Anonymous asked: Why would Jesus go to France?
Look at a map. He couldn’t go in any direction without a long walk through Roman territory. He was an invalid. He could only go by boat. He certainly wasn’t going to go to Greece because it was also a Roman territory and of course he was not going to Italy. So the southern coast of Gaul was his only option. It has exactly the same mediterranean climate and it’s agriculture was the same as Judea with sheep, grapes and olives being the main crops. He would have been safe and at home there and besides there was already a well established trade route so he could just sail in a merchant ship.
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Anonymous asked: Do you believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth? Why or why not?
I do not because I do not believe in any supernatural event. Likewise I do not believe the Buddha was tempted by the demon Mara or that Athena sprang from the head of Zeus.
My personal belief is that Jesus was drugged by Joseph of Arimathea while still on the cross explaining why Joseph gave him a bitter substance on a sponge just before Jesus “died” on the cross. Crucified rebels were left to rot on the cross and usually took days to die. The whole point of going to the trouble of crucifixion was that the body hung there as a public warning.
Jesus, a strong tradesman in his prime allegedly died in just four hours. Joseph a wealthy man bribed the guards to give him the body and carted it off to the “tomb” where Jesus was revived and nursed back to health which explains why Joseph took 100 lbs of aloes into the tomb which were not embalming substances but herbs for the dressing of wounds. He took enough for several weeks worth of wound dressings an indication that his patient was to be treated for some time.
After three days Jesus was well enough to walk so, he being a condemned man, they took him first to the safe house in Jerusalem where the apostles were hiding in fear of the authorities and from there to the port of Jaffa, the closest non Roman port on the Mediterranean coast. On the way Jesus ran into two of his disciples near the village of Emmaus which is on the road to Jaffa to Jerusalem. He took a boat from Jaffa to the southern coast of the then wild province of Gaul, today’s France.