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.
Yes, I agree, Peter,
You're describing an issue that lacks persuasive evidence. People can either agree, disagree or abstain. Good luck proving ANY particular argument . . . or that anybody else is wrong.
Well said, that's exactly what I was going to say!
True. I can't prove something didn't happen based solely on the written word. But I can ask questions concerning the event.
If Homer tells me there was a real man named Jason who sailed the Mediterranean, I don't have any reason to disbelieve that. If he tells me that a race of one eyed Cyclops existed, I might ask to see a fossil with a big hole where the eye should be.
If someone tells me that Jesus appeared in the midst of the disciples, but one disciple was missing, so he visited that disciple a week later, I can ask what Jesus did for the week in between. Who was he seen by? Why aren't the bible writers telling me all about it? Is Jesus evangelizing? healing people? teaching the disciples? This is a dead man walking. The people should be dancing in the streets (or maybe kneeling in prayer). They should be shouting it from the rooftops.