Originally Posted by TKM
...How you can assert with any honesty that what ended up in the gospels is related to accurate history is beyond me.
Too many Christians have to do so otherwise their fragile belief system would be shattered. For too many of them it is far more important that all the hocus pocus of the Bible be true. Somehow without it they can't justify the parts that actually make sense like for example the Golden Rule, not lying, stealing, murdering etc. That is the part that is beyond me.