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Featured What Did Jesus Actually Do?

Discussion in 'Religious Debates' started by Rival, May 10, 2019.

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  1. Thief

    Thief Rogue Theologian

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    yeah....
    and the parables are the items of importance
     
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    "decades after his death"?

    The earliest mention of the Resurrection was only a handful of years after the event.

    Earliest Mention of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    Jesus reportedly had a great following. He gathered disciples, sent them out, taught, and healed. What do you want for your plug nickel?
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    What makes the Judaic texts so exciting as opposed to the koran? Or the Vedas? Or the Gospels, for that matter?
     
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    Rival Iiu em hotep.
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    And other people couldn't have done this? Jesus was one of hundreds of such men.
     
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    I was speaking from my own religion. I'm sure other texts have exciting parts.
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    Why does a teaching have to be "original" in order to be legit? I don't get it. Truth is as old as the hills. Why does it have to be "new?" Are we intimating that Jesus was a "copycat" or some such?
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    That's the point! We can ALL do that. Jesus said we would even do greater things. "Miracle man" isn't synonymous with "Son of God."
     
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    So Jesus don't actually do anything spectacular is your argument? People just felt the need to write about this random lay preacher who was one of hundreds because he didn't do anything spectacular?
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    Not at all. But perhaps his "spectacularness" had more to do with his personhood, and not particularly because of anything he did.
     
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    sojourner Annoyingly Progressive Since 2006

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    Well? What's the dealio with the Pentateuch or Tanach being so great, as opposed to other texts?
     
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    So what was so good about him that people wanted to record it for all generations and turn him into a god?
     
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    It's my religious text, but this isn't the point of the thread. It isn't even about texts, it's about Jesus.
     
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    How do you know? Evidence, please.
     
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    Maybe Jesus is God?
     
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    But how do you get to that conclusion?
     
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    And there are millions who are Christian. What's your point?
     
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    Tradition. Like any other religion, including Judaism.
     
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    How do you get from 'he did nothing all that great' to 'he's a god' though? How does that tradition develop? Neither Moshe nor any other prophet were taken for gods and they did wonderful things. Eliyahu raised a dead boy and he's not taken for a deity. What gave Jesus this distinction?
     
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