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ArtemisPal
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08:40:25 PM Jul 6th 2016
I would like to add a link to this page. From the information on this page and the others it links to, though the nature and actions of Jesus are widely debated, his existence is practically confirmed historically. May I add this link and the following text; "While Jesus' existence has been historically confirmed (the link will be added to this text), there are numerous views and speculations on Him and His nature."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sources_for_the_historicity_of_Jesus#Josephus

jormis29
09:17:26 PM Jul 6th 2016
Why? The text that that links to doesn't say that is proves he exsisted
ArtemisPal
07:53:34 PM Jul 7th 2016
It does mention proof that He did indeed exist citing evidence such as historical accounts that reference Jesus and evidence that infers Jesus' existence such as the Pilate Stone (which confirms the existence of Pontius Pilate).
Larkmarn
06:48:11 AM Jul 8th 2016
Just a comment... in this context, I think you should be using "he" not "He." Because that evidence points towards him existing, not towards Him existing.
ArtemisPal
05:31:31 PM Jul 10th 2016
edited by ArtemisPal
Thank you for your feedback. In light of that use of the word he, would the text I proposed be acceptable to add?
RosaVernal
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10:34:26 PM Apr 9th 2013
Why does all of the Jesus fanart links show a white guy when he more than likely was not?
Telcontar
01:49:12 AM Apr 10th 2013
Because most art (particularly famous Western stuff) shows him as white despite the inaccuracy. We can't link to much accurate fanart if it doesn't exist. Should you find some that's good, do go ahead and add it to the Image Links page.
jakyoku
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04:53:52 AM Nov 18th 2012
Historically speaking, Christianity didn't exist as an organized religion until nearly a century after Jesus' death. Shouldn't that line say "Believed to be the founder of Christianity?" [Most people interpret that as "Jesus wrote the bible" for some reason.]
EmpireRising
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10:23:58 AM Mar 21st 2012
Could Jesus be considered the ultimate Mary Sue? And no, I'm not trolling, I'm putting forward a dynamic idea.
Komodin
10:34:38 AM Mar 21st 2012
Telcontar
08:35:54 AM Apr 3rd 2012
LC
04:32:33 PM Nov 4th 2013
He does fit the description perfectly but you'll end up flamed...in hell!!!
IndirectActiveTransport
09:23:22 PM Mar 26th 2014
He could be one, many religious figures could count really, going back to Marduk but if we are going to take religious examples into account there are others who are just as if not more sue. (though that also depends on which version you are reading, the orthodox Jesus most accept is not as bad as many of the portrayals of him penned by some of the other religions he inspired)
ArtemisPal
05:38:33 PM Jul 10th 2016
No. In addition the Unfortunate Implications behind such a suggestion and the questionable motives behind it, http://biblehub.com/isaiah/53-2.htm, this verse raises the possibility His looks were plain by the standards of the society He lived in. Second the original definition of a Mary Sue is a character in fanfiction. Whether or not one believes the Bible and/or the Qu'ran, they are not fanfiction.
184.144.167.155
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12:07:00 AM Apr 21st 2011
"His message was mainly of peace, mercy, kindness, charity, forgiveness and compassion" This is actually a common misconception - Jesus' main message according to the Gospels was of the coming Kingdom of God. For example in Matthew, the Kingdom of God is referenced more than 45 times while Love is mentioned fewer than fifteen.
MrDeath
07:33:49 AM Apr 21st 2011
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When He's asked point blank what the most important commandment is, He says it's to love your neighbor as yourself. He says that His message is of love.
Amake
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12:31:43 PM Apr 28th 2010
In school they told me the name "Jesus" means "helper". Any correlation for that? It seems more likely to mean "Yahweh is salvation" or something like that.
SchizoTechnician
12:33:46 PM Apr 28th 2010
Yup, Yaweh is Salvation, according to a baby names website. Ya have to look up Joshua for the meaning, since "Jesus" is a latinization of "Yeshua", the anglicized form of which is Joshua.

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