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Re: Is there any historical evidence that a man named Jesus existed?
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2013, 01:16:13 PM »
or maybe...?

Jesus walks into an inn near Jerusalem, tosses two nails on the counter and asks, "Got anywhere you can put me up for the night?"

There's your proof
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Re: Is there any historical evidence that a man named Jesus existed?
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2013, 06:09:06 PM »
Given the utter sketchiness of the historicity Jesus character, it becomes obvious that many many people are mindless following sheep; claiming to know just what this alleged character said and meant - organizing their lives around a mythic figure!
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Re: Is there any historical evidence that a man named Jesus existed?
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2013, 02:13:13 AM »
Given the utter sketchiness of the historicity Jesus character, it becomes obvious that many many people are mindless following sheep; claiming to know just what this alleged character said and meant - organizing their lives around a mythic figure!

Actually, they're not even sheep. They are drones. They listen and adhere to the sheep[1] that repetitiously speak the same diatribe from words, they themselves, have no evidence for.

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 1. usually wolves in sheep clothing but also, in themselves, sheep to their beliefs.
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Re: Is there any historical evidence that a man named Jesus existed?
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2013, 09:48:18 AM »
On that podcast Carrier also says the Nazareth theory goes too far and that the town probably did exist. But just because it existed doesn't mean there was a miracle working god man named Jesus associated with it.

The archaeological evidence we have points to a very small group of people living in Nazareth at 0CE.  A couple of dozen families at best.  We are talking about a hamlet of less than 300 people.  With the nearest place for a mob to throw Jesus off a cliff 4km away.  We are stretching the definition of village pretty far. 

The tombs at the site define the largest possible expansion of the hamlet.  The dead are unclean in Jewish culture and their tombs are placed outside of inhabited areas.

Jesus of where?  Lost Springs, Wyoming.  Population, 4.

We have lots of evidence of Nazareth post Jesus' time.  We have little evidence of more than family farm during his time.
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