Christopher Hitchens: Jesus Did Not Exist?
Christopher Hitchens As a Mad Man
Chritopher Hitchens is a voucher , he will go for any argument which might work, for him to doubt the existence of Jesus is less than foolish.
We have specific dates of when he lived, who is parents were, who is followers were, Jewish history affirms that Jesus was living at the time;
-We have more evidence of Herod, the fact that he extended the temple.
-We have specific history of where Jesus preached, like Capernaum, which there is archeological evidence of even though it is no longer a habitable place.
-We know who the opponents of Jesus were.
– We have specific genealogies of his.
If Hitchens says that Jesus did not exist then he has to tell why Jews accept that Jesus existed when some people blame them for his death. They could easily say “you are right, Jesus did not exist.”
I want to see an academic paper which claims that Jesus of Nazareth ( Hitchens also calls him that), so Nazareth existed as a town?
In ten years time people like Hitchens will be arguing that Michael Jackson did not exist, he is not man but a media creation.
Historians have specific ways to see whether a historical person existed in the past. There greater evidence of Jesus existiting than of Julius Caesar being the ruler of the Roman Empire.
But as I have indicated Christopher Hitchens is an amateur sage, he is not much of a historian, a scientist, a logician or a philosopher king. But that is not going to stop him running his mouth ragged because he is a cheap populists who thinks that Atheists have no brains and will back everything against Christianity.
The lack of precision, just announces to everyone that these men are making it up as they go along.
If Jesus did not exist please tell us who embellished the story, so far Mr Hitchens you are giving us the usual allegation, it is time you proved that Jesus did not exist.
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