Posted: Nov 11, 2015 9:05 am
by Leucius Charinus
proudfootz wrote:
Leucius Charinus wrote:Presents quotes from https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Christ_my ... e_comments


In a society in which people still claim the Holocaust did not happen, and in which there are resounding claims that the American president is, in fact, a Muslim born on foreign soil, is it any surprise to learn that the greatest figure in the history of Western civilization, the man on whom the most powerful and influential social, political, economic, cultural and religious institution in the world -- the Christian church -- was built, the man worshipped, literally, by billions of people today -- is it any surprise to hear that Jesus never even existed?
Bart D. Ehrman, "Did Jesus Exist?", Huffington Post, March 30, 2012


It's a shame to see presumably intelligent people making such remarks.


Another shame is the historical truth that they pass over in their haste for rhetoric against the heretic. For example, at the very top of the list (of things passed over), is the historical evidence that the most powerful and influential social, political, economic, cultural and religious institution in the world -- the Christian church - during antiquity and the middle ages (setting aside today) was UTTERLY CORRUPT.