Posted: Feb 24, 2018 2:54 am
by Gila Guerilla
jamest wrote:My wandering mind leads me all over the place, including [now] to this thought: that there are more ways than one to pinpoint a Christ.

... I mean, let's leave out the 'physical evidence' of miracles, which no doubt most of you here would consider bullshit anyway. David Blaine stuff, or whatever, if not outright lies.

I'm talking about the signs of a Christ in a persona? What then would you expect, devoid of the 'physical magic'? Serious question. Honest guv'.

I mean, you obviously have to be open-minded in this thread and therefore retract any surety in your physicalist beliefs, but this is the philosophy forum so what the hell.

Beyond physical miracles, what would you expect of the The Christ? This is a genuine question, so spare me the BS. I'm so tired of the BS.
My honest and open-minded response to that would be to say that you might as well be asking what to expect of "The Flying Spaghetti Monster". If the FSM is a made up thing, and I'm the one who made it up, (I'm not), but if I was, then it'd be pretty silly of me to ask you, what you'd expect of it. The only sensible thing would be for me to tell you what to expect of my made up FSM, and if I tried to convince you that it is real, I'd still know in my own mind that it's fake.

So too with the Christ. Suppose there was a Christ, the only thing we could know about it, is what has been written by others. So you need to be asking those who believe, (or who have died and believed), what they would expect of this Christ. The problem with what has been written is that it is so bad, evidentially, that I don't know what to believe about that there Christ fella.

I have been asked before, outright: "Do you believe that Jesus existed?" My reply has been - maybe, maybe not, but I don't care one way or the other. Similarly, there may or not not have been a Robin Hood, a William Tell, a Lancelot. But why the heck should I care if they existed or not? I don't.