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Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 11:22 AM

1. One thing to consider when discussing "historic Jesus"....

 

....is the effect that the persecution of early Christians had on the inaccurate recordation of events and beliefs. Early Christians were persecuted, and the belief was illegal. Followers had to hide in caves and catacombs and practice in secret.

A people who had to hide to practice their faith, often had to lie and obfuscate to outsiders and authorities. Like the Braer Rabbit stories of American slaves, the early history of Christians had to be hidden and related to insiders as parables, myths, cautionary tales and by altering old stories to carry the new message.

Trying to translate a discovered, ancient, volume without this context would be a hazard.

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