In my opinion, most religions have to be based on some piece of truth to cause further speculation. So, it's better to assume that the people within the bible were real--or at least large actors within the bible were real--because there are plenty of religions that came out of the existence of those same characters within the bible. Though it is harder to say who he indeed was without depending solely on the bible or religious texts. It's easy to say that he had to exist at one point to cause speculation about who he was in that time period.For debate...Was Jesus a real person or a myth.
I agree, Jesus being a real person is much easier to believe than that he is God. It is possible that bits and pieces of Christianity is true while others are false or that all of it is true or none of it is. If believing that Jesus is God's son or even much apart of God, helps some people, then some part of me feels as though it's not a waste for them to believe what could possibly be a lie. Throughout life we'll all find out what is more right for us, and we won't find out was religion was true until we die so there's always the possibility of whatever we believe being a lie. To me, it's not a waste to spend your life following a lie if that lie made you a better person to yourself and others or at the very least you were able to grow from the experience.I thought Jesus was a real person . My doubt is whether he was God.
It's easier to believe that there is a God. One God. The next step, is the challenge for me.
That Jesus was God in disguise .
And yet it is shocking to think that the whole Christian story is bogus. Or a scam. Think how many people based their life on Christianity. We wasted our lives following a lie?
There is much fuss made about the "truth". It's overrated imo. We are all self deceptive liars. Deceiving ourselves and others. Sometimes for good intention so that seems to excuse our untruth.me, it's not a waste to spend your life following a lie if that lie made you a better person to yourself and others or at the very least you were able to grow from the experience.
I must have been living under a rock or forgot that there was ever a movie called The Case for Christ. I've watched the documentary version by Lee Strobel and I thought it was very good.I think when considering Jesus, in recent years we have been given a great starter-movie called "The Case for Christ." While this movie may start out a a bit hokey in the beginning for some (even me who believe in Jesus), it gets into some serious topics that are critical for those with a purely science basis of belief. However, the movie is not nearly enough.
I thought the documentary was compelling, especially when it involves an atheist converting to Christianity based off of research. At best, the documentary reinforced my view that Jesus was a historical figure. I can also accept that much of Jesus's teachings can be true in a practical sense, while also not accepting that he is a god.. I've applied the Christian teachings on forgiveness and I can definitely see the positives. But there are also some negatives about the Bible, as well. Either way, I'd want more evidence than just experience before I accept that Jesus was anything more than a historical figure.However, the movie is not nearly enough. For me, it was reading the words of Jesus in scripture, and asking myself this one question, "Does anything that Jesus said, appear to be a lie?"