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#1 by Adam Brown on 2011-Nov-03 - 10:12 am
I’m the author from AtheismResource.com. Your confirmation bias doesn’t let you see this. Sure, apsects of Jesus are unique. But, his story has bits and pieces and large chunks shared by other religions… many that pre-date Christianity. Read Bart Erhman or David Fitzgerald (or Richard Carrier). The New Testament is one of the most unreliable, error prone collection of books ever written. We have ZERO original copies and have found thousands of errors in the copies. The gospels don’t agree with each other and tell wildly different stories… historically accepted (even by theologians)as NOT being written by anyone that ever actually met Jesus (Paul flat out admits he never met Jesus). If you want to base your life on that, go ahead, but we choose logic, reason, critical thinking, and evidence. thanks, but no thank. I believed once… but then I grew up.
You are an atheist too… to every god you listed above (and the other 4,000+ in human history). I just go one god further than you.
#2 by Brandon on 2011-Nov-03 - 11:19 pm
I can see where little bits of Jesus’ life is seen in other religions, but from what I’ve researched it looks like the descriptions of the mythical gods in your article were complete fabrications. You wrote (or copied and pasted as I suspect) without listing sources and nobody except a few Christians even questioned it. Your article is not true to reason and evidence.
You read the stories of the gods in Roman and Greek mythology and they seem to be there to fill in the gaps of what we don’t understand, like you often say. The God of Christianity is more about purpose, community, relationship, and morality.
I don’t see where the gospels don’t agree, and tell wildly different stories. I’ve read the gospels, and I see the same story from different points of view.
We may not have the original manuscripts, but we have over 24,000 ancient texts that include copies of the original manuscripts, and quotations of the original texts in early church leaders writings. With all of these manuscripts there are variations in the text, but none that affects major doctrines of the church.
Paul wasn’t an eyewitness to Jesus’ life, but in Galatians, Paul’s first epistle written around 50-60 A.D, says he received the gospel from Jesus Christ himself through revelation. That’s as good as an eye witness, and Peter and other early church leaders, who were eyewitnesses to Jesus’ life, validated the gospel Paul was preaching and teaching.
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