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One can also see what was decided at Nicea to know that Constantine adapted the teachings of Apolonius. I have always had a feeling that Jesus's life was never right and we were looking at something that was not as it was written because so much didn't make sense and the idea of blind acceptance of religion is merely a copout against questions that cannot be answered.
Originally posted by SimonPeter
Do you go to church ? Have you talked to your Pastor about it . That would be the way to go with your question
Yes I know . What do you say?
We'll never know for sure if Jesus ever actually existed or not but we do have the teachings that are attributed to him. If his teachings exist, there had to have been someone to say them, no? Whether that person was named Jesus and was born from a virgin is all speculation, but my gut tells me that no, the NT depiction of Jesus never really existed.
I personally try to focus on the red words in the NT, they are universal and will always be true in my eyes. They are what matter, not the person that said them.
I think it's possible that there was an uprising against Rome in the first century and the teachings that are within the NT are just an amalgamation of teachings snatched up by the Romans while fighting the revolters. They put these teachings under the pseudonymn of Jesus then created a historically fictional story around this pseudonymn using pagan themes and miracles to seal the deal.
You have to wonder why Rome would kill all those Christians in the first 3 centuries then turn around and legalize what those Christians were teaching in the end. It really makes no sense when you really think about it, that makes me think they killed the Christians then changed the message they were spreading for their own benefit.
reply to post by Spectral Norm
For a Christian you protest too much against what you say you believe and doubting the validity of the New Testament as you do says much .
You read too much junk ! Exactly what is your mission ? Do you know?
babybunniesMany of the teachings attributed to Jesus are found in works that were around much, much earlier than him. Jesus may have had access to those works in India, some scholars suggest. However, there is no evidence that Jesus was the original creator of such teachings. At best, he was a plagiariser of the work of others, taking benefit from the fact that no one in the area of Israel had heard of such teachings before he read about them in India.
And here is one of them; "Jesus Lived In India" 'His Unknown Life Before and After The Crucifixion" by Holger Kersten. "This compelling book presents irrefutable evidence that Jesus did indeed live in India, dying there in old age".
reply to post by Spectral Norm
You seem to think it is very important .You even suppose that there was errors and by your assessment there was errors . You are intent to believe there were errors and yet still claim to believe it . You need to circle the wagons and hold council to find out what you really believe !
VHBAnd here is one of them; "Jesus Lived In India" 'His Unknown Life Before and After The Crucifixion" by Holger Kersten. "This compelling book presents irrefutable evidence that Jesus did indeed live in India, dying there in old age".
Blue ShiftWell, if the evidence is old writings and other documents, then it can certainly be refuted. Funny how so many people will believe something to be true just because it is written down.