January 25, 2006
IF THE SMOKING GUN WAS AROUND 2000 YEARS AGO
James Frey had how many people fooled? Almost everyone who heard his story. He did have a great apostle going for him though: Winnie the Bookseller.
You know where I'm going with this....
It is the year 2006. We are in the INFORMATION AGE, yet Frey's story slips through the cracks of almost every investigative reporter for over 2 years. Why? It was plausible, no miracles, had support from Winnie the Bookseller and other high profile money making people, and it made Joe Shmoe feel good.
It only took around 6 weeks of real research by The Smoking Gun to find that Frey's whole story outside of the rehab centers were phonier than a 3 dollar bill.
Now lets turn the clock back around 2000 years. We have the Jews waiting on a Messiah. We also have lots of stories circulating on what the Messiah will do, how he will be born, what he will say and a whole lot of other things.
This is the thing that really bugs me. There was absolutely nothing, zero, nada written about Jesus while he supposedly was alive. 30, 40 years later, historians like Josephus wrote about him after hearing ORAL history. A few other dudes wrote about him 30-150 years after he supposedly died.
There is absolutely no archeological proof that Jesus walked on the planet either. I know this, I've looked into it. All we have is one ORAL line by Josephus and lots of Gospel writings, done many years after the fact.
If The King of The Jews/The Miracle Man was such a key figure during his times. Why was nothing written about him by historians who were alive when he supposedly lived? It makes no sense. Lots was written about Herod for example, during the time he lived too. Roman letters have been found, but not a sentence about Jesus.
It took James Frey only 2 years to get caught. And it is easy these days to nail someone when it comes to blatant lies.
How could anyone possibly nail the Jesus story as a lie 2000 years ago, especially since it took 30 years (almost an entire average lifetime in those days) after his death for one word to be written about him.
The day was ripe for the story, that is for sure.
How long did it take Jim Jones to find 900 people to drink Koolaid?
It doesn't take much for someone who wants to believe a story, to believe a story.
The case in Italy is starting on Friday where a Priest is supposed to prove that Jesus existed. If the court is not a kangaroo one, there is no way he will succeed. The evidence is just not there.
Oops, almost forgot the links to my newfound skepticism about the existence of Jesus:
Try here, or here, or here, or here, or here if you want to see excellent arguments against the existence of Jesus Christ.