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02-09-2014, 04:57 PM
jesus myth in the news :)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chris-sosa...lp00000592


A tiny piece of it; There are no birth records, no trial transcripts, no death certificates; there are no expressions of interest, no heated slanders, no passing references - nothing. In fact, if we broaden our field of concern to the years after his death - even if we include the entire first century of the Common Era - there is not so much as a solitary reference to Jesus in any non-Christian, non-Jewish source of any kind. I should stress that we do have a large number of documents from the time - the writings of poets, philosophers, historians, scientists, and government officials, for example, not to mention the large collection of surviving inscriptions on stone and private letters and legal documents on papyrus. In none of this vast array of surviving writings is Jesus' name ever so much as mentioned." (pp 56-57 of Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium)

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02-09-2014, 04:59 PM
RE: jesus myth in the news :)
Nice to see the Huff running this - a few micro-inoculations off the back of this article I fancy...


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02-09-2014, 05:18 PM
RE: jesus myth in the news :)
(02-09-2014 04:59 PM)CiderThinker Wrote:  Nice to see the Huff running this - a few micro-inoculations off the back of this article I fancy...

I just ordered Dan Barker's book godless that was in the article. Yes

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