In a message dated 1/3/00 1:57:57 AM Central Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Is there any actual historical evidence that JC even existed?
> > EvMick
> > Holbrook Az....(in a snowstorm)
> The most obvious, or famous, evidence is the New Testament, totally apart
> from whether one considers the New Testament to have any religious
You don't consider it to be just a tiny bit biased?
Some (most?) of the books of the New Testament were allegedly
Allegedly.....key word here...
> written by Apostles of Christ who knew him personally during his life,
> and were written down in contemporary Greek within a couple of hundred
> years of the lifetime of Jesus,
not exactly an eyewitness account...."he said that he said that she said that
he said.....for a couple of hundred years?
with, I think, a fairly good 'chain of
> custody' of copies and translations down to our time, including some
> extant manuscripts which can be dated to very early times.
> Christianity's two 'sister' religions, Judaism and Islam, both recognize
> Jesus as a religiously significant figure, and therefore presumably also
> as historical fact. The Jews consider Jesus to have been a Rabbi
> (religious teacher), and Islam lists Jesus as a prophet, one of many
> prophets who came before Mohammed, the Seal of the Prophets (the last
you missed my point is suppose... Is there any independent historical
evidence that JC existed? Is his existence mentioned by contemporary Roman
historians for example?
> Dozens, if not hundreds, of towns and other sites mentioned in the New
> Testament are identifiable today, some with a high degree of confidence,
> with ruins and physical features which can be directly verified in person
> by a modern visitor. Numerous artifacts of various types, including
> pottery and hundreds of thousands if not millions of coins from the
> general era of Jesus still exist and provide abundant evidence of the
> historical context in which rulers or governors held power in particular
> regions at particular times surrounding the places and times associated
> with Jesus.
And your point is? UFO sitings routinely identify local towns? So?
> A much more recent figure, William Shakespeare, is the subject of
> controversy as to whether he actually wrote the famous plays of the
> 1500s, despite the fact that he allegedly lived in a time when literacy
> was not uncommon, and he allegedly wrote and produced plays which were
> performed very publicly in London, the world's leading metropolis at the
> time, and everyone there spoke English, not much different from the
> English of today. The plays were, I think, advertised with mass-produced
> printed handbills. Like Jesus, Shakespeare became more famous after his
> time than during his time, and like Jesus, it seems that there will
> always be some who cannot be convinced of the historical validity of
> Shakespeare, just as there will always be some who doubt that men walked
> on the Moon in 1969.
ok...so Will was (or was not) bogus...what's that got to do with JC? or the
> Which of the following legendary figures actually existed: Davey
> Crockett, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed?
Or the mighty hulk......or the Thing....or the creature from the black
lagoon.....sheesh.....there are greek "logic terms" for this....."ergo
muttering <ask a simple question.............>
leaving Holbrook Az.
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