2020-03-25 03:24:47 UTC
Was just watching a horrible "Documentary" on amazon prime
called "Pagan Christ." It pretends to expose the myth of Jesus
but instead it just offers you a new one.
...atheists will be sorely disappointed!
It's narrative goes something like this:
Everyone is born with the Spirit, there were lots of Jesus'
and Constantine whittled them all down to one. Interwoven
in this tale are many CONFIRMATIONS of the Christian
Such as Christians being thrown to the lions.
Now usenet has long been famous for overused not to
mention misunderstood/misused tropes, such as Godwin's
Law or Occam's Razor, but it also has a rich history in
spreading falsehoods, chief amongst these would be:
"The absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence."
It is, actually. Though it was incessantly claimed that the
lack of evidence for something is NOT evidence that the
something is false, it is. And often it's not just powerful
evidence but quite convincing evidence.
Need an example? Well, how about this one: Bigfoot!
Some people like to argue that we never come across dead
bears in the woods so why should we come across a dead
Bigfoot? But we have a ridiculous number of bears! You can
see them in the zoos, you can break the rules and feed them
in a national park, you can buy a bear skin rug, you can buy
bear meat and plenty of people hunt them! You can even
view the remains of long extinct bear species! See, bears are
real. Bears interact with their environment. They leave the
remains of their prey and not just themselves. They poop.
Some build dens...
Josh Gates, in his Destination Truth series, uncovered the
evidence of an extremely rare bear... so rare it was supposed
to be extinct where he found this evidence. He never so
much as glimpsed the bear but he found evidence that it
had been living there. Bears are real, even extremely rare ones,
so they leave evidence.
There are no "Contemporary" records of Jesus. And, where
we do have traditions, like the persecutions of Christians, it's
all wrong. I mean, the Romans supposed suffered one Jewish
revolt after another, yet they were throwing Christians to the
lions for NOT being violent? Hmm?