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Please cite a contemporary source that provides evidence of Christ and his supernatural abilities and I will promptly apologize and admit my error in refusing to acknowledge your lord and savior, true son of god, magician of Judea.
originally posted by: thektotheg
Christians are so pretentious. It's almost admirable, given that their savior never actually existed.
I get attacked for assuming that Jesus died around 26-35 AD since Pontius Pilate was a known prefect in Judea during that time, Is that not a valid assumption?
So in order from humanity to progress you have to destroy Christianity?
Does the message of Jesus really hold back humans?
The religion maybe... but does the message?
originally posted by: Herolotus
a reply to: JDmOKI
I am not an athiest, athiests exist only due to a flawed train of thought - You cannot prove or disprove the existence of God, therefore athiests are involved in a belief system no more or less valid than any other religion. It is unimpressive and uninteresting. To be an athiest is to be intellectually corrupt, and to reveal yourself as a shallow in thought and personal consideration.
Furthermore - learn to do research before you start trying to understand anything the Romans wrote or did. You need to know Greek and Latin, and better-yet, know some Coptic and Aramaic.
Christos just means 'anointed one', and is basically meaningless in the context of the 'Christ' you need so badly to be proven as real.
I don't care or need my religion or spiritual truths to be proven anywhere but in my heart and soul. Your reason for needing 'proof' is corrupt because it suggests, strongly, that you want to be able to 'prove' this truth in order to denounce and condemn other beliefs - an incredibly awful, anglo-centric, painfully mean and aggressive cultural bias.
As far as going through the effort to actually argue you down with facts and figures, I'm not idiot enough to believe that would even work, or prove anything, especially in this environment. This is amateur hour - and I'm not talking about what they teach you in college or whatever, I'm talking about the quality of your research. You don't deserve this podium for your thoughts.
The Egyptians saw Osiris, The Greeks saw Dionyssus - Talk about them like they were real people, passing laws and living life, performing miracles and rising from the dead. Obviously because they are mentioned in documents, themust be real too. Prestor John? How about the kings of Atlantis?
originally posted by: windword
a reply to: JDmOKI
I've been researching the historicity of Jesus Christ since the 1970s! (Grew up in a Pentecostal household)... "His" link to Egyptian mythology, Greek mythos, eastern mythos. Swoon theory and sightings of Issa in India and Tibet.......His possible marriage to Mary Magdeline and their French legacy! Roswell Chapel, blah blah blah!
I'm a seeker, just like you, except I've decided to look outside of the Bible for understanding, and outside of religion for enlightenment.