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Simon Templar's Avatar Jump to comment 21 by Simon Templar

Wouldn't it be wonderful if they turn out to contradict everything that Christians think they 'know' about Jesus?

Well from the article what we appear to have so far is a reference to a Messiah, a cross and an empty tomb - so far so good

There is something I need from all of this: is there anywhere where I can see the actual evidence without having to pay for it? (as someone who's not going to have next month's rent ready this is a major issue at the moment) I've heard plenty of the various forgeries etc. in the bible but I can't use it in debate as it simply becomes a case of your word against mine with people who have counterarguments to the common ones that I know.

Not necessary. All you need to know is; a) The Bible was changed by persons unknown because they had an agenda which they wished to convey to a certain audience. b) Most if not all biblical scholars know this but shy away from it as they are working to a given agenda for a certain audience c) Bart also knows this but wishes to highlight it as part of his agenda for his target audience.

Tue, 29 Mar 2011 12:48:45 UTC | #608689