settling an argument
Hey guys, I'm somewhat new to this forum but I've read alot. I don't like to think of myself as an agnostic or atheist, but if I HAD to choose it would be the latter.
I really actually like to think of myself as an Idon'tknowist, makes more sense to me at least since I hate using big/confusing words.
But recently I've been argueing with a theologist professor from a close by college about the proof that Jesus even existed.
Now keep in mind I've been schooling him pretty bad about all aspects of Christianity since I was raised in it and read the bible half a dozen times front to back and found many many many things to make him stutter. He had one phrase that even made me flat out laugh at him uncontrollably, even though I know it's disrespectful but I couldn't help it so I HAVE to share it with all of you so you can join in in my joy over it. This is the phrase, and i'm seriously laughing as I type because I can't say it or type it without giggling uncontrollably, "You must have alot of faith to not believe in god and Jesus".
BUT, my research is kind of limited since I am currently enrolled full-time in Carpentry tradeschool and just don't have the time. And truthfully I have a pretty short attention span.....oh look a piano....anyway this guy keeps referencing back to a "Josephus" as proof of Jesus existence as well as some sort of "letters" from somewhere. I really forget what the letters were called by him because by that time through his rebuttel i was watching a cat run up a tree outside, but i'm pretty sure he was referencing some kind of letters.
Could someone enlighten me on this "Josephus" and how it's "proof" of Jesus' existence, please the summary dumbed down version, easy enough for me to remember. And if possible if anyone could find out what sort of letters that Christians are basing the proof of Jesus' existence off of, since I really can't find any, that would be friggin awesome beyond a thousand links of monkeys tails tied together with rattlesnakes. (don't ask, people say i'm weird, dunno why)
"Living without religion is a luxury"