Hercules has more eyewitness accounts on record than Jesus. Yeah, 500 people but only four writings, versus thousands of eye witnesses and several hundred writings.
I'm placing my bets on Hercules if it's according to hearsay.
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John--but you already know that.
All four of them contradict each other.
There were no eyewitnesses; that's a lie.
Your buybull contradicts itself repeatedly; I've already pointed that out to you. Like a true believer, though, you ignore that.
"First, that the writers could not have been eye-witnesses and ear-witnesses of the matters they relate, or they would have related them without those contradictions; and consequently, that the books have not been written by the persons called apostles, who are supposed to have been witnesses of this kind.
"Secondly, that the writers, whoever they were, have not acted in concerted imposition; but each writer separately and individually for himself, and without the knowledge of the others." Thomas Paine, "Age of Reason"
If they were truthful, they would have been the same. You have provided an excellent profile of organized lying.
Fame, power, money, who knows? Who cares? It's still crap.<quoted text>
For what purpose then were the gospels written?
I've heard that lame excuse before; it doesn't work.<quoted text>The four gospels are different because they were written to different groups of people.
What you are saying is, each version was deliberately and therefore deceptively written solely to appeal to a specific group.
Truth is consistent; you have just admitted that those four different versions for four different audiences were deliberate falsehoods.<quoted text> Do you know to whom the Book of Matthew was written? The Book of Mark? The book of Luke or John? What elements of each of these books indicate which audience they were written to?