Liar, Lunatic or Lord? Or... by Matt Dillahunty
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29-01-2016, 08:32 AM
RE: Liar, Lunatic or Lord? Or... by Matt Dillahunty
(29-01-2016 08:14 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  When you apply the legend argument it all falls into place really doesn't it?

There are numerous instances of individuals who became legendary in historical times not because of what they did, but what others claimed they had done. You only have to look at the examples of Abraham Lincoln or Winston Churchill or Adolf Hitler to see how vested interests or propaganda can result in embedded myths.

In some instances those individuals are a party to the myth-making, sometimes not......but however you look at it none of Lewis's arguments stack up.

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29-01-2016, 08:34 AM
RE: Liar, Lunatic or Lord? Or... by Matt Dillahunty
(29-01-2016 08:32 AM)Heatheness Wrote:  
(29-01-2016 08:14 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  When you apply the legend argument it all falls into place really doesn't it?

There are numerous instances of individuals who became legendary in historical times not because of what they did, but what others claimed they had done. You only have to look at the examples of Abraham Lincoln or Winston Churchill or Adolf Hitler to see how vested interests or propaganda can result in embedded myths.

In some instances those individuals are a party to the myth-making, sometimes not......but however you look at it none of Lewis's arguments stack up.

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29-01-2016, 08:40 AM
RE: Liar, Lunatic or Lord? Or... by Matt Dillahunty



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29-01-2016, 08:51 AM
RE: Liar, Lunatic or Lord? Or... by Matt Dillahunty
What kind of question is that to ask the Jesus Allegory Lion?




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29-01-2016, 09:02 AM
RE: Liar, Lunatic or Lord? Or... by Matt Dillahunty
(29-01-2016 08:34 AM)Grasshopper Wrote:  
(29-01-2016 08:32 AM)Heatheness Wrote:  [Image: abraham-lincoln-vampire-hunter-movie-poster-03.jpg]

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Beat me to it!

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29-01-2016, 09:06 AM
RE: Liar, Lunatic or Lord? Or... by Matt Dillahunty
(29-01-2016 08:40 AM)ClydeLee Wrote:  


That was awesome! Smile

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29-01-2016, 09:59 AM
RE: Liar, Lunatic or Lord? Or... by Matt Dillahunty
(29-01-2016 08:32 AM)Heatheness Wrote:  
(29-01-2016 08:14 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  When you apply the legend argument it all falls into place really doesn't it?

There are numerous instances of individuals who became legendary in historical times not because of what they did, but what others claimed they had done. You only have to look at the examples of Abraham Lincoln or Winston Churchill or Adolf Hitler to see how vested interests or propaganda can result in embedded myths.

In some instances those individuals are a party to the myth-making, sometimes not......but however you look at it none of Lewis's arguments stack up.

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EXACTLY!!! Thumbsup

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29-01-2016, 10:08 AM
RE: Liar, Lunatic or Lord? Or... by Matt Dillahunty
And going back in time there are countless examples of individuals who may or may not have existed and have had miraculous or heroic deeds associated with them.

The Arthurian Legends are a case in point. It is possible that a Dark Age prince ruled parts of Britain following the departure of the Romans, but there is no documented evidence of his existence and the folk tales which may or may not have been associated with him may have been recorded/made-up/embellished by a 15th century English writer.

And they've been further embellished since.

Echoes of the gospels here?

Robin Hood is another, later example.

Why should we think that Jebus is any different?

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29-01-2016, 10:27 AM
RE: Liar, Lunatic or Lord? Or... by Matt Dillahunty
(29-01-2016 10:08 AM)Silly Deity Wrote:  And going back in time there are countless examples of individuals who may or may not have existed and have had miraculous or heroic deeds associated with them.

The Arthurian Legends are a case in point. It is possible that a Dark Age prince ruled parts of Britain following the departure of the Romans, but there is no documented evidence of his existence and the folk tales which may or may not have been associated with him may have been recorded/made-up/embellished by a 15th century English writer.

And they've been further embellished since.

Echoes of the gospels here?

Robin Hood is another, later example.

Why should we think that Jebus is any different?

The more I think about this the more I like it. I think I will start referring to any and every "jesus" thing as "the legend of jesus". I think as atheists we should actively promote this. Maybe it will go viral.

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29-01-2016, 11:04 AM
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