Quoting khigh:" I personally believe that Jesus was alive, but that he was an incarnation of Brahma sent to teach the ... [snip!] ... http://reluctant-messenger.com/issa.htm http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-davids/jesus-lost-years-may-fina_b_179513.html"
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" Fact. He was also who He said He was. Eyewitness accounts of His life and miracles would hold up in court, today."
Quoting khigh:" There was a manuscript found in the Himylayas that talks about a man of Arab descent that told the ... [snip!] ... documented that Thomas died in India after living there for 20 years. It would have had to have been after the death of Jesus."If you discount the birth narratives as pure fiction which most scholars do, then there were no missing years. The birth narratives follow the ot hero motifs simple put it. People place too great a stock on something that fails independent attestation.
Quoting MysticWitchKat:" To be fair the saint issa smurf is based on the word of Nicolas Notovitch alone, and not considered reliable. "
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting speaktruth2powr:</b>" How do you explain the historic inac ... [snip!] ... historic inaccuracies?"</blockquote> Each "inaccuracy" needs to be addressed alone. Which ones are you speaking of?"
Quoting khigh:"That's the point I'm trying to make. It's not considered a historical story, and thus there are no missing years. No credible archaeologist or new testament textual critic takes the India claim with any level of seriousness.
Quoting MysticWitchKat:" WDYT???????"
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" I know him. He's a civil engineer and my neighbor. He gives me homemade wine and pico de gallo every Christmas. "
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" I don't believe there is any proof of it.. but I choose to have faith and blindly believe. I honestly do believe, even though logically, it doesn't make much sense. "
Quoting Leisurely Duchess:" I've always appreciated your blunt honesty, you never seem afraid of it like so many other theists are; ... [snip!] ... having faith. Applying logic to a god belief is something that is more compatible with deism than theism, imo, anyway. "
Quoting ♡Sarah♡ + 2:" I must research this, I really thought there was historical proof that Jesus lived. "