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Originally posted by mhc_70
They did not debunk them, the author offered his opinion of a possibility as to why they wrote about Jesus.
You read and interept things shaped around your opinions, not the facts.
Originally posted by Valhall
Originally posted by Godwatchingus
Your head is full of piss!
What he said!
Originally posted by mhc_70
What motivation would anybody have to write about Jesus unless he was real?
Why would the Romans go to the trouble of writing and disseminating such a text? The Jewish War, culminating in the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE, had devastated the Mediterranean economy, and the Romans were anxious to prevent another messianic outbreak, which could easily lead to another 500,000 deaths-as the Bar Kochba revolt would demonstrate a generation later. In order to make any reconstruction of the country lasting, the Romans needed to offer the Jews alternative stories that would distract them from the messianic messages inherent in the Torah, and persuade them to accept Roman values.
They called it in Greek evangelion, a technical term meaning "good news of military victory." In English, it is translated as "gospel." The name is in fact ironic humor: the Romans were amusing themselves with the notion of making the Jews accept, as the actions of the Messiah Jesus, what were in fact literary echoes of the very battles in which the Romans had defeated the Jews' armies. A further joke was buried in unmistakable parallels between the life of Jesus and that of Titus: in worshiping Jesus, the Jews who adopted Christianity, as it came to be called, were in fact hailing the Emperor of their conquerors as god.
Originally posted by Manasseh
It's ironic to me.
People don't question the story about King Herod killing all the first-born.
Why do you think he killed the firstborn??
Originally posted by Alienmojo
Also, please remember that all the sources that I have sited HATED Christians! They had no reason to lie to perpetuate a myth of a man that they despised. Think about it, really.
Originally posted by anti72
ever heard of archeology, my friend?
you can google and there are many sites.
Originally posted by Societalgnorance
To anyone who questions whether Jesus existed...........
(By the way I don't consider myself Christian but I believe in Jesus and his good will)
-No figure in history has been discussed more often than Jesus Christ
-No one's name itself, is uttered more often than Jesus Christ's name
-It's been over 2000 years since Jesus, yet his name and legacy are around most of us all day....(you might not even realize it)