Dear George: My mistake. I was speaking on the …
Comment posted Population Statistics and Demography of Saint Thomas Christians, Churches with historical references by John Mathew.
My mistake. I was speaking on the basis of what the historical evidence says about the origin of the Nasranis (COE, not Judaism). If we want to include speculation, then you’re correct: there are a variety of other identities that, although not justified by history, do technically exist within the realm of possibility.
If one takes the idea of one’s forefather’s being more relevant than one’s father, then we can extend that argument even further back! Why stop at AD 52? Why not go back to Abraham? Or if you accept that, why not go back to Abraham’s forefathers who were polytheistic idol-worshippers? Where does one stop?
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