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"We invented Jesus"

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It doesn't matter who's right and who is wrong we will all find out the truth in due time ....

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It doesn't matter who's right and who is wrong we will all find out the truth in due time ....

 

Unless we all just rot in the ground when we die, in that case, no one will find out the truth in any amount of time.

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Atwill asserts that Christianity did not really begin as a religion, but a sophisticated government project, a kind of propaganda exercise used to pacify the subjects of the Roman Empire.

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Atwill regards his evidence as conclusive and is confident its acceptance is only a matter of time.

 

Meh, I'll stick with "Man From Earth" as my alternate Christianity origin story. (It should still be on Netflix) Makes more sense than this.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0756683/

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It seems that there is enough historical evidence that an apocalyptic prophet named Jesus existed. Then again most of the historical evidence all says he did a lot of unnatural bizarre stuff so i can understand why so many doubt his existence. If all the historical documents that spoke of Pompey described him as a man with two heads that could breath fire and walk on water, i'd tend to think it was mythological nonsense and he likley didn't exist. So i get why people don't think Jesus was a real person. But i do think scholars can work through the different documents and context of the times to come up with a reasonable evidence based argument that Jesus was a real person.

 

So I tend to think that Jesus wasn't invented just reinvented. He inspired the legend that is widely known. Kind of like St. Nicholas 

 

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Maybe because temple with all records was destroyed in 70 AD? Remember, only few people back in the day could write and read.

I dont quite remember 70 AD as you seem to.

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Islam is way older than that... Ishmael the son of Abraham who is mostly responsible for starting Islam. Islam as religion never took off until Muhammad.

Bc a "Peace loving messiah and son of God" would never be embraced by the war cultures in the region....add kill the infidel, religious purity and swords are raised with mighty screams of joy....otherwise known as the first marketing to your audience so they embrace an idea.

Bearded Flower boy in sandals would get the boot.

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sounds like a gigantic argument from conclusion, which is as anti-scholastic a methodology as they come, but we'll see what he says. i'm interested to see what kind of evidence he cites in support of this position and whether or not there are any legitimate corroborating sources.

 

on the surface this seems to fall in line with gavin mensies/georgio tsoukalos bullshit for-profit pseudoacademia.

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