Im not going to spend time finding sources because I really dont feel that this topic should warrant any responce anyways. But, for the sake of not
having much to do atm, Id like to throw in a few things..
1) Even Jews believe that Jesus existed.. They (non christan jews) believed that he just wasnt the messiah. This may not apply to all Jews, but there
have been mentions of this before.
2) There are documents mentioning him, even his description around that time frame. Dont ask for photos unless you plan on giving me a time machine
so I can snap a few for ya.
3) Sure, most of the books of the NEW TESTAMENT may have been put together 70-100 years later, but many of those were put together from earlier
documents. I might mention that since there wasnt a whole lot of educated people back when, alot was also bound oraly untill they were transcribed.
Just because this isnt exactly a proper way of documenting something today still doesnt mean it's not real and effective. But sure, anything can be
watered down and added/taken away.
4) Would it really matter if I had proof? People would just say that he was someone else anyways, or a million other possible denials. Honestly, it
makes no diffrence if the message is what is important.
5) As one poster mentioned, many christians dont follow what they claim to read from every day anyways. Guess that means we have alot of hipocrits
out there. That pretty much sums every single one of us up, one way or the other. No one is perfect.
6) Perfection can be achieved. Last I read in the old testament, GOD stated that we all have the potentual to become gods/godlike. It just so
happened that Jesus, according to what the bible says, did believe in what he was saying.
*) Why would you bash anothers beliefs anyways? Why question something that someone else believes?
What I find funny about this is... Athiests want the right to be athiest without christians bible bashing them. Yet, some people of faith like
myself, would really enjoy it if athiests would stop doing the same. My best friend is an athiest and even though we kid each other about our beliefs
or lack there of, neither of us try to take away from the other what we believe. At worst, our arguments are at very least constructive to one
another and each of us are always seeking truth, yet it just so happens that we seek it in a diffrent manner. Does it make either of us more right
than the other? Well, if I believe what is written in 2 ages of history in what I call my bible, then no... It does not make either of us above the
other... and Naturaly he feels the same, and he doesnt even go by scripture. We're both "seeing is believing" kinda people, I simply have a diffrent
way of seeing things than he does. Sight can also be a personal perspective in a relative way. You believe what you believe and only you can decide
just what that is. So what is the point of all this, really?
Ive got to add one more thing... I watch alot of "Naked Archeologist" and it's very interesting what this guy pulls up from the sand. You should
really watch some of those. He'll pull up proof from facts.. I think Ive learned more from that show than as to what is real and make believe than
anything else on this subject. This guy takes some really tough issues and brings alot of light to them. Quite simply, alot of it you just cant put
aside as being "maybe". There is more truth out there than many people realise... Im not saying this on blind faith.. Watch it.. You'll see. Alot
of this stuff is real because there are hard facts that prove it. I'm not a scientist or archeologist, but doesnt mean there arnt any out there that
can prove it with hard facts and even real investigative speculations.
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