Posted: Feb 27, 2010 1:01 pm
by Agrippina
For me, not having been raised as a Christian, and having only learned about Christianity as a teenager when my mother became friendly with some SDAs and then a boyfriend who belonged to a Calvinist church, the whole thing just sounded like a mythology story. My studies in Ancient History haven't changed my belief that the story was a made up one of the dozens of preachers who were in the region at the time and that their stories were combined to make up one and about one person. I know that a lot of historians who are atheists don't agree with either this or the theory that he simply didn't exist, and I'm fine with that. I'm not going to argue. For me to just sounds too far-fetched, too convenient, and too mythological to be the story of a real person who really existed.