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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 6993 Pete Vanderzwet 25-May-15 05:54
Re: The Historical Jesus 1197 deeside1 26-May-15 20:09
Re: The Historical Jesus 962 Pete Vanderzwet 02-Jun-15 23:02
Re: The Historical Jesus 945 deeside1 03-Jun-15 17:58
Re: The Historical Jesus 961 Pete Vanderzwet 25-Jun-15 16:46
Re: The Historical Jesus 876 drrayeye 17-Jun-15 19:55
Re: The Historical Jesus 883 deeside1 19-Jun-15 09:31
Re: The Historical Jesus 836 drrayeye 26-Jun-15 00:12
Re: The Historical Jesus 961 Yourconscience 05-Mar-16 16:45
Re: The Historical Jesus 777 bsbray 06-Mar-16 07:49
Re: The Historical Jesus 691 Yourconscience 06-Mar-16 15:44
Re: The Historical Jesus 696 bsbray 06-Mar-16 18:59
Re: The Historical Jesus 792 Eddie Larry 07-Mar-16 00:10
Re: The Historical Jesus 763 Vanya 07-Mar-16 17:52
Re: The Historical Jesus 652 Vanya 07-Mar-16 19:32
Re: The Historical Jesus 856 Yourconscience 08-Mar-16 15:48
Re: The Historical Jesus 634 Vanya 08-Mar-16 18:08
An alternative analysis 736 drrayeye 09-Mar-16 21:13
Re: An alternative analysis 731 Yourconscience 10-Mar-16 19:13
Re: The Historical Jesus 807 grangram 02-Jul-15 16:14
Re: The Historical Jesus 698 deeside1 03-Jul-15 10:37
Re: The Historical Jesus 933 grangram 05-Jul-15 06:43
Re: The Historical Jesus 929 gulsbo 15-Feb-16 19:15
Re: The Historical Jesus 678 grangram 02-Mar-16 12:25
Re: The Historical Jesus 687 BRN4327 25-Mar-17 11:01
Astrotheology? 846 bsbray 02-Mar-16 19:34
Re: Astrotheology? 678 drrayeye 06-Mar-16 15:38
Re: Astrotheology? 727 bsbray 06-Mar-16 19:06
Re: Astrotheology? 669 drrayeye 10-Mar-16 03:28
Re: Astrotheology? 667 bsbray 10-Mar-16 05:13
Re: Astrotheology? 648 drrayeye 10-Mar-16 06:49
Re: Astrotheology? 635 bsbray 10-Mar-16 21:17
Re: Astrotheology? 704 drrayeye 10-Mar-16 21:52
Re: Astrotheology? 752 bsbray 10-Mar-16 23:57
Re: Astrotheology? 736 drrayeye 11-Mar-16 01:50
Re: Astrotheology? 710 OCaptain 30-Mar-16 01:43
Re: Astrotheology? 698 OCaptain 30-Mar-16 01:38
Re: Astrotheology? 862 bsbray 15-Apr-16 00:33
Re: Astrotheology? 692 BRN4327 22-Apr-17 09:52
Settled science IMO 873 David L 11-May-16 13:09
Re: Mithras and Jesus 394 muppedo 28-Jul-17 23:42
Re: Mithras and Jesus 498 Eddie Larry 29-Jul-17 00:12
Re: Mithras and Jesus 486 muppedo 29-Jul-17 23:26
Re: Mithras and Jesus 467 eyeofhorus33 11-Aug-17 16:17
Re: Mithras and Jesus 826 muppedo 13-Aug-17 23:19

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