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AOLimousine: Theology: A Rebuttal

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From: jasonp@helium.gas.uug.arizona.edu (Jason Posey )
Subject: Re: AOLimousine: Theology: A Rebuttal
Date: 31 Mar 1996 21:59:19 GMT

In article <4jijd6$ndn@suba01.suba.com>,
Charon, Lion in the path  wrote:
>jasonp@argon.GAS.UUG.Arizona.EDU (Jason Posey ) wrote:
>
>>Given that pretty much everything in the New Testament has been shown by 
>>scholars to have not been written by the people who are supposed to have 
>>written them, that they contradict each other, that there is no evidence 
>>whatsoever that any man named Jesus or Yeshua ever lived, preached, and 
>>was crucified, one has to say yes, Christianity is based not merely on 
>>blind faith but on conscious self-deceit.
>
>     Actually, I remember reading of some Roman text that mentioned 
>"jesus, who was called Christ", from the same time period.  Naturally, it 
>made no mention of him being the son of god...

Of course there were Roman texts referring to Jesus; whether they were of 
the same time period that Jesus was supposed to have preached, I doubt. 
The Roman authorities, however, never bothered to make any sort of 
official investigation of the Christ cult, so they merely accepted the 
Christian's claim that a man named Jesus had preached in Palestina as not 
worth the effort to refute. A very unfortunate decision, as it turned out.

As for the particular text you mention, I believe I may have seen it 
myself at some time. That it would refer to "Jesus, who was called 
Christ" is certainly a clue that it wasn't an authentic record of an 
actual person. If it were, it would probably have used a proper Aramaic 
name rather than the later Greek interpretation.

>     Just thought I'd bring that up before he did (unless he already has 
>- I'm replying as I'm following the thread...)
>
>     Charon, Lion in the path
>
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