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We can now swim in an ocean of information out there thanks to the internet (thanks to Al Gore for that) and we all now feel the pain of the researchers of years gone by. What to believe. I think ultimately, I am as guilty of it as the next guy, of grabbing onto a projection of history, tossing common sense out the window and rambling on about pseudo-nonsense. We want to believe something so bad that we don't stop and weigh the burden of proof. And the value of this forum is that there are participants that aren't afraid to bring your moment of stupidity to your attention, right Dr. Trog?

From this article out of Nexus, with a wealth of references to check nearly every stage of testimony, this can truly be a track for a common sense approach to the historical Jesus. As the professor points out in Pete's offered video above, the New Testament wasn't written until 350 years after Jesus Christ was supposed to walk the earth. A lot of the New Testament was contrived by imagination filling in the gaps between facts. We fringers do it all the time!

I find compelling and would render my opinion based on the reference from Nexus in this paragraph that appears in the article,

" the end of that time, Constantine returned to the gathering to discover that the presbyters had not agreed on a new deity but had balloted down to a shortlist of five prospects: Caesar, Krishna, Mithra, Horus and Zeus (Historia Ecclesiastica, Eusebius, c. 325). Constantine was the ruling spirit at Nicaea and he ultimately decided upon a new god for them. To involve British factions, he ruled that the name of the great Druid god, Hesus, be joined with the Eastern Saviour-god, Krishna (Krishna is Sanskrit for Christ), and thus Hesus Krishna would be the official name of the new Roman god. A vote was taken and it was with a majority show of hands (161 votes to 157) that both divinities became one God. Following longstanding heathen custom, Constantine used the official gathering and the Roman apotheosis decree to legally deify two deities as one, and did so by democratic consent. A new god was proclaimed and "officially" ratified by Constantine (Acta Concilii Nicaeni, 1618). That purely political act of deification effectively and legally placed Hesus and Krishna among the Roman gods as one individual composite. That abstraction lent Earthly existence to amalgamated doctrines for the Empire's new religion; and because there was no letter "J" in alphabets until around the ninth century, the name subsequently evolved into "Jesus Christ"."

It goes with current trends that I have fallen victim to by believing and not knowing. I think the line can be drawn at the difference of "believing" and "knowing". In this case had this gathering followed today's US Congress a filibuster by the minority would have prevented Christianity from ever existing and Jesus Christ would still be without name or title.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05-Mar-16 16:50 by Yourconscience.

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The Historical Jesus 7122 Pete Vanderzwet 25-May-15 05:54
Re: The Historical Jesus 1240 deeside1 26-May-15 20:09
Re: The Historical Jesus 1003 Pete Vanderzwet 02-Jun-15 23:02
Re: The Historical Jesus 986 deeside1 03-Jun-15 17:58
Re: The Historical Jesus 1016 Pete Vanderzwet 25-Jun-15 16:46
Re: The Historical Jesus 924 drrayeye 17-Jun-15 19:55
Re: The Historical Jesus 924 deeside1 19-Jun-15 09:31
Re: The Historical Jesus 882 drrayeye 26-Jun-15 00:12
Re: The Historical Jesus 1014 Yourconscience 05-Mar-16 16:45
Re: The Historical Jesus 813 bsbray 06-Mar-16 07:49
Re: The Historical Jesus 742 Yourconscience 06-Mar-16 15:44
Re: The Historical Jesus 735 bsbray 06-Mar-16 18:59
Re: The Historical Jesus 826 Eddie Larry 07-Mar-16 00:10
Re: The Historical Jesus 808 Vanya 07-Mar-16 17:52
Re: The Historical Jesus 693 Vanya 07-Mar-16 19:32
Re: The Historical Jesus 907 Yourconscience 08-Mar-16 15:48
Re: The Historical Jesus 675 Vanya 08-Mar-16 18:08
An alternative analysis 777 drrayeye 09-Mar-16 21:13
Re: An alternative analysis 789 Yourconscience 10-Mar-16 19:13
Re: The Historical Jesus 856 grangram 02-Jul-15 16:14
Re: The Historical Jesus 734 deeside1 03-Jul-15 10:37
Re: The Historical Jesus 973 grangram 05-Jul-15 06:43
Re: The Historical Jesus 963 gulsbo 15-Feb-16 19:15
Re: The Historical Jesus 717 grangram 02-Mar-16 12:25
Re: The Historical Jesus 745 BRN4327 25-Mar-17 11:01
Astrotheology? 883 bsbray 02-Mar-16 19:34
Re: Astrotheology? 731 drrayeye 06-Mar-16 15:38
Re: Astrotheology? 769 bsbray 06-Mar-16 19:06
Re: Astrotheology? 709 drrayeye 10-Mar-16 03:28
Re: Astrotheology? 703 bsbray 10-Mar-16 05:13
Re: Astrotheology? 685 drrayeye 10-Mar-16 06:49
Re: Astrotheology? 687 bsbray 10-Mar-16 21:17
Re: Astrotheology? 754 drrayeye 10-Mar-16 21:52
Re: Astrotheology? 790 bsbray 10-Mar-16 23:57
Re: Astrotheology? 767 drrayeye 11-Mar-16 01:50
Re: Astrotheology? 748 OCaptain 30-Mar-16 01:43
Re: Astrotheology? 737 OCaptain 30-Mar-16 01:38
Re: Astrotheology? 906 bsbray 15-Apr-16 00:33
Re: Astrotheology? 733 BRN4327 22-Apr-17 09:52
Settled science IMO 931 David L 11-May-16 13:09
Re: Mithras and Jesus 445 muppedo 28-Jul-17 23:42
Re: Mithras and Jesus 554 Eddie Larry 29-Jul-17 00:12
Re: Mithras and Jesus 541 muppedo 29-Jul-17 23:26
Re: Mithras and Jesus 511 eyeofhorus33 11-Aug-17 16:17
Re: Mithras and Jesus 890 muppedo 13-Aug-17 23:19

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