Jesus Was Made Up?

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London, United Kingdom–Biblical scholar Joseph Atwill says that he will reveal overwhelming evidence that Jesus never existed. According to him, the whole story was a fabrication, a tactic of psychological warfare spread by the Romans during the first Jewish-Roman War. Atwill promises incontrovertible proof that Jesus was made up. He along with author and scholar Kenneth Humphreys will give a talk on the subject at the “Covert Messiah” symposium, held for one day at Conway Hall in London this Saturday, October 19. The implication is that they will reveal their evidence at that time. Humphreys is the author of “Jesus Never Existed.”

Atwill in a Youtube video states that the gospels came from the Roman imperial court. This is important for our culture to recognize, he states, to know the origins of Christianity. It also shows how governments partake in conscious efforts to control people through ideology. Christ was held up as a peaceful martyr who paid his taxes, giving unto Caesar what is Caesar’s. According to Atwill, learning this history can illuminate how all governments use images and stories for social order and as a tool to move the public toward the government’s own purposes.

Biblical scholars have long known that there was a pattern between the New Testament and the writings of Josephus, a first century Jewish historian.  According to Atwill, there are dozens of instances that when put together, show remarkable evidence of Jesus’ fabrication. This scholar believes that what others have missed is that where Jesus was and what happened to him mirrors perfectly the incursion of general Titus Flavius as recorded by Josephus. According to Atwill, in some instances the poetic or conceptual nature of these references has kept other scholars from finding the pattern before. It is a secret hidden message for posterity, ready and waiting for savvy educated Romans from the upper classes, who would have recognized this pattern easily. It’s hard for most of us to know, not being biblical scholars, whether or not Jesus was really made up. We can weigh in after Saturday’s talk with the evidence revealed.

In the first century, Jewish patriots were waiting for God to send them a great messiah warrior, like David, to come and lead them to victory against the Romans. They constantly rose up against Roman rule, wreaking havoc. At their wit’s end, the Romans figured out that it was this belief in the leader messiah that made the Jewish warriors so ferocious. According to Atwill, the Romans decided that the way to conquer the Jewish ideology was to spread their own peaceful one to overtake and supplant the original. Enter turning the other cheek. General Titus Flavius and his son extinguished the Druids in Gaul, or ancient France, before Emperor Nero pushed them toward Judea. After the Judea campaign, the general would rise up to become Emperor Titus Flavius.

While studying Josephus’s War of the Jews, Atwill came across his recent discoveries. Josephus is the only first person account we have of ancient Judea. The scholar matched this account up against the New Testament and a pattern arose. Each story in the New Testament is a hint at one of Flavius’s military campaigns in which he subjugated Judea, as recorded by Josephus.

Was Jesus made up? Of course, believers will disregard Atwill or rail against him. And other scholars do admit to finding his claims a bit peculiar. Atwill seems completely convinced that this time, the evidence is overwhelmingly with him. He doesn’t believe that this is the end of Christianity but may lead to a greater exodus by those who were on the fence about it. This biblical scholar seems torn on the subject of Christianity, on the one hand stating that it has been a comfort to some, on the other recognizing Christianity’s use in justifying war, serfdom and other state sanctioned inequities.

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21 Responses to "Jesus Was Made Up?"

  1. pixelhungry   March 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Yep. About as real as Batman or the Tooth Fairy.

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  2. tt   September 4, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    In the name of God, the crop whith not seed isnt a crop, the crop with no root shall perish, so with the man who denies he has a soul from God has no soul, and the man who denies faith will be daminated.

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  3. ANTHONY NSONDE   August 25, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THE PROOF. HAS ATWILL SHARED THE PROOF LIKE HE CLAIMED HE WOULD?

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  4. harry   February 19, 2014 at 3:32 am

    if jesus is made up, so who is made us up. Please make your belief strong that Jesus is among us

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  5. Adriaan Arends   December 20, 2013 at 6:06 am

    Allah of the moslems is then also a fake and so is satan. Lets face it, the moslems allah is part and parcel of satanism. They worship the same god, lucifer/allah

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    • tt   September 4, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      you are terrible. in saying this you just say that because you disagree with them they are bad. be daminated or be cleaned.

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      • Adriaan   September 4, 2014 at 10:52 pm

        The muslim and satanists walks hand in hand, they are evil rubbish. The reason why I say this is. The God that I know is a God of Llight, for He is the Light He is the God of peace and love, but He won’t allow a person to trample on Him. Secondly, He say, Love your enemy, He never said to kill those who don’t agree with your faith, as a matter of fact, he said if they are hungry give them something to eat, but the muslims/satanists don’t believe and do that. They rather kill, that is the reason why I despise them

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  6. Andrew Silversmith   December 13, 2013 at 9:26 am

    The bible spoke of a Messiah before the Roman empire existed. In Genesis, the first time a savior is mentioned. The first book of the bible. Society hasn’t been fooled. Its been liberated by God. Set free from earthly society. Non-believers are the ones who are still trapped, and in chains. Actually read the bible, and ask God to help you understand, and see who he is in your life. Ask and you shall recieve.

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  7. Andrew Silversmith   December 13, 2013 at 9:22 am

    The author of this blog is talking about proof, but also has none to support his message. “But if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You may even find yourselves fighting against God.” Acts 5:39. Being that Christ was actually crucified and created more of an uprising amongst the Jewish population, this mans plot for the Romans to control society is disproven in itself. The Jewish people rejected Christ as its messiah, and the Romans tortured him to death because he created more of an uprising. Not only that, but Christ spoke to all people, he performed miracles for Gentiles as well as Jewish people. He said anyone who believes will not taste death, but live completely and abundantly. Roman Governor Pontius Pilate asked him if he was a King. The word of God tells you to reject everything that society tries to trick you into believing. The whole message is to obey God rather than Man. It simply just doesn’t make sense for Romans to try and control people with something that requires you to be so radical. The romans believed in many Gods. Buy less love more. Consume less love more. The romans seeked only personal pleasure in there time on earth. I don’t think they would want to displease there many Gods by preaching that there was only one God. Maybe you should open the bible and read it before you bash it, and try to disprove it. The bible teaches us to reject being controlled by society. It is actually the opposite of being controlled. The result of living with God is being truly free. The amount you can learn from the word of God is limitless thanks to Christs holy spirit that lives on. Maybe your life won’t have to end here, if you actually opened your eyes, and saw that God is all around you at every moment. HE is everything, and is in everything. Maybe you guys can experience the true joy that Christ brings to your heart. It is not something that is proven or disproven, but is something that is felt in your heart. A power that comes from within you that is not your own. It is much more than knowledge. It is reality amongst a world that would rather live as it pleases. That is why so many people reject it because they see all that they would have to give up for it. If we all obeyed the word of God there wouldn’t be such evil in life here on earth, and we wouldn’t find the trials of life so hard because we have the son of God’s holy spirit with us. A power that is far greater than any man who has ever lived. Every man died here on earth. Christ is the only one that overcame death. The proof is not even in the billions of poeple that believe it, but the proof is inside me. I wouldn’t have given up my entire life for it If I didn’t know he was really existed. He literally interacts with me everyday, and answers all of my prayers. Two things you can’t deny is that there are Billions of Christians, and there are billions of people who are evil. The difference is that the billions of Christians have accepted the sins and evils they have let become parts of there lives, and are intellegent enough to know they need a savior because this life doesn’t last forever. When we all do stand in front of God in judgement I will weep for you who don’t believe in Christ because your sins are not forgiven. Every Empire falls and is destroyed, but if it is truly of God it will last forever. Billions of Christians are still in existence today, and that number continues to grow, but the Roman empire has been long destroyed, and the legacy it left behind is the ruins of a murderous gladiator arena. I DON”T THINK THE ROMANS INTENDED FOR THIS SO CALLED LIE TO LAST LONGER THAN ITS EMPIRE.

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  8. yee   November 18, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    christianity turned everyone who believed in it away from the roman gods and how the romans wanted people to live

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  9. trinity   November 12, 2013 at 7:20 am

    Jesus is real. http://www.meshedetch.com and I’m alive.

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  10. Tyrone Merrill   November 8, 2013 at 6:49 am

    Maybe he was an agent!!!!

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  11. Tyrone Merrill   November 8, 2013 at 6:44 am

    Why is it that when it comes to Religion common sence is replaced with faith disreguarding facts! I on the other hand never was a believer of what i call a very unbelievable text! On daily basis i study,read books by notable shcolars & research the internet finding new discoveries on the topic. To know the Truth take time & dedication to research is the key. So to those who follow Religion nothing come to a sleeper other than DREAMS!!!

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  12. Tor   October 15, 2013 at 2:27 am

    It is allways necessary to be sceptical about history and relgion.
    There is no evidence for Jesus, unlike some stories in the old testament that is confirmed from other sources and archaeological excavations.
    But the sameis true for islam .Just the prophet Muhammed met and received messages from Allah.No one else ever saw or heard from Allah.
    Same with Moses, he clamimed to have met god, but no one else saw this happend. May be he needed 40 day days to make those stone tablets ?

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  13. writer   October 11, 2013 at 3:10 am

    ok, so who wrote the bible?

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  14. Michael York   October 10, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    It seems that so much “seems” to be quantifiable now that everybody is
    stepping up to speculate on theories. To take the Bible, with all the many
    manuscripts of various ages, confirming the text, I suppose it is, or should
    be more of an issue of quality of the message. There may be artifacts, and
    writings that has been suppressed, or yet to be found, which would corroborate
    The New Testament, however the Old Testament has much in it which speaks
    of The Messiah, His acts, His character. With all the evidence before us, the Human
    Drama, the revelation that the Human Race in total through all time, is in essence,
    the equivalent of “A Body” comprised of cells, which each human represents, we
    might give more earnest heed to the quality of the message, which is contained
    in the New Testament, since it contains the most reasonable explanation for the
    Big Three, “Who am I?-Why am I Here?-What Happens When I Die?” Evolution,
    on the other hand, comes from an entropic universal theory, which claims an
    increase in complexity, while energy is dissipating, and order is transitioning
    into chaos, which is mutually exclusive. It also begs the question, where did the
    complexity come from, and why are things of the form, and function, that they
    are? Before we lightly dismiss something as HUGE as The Creator, and mankind
    who has a death sentence at birth, and the hope of transdimensionality, we
    might need to thoroughly examine the totality of the Book, and the Message,
    before we claim lack of authenticity on seeming lack of corroboration. Nonetheless,
    paradoxically, attacks against the Godhood of Jesus, are biblically stated to be
    the work of satan, whose main agenda is to rid the world of Christianity, so
    any so-called proof of Jesus being a fake, will always be dismissed as attacks
    of satan against God. I suppose that God, has to make His existence unprovable,
    by scientific means, or else Faith would have no meaning.

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  15. Aj   October 10, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Romans tortured Christians….?

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  16. Barkley Pontree   October 10, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Gee, even an atheist scholar like Erhman recognizes Jesus was a real person. And you have other sources including a jewish rabbi in the second century who wrote about Jesus, though he claimed he wasn’t the messiah. I suppose he was part of the Roman plot only elite people could figure out…

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  17. Mandy Gardner   October 10, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Great work!

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  18. Sixten Granroth   October 10, 2013 at 5:57 am

    These pretty old conspiracy theories state it is possible to fool a majority of society by simple means and try to prove it by attempting to do so.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_conspiracy_theories#Bible_conspiracy_theory

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  19. isBubba   October 9, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Total B.S.

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