@Blue eyed boy
Cheers - you actually made me laugh!
I'd love to see some real proof of JC's existence (no, not the Bible; the Jesus bits were written long after his death, and much of it regarding Jesus' history is clearly made up - not even the Gospels of Matt, Mark, Luke, and John can agree on the details). Maybe a photograph or two, or a Roman Documentary series about some guy they nailed to a tree. Hey I know what - how about Jesus (or indeed God) actually appearing in person to prove that everyone else (Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Atheists, Anti-theists and Scientologists to name but a few) are all completely WRONG. Except they can't, because the Bible says God isn't a performing monkey so every test will fail; how convenient.
Monty Python got it spot on with the Life Of Brian, religions really can spring up overnight. Cargo Cults are a typical example (as David Attenborough can attest) and cover their origins with amazing speed.
Jesus may have existed, although he wouldn't be the only new-age conjurer kicking round the Middle-East at that time. Just as likely is the possibility that he NEVER existed at all. Jesus Christ and John Frum have a lot in common.
Really, try reading that book that you hold in such high regard from start to finish, and then ask yourself what the HELL you've been doing all your life.
@AC Thursday 6th August 2009 12:47 GMT:
Jehovah's lot don't come to my door any more, can't think why ;)