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Shenanigans
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RationalMadman
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There's no conclusive contemporary evidence that Jesus existed

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RationalMadman
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/15/2012 Category: Religion
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Shenanigans

Pro

I am here to argue that there's no -conclusive- contemporary evidence that Jesus existed. The bop will be upon con to argue otherwise.

Con must adhere to the definition of contemporary

con"tem"po"rar"y
/kənˈtempəˌrerē/
Adjective
Living or occurring at the same time.
Noun
A person or thing living or existing at the same time as another.

Con must present solid contemporary evidence that Jesus actually existed, leaving very little doubt.
RationalMadman

Con

The holy spirit is evidence that Jesus existed :)
Debate Round No. 1
Shenanigans

Pro

Shenanigans forfeited this round.
RationalMadman

Con

Given up at the first hurdle?
Debate Round No. 2
Shenanigans

Pro

Shenanigans forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Anti-atheist 4 years ago
Anti-atheist
Josephus walked with Jesus
Posted by Shenanigans 4 years ago
Shenanigans
The key here is conclusive evidence, leaving us with little doubt that Jesus existed. Thank you for the suggestion though.
Posted by philochristos 4 years ago
philochristos
I don't think there's any controversy about whether there are any writings about Jesus from when he was alive, so I'd suggest changing the topic to something like, "There is no good evidence that Jesus existed," or just, "Jesus did not exist," or, "The evidence for Jesus' existence is not sufficient to conclude with reasonable confidence that Jesus existed," or something like that.
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Vote Placed by emj32 4 years ago
emj32
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