Historical Evidence for Jesus?

Did Jesus exist? Were his miracles and actions documented by the historians of time? Surely they would have documented the things that surrounded a man born of a god like:

  • Being born of a virgin mother
  • Three Magi following the brightest star forever to see the demigod
  • The slaying of the innocent babies
  • Raising the dead, healing the blind and lame
  • Having the sky turn to blackness when Jesus died
  • Earthquakes in the region
  • The zombie saints coming out of their graves going to Jerusalem
  • The resurrection

Let’s consult with them and hear what they have to say…

  • Apollonius Persius
  • Appian Petronius
  • Arrian Phaedrus
  •  Aulus Gellius Philo-Judaeus
  • Columella Phlegon
  •  Damis Pliny the Elder
  • Dio Chrysostom Pliny the Younger
  • Dion Pruseus Plutarch
  • Epictetus Pompon Mela
  •  Favorinus Ptolemy
  • Florus Lucius Quintilian
  •  Hermogones Quintius Curtius
  • Josephus Seneca
  • Justus of Tiberius Silius Italicus
  • Juvenal Statius
  • Lucanus Suetonius
  • Lucian Tacitus
  • Lysias Theon of Smyran
  • Martial Valerius Flaccus
  • Paterculus Valerius Maximus
  • Pausanias

What!? They are totally silent on Jesus? Blasphemy!

John E. Remsburg, in his classic book The Christ: A Critical Review and Analysis of the Evidence of His Existence, had this to say, “Enough of the writings of the authors named in the foregoing list remains to form a library. Yet in this mass of Jewish and Pagan literature, aside from two forged passages in the works of a Jewish author, and two disputed passages in the works of Roman writers, there is to be found no mention of Jesus Christ.”

Nor do any of the aforementioned authors make note of the disciples or apostles; increasing the embarrassment from the silence of history concerning the foundation of Christianity. In other words, the only information of the life of Jesus comes from Christian believers.

When it comes to the historicity of Jesus, we simply do not have any historical evidence even though believers will claim otherwise. This is the same regurgitated drivel over and over again. As far as having more documents that mention Jesus, yes that’s true—but only if you count biblical texts. Even that doesn’t mean shit. There are more documents mentioning Gandalf than there are mentioning me, but does that mean Gandalf exists? No. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

While Alexander the Great was great, we are not staking a worldview on his existence or attributing miraculous claims to his life. Also, there are no “witness testimonies” as you claim. The only person in the New Testament who claims to have seen Jesus was Paul and he didn’t even “see” him. He had an encounter with a celestial version of Jesus and never even knew that Jesus existed physically. The gospels were written at least half a century after Jesus supposedly lived. So basically, Jesus is on par with Gandalf, except Gandalf is way more amazing than Jesus could ever hope to be. Do you see any fucking Balrogs around? Yeah, me neither. Gandalf bitches!

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