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Before cameras, do you believe in the existence of historical figures just from documentation and or paintings? Cleopatra,Descartes,Newton, just to name a few.
Originally posted by Hydroman
I wonder if the Romans didn't get a hold of this belief system..if it would be as popular as it is today....?
Originally posted by Prisoner60863
My father is a painter, he is nobody famous. In a hundred years no one will
know my name. This guy Jesus, his father was a carpenter, no one famous.
2000 years later people still know about his and marys son. I can't tell you everything
In the Bible is official but I do no for whatever reason still talk about and
Originally posted by TheCelestialHuman
Virtually nothing is known about Jesus Christ. Outside of the Gospels, the few historical sources that seemingly refer to him are so vague or ambiguous that they may not be about him at all. Several researchers have concluded that he doesn't exist at all beyond the pages of the New Testament. He is a fabrication, a fiction, they say. However, these researchers would have equal difficulties with many other figures whom no one doubts existed. For instance, outside of the Gospels there is almost no mention of Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Judea. It might be expected that a Roman Governor's life would be well documented, but this is simply not the case.
The Gospels are full of contradictions, inconsistencies and improbabilities, leaving ample scope for innumerable heresies to spring up. Jesus spoke in Aramaic, but none of his teachings have been preserved in that language. We are always dealing with translations and translations of translations. Ambiguity and inaccuracy are inevitable.
My guess is he is fictional or maybe real, just not the son of a non existent god.
edit on 19-3-2012 by TheCelestialHuman because: (no reason given)