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Old 04-14-2009, 03:39 PM   #7
Achilles
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And what's so incredible of the man named Jesus might be the Jesus talked about in the Bible?
What evidence do we have for such a man? Just because a man named Jesus could have existed doesn't mean that he did.

A man named Bob the Muffin-Maker could have existed 2000 years ago, however I suspect that no one is going to take the claim seriously without some form of evidence.

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Is it the fact the man supposedly worked miracles?
Every mythological figure from that era performed miracles. The fact that there are stories of a miracle worker is hardly shocking, compelling, unique, etc.

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For the longest time they thought certain cities didn't exist until they found them.
That's great. But until they found them, they weren't confirmed pieces of the historical record. Same thing applies here. Until we find evidence for jesus, it's just a story.

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If they've had problems tracking down a city, do you really think you can say definatively that a man didn't exist?
Good thing that isn't how burden of proof works then, huh?
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