From: Brian Holtz [email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, March
29, 2003 6:36 AM
Subject: RE: A
question re: Turkel response
Paul, Jesus was "the firstborn of every creature" and that by Jesus "all
things were created". How could a Galilean preacher born only a few decades
before Paul wrote this letter be described in such a way?
Paul's ability to be
confused/metaphorical/irrational/inconsistent/poetic/vague does not make the
evidence for Jesus' historicity disappear. If we discovered some new
epistle that made odd statements about Paul, would you suddenly doubt Paul's
What problems do you see
created by the idea that early Christianity's Christ existed only in a
platonic, multi-leveled spirit world?
Pretty much the same problems seen by the professional
secular scholarly consensus. I don't debate Jesus ahistoricity for the same
reason I don't debate Creationism.