Even stranger — it’s likely the man never existed, or was just some random freedom fighter from Middle Syria.
Muslims and Buddhists are highly interested in their prophet’s early history. And, multiple sources are not considered heretical. Christians — not so much. Why? Ask a biblical or middle-syrian scholar. Layperson book below.
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why [Bart D. Ehrman] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on…www.amazon.com
I’m open to the possibility that Jesus existed. Occam’s Razor — seems that Christianity began as a failed mystery cult for rich (and highly hellenized) Alexandrian Jews.
The religion took flight when Roman emperor Constantine needed a suitable religion to unite his fragmented empire. Savvy, Ruthless, Genius — Yes, Yes, and YES!
Anyone have different/opposing thoughts? If it’s civil, I’d love to hear it:)