originally posted by: LABTECH767
a reply to: Tangerine
I will counter that, the oldest remaining record's from that time anywhere from that period that were not preserved by religious community's are the scroll's found burned to a cinder at the ruin's of herculaneum, though carbonized they are to some small degree recoverable using modern techniques but that is so painstaking it can take a year for a single scroll if they are lucky and there are thousand's of scroll's, but of course they are merely the town record's, then there are the nag hammadi scroll's and the dead sea scroll's which are from what were non christian sect's of judaism, they of course though not proven yet there is the suspected first century fragment of the gospel of the apostle mark.
Religions preserve there knowledge as it is sacred to them and to there scholar's, this make's it highly unlikely they would alter it though religious fraud in the west was fairly commonplace during the medieval period when every cathedral had to have a relic to bring the pilgrim's as it was a large money spinner, for over a thousand years the western church wallowed in corruption from the monk's to the pope himself, one of the Borgia popes saluted satan at the vatican alter for instance and the christian way was lost to those whom perverted it into a control and money making entity, they created the whole blasphemy of rule by divine right to manipulate the massed into forgetting that there only king as christian's was christ and even today in england we have a queen who is titular head of the anglican church (but wait a minute is not christ the head of the church).
Then there is the fact that the supposed fairy tale traditions have been borne out time and again when site's related to the biblical text's have been found.
If you just want to take a pop at christianity (For all I know you are a member of a competing faith and not an atheist) then you might just as well ignore the fact's because they do not fit your chosen reality.
But here is some interesting information,
I am of course a christian but you did bring up Krishna, well have a look at this please.
originally posted by: muse7
What's the difference between Jesus and lets say Zeus? What sets Jesus apart? Why should I believe Jesus exists but not Zeus or Neptune?
This is not aimed to offend anyone I'm just genuinely curious
I know that Jesus might have existed but I'm talking about the Christian god what sets him apart from the rest?