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Comment 21 by T. stillson

I guess I would have to ask if the number of times that someone "gets a mention" has any bearing at all on who or what they actually are ?? I used non-biblical references, from first century people who would've been much like yourself in their way of believing, just to show some evidence of an historical Jesus.

Josephus, Tacitus, and Pliny were ( assuming their accounts were even genuine ) merely reporting what they had heard. Hearsay, in other words. None of them ever met Jesus or witnessed any of the Biblical events. An account by Pliny stating that someone claims they saw this or that, no more proves the veracity of the report itsef than a report in the Daily Mail that someone claims to have seen the Loch Ness monster proves the Loch Ness monster exists.

Tue, 22 May 2012 14:17:08 UTC | #942829