Friday, July 27, 2012

Atheist Lies: Denying the Historic Person of Jesus Christ

The purpose of this video is to affirm the historical personhood of Jesus Christ. 

Atheist websites have spread falsehoods denying that Jesus Christ is a person and instead a fictional character.  They declare that the Early Christian Church manifested itself as a product of mass hysteria.

Again the Atheists deny that they belong to a religion- this anti-religion that is against all religion except their own - intolerantly demand you adopt their great leaps of faith.

They deny the writers of the Gospel:  Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – writers who lived in different times, didn’t know each other and lived in different parts of the Empire, collaborated to make up a fictional book and a character named Jesus – L. Ron Hubbard style.  How did they do it?  Did they use the Internet?  Did they use pigeons?  Did they all copy off and embellish Mark? 

Let’s discard the works of the writers of the Gospel - big leap of faith.  So shall we also deny the Epistles?  The letters written by St. Paul, Peter, James, and John about a man named Jesus whom they all believed to be the Messiah.  John and Peter were friends of Jesus who didn’t exist.  James was his cousin of this Jesus who didn’t exist. 

Paul of Taursus, a man who spent most of his life persecuting the followers of Jesus, the man who didn’t exist.  Yet this Paul wrote most of the books of the New Testament.

This man, like many Atheists hated Jesus Christ.  He thought that Jesus Christ (a man who didn’t exist) threatened his faith of Judaism.  Paul supervised the execution of Saint Stephen follower of Jesus Christ (the man who didn’t exist).  Yet on his way to Damascus, Paul after three days of blindness where he recovered his sight miraculously (or not miraculously according to those who believe that Jesus didn’t exist.)

So we ignore all Christian sources even the second century historian Eusebius of Ceasarea, bishop of Palestine because Eusebius was a bishop of Palestine.  So what about the Gnostic gospels who discuss the historic personhood of Jesus Christ, the Gospels of Mary and of Thomas, books the Christian church rejects?  Where they in on the Scientology scheme too?  Were they liars?

Another leap of faith, what about Flavius Josephus, a Roman collaborator who betrayed the Jewish revolt of 70 A.D? He wrote about Jesus.  He said that Jesus lived and had followers.  He also said that Jesus was a wise man, a healer and that he rose again.  The Jesus deniers say that Josephus was a Christian.  If Josephus was a Christian, why did he participate in the armed revolt against the Romans?  In the text, Josephus identified himself as with those who condemned Jesus.  He does not call himself a Christian for to do so at that time would effectively renounce his membership to Judaism and his political career.  But let’s take that leap of faith shall we?

Or what about Roman historian Tacitus, a pagan who wrote in Annals passage 15:44 about Emperor Nero and the great fire of Rome that occurred in July 64 AD. 

Consequently, to get rid of the report, Nero fastened the guilt and inflicted the most exquisite tortures on a class hated for their abominations, called Christians by the populace. Christus, from whom the name had its origin, suffered the extreme penalty during the reign of Tiberius at the hands of one of our procurators, Pontius Pilatus, and a most mischievous superstition, thus checked for the moment, again broke out not only in Judæa, the first source of the evil, but even in Rome, where all things hideous and shameful from every part of the world find their centre and become popular. Accordingly, an arrest was first made of all who pleaded guilty; then, upon their information, an immense multitude was convicted, not so much of the crime of firing the city, as of hatred against mankind.

Tacitus said that Nero used the Christians as scapegoats.  He identified Jesus Christ, his life and his fate.  Perhaps Tacitus is lying too! 

What leaps of faith we are making!  But Atheism is not a religion and Jesus never lived!

Yet Jesus is in the Talmud and the Torah.  He is in the religious books of those who condemned him.  The Talmud writes that he was a sorcerer, a healer, a teacher of the torah, a frivolous disciple that practiced magic and turned to idolatry, he was executed and that he was the son of Mary.  Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon mentions Jesus in the Torah.  Maimonides wrote that he lived and that he was crucified and that he brought harm to the Jewish faith.  

Were the enemies of Christ, those that supervised his execution, in on the scam too?  Those are huge leaps of faith.  

These falsehoods denying the historicity of Jesus have been around for a long time. The fathers of the French genocide I mean the French Enlightenment made these mutterings famous.  But not even Albert Schweitzer or arch-high priest of Atheism Richard Dawkins denies that Christ existed.

Now if you deny the historical person of Jesus, you do so because you are either ignorant or you are deliberately denying the truth.  If you are in the first category, fear not, because you are watching this video.  You are not ignorant anymore.  If you persist in this falsehood, you are in the second category and if that’s the case.  May God Have Mercy on your soul.

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