"there were hundreds of people claiming to be a prophet of god. i do believe someone just took one of them and gave it the status of son of god, but if he didn't do what was said in the bible, and if he wasn't the son of god, then he…"
"but again, if he was not the person described in the bible, then he wouldn't have been the biblical jesus. i don't think anyone could argue there was no one alive during that time with that name, but if he didn't do what he was said…"
"but if none of the events happened, and he was bases on many other character, even if a man named jesus, existed, he wouldn't be the biblical jesus. if there was a man alive before the books were wrote, named Sherlock Holmes, you wouldn't…"
"short excerpt from a website..
WHAT ABOUT WRITINGS DURING THE LIFE OF JESUS?
What appears most revealing of all, comes not from what people later wrote about Jesus but what people did not write about him. Consider that not a single historian,…"
"i agree, history is loaded with hearsay accounts, that just wouldn't hold up, in any court of law today. a good reference is
Josephus Flavius, is one a lot of people like to point out, but he was not a…"
"well, my story, i was a pentecostal preacher from the day i turned 18, i fought the good fight, and kept the faith. but when i was studding to become ordained, i found somethings in the bible that didn't match up to my own morals, or logical…"
Hello Jim, and welcome to this friendly meeting place where we recognise--like you as a freethinking atheist/agnostic--that gods are phoney and religion is much used to control people;
and how tragic and inexcusable it is that women and minorities have been oppressed these last two thousand years and more.