posted on Mar, 22 2011 @ 03:40 AM
reply to post by Lazarus Short
I don't thnk the comment implies that they were uncertain about it.
The whole point of that story is the psychological one, that they could not believe in him as the one "sent by God" precisely because they were so
familiar with him. If you've watched someone growing up as a child, it's more difficult to take him seriously as a great personage (there's a Monty
Python sketch about that). The people in the other towns of the region, where he had not grown up, had no such difficulty.
So, if anything, that story is actually indirect evidence that he spent his formative years right there in Nazareth.