- Christians around the world almost universally agree that Jesus existed
- But some claim Jesus was no more than a myth created for a "teaching story"
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(CNN)Timothy Freke was flipping through an old academic book when he came across a religious image that some would call obscene.
Does it matter if Jesus existed?
The evidence against Jesus' existence
- The uncanny parallels between pagan stories in the ancient world and the stories of Jesus.
- No credible sources outside the Bible say Jesus existed.
- The Apostle Paul never referred to a historical Jesus.
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