A mythicist accusation by Celsus

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Giuseppe
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A mythicist accusation by Celsus

Post by Giuseppe » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:47 am


He gives it as his opinion, that the controversy between Jews and Christians is a most foolish one, and asserts that the discussions which we have with each other regarding Christ differ in no respect from what is called in the proverb, 'a fight about the shadow of an ass.' and thinks that there is nothing of importance in the investigations of the Jews and Christians: for both believe that it was predicted by the Divine Spirit that one was to come as a Saviour to the human race, but do not yet agree on the point whether the person predicted has actually come or not.

(3:1)

It is strongly implicit that the Jews of the time ignored the historicity of Jesus.
Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.

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