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« on: February 19, 2011, 07:18:12 PM »

Was reading a bio on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celsus

What was his deal? What source material did he have to come to the conclusion that Jesus had a human father, worked miracles by sorcery, and tought his dicsiples to beg for money?

Did he have connection with the Pharisees?
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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 11:54:04 PM »

The same reason why some people are so anti Christian today, they just reject the ideas and notions of Christianity. Of course this is just a guess but I think it is a likely guess.
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 04:09:45 PM »

I am also interested in knowing where Celsus got his info with which he used against the Christians as well.
Anyone?
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2011, 05:59:27 PM »

Was reading a bio on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celsus

What was his deal? What source material did he have to come to the conclusion that Jesus had a human father
That's a reasonable implication; no source material needed for that.
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worked miracles by sorcery
Even the NT quotes Jewish authorities making that claim against Jesus's miracles, so that wasn't a strange idea.
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and tought his dicsiples to beg for money?
This is the eternal critique made against renunciates (monks, yogis, sanyasins) in India: begging as a dishonorable way to live.

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