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From: (Jared Linn Olar)
Subject: Re: Jesus
Date: 19 Jul 2004 13:09:15 -0700
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on 7/19/04 1:51 PM, at wrote:
>I would hope they would not accept any claims that I make as to
>being a "Son of God" or a "Savior", or any other godhead claims.

In this discussion, there is no need whatsoever to get into the
question of whether or not Jesus really was who He is reported to have
claimed to be. For our purposes, we need only note that persons
living within a few years of His life reported that He had said and
done certain things, whence arose the Christian religion.

>In actuality I look askance upon any documents written in an
>age, such as medieval times, when the rich and powerful could
>force history into any mold they choose to.

Then you must be content to know precious little about human history,
because for the entirety of recorded human history the rich and
powerful have been capable of forcing history into molds of their own
choosing, and have indeed done so many times.

If you hold to such a hyper-skeptical approach to history, why are you
participating in a discussion group devoted to medieval family
history?

Jared Linn Olar


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