Friday, April 09, 2004


Easter and Passover are bringing us news once again of Moses and Jesus even though the evidence certifies one as nonexistent and concludes the other may not have existed and certainly did not arise from the dead.

The strongest evidence against Moses is the Egyptian historical record which makes no mention of Moses, and if the king, Ramses, and his army were swallowed by the Red Sea, they didn’t hear about it because they went right on living after they drowned.

As for Jesus. Hebrew holy places, dating before Jesus, still exist. Miraculous locations continue in the record for centuries and pilgrims still journey to them. Explain how the tomb in which occurred the most mighty miracle of the resurrection slipped out of existence like so many Mormon tablets?

Bible says Jesus told at least one apostle that before that apostle died, the Kingdom of God would be established on Earth. (See Jesus's plan and hope in the book The Passover Plot.) Everyone believed Jesus knew what he was talking about and, so, they didn’t need his resurrection or an empty tomb story. They lived in daily anticipation of the end times. In 80 CE (i.e. Common Era), four generations later, when the Kingdom still hadn’t arrived as Jesus predicted, the stories of the resurrection and tomb were introduced into the record in the fiction of Mark. Whoever wrote Matthew and Luke mimicked Mark.

The author of John was a hallucinating lunatic who came along in 125 CE. Who hasn’t met a modern John on any street corner in America, off his meds, out of his head, spouting Old Testament verses?

All of these facts and more are available to anyone who looks into the work of legitimate Bible scholars. You won’t find reliable answers in the work of Christian apologists whose only goal is to prove what they never question and who twist the facts to try to weave a silk purse out of a sow’s ear.

"He was a wise man who invented god." — Plato

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