Though I do have a question for you to ponder. Are you OK with an apparent void of evidence for a historical Jesus, the cornerstone of the Christian faith?
"Jesus Christ is the central figure of the Western civilisation, just as Muhammad is the central figure of the Arab civilisation and Confucius of the Chinese civilisation. These are trite observations. However, whereas we are quite positive, that Muhammad and Confucius were historical figures, we are not in a position to say with certainty that Jesus Christ, as portrayed in the Gospels, ever existed.
Indeed, quite a number of scholars have come to the conclusion, that Jesus is a mythical figure, no more real in any historical sense than Hercules or Dionysus, Sherlock Holmes or Donald Duck. This view - fascinating and exciting to some people, shocking and offensive to others - has been graining ground in the last few decades, with British scholar George A. Wells as its most renowned protagonist. His theses, laid down in his books, The Jesus of the Early Christians (1971), The Historical Evidence for Jesus (1982), and Did Jesus Exist? (1988), have proved very hard to refute, even for accomplished Bible scholars.":
This is a topic I researched about two weeks ago, and have since utilized the above and several additional compelling arguments to this end in the mid section of my article "Sowing The Seeds For A Peace Revolution":
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- AMAZING PHOTO delineating where UNRESTRAINED CAPITALISM has taken us: http://www.rense.com/general96/whatare.html
- "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."-- Mohandas Gandhi
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