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Enough of this please!
(unless you want some long lectures on the Lotus Sutra, Rissho Ankoku Ron,
etc.)

Jeff

On Mon, 17 Dec 2001 10:54:24 -0500, Christopher B Wright
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Nik Taylor saakel:
>> No, third possibility: His followers exaggerated Jesus' nature and made
>> up his claims to be the Son of God.  I'm fairly sure that's what
>Muslims
>> believe.
>
>Then why did His followers die for their beliefs? (Puzzled frown.) People
>don't die for what they know to be a lie. (It was documented by the
>Romans that eleven of the twelve apostles were brutally martyred.)
>
>The Gospels were written within (about) forty years of Jesus' death
>(which is a matter of Roman record) by those who saw what happened.
>Either they wrote the truth, or they got together and wrote a bunch of
>lies and then died to defend those lies. (Many things in the Gospels are
>shared between them.)