I think you make a great point. I am not a believer, but I have no problem with you. I don't like what this post tried to do, but it is no more divisive than some of the anti-freethinker/pro-extremist Christian posts on DP for weeks now as well, just to be fair. I just wish they all would stop. ( my guess is PatriotsUnderGod and the like along with this poster all have alternative motives). And, I am guilty of feeding the trolls, I admit it.
As for Josephus, you shouldn't use that. That has been debunked many times and even Evangelical Bible Scholars don't suggest using it. It is a forged paragraph inserted hundreds of years after he died.
"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain
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