> Actually, no, it's not down to opinion or personal beliefs.
I think you misunderstood me because I said, "At the end of the day", meaning the overall debate over whether we believe in the concept of Jesus as taught in the NT.
> I was honestly trying to have a discussion about various
> religious histories and factual evidence, not just belief
I have introduced facts into this thread. For example:
Let's take the book that sunbeam referenced as an exmple. There are fundamental problems with Acharya's thesis in her books "The Christ Conspiracy" and "Suns of God: Krishna, Buddha and Christ Unveiled". Acharya claims that the the 12 tribes of Israel are representative of the 12 signs of the zodiac and that each of the 12 apostles is associated with each of the 12 signs of the Zodiac.
She also claims that the 12 stones, representing the tribes that Jacob set up, were actually representing the 12 signs of the zodiac but this isn't possible because the book of Genesis was written long before the Babylonians made the divisions of the Zodiac in the 5th century B.C.
Therefore, associating the 12 tribes with the Zodiac is anachronistic and a sign of the poor research Acharya has produced!
That is one of the facts that I've brought to this thread. Disagree with the above but let's see your evidence that it's wrong. This is what debate is all about!
> I respect people's belief systems but I don't respect
> spamming discussions with posts that do not foster
> discussion. Nobody can discuss THIS topic the way I
> presented it with the kind of illogical, irrational posts the
> way you present them.
"Illogical, "irrational"? I refer you to the excerpt above and you try pick out the illogical in that. Unlike you, I want a real debate. I'm not the one looking for spruious excuse to attack other posters like you are doing!
> I wouldn't mind if you could just present your ideas once or
> twice and let the discussion with other people alone. That
> way this topic can get a good airing and a lot of learning
> can take place.
I wouldn't mind if you stopped attacking and harrassing me.