Can anyone tell me where to find these quotes, and given the context -- what they were talking about or referring to?
- "We never cease to look towards India, where many things are proposed to our admiration." -- St. Augustine of Hippo
- "This, in our day, is the Christian religion, not as having been unknown in former times, but as having recently received that name." -- St. Augustine of Hippo
- "The religion of Jesus Christ is neither new nor strange." -- Eusebius of Caesarea
Also, when St. Augustine was referring to India -- he wasn't referring to Hindu India was he?
These quotes are often used by the christ myth theory conspiracy theorists.
Here is a response to the Eusebius quote:http://labarum.net/2012/07/30/quotemined-sources-eusebius-on-christianity-being-neither-new-nor-strange/
See the entire "questionable sources" series here: http://labarum.net/category/anti-christian-claims/questionable-citations/
The India quote only appears on conspiracy blogs and 1800's social darwinist pseudohistory when I google it.
In any case, if Augustine were referring to India in an authentic quote, he would probably be referring to the accounts reproduced in Latin works, like Justin the Historian, of Macedonian contact (Megasthenes) with the Mauryan Empire in India, and its predecessors.
I don't know what that would have to do with a CMT proof, though.
So, come clean, where did you get these quotes?