Does Mr. Harris think that the historical Jesus was intellectually and theologically bankrupt?

 
 
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Enda80
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03 May 2008 04:59
 

Mr. Harris seems to think that a historical Jesus existed who was a proponent of liberal Judaism pace Hillel perhaps. Does Mr. Harris think that this historical Jesus’ thought was intellectually and theologically bankrupt? After all, obviously a historical Jesus would have predated any New Testament or Ebionite gospels, therefore established scripture would have provided few if any precedents for relaxation of the law.

 
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11 August 2008 06:03
 
 
 
 
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SkepticX
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11 August 2008 06:31
 

He’s described the Sermon on the Mount as some of the absolute best humanity has had to offer (I don’t recall his exact wording off hand), so no, I wouldn’t say that’s a fair characterization.

Personally I think the Sermon on the Mount is pretty drastically overrated.

Byron