RE: [KC-Midtown-FreeThinkers] Jesus Poll by Josh Stewart

From: Marlys Kummer D.
Sent on: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 7:05 AM

Sorry I missed these two.

From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of matt mccann
Sent: Wednesday, September 12,[masked]:23 AM
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Subject: Re: [KC-Midtown-FreeThinkers] Jesus Poll by Josh Stewart

 

The evidence for a historical Christ is pretty scant, and wrought with forgery and contradictory tales. That said, my bet is that the guy was a real person. The best argument I've ever seen actually came from an atheist. If he was a total fabrication, the story would have been more consistent and better told. If it were merely exaggeration and folklore surrounding a guy that somebody's buddy ran into once, you'd expect multiple versions of the story. To Bill Brasky! That's how the New Testament reads. Not surprising that the supernatural elements of the story are all pretty much borrowed from other myths of the time, either. All signs point toward a real dude. Probably a rather unspectacular one, however. Otherwise we'd have some kind of contemporary writing about him while he was alive, instead of conjecture and hearsay 30 to 150 years later.

On Sep 11,[masked]:42 PM, "Nina Gonzales" <[address removed]> wrote:

Fictional made up by humans :)

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On Sep 11, 2012, at 6:39 PM, JP <
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4. Probably a historical figure, though the details of his life presented in the texts were invented by Jews and early Christians. 

 


From: cole morgan <[address removed]>
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Sent: Sunday, September 9,[masked]:13 PM
Subject: [KC-Midtown-FreeThinkers] Jesus Poll by Josh Stewart

 

Josh emailed this idea to me. Please answer the question(s) below:

 

Cole 

 

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As a non-Christian, who do you think Jesus was?

1. A historical figure

2. A fictional person purposefully invented by a group of Christians.

3. A mythical figure mistaken as historical by later Christians

4. Other?

Your thoughts? I would certainly find people's answers interesting.

-josh Stewart  





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