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Since I've extensively researched the history of Christianity and other religons. I'd have to agree with you
Well said, CMHypno. You look so young, yet you know this world too well!! I am 58 and I just learned that a few years ago. I don't know if it's good for you but I would rather live in fairyland, LOL.
The perfect answer....I couldn't agree more
Christianity only won because they made other religions look bad and they basically slaughtered anyone who did not believe the same as they did. Christians are the Dialeks of Doctor Who, exterminating anyone who is different from them.
Let's see...because something is called a "testament" that means it's true?
Very cute Weasey --- If something IS a Testament, that means someone says it is true. A word game on it is silly.
it's not a word game it's a question
You seem to be arguing that because there are Christian testaments but you can't find Roman or Greek testaments that make them mythological is that what you're saying?
Yes that is true and an obvious glaring reality. No first hand accounts of Roman or Greek Gods. Even during a time of great writers and philosophers. Even during "golden ages" there are no testaments. Ain't no one swearing the truth to Zeus.
In ancient times in Greece people did swear by Zeus, as in "I swear by Zeus" I will get it done! Same as I swear by God I will get it
done! You say God they say Zeus.
Weasey that is not at all the same. A pledge of allegiance is not a testament to a witness. You are smart, you know the difference. Weasey the foundation of Christianity is foundationally different than Roman and Greek myths. Name one eye witness.
Eric you said "Ain't no one swearing the truth to Zeus". When I tell you that people did You say "A pledge of allegiance is not a testament to a witness." You can't have it both ways. Believers were swearing by what they believed in, as you do
I think you see the difference. Swearing that you had dinner with someone is different than swearing an allegiance to a belief that someone exists. Do you have testimony from someone that they met Zeus? We do with Christ.
Eric You take it on faith that there were eyewitnesses. There is no historical proof that those who wrote the gospels were eyewitnesses
anyone is free to call another a liar. Anyone is also free and justified to believe in the truth of the testimony of another. I acknowledge your position that the New Testament is a book filled with liars upon liars. But it does answer your question
for me it's not about calling anyone a liar. It's about getting at the historical truth/facts. But I think you said on one of my hubs you;re in love with love not facts/truth. I look for truth and facts that's why we differ
What historical evidence proves Jesus lived?
If it's the four gospels. They are the only place in the historical record that Jesus of Nazareth exists. There's historical research that show the town of Nazareth didn't exist during that time
Bethlehem did exist then, so did Mt. Sinai from whence came the Sermon on the Mt. There are many historical places in the middle east that existed during Christ's time. Why do you ask these questions and then argue?
Here's the difference. If I my view differs for yours You call it arguing. I call it a discussion
Christianity is a religion based on real people? Sounds to me more like Christianity is a mythology based on real people. No one has ever proven beyond doubt that Jesus was God Incarnate, like what they said of Lord Krishna. Both are mythologies.
None!, The catholic church is nothing more than a multibillion dollar corporation, built on lies and greed, like every other multibillion dollar corp!
Just because the catholic church is a power hungry, money mad, self serving pile of rotten apples doesn't mean Jesus never existed.
especially when their religions are based on belief and no amount of opposing facts or contradictions in their religion will make a dent in their minds
I agree, and of course those who takes these fabulous, supernatural tales to be accounts of real people will scream bloody murder at your recitation of the facts.
So why is Christian mythology called religion?
Because it is the current mythology just as roman mythology was called religion in rome's days of power.
People being raised from the dead, supernaturals being (angels) God (Gods) in other religions are said to be mythological. are you saying you believe they are actually real in Christian stories?
I don't believe most of the Bible. I believe in the stories from the people who have died for two minutes then come back with stories of heaven and hell.
so why are you sorry I view the Christian stories as mythology?
Because they are a piece of history and not classified as mythology.
So if that is the case - why are the Greek religions considered mythology - they are historically relevant too.
The Greeks and Romans fell. The Pope became the higher power. He even commanded his knights to attack the east when there was peace because he felt threatened by their religion and felt he would lose power if they came to close.
The original question was why is Christian mythology a religion, but Greek/Roman religion considered mythology - just because they fell doesn't make them less of a religion. What happens when/if Christianity falls - myth then?? (respectfully asked)
Yes. When there is lack of evidence or the theory is outdated, it turns into a myth.
Iburmaster - thanks for your answer to that!. I do like your original answer - I agree re interesting, though I find religions interesting as well
interesting, please explain the differences between theories and theorems and what difference it makes to whether a religion is said to be mythological or a religion, whose stories are presumed to be real
A religious theory is a mythology because it does not have an absolute truth of existence whereas a religious theorem is a religion bacause there is proof and some historical and realistic evidence to support this proof e.g. for christianity which is
i will have to say that christianity is a belief, when we add faith and acceptance to it, becomes a religion
otherwise myths are just a way of empowering culture, bringing a sense of belonging and loyalty to those believing in it
Good points Caesarr I agree that "otherwise myths are just a way of empowering culture, bringing a sense of belonging and loyalty to those believing in it" This also applies to Christianity