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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Do you think Jesus knew the Earth was round and didn't tell anyone out of spite?


And why didn't he tells doctors about the whole germ thing?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-06-2019, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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What if Jesus was the Alex Jones of his time and people fell for it? 😀
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What if Jesus was just like those cult leaders in Texas? I mean, it's likely. His story just got out.


I mean, when your mother constantly tells you you're the most special boy on Earth to an extreme, that might mess you up a bit. Look at Alexander the Great. His mom told him he was of the gods, and that dude was...a bit much.

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Ancient Greek philosophers were already pretty sure the earth was round several centuries before Jesus showed up. It wouldn't have been a new idea, just slightly contradictory to Hebrew mythology.
Germ theory might have been pretty useful. But I guess if you're busy using faith healing to gain followers it might be counterproductive to have people understand the actual science of diseases.
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Ancient Greek philosophers were already pretty sure the earth was round several centuries before Jesus showed up. It wouldn't have been a new idea, just slightly contradictory to Hebrew mythology.

Germ theory might have been pretty useful. But I guess if you're busy using faith healing to gain followers it might be counterproductive to have people understand the actual science of diseases.
Even thousands of years before that the Sumerians knew the Earth was round and even have a detailed explanation of the creation of our solar system, noting all the planets and asteroid belt.
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If Jesus did exist, which is debatable in and of itself, he would have been a product of his time. Thus he likely wouldn't have known that the earth was round, nor about germ theory. And rather than Alex Jones I'd say he was probably more of an L. Ron Hubbard or Jim Jones -- an attention-seeking, charismatic cult leader who managed to fool a lot of gullible people.

I don't think there was anything particularly remarkable about Jesus himself though; it was his followers several centuries later who really got us where we are today. The violent expansion of Christianity began with Constantine the Great, and only got worse over time.

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Not out of spite, but out of laziness. If he did tell, he knew he would have to walk across the oceans endlessly in circles. Instead of telling people he has reached the end of Earth, so he can just walk back to shore, relax on the beach and call it a day. Or two days, if that day was a Saturday.


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An interesting thing about Jesus is that he said a lot of the things that Thoth said thousands of years before him, some word by word. Some people believe that he was Thoth or one of his sons.
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He wanted it to be a surprise, what would be the point in living if he told everyone everything, there'd be nothing to work towards, no goals or victories, no character created.






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Honey, Jesus had more important problems to care about like the destiny of humanity and the end of the world, knowing your own life and that you'll be suffering on cross, knowing the sufferings of people around you. Round Earth? Pfff. This is for bored people like you. Btw I don't know why you feel proud about knowing that since it's maximum 1st grade of school education. This attitude of being proud to be born in ''such an advantaged, groundbreaking'' (not really) 21st century is also too arrogant and not scientific cause really dedicated scientists know there's still lots of stuff undiscovered and that's what they care and think about.

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He wanted it to be a surprise, what would be the point in living if he told everyone everything, there'd be nothing to work towards, no goals or victories, no character created.

Well, it was kinda mean of him to have people thinking they were gonna fall off the edge of the earth if they walked too far all their lives.

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I think Jesus probably knew what those around him of his time knew. Does being ignorant about the mechanics of heavenly bodies preclude someone from passing wisdom about those who inhabit them?


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Well, it was kinda mean of him to have people thinking they were gonna fall off the edge of the earth if they walked too far all their lives.
....Why would they think they were gonna fall off ? Wouldn't they assume the ground was infinite if they didn't know any better : /






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Ancient Greek philosophers were already pretty sure the earth was round several centuries before Jesus showed up. It wouldn't have been a new idea, just slightly contradictory to Hebrew mythology.
It wasn't mere philosophy. They proved it, and in 240 BCE Eratosthenes measured the Earth's circumference quite accurately by comparing the angle of shadows in different cities and applying basic geometry.

But if anything is clear in the bible, it's that god doesn't want humans to learn. He wants them to be ignoramuses who obey his every unexplained whim despite his reluctance to bother showing up to clarify anything for centuries upon centuries.

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What if Jesus was just a wandering minstrel, performing tricks like a magician? lol

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Most educated people at the time were aware that the Earth was not flat. Same goes for merchants, sailors, etc. who travelled a lot and were exposed to a lot of schools of thought. Jesus read a lot of books, from what we know, and it is very unlikely that the idea of a non-flat Earth never crossed his mind. Especially since he lived near major water trade routes.

The idea that the Earth was not flat was suppressed by the church soon after the fall of Rome and resurgence of religious totalitarianism, and it took another 1000 years for the idea to become popularised. But until then, and ever since, at least, Ancient Greek times (and, possibly, Phoenician times) the knowledge was quite common.

Hard to say about germs: medical sciences were very-very naive and basic all the way until the last few centuries, and a lot of pseudo-science and mysticism was involved.
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