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You really are having trouble following along, aren't you?
originally posted by: DeadSeraph
a reply to: windword
How many times have you posted this exact thing on ATS? I'm just curious. Do you have some sort of template saved, so that you can keep regurgitating it no matter how many times it is refuted?
You know what, though? It takes the average person at least five times of hearing a message before they comprehend it. Most people do not absorb or comprehend what is said to them before it's been presented at least five times.
originally posted by: windword
That's a fun article!
Why does Seneca the Younger record all kinds of unusual natural phenomena in the seven books of his Quaestiones Naturales, including eclipses and earthquakes, but not mention the Star of Bethlehem, the pair of Judean earthquakes that were strong enough to split stones, or the hours of supernatural darkness that covered “all the land” – an event he would have witnessed firsthand?
In Ovid's poem, The Metamorphis, he describes the moment that J.C. was "taken up to the stars" and became a "God".
An article from an atheist whose whole purpose is to attack Christian religion?... Not exactly an unbiased source.
First of all Seneca was born on on the 4th BC.
When he wrote his book in 65 AD
I find it ironic how mythicists like you want to dismiss any evidence that was written after Jesus had been dead yet you are more than willing to make claims based on books that were written AFTER JESUS' DEATH...
And how in the world did you come to your conclusion that Caesar's comet was the Star of Bethlehem?...
And you are taking the writings of a poet who "use artful manipulation" to try to convey Caesar as a divine entity...
You are taking completely random events which really have nothing to do with the topic and you claim they are evidence for your argument...
What are the chances that the NT has recorded a historical Jesus?
Just because it's on the Internet what your preacher says doesn't make it true.
Real easy to knock the other guy but if the Jesus people are so wrong and so dumb then why not let them in on your great knowledge of what is the truth.
"Christ" is a concept that is expressed, to some extent, in literally every religion, myth and philosophy that ever graced the planet. What is misguided is forcing people to believe that "Christ" is limited to the embodiment of a single human being, who lived and died 2000 years ago.