Posted: Feb 27, 2010 3:33 pm
by Agrippina
TimONeill wrote:
Agrippina wrote:. I just think that even though the history points to his existence, a lot of the history should
be read with a certain amount of scepticism

No-one here is disagreeing with you. Me least of all.

@ Tim, relax I'm just yanking your chain, you really do need to learn how to relax my friend. :cheers:

And you need to understand that someone can ask for the level of evidence that this "scepticism" you keep extolling requires while still being totally relaxed. That scepticism means that if you make assertions like "Jesus was based on many different people" then those of us with a true grasp of what scepticism means will require you to back that up with evidence. And if you can't, you will be ridiculed. And we'll do all this while utterly relaxed with a Martini in one hand and a bong in the other.

Relaxed enough for you pal?

Now, are you going to back up your assertion about Jesus being based on many people with some evidence and cogent argument like a real sceptic or are you going to back away with more of this evasive "hey, relax man!" hippy bullshit?

I'm getting really tired of the latter. Try the former for a change or admit you've got nothing and back away.

Come on Tim, smile. No I'm not going to even pretend that I have evidence because I agree with you. The historical evidence does point to a real person, I'm merely saying that my disbelief in religion makes me not believe in him. It's perhaps confusing coming from a history student but I think that it would be great to be able to go back in time and prove it once and for all. And yes, I'm an old hippie, I prefer to relax, and you'll find out eventually I like to make jokes, especially when people get too excited. Just look at what happened to all the clever posts all of you clever people made over the past years, just because someone couldn't take a joke and saw the old forum as a blight on the face of the internet. Hell, those people who work for Dawkins need a whole bottle of 'chill pills' (I should explain it's a colloquialism, I thought English people understood that, a metaphor for 'chill out,' 'calm down,' 'take a breather.'