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SimonPeterAnd you are an authority on the subject ? Or is that just what you want to believe ?
Now, regarding Tacitus, the passage that refers to Christ was wriiten in the 110's AD, perhaps during the reign of Trajan. Therefore, naturally, I am wondering why Trajan might have pressured Tacitus into writing that Christ was executed during the reign of Tiberius, at the hands of the Roman Procurator, Pontius Pilate. But alas, once again I have come up empty.
Likewise, I am very interested to learn why Hadrian ordered Suetonius to write an update to Tacitus on Christians, Nero, and the Great Fire of 64 AD, and why he felt it necessary to have Suetonius write that some troublemaking Jews, instigated by someone named Chrestus, got kicked out of Rome during the reign of Claudius.
I also need some help with understanding your remarks about Josephus and the Babylonian Talmud,
reply to post by veteranhumanbeing
Do you embrace Hinduism ? Hinduism has many gods like old ancient Rome . The Hindu purpose of live life is Dharma - the fulfillment of ones purpose , Artha -prosperity, Kama desire, sexuality , enjoyment Moksha and enlightenment .
I can see why it would be a popular religion . There does not seem to be heaven or hell so live life as you will until it catches up to you like Bonnie and Clyde . You never would face judgment for your deeds . Make your own god ! No bad or good Karma . Next life you might be a rock . Rocks don't die !
reply to post by daskakik
I fail to see your logic with Heavens Gate . There would be no Christians to feed to the lions if there was no Jesus . Those Christians validated Jesus with their lives .
reply to post by Spectral Norm
It's hard to follow along and know what's been discussed and what has been overlooked when you enter a thread that's 50 plus pages long already.
But, these issues have been discussed in this thread over and over, ad nauseam.
All these issues have been debunked by scholars, again and again.
Rather than repost what has already been hashed over, more than once or twice already in this thread, I'll just leave you with this link, in which all your issues are addressed.
If, after reading these rebuttals to the existence of Jesus Christ, you have more to add as to proof of his existence, please do come back and argue them! Otherwise, it's pretty well confirmed that, outside of the Bible, there is no proof of the existence of Jesus Christ.