RE: The Divinity of Christ

Joe Barrera (
Sat, 27 Sep 1997 14:08:37 -0700

> I am not (here) trying to claim that Jesus was God. Rather, there
are only four
> interpretations that are literally possible. These are popularly
known as
> "Legend, Liar, Lunatic, Lord."
> a) Legend - the whole thing is made up out of whole cloth
> b) Liar - Jesus was a big scam artist and faked people out
> c) Lunatic - Jesus invented the Messiah complex as psychoses
> d) Lord - He really was God

I don't agree with your logic. Why only these four interpretations? Why
not a bit of charisma and self-deception on Jesus's part, a willingness
to believe on the part of his disciples, and normal legend-building that
happens over time? (Or would you count this as "the whole thing is made
of out of whole cloth"?)

- Joe

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