Perry, history shows that while there are concepts that have survived, the bible cannon, as well as theologies from Catholic to Protestant have changed. There were also books and scrolls, such as the Gospels of Judas and Mary Magdelane that were around at the same time that the cannon was finally decided upon.
Thats history and compeletely factual. Thus when you say
Even if you could prove this is true, it is totally irrelevant to your claim that all Christian faith today is different than Christian faith way back then.
I would disagree and say that it is relevant. However, it is my view that you have a very (overly) simplistic view of what it means to be a Christian, which I do not begrudge you.
My initial statement, which I will clarify for your benefit, was
The idea is, we assume that the faith and religion we have now, is as it was way back then... Clearly, it isn't.
In many ways, from how the laity has been treated since the 4th century until now, to the changes in Catholic theology (already commented on to some extent here), to how Christians worship has indeed changed since the time of the bible cannon. My point was and is, that Christianity as we call it today was very much a work in progress from the 1st through the 3rd centuries.
Also, my point was not to make this about Christianity, as I stated
My point is not for this to become personal at all. No attack on Christians or Christianity is implied or meant by me. However, I am just curious no matter where you stand on the atheist/theist meter, do you realize that the ways and means we got to the bible, and subsequent religions based on it, were a direct result of one prevelant theological theory defeating another equally viable theological theory in the 3-5th centuries AD?
Believe what you want Perry, be my guest. I am sure of all people, you know that not even all Christians believe as you do. I also know that you disagree with the above statement, which I am more then comfortable with. I think that people who are curious as to how their belief system evolved and arrived to them will investigate these scholarly works and be able to make up their own mind.