This question has puzzled humanity throughout history.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4. It makes a wonderful change to read arguments on this topic that are expressed in a civil and calmly reasoned tone. Her first post is Jesus mythicism vs. This post gives my take on her earlier essay.
If Jesus did exist, we have to explain how, within a relatively short time of his death, he was being spoken of as some kind of mythical semi-deity in the writings of some of his followers.
If Jesus was a myth from the start, on the other hand, we have the reverse problem of having to explain how he then came to be written about and taught about as an actual person who walked the face of the earth and did normal as well as miraculous things.
Dr Sarah finds the first option the more simple one.
My first thought is that the King oedipus thesis options are embedded in faulty, or at least questionable, assumptions. If the gospel figure of Jesus did indeed reflect the life of an ordinary person then the two horns of the dilemma are both a quandary.
If, on the other hand, we pause to reflect that the earliest gospel that we believe to have been written was the Gospel of Mark, then we have quite different options. He is a human, of course, with brothers and sisters and a mother, and he eats and drinks.
But he is unlike any other figure in works that we know to be ancient biographies or histories. Without any explanation of how the author came to know anything about his life, he is depicted as engaging in conversations and activities with spirit beings both in heaven and on earth.
He calls and mere mortals drop all their livelihoods in a moment and obey. He reads peoples minds and hearts.
Even his disciples are far from genuine human beings: In other words, Jesus is depicted in the earliest gospel as a figure of a human but certainly something trans-human.
But if read a ciphers, or symbols, or personifications, or mouthpieces for some particular set of beliefs and doctrines, if read as a parable or symbolically, the story makes perfect sense.
With that background, the two horns of the dilemma are modified somewhat: If Jesus was a myth from the start, on the other hand, we have the reverse problem of having to explain how he then came to be written about and taught about as a parabolic or allegorical type of person who walked the face of the earth conversing with humans and spirits and did many inexplicable things and spoke in ways that his hearers did not understand.
Or maybe I should make the dilemma a triceratops with a third horn: Dr Sarah proceeds to set out her reasons for embracing the historicity of Jesus in five dot points. I address each one.Dorothea Helen Ball (). Dorothea was born in in Lenzie, just outside Glasgow, the eldest of three children.
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