Historical Jesus

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Re: Historical Jesus

#42901  Postby hoopy frood » Sep 12, 2019 8:36 am

DKeane wrote:
A common refrain has been along the lines of 'no historian professor disputes the 'historicity' of Jesus or of the Gospels',


I will have to watch out for that one. Should note that no historian disputes the gospels of The Flying Spaghetti Monster either - so the acts of Jesus and FSM must be equally probable!


Quite so.

If you are agnostic about god, you should be equally agnostic about Bertrand Russell's orbiting pink teapot, given the evidence for either proposition is equal, i.e. none whatsoever.

P.S. Love your avatar, one of my fav Escher's.
I don’t think we’re for anything, we’re just products of evolution. You can say “Gee, your life must be pretty bleak if you don’t think there’s a purpose,” but I’m anticipating a good lunch.

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Re: Historical Jesus

#42902  Postby DKeane » Sep 13, 2019 1:05 pm

If you are agnostic about god, you should be equally agnostic about Bertrand Russell's orbiting pink teapot, given the evidence for either proposition is equal, i.e. none whatsoever.

P.S. Love your avatar, one of my fav Escher's.


Agreed on all counts. Great painting and relatively unknown, which is one of the reasons I chose it. Thanks.
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