[ExI] The existence of Jesus (Was: Political Origins of Life)
kryonica at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 18:44:37 UTC 2012
Yes, except that Joshua of Nazareth was probably more charismatic than the average Mr Jones of his days, and that is why the guys around him who believed in him went berserk when they killed him - especially as it probably happened quite unexpectedly and quite quickly: he went to the Temple on some business, was arrested, tried and died.
Same would go for guys like Alexander the Great and Napoleon, they made their mark on people around them.
"Saint" Paul btw has a lot to answer for when it comes to turning Joshua from a Rabbi who preached the Messiah to the Messiah he was preaching...
On 6 Feb 2012, at 18:08, Stefano Vaj 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... :-)
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