Conclusions without evidence are assertions. Your post is full of them. If you have some evidence please supply it.
Can you give me a quote where I made an assertion? This is an internet forum, not a grad level college class. If you want, start with "Misquoting Jesus" by Brad Ehrman. Great book, very eye opening.
This is true. However, I am not looking at ATJ's musings as lifechanging. I am simply asking how he came to those conclusions. Now you assert that Paul's writings were inserted into the Bible. What evidence do you have that leads you to that conclusion?
My conclusions are based on the evidence that Pauls extant writings were long out of existence, that copies were made, that these copies contained errors the further down in time you examine them, and that at the time that the books for the bible cannon were considered, various sects were competing for their own letters to be included. Some made it, others didn't.
I might add though, that books like Misquoting Jesus and others are out there for anyone to examine the evidence, history and scholarship of the bible cannon, including Pauls letters. However, the evidence has had little effect on people of faith who are determined to believe no matter what evidence comes to light. For this, I have no desire to argue or change their minds. More power to them.
You haven't asserted anything. (I think) Would you assert that Pauls writings are really from Paul, and as such, inspired of god?
(edited due to sloppy original post... sorry)