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    Posted: Oct 01 2014 at 9:16am
At first I thought this was a satire site.

Thoughts?

http://www.inquisitr.com/1504964/jesus-never-existed/
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Thoughts?  Only incredibly stupid people still try to make this case.  No one..and I mean not a single credible critical scholar believes Jesus never existed.  You can virtually take your pick of the critics.  They may not believe he was the son of God, but they don't deny his actual existence.  This has been discredited for so long that I just shake my head at the intellectual dishonesty on display with these kinds of articles.  Anyone with an ounce of common sense can do even a cursory examination of the evidence and walk away completely convinced that Jesus was a man of history.  Again, they may take exception with the deity part, but they have enough integrity to acknowledge he was a real person.  These articles are meant to appeal to people who already dislike Christianity and just want their own personal beliefs confirmed without doing any kind of research whatsoever. 
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Well you know, any time there is a possibility to disprove a religion someone will jump.

I thought it was funny myself, I hope I didn't come off in agreement.

As usual, your response is a good one. cheers sir Beer
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I don't doubt his existence.

I do doubt the portrayal of his skin tone in every single church I have ever stepped foot in.


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The Pharisees hated Him, people rejected Him, the soldiers spat on Him, played with Him, laughed at Him, tried to strip all glory from the man who is God.. 

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Well, he didn't look like the typical renaissance painting, although there are a couple that I think are probably close.   He would've looked like a typical olive-skinned Hebrew of the day.  The Bible also says he wasn't particularly handsome, so that rules out 99% of the artist renderings I've ever seen, lol..
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I'm simply talking about what I have seen depicted in church's I grew up going to.

I don't even recall seeing "olive" skin.  I suppose there could be a debate is "olive" skin was the typical skin ton of a hebrew then or now but what does it matter really.

He was always pretty white.
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Originally posted by cmsquare cmsquare wrote:

I'm simply talking about what I have seen depicted in church's I grew up going to.

I don't even recall seeing "olive" skin.  I suppose there could be a debate is "olive" skin was the typical skin ton of a hebrew then or now but what does it matter really.

He was always pretty white.
 
I agree. None of the pictures I have ever seen depict of what I read in the Bible. Even the Historian Josephus mentions Jesus as being a live person. But it so happens that I truly believe He is the Son of God made flesh to bring about our salvation so that we can be forgiven by believing in Him, thereby being covered by the blood He shed at Calvary.
The atonement for sin all the way through the Bible required a blood atonement but this time it was for forever and therefore no more blood shed is needed for none can be more perfect that what He gave us.
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I think that Jesus was most likely darker than "olive-skinned". Which doesn't matter a whit to me. I believe that Jesus was a "REAL" person/ He existed--- but more importantly I believe that He was the Son of God and my Savior. How can it matter what skin tone He had? Artists tend (like writers)to paint/ (write) what they "know".
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