Posted: Jan 12, 2017 1:21 pm
by DavidMcC
RealityRules wrote:
DavidMcC wrote:
..I am certainly NOT arguing for the one true Jesus, only that there were many anti-Roman sects around in Palestine at the time ...

Figurines of a thousand cult gods have been found in the Roman Empire, thousands of shrines and hundreds of temples but - arguably - none of these relate to the Christian cult prior to the 4th century.

What that shows is what I said - that there were many little politico-religious sects around 2 millenia ago in Palestine.

Furthermore, you have used that premise - "that there were many little politico-religious sects around 2 millennia ago in Palestine" - to assert that one (or more) of those sects in the 1st century was a Christian one.

It would be appropriate for you to provide evidence to back your assertion; particularly, given the title of this thread, archaeological evidence.

Still a history-denier, eh? Too bad:
The term "historical Jesus" refers to attempts to "reconstruct the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth by critical historical methods," in "contrast to Christological definitions ('the dogmatic Christ') and other Christian accounts of Jesus ('the Christ of faith')."[1] It also considers the historical and cultural context in which Jesus lived.[2][3][4]
The vast majority of scholars who write on the subject agree that Jesus existed,[5][6][7][8] although scholars differ about the beliefs and teachings of Jesus as well as the accuracy of the biblical accounts, and the only two events subject to "almost universal assent" are that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist and was crucified by the order of the Roman Prefect Pontius Pilate.[9][10][11][12] Historical Jesus scholars typically contend that he was a Galilean Jew living in a time of messianic and apocalyptic expectations.

(I have already backed up my claim that there were many little polico-religious groups/sects around at the time.)