Like: Jesus was not found as a name in the gospel but inserted later.<quoted text>
Or maybe, what you read or heard were said by men trying to influence others into going certain political ways... so they made up things.
Have you really consider all thing?
Atheism has not been the same of late.
We used to be way more knowledgable than any christian, safe the ones with a good European theology university education.
That would agree and understand concepts like MYTH, DOGMA and TENETS OF BELIEVE. And since they can't explain it all and feel better with a SOMETHING around, they would say they are believers.
And usually they pick what suits them.
Believe is per definition agnostic. Otherwise you would know and believe would not be needed.
It's extremely rare to meet such types as found here on the forum in Europe*...with thus so little knowledge about the history and theology in general.
Bar some backward eastern countries that picked up where they left of in the middle ages. Throwing stones at orpanages with HIV kids. Excorcisms on the schizophrenic till death, for it must be of the devil. And more of that sort of retarded...uhm good christian behaviour. Even the pantzerpope endorses it! Weird times.
Give'm a finger and they take your right to live away.
And frankly one cannot attack abstractions. Love, holiness, redemption, hate a.s.o.
But literalism ...anytime.