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originally posted by: guidetube
Im not sure on the difference between the bible Jesus and Christian.
The thought of him being made up bothers me. Were those stories meant for control or just to try and paint his picture.
The book linked looked good and the old Jesus was explained well but new on me.
"If Jesus did not exist, it makes Christianity a much more incredible phenomena than if he did." ~ James Hannam
"Here is a fact: There is far more evidence for the existence of Jesus than for virtually anyone in ancient history. Anyone who peddles that “Christ-myth” theory, does NOT do so on the ground of historical evidence. The fact of Jesus Christ in history is as axiomatic for an unbiased historian as is the fact of Julius Caesar. Get this straight. It is not historians who promote the “Christ-myth” notion. ...his alleged words and actions were documented by numerous people."
“Contemporary New Testament scholars have typically viewed their [i.e. Jesus-mythers] arguments as so weak or bizarre that they relegate them to footnotes, or often ignore them completely....The theory of Jesus' nonexistence is now effectively dead as a scholarly question....Biblical scholars and classical historians now regard it as effectively refuted.” ~ Robert Van Voorst
The statement has been made many times and there is much info out there about your question. If you want the answer it will not come in a reply of one post in a conspiricy forum but then again you have been around long enough and have probaly been through the evidence and that was a retorical or militious type question.
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: Murgatroid
How is Jesus the most documented figure in history? The only historian who wrote about him while alive was Josephus who worked for the ones who killed Jesus and one of the mentions Josephus made of him was mostly interpolation.
There are thousands of people who were more well documented than Jesus, to say otherwise is intellectually dishonest. No one questions whether Caesar was real because his life was documented while he was alive, Jesus is questioned because all information about him came after he died.