That's what evidence based thinking does for you.Notice how the Topix Atheist! readily accepts that King David was real but Jesus is "questionable"?
Do you not recall Darwins Stepchild going from questioning the historicity of David to accepting it when evidence of his existence was presented to him on another thread? I had told himthat I had just accepted the historicity of David based on a link he provided to a NOVA show that he had seen years earlier. He thought that I was mistaken - that David's son Solomon was the earliest figure to have reliable evidentiary support for. I believe it was Aura Mytha who presented links outlining the archeology uncovering David's castle, after which he rewatched the video and posted his gratitude for being updated. From http://www.topix.com/forum/religion/atheism/T...
Darwins Stepchild wrote: BTW...I watched the "Bible's Buried Secrets" again, and you were correct. I remembered the part where they said that David had been considered mythological, but had forgotten where they said the House of David stele was considered good historical proof of David's existence.
IANS wrote: Thanks again for that link. I knew the part about the Exodus and siege of Canaan being mythology, but the material about the historicity of David and Solomon, and the J E D P documentary hypothesis material was new to me. It's odd that we can establish that ancient figures like David, Solomon, Alexander and Caesar were all historical characters, but this alleged god Jesus still eludes confirmation.
This is how we roll.
You're a faith based thinker, however. Your faith requires Jesus to have actually lived, so you assume that it is fact, and scoff at others who don't accept your paltry supporting evidence as conclusive.