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Danish paper claims Obama greater than Jesus

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posted on Dec, 31 2009 @ 08:46 PM
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The only people that really truly call Obama the Messiah is the Right.

Most people that voted for Obama know he is just a president, and was a better choice than McCain.




posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 10:56 AM
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The only people that really truly call Obama the Messiah is the Right.

That statement has been thoroughly debunked. Try some other approach. There are literally hundreds of videos of Obama "fans" actually calling Obama their "savior".



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 11:00 AM
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Originally posted by whatukno
The only people that really truly call Obama the Messiah is the Right.

Most people that voted for Obama know he is just a president, and was a better choice than McCain.



Obama was given a free election, as no one wanted mccain, and everyone knew that.

I have seen plenty of your so called left wingers call him there saviour.

Whats with this rubbish left and right still on here?



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by TheWalkingFox
reply to post by ProfEmeritus
 


I'm reading a tongue-in-cheek article from a highly secular nation known for its religious satire. What are you reading?


Thank you, thank you Walking Fox. I was beginning to wonder, myself.
I came to the conclusion long ago that Americans don't do irony. So either you are not American or you are the exception that proves the rule,



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 12:03 PM
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What? How is anyone going to compare Obama to a fictional character? Hell we don't even know with 100% certainty if Jesus existed all we have is the Bible that points to his existence. And i know that the Bible ain't a historical fact. Christians call it "faith" to believe in something that supposedly happened 2000 years ago. Believe whatever you want really, whatever floats your goat.

I mean Rocky has a statue and he ain't even real. There are statues of buddist monks (what we are told) but no jesus, not even a painting. Funny...



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 04:50 PM
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What? How is anyone going to compare Obama to a fictional character? Hell we don't even know with 100% certainty if Jesus existed all we have is the Bible that points to his existence.

This ridiculous statement of yours show your complete and utter ignorance when it comes to written HISTORY OUTSIDE the Bible:
www.bibleviews.com...


Josephus (A.D. 37-100), the Jewish historian, would wrote a generation after Jesus Christ, makes several references to people well-known to New Testament readers. F. F. Bruce summarized the evidence:

"Here, in the pages of Josephus, we meet many figures who are well known to us from the New Testament; the colorful family of the Herods; the Roman emperors Augustus, Tiberius, Claudius, and the procurators of Judea; the high priestly families--Annas, Caiaphas, Ananias, and the rest; the Pharisees and the Sadducees; and so on" (F. F. Bruce, New Testament Documents: Are They Reliable? p.104.)

He wrote explicitly about Jesus:

"At this time there was a wise man who was called Jesus. . . . Pilate condemned Him to be condemned and to die. And those who had become His disciples did not abandon His discipleship. They reported that He had appeared to them three days after His crucifixion and that He was alive; accordingly, He was perhaps the Messiah concerning whom the prophets have recounted wonders" (Antiquities, xviii.ch. 3, subtopic 3, Arabic text).

"Now, there was about this time, Jesus, a wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, for he was a doer of wonderful works--a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew ever to him both many of the Jews, and many Gentiles. He was the Christ; and when Pilate, at the suggestions of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to be condemned and to the cross, those that loved him at the first did not foesake him, for he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and the ten thousand other wonderful things concerning him; and the tribe of Christians, so named from him, are not extinct at this day" (Antiquities, xviii.ch. 3, subtopic 3, Greek text).

Note: The above are disputed passages, especially the second one. Josephus writing were handed down through Christian scribes. No Jew cared for this Jew turned Roman General. Since Josephus was not a Christian it is unlikely statement like "if it be lawful to call him a man ," "he was the Christ," etc. Surely words were added to these statements, especially to the second one. No unbelieving Jew would made such statements about Jesus.

Josephus also wrote about James, the brother of Jesus.

"(Ananus) assembled the sanhedrin of the judges, and brought before them the brother of Jesus, the so-called Christ, whose name was James, and some others, and when he had formed an accusation against them as breakers of the law, he deliever them to be stoned" (Antiquities XX 9:1).

3. Cornelius Tacitus (A.D. 55?-after 117), the Roman Historian, wrote of Nero's attempt to relieve himself of the guilt of burning Rome:

"Hence to suppress the rumor, he falsely charged with the guilt, and punished with the most exquisite tortures, the persons commonly called Christians, who were hated for their enormities. Christus, the founder of the name, was put to death by Pontius Pilate, procurator of Judea in the reign of Tiberius: but the pernicious superstition, repressed for a time broke out again, not only through Judea, where the mischief originated, but through the city of Rome also" (Annals XV.44).

4. Lucian (second century), Greek Satirist, alludes to Christ in these words:

"The man who was crucified in Palestine because he introduced this new cult into the world. . . . Furthermore, their first lawgiver persuaded them that they were all brothers one of another after they have transgressed once for all by denying the Greek gods and by worshipping that crucified sophist himself and living under his laws" (On the Death of Peregrine).

5. Suetonius (c. A.D. 120), a Roman Historian and court official under Hadrian made two references to Christ. In the Life of Claudius (25.4) he wrote

"As the Jews were making constant disturbances at the instigation of Chestus [another spelling of Christus or Christ], he [Claudius] expelled them from Rome."

In the Lives of the Caesars (26.2) he wrote:

"Punishment by Nero was inflicted on the Christians, a class of men given to a new and mischievous superstition."

6. Pliny the Younger (c. A.D. 112), when writing to the emperor about his achievements as governor of Bithynia, wrote how he had killed multitudes of Christian men, women, and children. He wrote:

"All who denied that they were or had been Christians I consider should be discharged, because they called upon the gods at my dictation and did reverence, with incense and wine, your [the emperor's] image . . . they curse Christ, which a genuine Christian cannot be induced to do" (Epistles, X.96).

He also wrote in the same letter:

"[Christians] were in the habit of meeting on a certain fixed day before it was light, when they sang in alternate verse of a hymn to Christ as to a god, and bound themselves to a solemn oath, not to do any wicked deeds, and never to deny a truth when they should be called upon to deliver it up."

7. Thallus (c. A.D. 52) was a Samaritan-born historian. Julius Africanus (c. A.D. 221) wrote:

"Thallus, in the third book of his histories, explains away this darkness [at the time of the crucifixion] as an eclipse of the sun-unreasonably, as it seems to me."

This was unreasonable, of course, because a solar eclipse could not take place at the time of the full moon, and it was the time of the paschal full moon when Christ died.

8. Mara Bar Serapion (after A.D. 73) wrote a letter that now resides in the British Museum. According to F. F. Bruce it was written by a father to his son in prison. In the letter he compares the deaths of Socrates, Pythagoras, and Jesus:

"What advantage did the Jews gain from executing their wise King? It was just after that that their kingdom was abolished. . . . But Socrates did not die for good; he lived on in the teaching of Plato. Pythagoras did not die for good; he lived on in the statue of Hera. Nor did the wise King die for good; he lived on in the teaching which he had given" (Bruce, op. cit., p.14).

9. The Jewish Talmud was completed by A.D. 500. The Babylonian Talmud reference to Jesus:

"On the eve of Passover they hanged Yeshu (of Nazareth) and them herald went before him for forty days saying (Yeshu of Nazareth) is going to be stoned in that he hath practiced sorcery and beguiled and led astray Israel. Let everyone knowing aught in his defense come and plead for him. But they found naught in his defense and hanged him on the eve of Passover" (Sanhedrin 43a, "Eve of Passover").

R. Shimeon ben' Azzai wrote concerning Jesus:

"I found a genealogical roll in Jerusalem wherein was recorded, Such-an-one is a bastard of an adulteress" (Yeb. IV 3; 49 a).

In summary, there are several reference to Jesus made by non-Christians. Only those made by Josephus are open to question since they were handed down through Christian scribes. The others were handed down through Roman/Latin scribes and are likely accurate copies of these writings.

by Leland M. Haines, Northville, Michigan USA. December 1997



Next time, BEFORE you post complete and utter nonsense, do some simple research. A simple Google of -Jesus historian- would have given you plenty of verified historical records.


[edit on 1-1-2010 by ProfEmeritus]



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 05:05 PM
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So your sole evidence is a Jewish Roman general using Christian reports to construct a report that has, in the years since, been heavily edited by Christians, yet still maintains a tone of hearsay rather than historical documentation, which still manages to never actually attribute anything remotely godlike or miraculous to Jesus at all? You then back it up with other religionsm entioning Jesus well after the establishment of Christianity?

What exactly are you a professor of? 'Cause if i had submitted work like Josiphus did in high school I woulda gotten a failing grade


[edit on 1-1-2010 by TheWalkingFox]



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 05:26 PM
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You then back it up with other religionsm entioning Jesus well after the establishment of Christianity? What exactly are you a professor of? 'Cause if i had submitted work like Josiphus did in high school I woulda gotten a failing grade

I seriously doubt that you ever made it through high school. If you did, then I would have to give your English department a failing grade.
Your spelling is atrocious. "relgionsm entioning" ? ;"i" ?; "woulda"?;"Josiphus"?
Furthermore, you have no understanding of how history was handed down 2,000 years ago. News flash- They didn't have computers, newspapers, journals, or voice recorders. Josephus was one of the chief historians of the first century AD. In fact, it was his recording of the Destruction of Jerusalem that gave us much of what we know about that historical period. If you wish to throw him out, then you have to throw most first century history away. However, given your posts, it is obvious that this entire discussion is quite above your head.



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 05:46 PM
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Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
In Obama's own words, he hints at being in touch with.....well, you decide:


"... a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany ... and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Obama" - Barack Obama Lebanon, New Hampshire. January 7, 2008.

obamamessiah.blogspot.com...


I have done a little research and there is NO evidence that Obama really said this. The quote is from an avowedly anti-Obama blog. Just the usual smear job from the extreme end of the right-wing spectrum.

While it's true that some of his constituents have a very high opinion of him and his place in history, I have never heard Obama ever describing himself in messianic terms.
EVER.

George Bush Jr. evidently believed that he was appointed by God, so delusions of grandeur are not just the province of the left.

I would have thought a real scholar would provide better evidence.



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 05:59 PM
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Just a very sickening comment from that paper. Uncalled for, out of the normal politics, and twisted.


Are people in this world really that stupid?


Those Chemtrails HAVE GOT to have something in it that have made most of humanity totally lose their minds.

EDIT: I hope its a joke. btw, Our God is not their god. Who knows who Bushed used to talk to!


[edit on 1-1-2010 by dgtempe]



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 06:12 PM
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I have done a little research and there is NO evidence that Obama really said this

Oh really? then you had better tell Hillary Clinton that, since she mocked Obama for making that remark. Here is the video of Clinton:

www.huffingtonpost.com...

BTW, notice that the SOURCE is the ultra-LEFT-wing huffington post.

Furthermore, no less than Andrew Romano, Senior Writer for Newsweek, reported the exact same quote.

I don't think that YOU did enough research.



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 07:08 PM
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Eh, your backing the claim that Jesus is real with a link to a Christian site and with evidence from a Jewish turned Roman General and few vague quotes? And when i say vague i mean vague check this out

"R. Shimeon ben' Azzai wrote concerning Jesus:

"I found a genealogical roll in Jerusalem wherein was recorded, Such-an-one is a bastard of an adulteress" (Yeb. IV 3; 49 a)."

How is that proof that Jesus is real?

Some of them do mention someone, but not Jesus as we know him. I stand by my statement.



In fact, it was his recording of the Destruction of Jerusalem that gave us much of what we know about that historical period. If you wish to throw him out, then you have to throw most first century history away.



What historical peroid? You mean the Jewish one right? I didn't think he traveled to China to see how those cats are doing. Of all the things he wrote he wrote about he forget to include world history so he is not the sole historian on the that peroid. Just the Jewish one. He's Jewish so he wrote about all things Jewish including Jesus.


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[edit on 1-1-2010 by cenpuppie]



posted on Jan, 1 2010 @ 07:37 PM
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Exactly what i was thinking. When i read that page, now i really question as to who this man we call Jesus really is. He has none of the magical attributes given to him. No one mentions his healings, his miracles, nothing.

The most interesting thing i found is the quote by Mara Bar Serapion. If we can take it for face value and it really is what it is..he call Jesus a king and NOT a messiah nor any kind of title but King. A wise king at that. Funny, i never knew Jesus ruled a kingdom...




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