[ExI] The existence of Jesus (Was: Political Origins of Life)

Giovanni Santostasi gsantostasi at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 19:02:22 UTC 2012

Jesus was a very popular name at that time. Also as you mentioned
possible candidates for an historical Jesus mentioned by historical
documents are decades away from the time Jesus of xianity is said to
have lived.
There is a passage in Josephus that mentions Jesus from Nazareth the
cristos but it has been proven to be a forgery done by xians monks in
the middle ages.
Jesus historical weight is as much as that of Heracles.

On 2/6/12, Kryonica <kryonica at gmail.com> wrote:
> The existence of one Joshua of Nazareth is mentioned by people who had no
> interest in promoting the Christian religion, see Bart Ehrman on Jesus
> Apocalyptic prophet, like f i Flavius Josephus.  Moreover it is pretty hard
> to construct such a set of myths and beliefs about someone totally invented
> and have his contemporaries believe in it..  Such idolatry generally begins
> with a charismatic guy who dies, and then people begin to tell stories about
> him.
> On 6 Feb 2012, at 18:17, Giovanni Santostasi wrote:
>> I'm convinced Jesus is a myth. One of the best scholars to have
>> discussed this in depth is Robert Price, Deconstructing Jesus. See
>> also the documentary the God that was not there.
>> Giovanni
>> On 2/6/12, Stefano Vaj <stefano.vaj at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 6 February 2012 14:39, Ben Zaiboc <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>>> "Jesus may not have actually said that" sounds very like "King Arthur
>>>> may
>>>> not have actually lived at Camelot" to me.  Am I in a minority?
>>> Someone called Arthur or Arcturus or something like that probably lived
>>> one
>>> time or another, and if and when we decide to identify him as *the*
>>> historical Arthur behind the legend, it probably becomes a sensible
>>> questione.
>>> The same goes for a Joshua from Nazareth who was involved in some
>>> religious
>>> turmoil at the beginning of our era. Only, it becomes quite arbitrary to
>>> decide which Mr. Jones working in the banking sector in Manhattan during
>>> the eighties we are referring to... :-)
>>> --
>>> Stefano Vaj
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