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Why I can't take the Gospels seriously.
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Why I can't take the Gospels seriously.
To take just one example (out of many), I believe that the story of Barabbas, which is common to all four Gospels, to be pure fiction:

Wikipedia -- Barabbas

I think that what the story tells Us, some 2,000 years later, is that all four Gospels were written post-70 AD, after the future emperor Titus had laid waste to the city of Jerusalem, and the fledgling Christian community wanted to frame its new religion as being friendly to the Romans, the victors, and hostile to the losers, the Jews.  As such, the growing and embellishing tales of the historical Jesus were continuing to evolve, which oddly, included the account of a fictitious individual (more oddly, enough, with the first name "Jesus") whom Pilate pardoned to appease the Jewish mob, who became guilty of the "crime" of deicide for having murdered the Son of God.
And without delay Peter went quickly out of the synagogue (assembly) and went unto the house of Marcellus, where Simon lodged: and much people followed him...And Peter turned unto the people that followed him and said: Ye shall now see a great and marvellous wonder. And Peter seeing a great dog bound with a strong chain, went to him and loosed him, and when he was loosed the dog received a man's voice and said unto Peter: What dost thou bid me to do, thou servant of the unspeakable and living God? Peter said unto him: Go in and say unto Simon in the midst of his company: Peter saith unto thee, Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And immediately the dog ran and entered in, and rushed into the midst of them that were with Simon, and lifted up his forefeet and in a loud voice said: Thou Simon, Peter the servant of Christ who standeth at the door saith unto thee: Come forth abroad, for thy sake am I come to Rome, thou most wicked one and deceiver of simple souls. And when Simon heard it, and beheld the incredible sight, he lost the words wherewith he was deceiving them that stood by, and all of them were amazed. (The Acts of Peter, 9)
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Why I can't take the Gospels seriously. - by Jehanne - June 8, 2021 at 3:52 pm
RE: Why I can't take the Gospels seriously. - by Ranjr - June 17, 2021 at 7:10 pm
RE: Why I can't take the Gospels seriously. - by Ranjr - June 8, 2021 at 11:38 pm
RE: Why I can't take the Gospels seriously. - by Ranjr - June 9, 2021 at 10:06 am
RE: Why I can't take the Gospels seriously. - by Drich - June 16, 2021 at 1:13 pm
RE: Why I can't take the Gospels seriously. - by Drich - June 17, 2021 at 11:45 am
RE: Why I can't take the Gospels seriously. - by Brian37 - June 17, 2021 at 10:42 pm
RE: Why I can't take the Gospels seriously. - by Belacqua - June 17, 2021 at 10:50 pm
RE: Why I can't take the Gospels seriously. - by Brian37 - June 17, 2021 at 11:14 pm
RE: Why I can't take the Gospels seriously. - by Belacqua - June 17, 2021 at 11:44 pm
RE: Why I can't take the Gospels seriously. - by Ranjr - June 17, 2021 at 11:40 pm
RE: Why I can't take the Gospels seriously. - by Brian37 - June 18, 2021 at 12:17 am
RE: Why I can't take the Gospels seriously. - by Belacqua - June 18, 2021 at 12:54 am

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