How much of a threat was Jesus to the Ancient Romans?

Posted by: cludwig

In your opinion

22 Total Votes

Jesus wasn't a threat to Roman authority

Those in power weren't even aware of his existence
7 votes

Jesus wasn't a threat because he didn't ever exist

Jesus is just a fictional character
6 votes
1 comment

Jesus was a serious threat to Roman authority

6 votes
1 comment

Jesus was only a minor irritant to the Romans

3 votes
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reece says2015-04-02T10:11:11.0431207-05:00
Malaria is pretty serious.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-02T10:39:32.4003709-05:00
What that has to do with jesus christ is beyond me.
reece says2015-04-02T10:41:49.4914133-05:00
"Jesus was only a minor irritant to the Romans" with a mosquito picture. People contract Malaria from mosquitoes.They didn't have vaccinations back then.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-02T10:48:41.8050588-05:00
Oh... Kay.....
TBR says2015-04-02T11:41:35.8554373-05:00
Reece is right. From imaginary, the greatest threat to the Romans from that list is the mosquito. Rene Magritte had not been born yet, and surrealist art never harmed anyone. Romans knew nothing of nuclear physic, and I have no idea what is happening in the other image. So... The threat of Jesus to the Romans was less than the mosquito.
PapaNolan says2015-04-02T11:45:39.3047125-05:00
The Romans believed that Malaria came from bad air. Mal(bad) + Aria(air)= bad air.
cludwig says2015-04-02T12:27:16.5986955-05:00
Hello TBR. The images I selected for this poll were meant as symbolic choices. For instance, I meant the Rene Magritte art piece about the invisible man to imply that Jesus was invisible to the Romans.
Wylted says2015-04-02T12:36:19.1292674-05:00
There is basically a scholarly consensus that Jesus existed. I wonder if the people who say he didn't exist also claim that Joseph smith, Buddha and Muhhamed didn't exist.
Wylted says2015-04-02T12:37:33.9567866-05:00
Pretty clever imagery in my opinion
TBR says2015-04-02T14:40:49.5295643-05:00
Cludwig - I get and appreciate the choices. I see the "camp fire story" in that image now. Regardless, my choice was Magritte. Judea was not that critical to the Romans, and to think Caesar Augustus cared one bit at the time is hubris.

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