25th February 2011

“Everything we know about Jesus is from the Bible; there really aren't any other sources. If the Bible is nothing more than a collection of archaic superstitions, then what becomes of the belief that Jesus is the Messiah?”

Anon.

2 Responses to “25th February 2011”

  1. CaptainZero Says:

    There’s good scholarship on the historicity of Jesus for anyone that’s interested. I don’t see many believers taking an interest, though. It’s almost as though they instinctively know when a line or inquiry isn’t going to be favorable to their prejudices.

  2. Atheist MC Says:

    One of the interesting things about how the bible is arranged is that the four canonical gospels, all written significantly after Jesus was supposed to have lived preceed Paul who was practically contemporaneous. If you read Paul without the lens of Mathew et al it is not clear that Paul believed in a historical Jesus. The whole thing becomes just another gnostic god-man tale among many others of the time.