Two articles about Jesus--
Oct 18, 2000 10:12 PM
The two articles about Jesus in the below link, from THEOSOPHY magazine, the
131st and 132nd of the 166 on this INDEX page, might be useful food for thought
to add to the discussion here about Jesus. They are the 2nd and 3rd articles in
the "Great Theosophists" series of 29 articles. There is also one about
"Apollonius of Tyana", who has also been spoken about here:
Bart Lidofsky wrote:
> Drpsionic@aol.com wrote:
> > In a message dated 10/18/00 10:12:50 PM Central Daylight Time,
> > firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > << Too bad that, outside of the Gospels, there is not one iota of
> > historical evidence that Jesus even existed.
> > >>
> > Well, there are the references in Josephus, and Suetonius refers to him
> > indirectly as does Tacitus.
> When linguistically examined, it is clear that the references in
> Josephus were added a couple of centuries after the fact.
> > One can make the same argument against just about everyone else in the
> > ancient world. After all, aside from Plato, what do we really know about
> > Socrates?
> Nothing. But we are not asked to believe that Socrates existed. If he
> were a figment of Plato's imagination, it would make no difference. In
> terms of the value of the New Testament, we could say the same about
> Jesus. When people ask us to believe in specifics about Jesus, however,
> and make them directly related to events in the present time, then
> historical evidence becomes relevant.
> Bart Lidofsky
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