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Put it this way: if Jesus had worked in Ancient Athens there would have been dozens of independent accounts of his story and many would have survived to put him in a historical context.

Why do you think so? If Russell is right that Jesus existed but he was only a run of the mill Jewish apocalyptic preacher , contemporary historians might very well not know of him or didn't find him important enough to write about.

You would have a point against Christians who claim that Jesus' life was truly extraordinary, but not someone like Russell who said that Jesus might very well exist but was not particularly remarkable.

Fri, 12 Feb 2010 06:56:00 UTC | #440769