-forgeries-in-conflicts-with-jews-and-pagans/ (Chapter 5)
http://www.patheos.com/community/bibleandculture/2011/04/09/forged-chapter-six%e2%80%94forgeries-in-conflicts-with-false-teachers/ (Chapter 6)