posted on May, 12 2008 @ 01:28 AM
Continuing on that line of thought, if the New Testament was a work of fiction created by people about a man who lived a generation before them, that
would explain how that man's life so completely filled biblical prophecies - they could have simply created their books around those prophecies,
making the false claim that they had come true.
On the issue of nobody refuting the New Testament, even if you assumed that the earliest date, 50 AD, was when the first works were written then you
would still be admitting that the writers were only 10 years old when Jesus died. Therefor, the best refute anyone would be able to offer about
Jesus' personal life was, "Well, I met him when I was a child. I don't remember (insert story here) ever happening..."
Obviously somebody started a ministry which evolved into Christianity, and maybe that person's name really was Jesus. What we don't have, are any
*first person* accounts of his teachings. This means that our only records of what that ministry taught are in a book written and compiled by people
who were at best, children and at worst, unborn during that ministry's creation.
What all this means is that those writers are prime suspects as the ones who caused that ministry to evolve into Christianity. That ministry was
apparently very successful and seems to have had no other "heir," so-to-speak, so perhaps the writers of the New Testament hijacked that ministry
and turned it into their own very successful cult.
Or, possibly, like I said before, I'm reading something wrong in the source you posted.