I decided to take some courses online and was just about finished with the enrollment process when I found out it was a Christian university. I figured, "What the hell? That won't bother me. I went to Catholic school from first through eighth grade." But then I came to find out that one of the courses that was a prerequisite was Christian Worldview. Well, I did not hold back on my Atheism. If they were hoping to convert me, it had the opposite effect. So may things in the Bible make no sense at all. One of the things that really bothered me was how many times they say, "Jesus had no sin." "Jesus lived a sinless life." "Jesus was the only person who never sinned." There is no record of Jesus' life between the ages of 13 and 30-something. How in the world could they possibly know he didn't sin? Those are prime sinning years! I asked my professor about this. His response was, "Mary was interviewed after Jesus died. If Jesus had sinned, His mother certainly would have known."
I wrote back, "With all due respect, Professor, when I think back on all the things my friends and I did as teenagers and as young men in our 20s, there are some things are moms would NEVER find out about."
He answered, "Haha! Glad to have your perspective!"
And that's how it was throughout the class. He never had any real answers for me. At the end of the course (I got an A) he told me he was going to pray for me, which strikes me as both funny and sad.
"I am going to pray for you" equals "fuck you very much" (for offending my fragile sensitivities).
The life of Jesus is so thoroughly plagiarized from pre-existing myths that no one should say anything is known with certainty. The claim that no actual Jesus existed benefits from an absence of evidence.
There's no record of his life, PERIOD. Outside a few pages called the "New Testament," pages which wildly contradict each other to boot, NO record, despite the many scribes, historians, and learned men with whom he would have come in contact. Isn't that "proof" enough? By these many omissions, it is patiently obvious there was never any such human being.