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The Historical Jesus

Chries Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 9:12 PM
Mag14 Wrote: "The only thing more pathetic than Republican atheists and Republican believers ripping each other is two varieties of Republican believers doing it." Good points. Conservatives need to unite. I believe the following is a good rule of thumb: "A Christian who is not a political conservative is legitimately deserving of having their Christianity questioned. A political conservative who is not a Christian is NOT deserving of having their conservatism questioned." Many Christians are trying to convert fellow conservatives to Christianity & at the same time trying to convert opposition liberals to conservatism. Liberals won't convert to conservatism; they MIGHT convert to Christianity then conservatism may follow.
TommyMaq Wrote: Mar 08, 2013 11:34 AM
Such political 'conversions' are from statism to liberty, or from Keynesian economic theory to Austrian School. Neither is particuarly a religious issue, and if anything, the necessary habits of questioning our premises and checking our notions against evidence tends to spread and deconvert the religious.

Every once in a while, we hear a false charge. A charge that has significance during this Lenten season of 2013.

It’s an old lie that seems to keep resurfacing. The accusation is that supposedly there is no historical reliability to Jesus as a person.

In other words, we supposedly can’t know for sure that He even existed historically.

That is so false. For example, Will Durant, the great historian who wrote the series, "The Story of Civilization,"noted in the volume, "Caesar and Christ," that if the same criterion by which some philosophers claim Jesus didn’t really exist as an historical...