I am really sorry if this has been posted before.
If you knew me in person, you would know I love getting into discussions with people about religion. One of the questions that seems to keep coming into the discussion loop is Jesus.
So I was at a social gathering the other night at a restaurant and I dropped my silverware and out of habit I said "Jesus Christ!" And a random girl that was a friend of a friend said, "Don't use the Lords name in vain."
So obviously we got into a debate.
I brought up the point in the discussion that Jesus never existed. Well everyone looked at me like i was off the wall insane...
At that point the discussion just turned into incoherent ramblings and Grrrr... So frustrating that people base their whole life on hearsay! Simply dumbfounding!!!
Help me feel better... seriously.
It's alright if you think that Jesus never existed, however I would suggest not to ignore any evidence of him existing in the first place.
The Fifth Watcher does make some valuable points that need to be considered here. Heck if Jesus existed maybe he was like the first Criss Angel or something. In conclusion I don't think that it matters if Jesus really existed or not, his damn book has plagued the earth and lasted two thousand years already. I think that qualifies for still being alive in a sense.
If you do not believe that any 'prophet' in the first century did not exist, you will be laughed out of a room by experts and scholars in this field.
As James Dunn said, the historical and Biblical Jesus are not two different beings, but rather we need to find the link between the two...
Also, Will Durant and N.T Wright both believe the best explanation for the rise of Christianity was Jesus; a Jesus that died and rose again...
Are you saying that there was a prophet. As in someone who could prophecy the future.
If Jesus was real, there is no way he rose from the dead. Once your dead thats it. No second chances.
Well thats what a lot of scholars believe; He was a prophet (not a prophet who could tell the future or anything)
If Jesus was God, why could He not rise from the dead?
Jesus was not god though. There is no god.
And by definition, if he was a prophet then he wasn't god.
You do not know if there is a God or not. You just believe there is no God; which is a big difference...
So if Jesus was God, He could rise from the dead. Do you agree?
Why could He not die?
Where is your logic?
Gods are immortal. That means they cannot die.
Where is your logic?
Logic written by humans...
Have you heard of paradoxes?
As previously asked, How could a god die.