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Imagine this...
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RE: Imagine this...
(May 2, 2021 at 2:19 pm)edial Wrote:
(May 2, 2021 at 11:48 am)Jehanne Wrote: Imagine today, Sunday (or, for those reading this later, just pick another day), CNN issues a worldwide news flash at 4 PM EST announcing the following:

"President John F. Kennedy has been shot."

Shortly thereafter Anderson Cooper appears on live TV to describe the mayhem that occurred some 60 or so years ago.

What would you think?  A joke?  They are all crazy?  An alien virus???

The above scenario, however, happened just under two thousand years ago, which, today, believers and skeptics refer to as The Four Gospels.   The earliest Gospel, Mark, was composed around 70 of the common era with The Gospel of John being written sometime in the 90s, some 60 to 70 years after the execution of Jesus.  These writings (as well as others outside of the New Testament) claim many extraordinary things that Jesus supposedly did, such as walking on liquid water and raising the clinical dead back to life.

Some living during that time appear, however, to be completely unimpressed by these stories, which were never mentioned by hundreds, if not thousands, of literate human beings who could have recorded those events.  For instance, the Jewish-Roman historian, Josephus, was born in Jerusalem, the city that Jesus died in, sometime in 37 CE, but in his book on the Jewish & Roman wars, written 30 years later, Josephus never even mentions the existence of Jesus; he does mention Pilate and Ananus, the high priest.  Only some 20 years later, when writing a tome on the history of the Jews does Jesus get a brief, undisputed reference as being "called the Christ".

Clearly, Josephus was unimpressed with the stories surrounding Jesus, no doubt viewing such tales as being a "dime a dozen".  Knowing what scholars know today about all the other miracle workers who lived prior, during and after the time of Jesus should cause us to be even less impressed about the supposed "historical data".

But Jesus was only popular among the common people, but very unpopular among the Jewish leadership.
They hated him intensely, but even they wrote in Talmud that Christ was doing miracles.

So the Jews and the Romans kicked in their propaganda machine and tried squashing the historical fact of Jesus Christ and slandering his name ... way too many people were leaving their synagogues and the Roman temples to follow Jesus of Nazareth.

People like Anderson Cooper (whom you mentioned) are hired to either promote or disrepute whatever news are happening.
Controlling the news is as ancient as civilization is.

Thanks,
Ed

So, of the thousands of literate individuals who were contemporaneous with Jesus, no one chose to mention him? Why?
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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Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 2, 2021 at 11:48 am
RE: Imagine this... - by purplepurpose - May 2, 2021 at 12:11 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Nomad - May 2, 2021 at 3:18 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by onlinebiker - May 2, 2021 at 12:31 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by edial - May 2, 2021 at 2:19 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 2, 2021 at 5:52 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Mister Agenda - May 5, 2021 at 9:11 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 2, 2021 at 7:58 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by arewethereyet - May 2, 2021 at 8:35 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 2, 2021 at 9:42 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by arewethereyet - May 2, 2021 at 9:43 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 2, 2021 at 8:38 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 2, 2021 at 9:47 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by arewethereyet - May 2, 2021 at 9:50 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 2, 2021 at 10:16 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 2, 2021 at 10:42 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 2, 2021 at 11:01 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 2, 2021 at 11:34 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 2, 2021 at 11:47 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 2, 2021 at 11:58 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 3, 2021 at 12:13 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 3, 2021 at 12:52 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 3, 2021 at 2:18 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 3, 2021 at 2:27 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 3, 2021 at 2:44 am
RE: Imagine this... - by WinterHold - May 3, 2021 at 4:50 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 3, 2021 at 5:22 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 3, 2021 at 6:58 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Nomad - May 3, 2021 at 12:45 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 3, 2021 at 2:51 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Nomad - May 3, 2021 at 5:17 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Foxaire - May 3, 2021 at 7:01 am
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 3, 2021 at 7:06 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Ranjr - May 3, 2021 at 1:49 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Nomad - May 3, 2021 at 3:04 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 3, 2021 at 3:27 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 3, 2021 at 4:10 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 3, 2021 at 4:52 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 3, 2021 at 5:50 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 3, 2021 at 7:43 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 4, 2021 at 1:01 am
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 3, 2021 at 4:17 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by vulcanlogician - May 3, 2021 at 4:57 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 3, 2021 at 5:24 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by vulcanlogician - May 3, 2021 at 5:34 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 4, 2021 at 12:04 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Belacqua - May 4, 2021 at 12:25 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Peebo-Thuhlu - May 4, 2021 at 1:16 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 4, 2021 at 3:01 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Irreligious Atheist - May 4, 2021 at 10:18 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 4, 2021 at 11:10 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Ranjr - May 4, 2021 at 1:44 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 4, 2021 at 2:37 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 4, 2021 at 2:42 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Drich - May 4, 2021 at 3:49 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 5, 2021 at 12:50 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Nomad - May 6, 2021 at 1:51 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 13, 2021 at 1:55 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Drich - May 13, 2021 at 1:59 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 13, 2021 at 6:24 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 4, 2021 at 3:54 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Drich - May 5, 2021 at 9:53 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Fake Messiah - May 5, 2021 at 10:51 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Jehanne - May 5, 2021 at 10:15 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Ranjr - May 6, 2021 at 10:02 am
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 6, 2021 at 10:41 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Drich - May 11, 2021 at 4:12 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 6, 2021 at 2:41 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by no one - May 11, 2021 at 4:18 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by Ranjr - May 11, 2021 at 11:21 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 12, 2021 at 3:30 am
RE: Imagine this... - by Drich - May 13, 2021 at 1:39 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by BrianSoddingBoru4 - May 13, 2021 at 1:52 pm
RE: Imagine this... - by The Grand Nudger - May 13, 2021 at 2:39 pm

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