"This isn't the main quote used as evidence of Jesus' existence-that would be: "About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man. For he was one who performed surprising deeds and was a teacher of…"
"I have always been taught that James the Just is Jesus's actual brother. Well half brother.
To answer your question I don't think Josephus would use that kind of language to describe the relationship between Christians because he…"
Here's the famous quote by Josephus that supposedly proves Jesus was real."And now Caesar, upon hearing the death of Festus, sent Albinus into Judea, as procurator. But the king deprived Joseph of the high priesthood, and bestowed the succession to that dignity on the son of Ananus, who was also himself called Ananus... Festus was now dead, and Albinus was but upon the road; so he assembled the sanhedrin of judges, and brought before them the brother of Jesus, who was called Christ, whose name…See More
"The fact that so many Christians approach the issues of science differently says to me that they are all actually different religions. Fundamental literalists who deny science are one religion. Allegorical literalists who believe that it's all…"
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Father. Writer. Atheist. Liberal. I've run for public office, and I am involved in public service at the volunteer level. I enjoy cooking. I enjoy going out sometimes, but I don't love crowds, so I seek out small groups. If the music is good, I'll dance. If the whiskey is good, I may sing. I've seen Rocky Horror five times. Yes, girls, he's single.
Why are you here?
I like to hear how others debunk religion.
The religion you left
Why you left your religion.
The more I asked myself, do I really believe this, the more I simply realized that I didn't.
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