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Did the head of the Joint National Committee on language claim Jesus spoke English?

In Bill Bryson's book The Mother Tongue, it is claimed, that Dr. David Edwards, head of the Joint National Committee on Languages once said: "If English was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for ...
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Is the popular (Western) depiction of Jesus based off of Cesare Borgia?

I recently saw this image on Facebook (source): Along with a caption: Pope Alexander lV then ordered the destruction of all art depicting a Semitic Jesus and commissioned a number of paintings ...
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Which of these deities were believed to be born on Christmas?

I got this in my Facebook timeline today and it seems to be viral Gods born on December 25th: Happy Birthday Horus (c. 3000 BCE) Happy Birthday Osiris (c. 3000 BCE) Happy Birthday ...
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Are there any historical records of Gospel miracles? [closed]

The primary source documentation for whatever Jesus did are the Gospel accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Are there still any non-religious sources for the works/Miracles performed by ...
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Is Jesus Christ's birth day March 28th?

Prior to about a week ago, I've never known Christ's birthday to be anything other than December 25th. However, my kids are starting to tell me about how they're hearing claims from peers that this is ...
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Are any fragments of the True Cross authentic?

Many churches around the world claim to hold pieces of the True Cross, the cross upon which Jesus was actually crucified. However, I doubt that any of their claims are valid. Two thousand years is a ...
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Is Jesus a disciple of Budha [closed]

I have heard that Buddha preceded Christ by approximately 500 years and that it may have been possible for the teachings of Buddha to have reached the ears of the young Christ and inspired his ...
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Do Christmas celebrations have these diverse non-Christian origins?

This image from Truth Saves is a little tongue-in-cheek but it makes claims to the real origins of several modern Christmas related traditions such as the tree and carols. You don't need to ...
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Was Jesus crucified?

Assuming Jesus was a real person, it is a generally accepted fact that he died on a cross. On the other hand, Jehovah's Witnesses are of the belief that the crucifixion of Jesus is a mistranslation ...
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Did Mahatma Gandhi say “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians."?

I have widely heard that Gandhi has said, "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." Is there any evidence of this? Where is this recorded?
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Is “Jesus” based on the Egyptian sun god Horus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Claimed similarities between Jesus Christ and Horus and other Gods I've seen and read a lot of information about this. Take this article for example, and this video. I ...
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Was there an eclipse when Jesus was crucified?

I've heard it claimed from various people that we have historical records for the darkness that was said to engulf the earth when Jesus was crucified. In the bible, it claims that there was, but I ...
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Claimed similarities between Jesus Christ and Horus and other Gods

The 2007 conspiracy theory film Zeitgeist: The Movie (Website, Watch online, Wikipedia Entry) states in Part I "The Greatest Story Ever Sold" that major points of the story about Jesus Christ's ...
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Is there any verifiable historical and/or scientific evidence that Jesus lived?

Regardless of whether you believe or not... Are there any extra-biblical validations of his existence around the time he is commonly thought to have lived? That is, are there other historically ...