posted on Sep, 8 2004 @ 12:35 AM
I don’t think Christ would have allowed you to “save” him from being crucified. Even if you did have a machine gun a felt it would be righteous to
mow down everybody who wanted him dead, you would run out of ammunition eventually. The truth is, he rocked the boat, and the people in power at the
time didn’t like it. I think the only way you could prevent him from dying unnaturally would be to show up when he was about 12-13 years old and
prevent him from ever spreading his message in the first place, which would in turn prevent Christianity from ever getting started. That is assuming
you could convince him to keep his mouth shut, he is the son of God after all and had enough willpower to rebuke Satan, so I think it’d be like
swatting flies for him. Long story short, I personally believed he was preordained to his fate and there isn’t anything you could do to change it.
As for time travel, should it ever come to be a reality, I don’t think we can travel back past the point the machine was created. Otherwise, we would
be seeing people from the future all the time (lets leave John Titor out of it…). Where are all the time travelers at the crucifixion of Christ? How
about 9/11? Or the JFK assassination? Those events would be so packed with people wanting to know “the truth” that they would blot out the sun.
Since there obviously aren’t, it seems reasonable to me that time travel either won’t be realized before the end of mankind or it will be limited to
the birthdate of the machine. The only exception that I can think of is that we are possibly limited in capacity to passive observers, and are
invisible to everyone living out the events for the first time.