Category: Jesus

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Jesus had a bad time at human camp. – David Sm…

Jesus had a bad time at human camp. – David Smalley

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The evidence that Jesus ever existed is weaker…

The evidence that Jesus ever existed is weaker than you might think: undefined

The evidence that Jesus ever existed is weaker…

The evidence that Jesus ever existed is weaker than you might think: undefined

Christians sometimes use Josephus as “evidence…

Christians sometimes use Josephus as “evidence” that Jesus existed. If the gospels are right, Jesus was crucified around AD 30. Josephus didn’t start writing until around AD 50. It’s very possible that his sources are the same as everyone else’s. 

Moreover, perhaps the biggest issue is that if Josephus knew about “Jesus, who was called the Messiah”, as he says in the ninth chapter of Book 20 of the Antiquities, why didn’t he convert? That is to say, if Christians are using the evidence of Josephus to demonstrate their claims, it’s odd that this evidence didn’t seem to convince Josephus, who remained Jewish throughout his life.

Christians sometimes use Josephus as “evidence…

Christians sometimes use Josephus as “evidence” that Jesus existed. If the gospels are right, Jesus was crucified around AD 30. Josephus didn’t start writing until around AD 50. It’s very possible that his sources are the same as everyone else’s. 

Moreover, perhaps the biggest issue is that if Josephus knew about “Jesus, who was called the Messiah”, as he says in the ninth chapter of Book 20 of the Antiquities, why didn’t he convert? That is to say, if Christians are using the evidence of Josephus to demonstrate their claims, it’s odd that this evidence didn’t seem to convince Josephus, who remained Jewish throughout his life.

Also, it’s a hard “no” from Yahweh on Christma…

Also, it’s a hard “no” from Yahweh on Christmas trees.

Also, it’s a hard “no” from Yahweh on Christma…

Also, it’s a hard “no” from Yahweh on Christmas trees.