posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 01:28 AM
Originally posted by borntowatch
Originally posted by Cogito, Ergo Sum
reply to post by tropic
To begin with, when was it established that Jesus was definitely a real person and not a myth?
This is pure gold on a website that states "Deny Ignorance". Guess you dont read much
If He was God and performed miracles is debatable but His existence.
Glad I could supply you with such copious amounts of precious metals (in the poetic sense). Apart from the logically fallacious rebuttal you have
provided (appeal to authority, appeal to numbers etc.) are you, or the (ahem) "scholars" able to provide genuine evidence that might unburden myself
of the ignorance you so graciously claim is all mine?
We are not really talking about something verifiable by experiment here (his non/existence to begin with), as much as opinion. From what I see,
generally the relevant "scholars" are not so much that, as religious delusionals who begin with the acceptance of the myth and take it from there.
Looking for/interpreting anything that might strengthen their position with the word "scholar" in such instances, quite an exaggerated claim of it's
own. In this context, I don't see religious based scholar as any more relevant than a "bigfoot" scholar might be (except that bigfoot has slightly
better evidence for existence IMO, with many first hand claims, though I have reservations about it also).
In the end it doesn't really matter who believes what, secular, religious or otherwise. It matters more what (genuine) evidence can be provided. Where
We know the stories of magic are just that, tall stories (they can't happen, unless you can show how such observable laws of nature can be/ have been
broken). With no reliable first hand accounts of such, or that the claimed progenitor of such supernatural things even existed, it doesn't seem
unreasonable to wonder if the whole thing might be mythology. It would seem consistent with similar mythology.
edit on 27-4-2013 by Cogito, Ergo Sum because: for the heck of it.