“In the entire first Christian century Jesus is not mentioned by a single Greek or roman scholar, politician, philosopher or poet.

His name never occurs in a single inscription, and it is never found in a single piece of private correspondence. Zero! Zip references.”
Dr. Bart Ehrman, Professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Yeah, Paul invented Christianity.

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7 Responses to Jesus

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ever heard of the Dead Sea Scrolls? Yeah you should look it up sometime.

    • the word of me says:

      Although the Qumran community existed during the time of the ministry of Jesus, none of the Scrolls refer to Him, nor do they mention any of His follower’s described in the New Testament.

      Perhaps you should look them up my friend

  2. Kapitano says:

    I have to wonder…is there any evidence that Paul himself is an invention?

    If Jesus is a collection of pre-existing legends collected and re-scripted around a charismatic, itinerant preacher – who may or may not have existed – is it possible that the letters of Paul were written by many different people pushing different agendas?

    Certainly some sections of some letters are later additions. I’m just wondering if it goes further.

    • the word of me says:

      Hey Kapitano, thanks for writing

      Paul, or Saul of Tarsis (10 -62 CE)
      Fourteen epistles in the New Testament are traditionally attributed to Paul, although his authorship of seven of the fourteen is questioned by modern scholars.

      Among the writings of early Christians, Clement of Rome said that Paul was “Herald (of the Gospel of Christ) in the West,” and that “he had gone to the extremity of the west.” Chrysostom indicated that Paul preached in Spain: “For after he had been in Rome, he returned to Spain, but whether he came thence again into these parts, we know not.” Cyril of Jerusalem said that Paul, “fully preached the Gospel, and instructed even imperial Rome, and carried the earnestness of his preaching as far as Spain, undergoing conflicts innumerable, and performing Signs and wonders”. The Muratorian fragment mentions “the departure of Paul from the city [of Rome] when he journeyed to Spain.”

      Clement of Rome was a disciple of Paul.
      Chrysostom was not a contemporary of Paul (345? To 407 CE)
      Cyril of Jerusalem was not a contemporary of Paul (315 to 386 CE)
      The Muratorian fragment is the earliest known list of the New Testament canon…probably dates to around 157-170 CE)

      Here we have at least one writer writing about Paul in his lifetime, which is one writer more then we have writing about Jesus. There is probably more supporting evidence for his existence, but will require much more study…right now I don’t have the time. It appears that Paul was real though.

  3. Peter says:

    I would actually recommend to read Ehrman, and not just some quotes on the Internet.

    But since we are on the Internet, Ehrman also says this:
    Whatever else one might say about Jesus, he ceartinly excisted.

    You can see more quotes here

    • the word of me says:

      Sorry Peter I missed your post for a few days.

      I have two of Dr. Ehrman’s books but haven’t yet read his book on the historicity of Jesus. It is on my todo list.

      So, I agree with you on this point.

      If you have read the book perhaps you can tell me….does he mention the problem with there not being an Actual and Real Adam and Eve to commit the original sin for which Jesus is needed to expiate from humanity?

      Seems to me that this is going to be a HUGH problem for Christianity in the coming years.

  4. Orchid Ra says:

    NO DNA..NO PROOF..NO JESUS! Einstein was real because he left remains. NONE of which were found of ANY of those people mentioned in that fable called the buy bull! NONE!

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