thatguy1944 wrote:Anyone who wrote the bible never actually met jesus, so how can we know that any account of him in the bible actually happened?
Anyone who wrote the bible never actually met jesus, so how can we know that any account of him in the bible actually happened?
1 Corinthians 2:14The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. (NIV)But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. (KJV)
It's true. We learned about him in my world religions class (apart from my church) and my teacher said they had no proof the guy who founded Buddha lived, but there was fact that Jesus did in fact live, even if some people didn't believe him to be a prophet.
The primary sources for the life of Siddhārtha Gautama are in a variety of different and sometimes conflicting traditional biographies. These include the Buddhacarita, Lalitavistara Sūtra, Mahāvastu, and the Nidānakathā. Of these, the Buddhacarita is the earliest full biography, an epic poem written by the poet Aśvaghoṣa, and dating around the beginning of the 2nd century CE-Wikipedia
Lee talks with a biblical scholar and the biblical scholar talks about how the people in the bible didn't write that stuff 300 or 400 years after the death of christ as many heathens claimed, it was only 30 years! And after 30 years everything is still fresh in your mind!
The time of Gautama's birth and death are uncertain: most early 20th-century historians dated his lifetime as c. 563 BCE to 483 BCE, but more recent opinion dates his death to between 486 and 483 BCE or, according to some, between 411 and 400 BCE.
Of these, the Buddhacarita is the earliest full biography, an epic poem written by the poet Aśvaghoṣa, and dating around the beginning of the 2nd century CE
Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition, and first committed to writing about 400 years later.
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