Tuesday, December 22, 2009

You Tube atheists

Remember all the atheist historians on You Tube who've told us that Nazareth never existed? And Jesus never existed and and and . . .



Gorth Satana said...

Call me a grumpy old man but I dislike it when people use youtube to say something they could have typed. With text you can cut and paste sections. It's quicker to read something than to hear it read out.

As to the existence of Nazareth; I'll cut and paste some reasons people are skeptical of it's existence.

# Nazareth is not included among the 45 cities of Galilee that were mentioned by Josephus (37AD-100AD).
# Nazareth is also missing from the 63 towns of Galilee mentioned in the Talmud.
and there is no mention of the place until many years after Jesus was born.

There are no vowels or spaces in the writing system used in the Bible, so Jesus could have been a Nazirite.

Makarios said...

"Nazareth? Has anything good ever come from Nazareth?"

That comment only comes from one of Jesus' closest followers so, combined with archaeology and historical scholars, well, that’s not nearly enough evidence for the existence of Nazareth to satisfy a bigot.

Speaking of grumpy old men! How about, if I don't get another chance - Merry Christmas Gorth. I mean that. I wish you peace and contentment.

Ginx said...

Jesus was not a Nazarite. He drank alcohol and does not fit other criteria.

I've read these arguments before, and while it's fun to annoy Christians, it's pretty much groundless. The same arguments could be made for anyone existing long ago, from Socrates to Alexander the Great. It's far more likely that a real person inspired embelishment, not that a fictional character gained acceptance as real. Even other gods are hypothesized to have been real people elevated to divine status over generations of story telling.

Chris Mackey said...

Jesus was not a Nazarite. He drank alcohol and does not fit other criteria.

Who said he was good at being a Nazarite? :-)

feeno said...

I believe there are only 3 Nazarite's mentioned in the Bible. Samuel, Sampson and John the Baptist. Jesus wasn't a Nazarite but a Nazarene.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Have a great New Year, feeno

Ginx said...

LOL @ Mackey

True, there are those who claim that Jesus was a rule breaker (or rather, "redefiner"). However, like I said, there's really no reason to believe Josephus would have noted small shephard's village, or even that Romans would have passed through it with Josephus to record the location in his chronicles.

If you ever have time, I recommend the works of Josephus. They're very interesting and you can find free translations of them online.