If time travel were possible, would you set out to prove/disprove the existence of Jesus?
What for. The issue of Jesus' existence historically is not really the issue. It seems to me that what you want to know is, if Jesus is the son of God. Even if you could go back to this time, how would that help you decide. There were plenty of people in his day that met him and did not believe that he was. They thought he was a threat to the system and had him executed.
Nope... I honestly don't feel as if we have anything to prove. Though people lack belief it doesn't change the fact that Jesus Christ was born, crucified, and raised from the dead. The truth will always be the truth but a lie can never be proven.
Oh goodness, no. If I could time travel I would be far more interested in going back to talk to Socrates (if he really existed) , Leonardo da Vinci, Gallileo, William Shakespeare, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Edward Hubble, Professor Joseph Campbell, Niko Tinbergen, Carl Sagan, Gerald Durrell, Kazuo Ohno, Tatsumi Hijikata and dozens of others who have made astonishing and real contributions to life on this planet.
Of course, the basis to the question is the assumption that time travel may indeed be possible. Clearly, forward-direction time travel is something that we all experience - the question relates to the possibility of backwards time-travel (assuming that we accept a linear concept of time).
Amongst physicists the jury is still out, as they say. Whilst recent developments in quantum theory certainly suggest that if the space-time continuum were warped in the correct manner, then backward time travel at the particulate level may be possible - but we would be talking about very small quanta and periods of time that would make nanoseconds look like a long wait.
Einstein's theory of general relativity marks out a possible scientific basis for backwards time travel in very specific circumstances, however according to the chronology protection conjecture these 'time-gaps' might be self-closing when reversed. When we get the theory of quantum gravity resolved (as quantum mechanics is pretty extensively explained now) we'll be closer to the theory of everything that will provide us with the understanding necessary to know if backward time travel will ever be possible.
Of course we can look back in time, right back to the very beginning of the universe, on any clear starry night. Fundamentally because the light that we see as distant stars and galaxies started its journey a long, long time ago (billions and billions of years) so what we see now is what was actually taking place all that time ago. By measuring this light (and other frequencies of radiation) we have been able to map out the history of the Universe.
Quite an achievement for a nearly bald ape.
Thanks for such a fun and inspiring question!
The existence of Jesus is a fact. There is nothing to be proven or dis-proven there. Jesus as the son of God, however, is faith-oriented. Fact or not, proving it or disproving it could have a devastating, even catastrophic effect on today's world. Religion and faith has played such a strong roll in the evolution of human culture. Imagine if the one God Christians believe in is proven to be "the" God. How would Muslims accept Jesus as the son of God or one with God. How would Hindus accept our God instead to the many thousands they pay homage to? And how would Buddhists say so long to to Buddha? Nope, we don't need to mess with it.
That would actually be one of my stops. To meet Jesus, Queen Elizabeth I, Leonardo Da Vinci (probably the most important), Rodin, Socrates, Plato, Eleanor Roosevelt, Joan of Arc, Cleopatra, Hans Christian Anderson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Sir Arthur Canon Doyle, Edgar Allen Poe, etc.
No, that would be one of my last priorities. I'd be busy either going way back to the prehistoric era to check out how beautiful everything was during the Dinosaur days along with taking a sneak-peek at how they built the ancient Egyptian Pyramids, moved the Moai on Easter Island, and so much more!
Then, I'd jet deep into the future and watch our version of Star Trek unfold...
I don't think I would use the ability of time travel to prove or disprove his existence. I think i would be neat to meet him if I had the chance. Him and a lot of other people.
by paarsurrey 7 years ago
I am very thankful to our friend ediggity to write the following post in a thread elsewhere here. The point he has mentioned needs to be discussed in detail, so I start the thread.ediggity wrote:“Yes, my religion has faith. That is a main focus of my religion. I deal with reality...
by theirishobserver. 8 years ago
Any pictures that I have seen depicting jesus show him as white but surely this was not possible as he was from the middle east?
by Taurus2 5 years ago
Prove that this is how all life on earth, and man especially, came into existence in this planet. You got no evidence, come on samurais, you got no chop!!
by BobbiRant 6 years ago
Why do we think we can post questions about God and get good answers? IIsn't an 'opinion' just that, an opinion, nothing more. Really proves nothing.
by Troy Wilkerson 7 years ago
If you cant prove that the Bible is false, how can you call it lies. That is irrational, for to call someone a liar you must have proof to the contrary to what they are saying. Anything else is personal opinion and mere speculation.
by Animosity Reborn 4 years ago
How can you prove the existence of God?Write your proofs for the existence of God.
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