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To: Boru
There is no historical evidence that Jesus lived, let alone was resurrected.

There most certainly is. Frankly, I doubt you even read the article. If you had, you would have attacked the historical evidence instead of claiming there isn't any.

The evidence of Jesus' life is the fact that Chistianity got started. In Jerusalem at the time the movement started, there were many people who had either seen or not seen the events happen. The apostles would have been laughed at had there been no such person as Jesus. As noted in the article above, the earliest Jewish polemics presuppose Jesus' tomb was empty by saying that the disciples removed the body. That they say there was a body in the first place means that the earliest enemies of Christianity, who had seen the events themselves and cannot be accused of making stuff up to support the very people they were killing, say Jesus existed. Should I believe them, or you?

The article also explains why, not only did Jesus have to have lived, he had to be resurrected. I'll go further and add that He had to fit the requirements for the Messiah, several of which he could not have faked. They include his own execution.

41 posted on 10/14/2001 4:07:39 PM PDT by A.J.Armitage
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To: A.J.Armitage
I'm afraid your argument is too strong for its own good. You're stuck explaining why, if all this is the case, everyone except a tiny minority of the wilfully blind was not immediately converted.
47 posted on 10/15/2001 8:34:15 AM PDT by steve-b
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