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There does exist evidence that Jesus existed. For example, from various records, we know that there was a religious sect growing rapidly approximately 30 years and onwards after the reported death of Jesus. Several sources documented this, including Suetonius, Josephus, Tacitus and Pliny the Younger, etc.

What's amazing is that the people in this Christian sect, refered to by these sources, were claiming that Jesus was crucified in Jerusalem within people's lifetime!

Do you think such a sect would continue growing if someone came forward and said he'd been a temple guard or a roman soldier all through that period and had never heard of this Jesus character?

Many claim the reference in Josephus was added later but all copies of his work in existence today, have the relevant passage including the work of Eusebius (c. 300 A.D).

However, the main point is that there is not a single piece of evidence from this period saying that there was a sect which believed in the a man that didn't even exist, comments that surely such a fast growing religion would attract if there was any doubt of his very existence!

The lack of contemporary evidence DISCLAIMING either his existence or his reported words is pretty strong evidence in itself that Jesus existed!

Rob

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Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 951 ananda 23-Feb-04 02:51
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 339 Milo 23-Feb-04 04:18
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 301 ananda 23-Feb-04 04:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 267 Milo 23-Feb-04 05:12
Mod Comment to you two 268 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 14:42
Re: Mod Comment to you two 275 Milo 23-Feb-04 15:00
Fallen Angels & Co. 289 Nejc 23-Feb-04 15:09
Re: Fallen Angels & Co. 290 Milo 23-Feb-04 15:18
Yes .. ups.. sorry..n/t 283 Nejc 23-Feb-04 15:27
it's me - lol 322 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 16:19
Re: it's me - lol 317 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:21
No probs n/t 313 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 16:30
Re: Divine Beings 307 Nebankh 23-Feb-04 16:47
Re: Divine Beings 301 Milo 23-Feb-04 17:17
Divine Agreement to Differ 308 Thirdwave 23-Feb-04 17:58
Re: Divine Agreement to Differ 319 Milo 23-Feb-04 18:22
Believers and Researchers 337 Nejc 23-Feb-04 18:48
I am not a blind believer but a researcher 322 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:01
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 319 Nejc 23-Feb-04 19:15
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 306 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:19
Oh. Thanks for this one :) n/t 310 Nejc 23-Feb-04 19:22
Re: I am not a blind believer but a researcher 264 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:21
On the other hand... 332 Nejc 23-Feb-04 20:21
Re: On the other hand... 307 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:39
Re: Divine Beings 340 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 19:00
Re: Divine Beings 279 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:09
Re: Divine Beings 332 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 19:24
Re: Divine Beings 290 David L 23-Feb-04 22:42
Is there another site for serious discussion? 321 drowningcreek 23-Feb-04 23:09
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 312 Paul Mallon 24-Feb-04 18:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 297 Milo 24-Feb-04 19:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 280 David L 25-Feb-04 01:48
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 274 Milo 25-Feb-04 02:14
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 291 David L 25-Feb-04 03:03
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 271 Milo 25-Feb-04 06:37
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 284 David L 25-Feb-04 16:30
No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 282 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:18
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 286 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:47
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 293 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:54
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 285 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:58
Re: Cana 291 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:30
Re: Cana - missed off a bit! 283 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:32
Re: Cana - missed off a bit! 287 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:05
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 256 Milo 25-Feb-04 17:57
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 308 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:36
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 320 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 10:19
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 280 ananda 26-Feb-04 16:01
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 308 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:14
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 314 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:23
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 326 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:27
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 307 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:58
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 269 Milo 26-Feb-04 17:01
Augustinian vs. Gnostic (and even Pelagian) 296 ananda 26-Feb-04 17:30
Re: Augustinian vs. Gnostic (and even Pelagian) 297 Milo 26-Feb-04 17:43
In Addition.... 271 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 18:50
Point was missed 263 ananda 26-Feb-04 18:58
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 284 ArmchairObserver 25-Feb-04 18:45
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 263 Zosimos 25-Feb-04 18:53
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 283 ArmchairObserver 25-Feb-04 19:02
I misread the quoted passage... 270 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:28
Re: I misread the quoted passage... 322 David L 25-Feb-04 23:20
Re: I misread the quoted passage... 274 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:31
One more thing... 302 David L 25-Feb-04 23:25
Re: One more thing... 299 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:32
Also... 294 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:41
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 296 David L 25-Feb-04 23:08
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 291 Thirdwave 25-Feb-04 23:33
Re: No Evidence for Jesus' Marriage 308 Milo 25-Feb-04 23:36
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 286 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:01
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 286 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:37
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 307 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:53
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 281 Milo 25-Feb-04 19:58
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 304 sunbeam 23-Feb-04 15:50
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 309 ananda 23-Feb-04 16:15
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 316 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:28
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 320 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:25
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 308 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:36
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 321 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:42
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 314 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:49
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 291 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:22
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 262 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:26
Osirus - Seprapis - Christianity 314 Jaimi 23-Feb-04 21:04
Re: Osirus - Seprapis - Christianity 328 Milo 23-Feb-04 21:27
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 314 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:23
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 314 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:32
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 315 Paul Mallon 24-Feb-04 19:43
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 308 Milo 24-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 307 Milo 23-Feb-04 16:35
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 279 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:35
And by the way... 312 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:36
Re: And by the way... 322 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:42
Re: And by the way... 274 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:14
Re: And by the way... 280 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:28
Re: And by the way... 295 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 16:48
Sources? 296 ananda 26-Feb-04 17:24
Re: Sources? 277 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 18:29
Re: And by the way... 392 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 17:00
Re: And by the way... 293 Kboldt 26-Feb-04 17:45
Re: And by the way... 395 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 18:20
Re: And by the way... 279 ananda 26-Feb-04 18:49
Re: And by the way... 376 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 19:15
Re: And by the way... 267 ananda 26-Feb-04 21:11
Re: And by the way... 371 Zosimos 26-Feb-04 23:30
Re: And by the way... 365 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 00:14
Re: And by the way... 282 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 13:35
Re: And by the way... 349 Zosimos 27-Feb-04 16:44
Re: And by the way... 491 Kboldt 27-Feb-04 16:46
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 300 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:40
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 294 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 338 Milo 23-Feb-04 19:57
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 326 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:19
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 360 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:23
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 323 ananda 23-Feb-04 20:24
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 319 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:34
Challenge to Milo 317 ananda 23-Feb-04 21:21
Re: Challenge to Milo 335 Milo 23-Feb-04 21:38
Re: Challenge to Milo 371 ananda 23-Feb-04 21:43
Re: Challenge to Milo 308 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:31
Yes you are n/t 314 Nejc 23-Feb-04 21:56
Re: Yes you are n/t 289 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:25
Then again... 288 Nejc 24-Feb-04 08:31
Big Blue :) 307 Thirdwave 24-Feb-04 10:54
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 288 debraregypt 23-Feb-04 15:53
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 300 ananda 23-Feb-04 16:16
Archetypes of the collective unconscious 338 ananda 23-Feb-04 19:55
Re: Archetypes of the collective unconscious 325 Milo 23-Feb-04 20:04
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 322 David L 23-Feb-04 22:28
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 304 Milo 23-Feb-04 23:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 312 David L 24-Feb-04 01:35
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 304 Milo 24-Feb-04 01:47
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 279 Lee McGiffen 25-Feb-04 09:51
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 267 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:22
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 332 Lee McGiffen 26-Feb-04 08:24
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 311 Milo 26-Feb-04 15:55
Lee... What about Moses? 301 ananda 26-Feb-04 16:12
Evidence that Jesus Existed 273 Milo 26-Feb-04 16:16
Re: Lee... What about Moses? 290 David L 26-Feb-04 20:37
Deblinkering debunkers... 286 Morph 24-Feb-04 15:26
Re: Deblinkering debunkers... 294 Zosimos 24-Feb-04 18:50
Re: Deblinkering debunkers... 249 Morph 25-Feb-04 15:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 302 Lee McGiffen 25-Feb-04 09:58
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 288 ananda 25-Feb-04 13:10
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 283 Milo 25-Feb-04 16:33
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 277 Kboldt 25-Feb-04 19:27
Re: Christ:Mithra ... Mary:Isis ... 258 Zosimos 25-Feb-04 21:16
Re: Christ and Dionysis - good article 288 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 17:58
6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 278 Milo 25-Feb-04 18:05
Re: 6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 275 Nebankh 25-Feb-04 18:14
Re: 6th of January not mentioned in the Bible 278 Milo 25-Feb-04 18:34
Hmmm... 317 Morph 26-Feb-04 15:16
Re: Hmmm... 299 Morph 26-Feb-04 15:20
Re: Hmmm... 288 Nebankh 26-Feb-04 16:44
Au Contraire... 285 Morph 27-Feb-04 14:36


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