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Sciros you should have read to the end of my posting. I suspect that the NT is a group of stories spread by word of mouth for generations where the only historically accurate bit may be that there may have been some Jewish prophet called Jesus alive at that time. The rest is obviously fiction. But given that the Jews were itching for a second coming, and religious mania spread as quickly as a bush fire amongst the credulous and illiterate Judeans, there may have been a human responsible for starting it all. Sadly for the rest of us, and the prolonged Dark Age that followed directly.

Fri, 12 Feb 2010 23:23:00 UTC | #440983