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Old 6th October 2019, 11:59 PM   #518
David Mo
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Originally Posted by HansMustermann View Post
Well, I'm ok with the idea that maybe some guy -- who may or may not have been called Jesus -- was going to the temple with his pal Peter, and Peter slipped in some goat dung, to which our guy muttered that maybe those guys could just flippin' set their stall OUTSIDE the temple courtyard. And maybe 30 years later this got embellished to "yeah, he actually drove them out." It can happen.
You're very "optimistic". It may be possible to talk about the "historicity" of Jesus. Peter's, historicity and much more of his wanderings and speeches, seems to me so inevitably wrapped up in legend that to say whether or not it existed is pure speculation.
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