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    Did Paul create Jesus?

    Paul may have had others with him, helping him gather the information, or maybe not. Part of our everyday dialogue, we describe the very same big numbers of people in various events... as reports! Example below, just typing the line "hundreds of people" in google, a few from an endless...
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    Historical Jesus

    Hmm, ok I see, well curiously I'd think, that within each of these characters story's you kindly brought up, I'd wonder about those comparisons and differences. Say for example as with the biblical timeline - are there any similar characters and individuals, who come after King Arthur, and...
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    Did Paul create Jesus?

    Hi TomC, What's not realized generally with some people, with the line, "James is a common name"- is that this actually gives a very logical reason to context, and as to why Paul mentions "James the brother of the Lord" ( highlighted by Swammerdami, and doing a grand job :)). There are more...
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    Historical Jesus

    Right you are TomC. Bunyan is the odd one out, well noted. :) Two thousand years from now, I'll presume someone would read quite a few writings that would exist, being similar to (if not including) your post quoted in bold.
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    Historical Jesus

    To state the obvious - there's always been available to the public, the written literature, that comes right alongside each story that goes out to the masses, like the characters you mention above. People just know it's a story because for example, when the authors are given credit, they get...
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    Historical Jesus

    2000 years from today. It will depend on the nature of the story, obviously. Like for example: Would there also be writings from people of the same time-period who would refute these stories as being real? Their reasons could be that, the author doesn't exist in their time, therefore their...
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    Historical Jesus

    The 'why not', should be a little obvious. I would need santa's version of the OT and NT writings, to be influentially persuaded This must be a miracle too! I mean, as you're saying... from the "scant writings" we get a much bigger picture. It seemed that there was a need, some how, to...
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    Historical Jesus

    IOW you seem to mean by the question: "The separate individual writings/reports from these authors, who had their writings combined together; which became the Big Book ( BB if you will), i.e., bible... doesn't portray to YOU, that the 'written about' individual called Jesus, who also performed...
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    Historical Jesus

    Unfortunately Unknown Soldier.... It's a pity your story lacks the criterion of multiple attestation, like Joseph Smith, Mohammed, and Harry Potter's story. The four Gospels (even without Paul's writings) seems to be an advantage, rather than being problematic, apparently when people try to...
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    A Creator and Idealism vs Computational Simulations

    Don't want to derail the conversation. Just a quick mention. I was a fan of Alan Watts, and I still enjoy his talks, but I would say here... what he's actually describing in the above... IS exactly that! Yes an ordinary human life! His human perspective; how humans think within their...
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    Skeptic's Challenge

    In my opinion, I think yes.. Although to be fair... there wasn't much to go on from your previous post.
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    Skeptic's Challenge

    Yep... everyone has an opinion:
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    Skeptic's Challenge

    And by that... there's quite a few opinions on the thread. Which can be a good thing really; because at least you (plural) can be making conclusions for yourselves, with all the information one is lucky to access nowadays, which would ideally be the idea of course to freethinking, or thinking...
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    Christianity Really Sucks

    Right you are Poli. :) (I should have added the irony smiley-face in the previous post).
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    Christianity Really Sucks

    Not sure, depending on what you mean here by exploitative etc.. Does he feed the poor and and hungry with that wealth? Does he love his neighbor and all that as according to Jesus?
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