Posted by: rudyruddell | June 30, 2010

No Independent Verification of Jesus

Jesus and the New Testament or “The Memoirs of the Tooth Fairy” by John Stone

 

There is no historical reference to Jesus’ life, death or the crucifixion―nothing at all. John E. Remsburg’s The Christ: A Critical Review and Analysis of the Evidence of His Existence,1 lists the following contemporary historians/writers who lived during the time, or within a century after the time, that Jesus was supposed to have lived:

To the above I also add the account of a great new testament event “…the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.” (Matthew 27:45-53) There is NO mention of this in the entire world’s history ― none at all!

Apollonius                                           Appian

Appion of Alexandria                           Arrian

Aulus Gellius                                       Columella

Damis                                                  Dio Chrysostom

Dion Pruseus                                      Epictetus

Favorinus                                            Florus Lucius

Hermogones Silius Italicus                 Josephus

Justus of Tiberius                               Juvenal

Lucanus                                              Lucian

Lysias                                                  Martial

Paterculus                                           Pausanias

Persius                                                Petronius

Phæædrus                                          Philo-Judææus

Phlegon                                               Pliny Elder

Pliny Younger                                      Plutarch

Pomponius Mela                                 Ptolemy

Quintilian                                             Quintius Curtius

Seneca                                                Statius

Theon of Smyrna                                Valerius Flaccus

Valerius Maximus
The abundant writings of the authors named in the foregoing list could easily form a library. Yet in all this mass of history and literature,  according to Remsburg, “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 these authors make note of any of the Disciples or Apostles―increasing the embarrassment from the silence of history concerning the very core or foundation of Christianity.

The New Testament ― and its story of Jesus and his band of men ― is only fiction, concocted from plagiarized mythology of 900 or more years BCE. It is a fraud being perpetrated on all those not “honestly” willing or unable to dedicate the time needed to expose its lies, deceptions, distortions and creations of non−existent history.

The Hebrew scriptures upon which Christianity builds it theology is also fictitious; From a 6-day creation of the universe; a cunning, walking, talking snake; big fish tales; world flood and an “Invisible Man in the Sky” ― it is all fiction. Together, they both perpetrate a bold sham on mankind.
NOTES:

1. The Christ : A Critical Review and Analysis of the Evidence of His Existence, by John E. Remsburg, Price: $34.00, Amazon.com

Reviews:
To establish his claim that although there is no historical evidence that proves the existence of a man called Jesus, neither he nor anyone else could have been the Christ, the author discusses the supposed miracles of the Christ, reviews the writings of well-known authors of the period, assesses the evidence offered by Christian apologists for the birth, ministry, crucifixion, and resurrection of the Christ, and offers a detailed analysis of both religious and pagan sources to ascertain how the Christian myth came about.

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  2. […] I have read several books on atheism and The Holy Bible. I have come to the conclusion that the bible is a book of fables that are based on some facts but it is mostly fiction. For example, there is little evidence that Jesus Christ ever existed. https://rudyruddell.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/no-independent-verification-of-jesus/ https://rudyruddell.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/list-of-harms-of-religion/ […]


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