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originally posted by: lambs to lions
Wow, nice ignorant bashing of millions of believers in Jesus Christ. How Christian of you, friend.
originally posted by: [post=19061132]
Can you elaborate on your reasoning here?
From what I read there were a good amount of Romans that believed Nero himself set the fire. Yet the absence of Christians in Rome, or their innocence, doesn't negate what is written. Which is mention of Christ, and Christians, and his execution by Pontius Pilate.
*Edit: unless of course he didn't write it.
“I have been reading poems, romances, vision literature, legends, myths all my life. I know what they are like. I know that none of them is like this. Of the text there are only two possible views. Either this is reportage - though it may no doubt contain errors - pretty close to the facts... Or else, some unknown writer in the second century, without known predecessors or successors, suddenly anticipated the whole technique of modern novelistic, realistic narrative. If it is untrue, it must be narrative of that kind. The reader who doesn't see this simply has not learned to read."
There is no reliable text. There is only God.
originally posted by: Lucid Lunacy
Just want to clarify my position on Jesus.
I do believe in a 'historical Jesus'. An actual human being that walked the Earth, and no not your gardener.
Watching this series of lectures was fairly compelling for me:
Historical Jesus, Professor Bart D. Ehrman Ph.D., M.Div.
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: FlyersFan
Oh, and the Shroud of Turin puts the height of Jesus at about 5'8". (no, the Shroud of Turin has not been proven to be fake. In fact, a lot of evidence points to it's probable authenticity).
You've got to be kidding me! Never been proven to be a fake of what?