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Wounded Bear

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6. I always figured he was a kind of amalgam...
Thu Jun 9, 2016, 09:28 AM
Jun 2016

There were many preachers and prophets running around Palestine at the time. What we think of as Jesus was, in my mind a construct made by combining numerous stories from the era.

There's no need for a "real" Jesus. Myths are myths because they touch people on a deep level, not because they are historically accurate.

Um Warren DeMontague Jun 2016 #1
Earl Doherty! longship Jun 2016 #3
I read the Jesus Puzzle a while ago. It definitely made me think. Warren DeMontague Jun 2016 #5
Who says Jesus was real? longship Jun 2016 #2
Exactly. Warren DeMontague Jun 2016 #4
I always figured he was a kind of amalgam... Wounded Bear Jun 2016 #6
Robert M. Price is one of the folks who advocates Christ myth theory. longship Jun 2016 #12
The dispute is not about being "real" MosheFeingold Jun 2016 #10
Jesus was an anarchist TampaAnimusVortex Jun 2016 #7
Capitalism as a concept was about 1600 years in the future at that point Recursion Jun 2016 #8
A lot of people have a pokégod. Igel Jun 2016 #11
Was the "real Gandalf" a druid? Iggo Jun 2016 #9
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