WHY HAS NO ONE BOTHERED TO FORGE CONTEMPORARY EVIDENCE?<quoted text>
And to claim that proof-stuff was lost, is plain old stupid, and a childs sort of logic. The same could be said that the proof-stuff that disproves him was lost too. It goes both ways. You can NOT say what was lost, no one can...its not a means to wage a logical and coherent argument. You'd be laughed out of school for using that tactic in ANY subject.
THERE WERE TWO REFERENCES TO CHRIST BY JOSEPHUS, did you know that?, AND MOST SCHOLARS BELIEVE THE SECOND REFERENCE TO THE BROTHER OF CHRIST IS AUTHENTIC!<quoted text>
3. They mention ONLY Christians who followed a man called the Christ. And Josephus has lost most of its credibility because its deemed to have been altered, re; the telling of the Christ passage.
Plus there's an Arabic version of the first reference, without add-ons.
There was a bluddy lot of people who wanted to fake gospels, by no one tried to say he didn't exist!<quoted text>4. Gnostic? Really? First, they're not accepted by TRUE Xtians, so they are useless...
Second if by their mention of Jesus/Christ alone - using your logic - they should be honored as legit sources of knowledge and the truth of him and his messages.
Yet they are deemed apocrypha, not legit, not considered genuine - so as such cant be deemed legit sources about Jesus/Christ.
Too bad. You cant use non-genuine texts as proof.
THERE IS ABUNDANT EVIDENCE!!!!!!<quoted text>
5. You use the terms abundant and overwhelming like a teen (mis)uses "LOL" and "OMG", or the general populace uses the term "I love it!" And apparently have no clue as to what they actually mean. There is neither truly abundant, nor truly overwhelming evidence.