Here is a chance for an atheist to win a free house.
dramatic representation, not my actual house
This offer is true and valid. All you have to do is prove Jesus never existed and I will deed my house to you.
by "prove" I mean furnish a veriafiable quotation from a frist century source that says Jesus didn't really exist as a man in history.
Free house, peer and beam foundation, real wood floors, no foundation problems at all. (you have one month to produce the results).
Moreover, here are more prizes in exchange for proving other things:
Prove the miracles at Lourdes are a fake, win my car.
Prove JFK was not assasinated win my dog.
prove bigfoot doesn't exist, win a free year of posting unmolested by Metacrock
prove the earth is falt win $10,000 dollars, personally given by me (avaible only in "blue country" currency).
I have had experinces with the cheap ploy of offering money to prove things before. The alledged amazing Randy offers some large sum of money for proof of any miraculous or sueprnatural event. Oddly enough, we wont accept the idea that the host is infussed with supererogatory merit as a supernatural event. That's dumb, my theology books form Perkins all say it is.
The somewhat amazing Randy has never included any analysis of the miracles at Lourdes. I emailed him and asked him why he had not. He did not respond. I told him he should give the Catholic chruch the money. His answer is not repreatable in this forum. This lead to a rather raw exchange and a ridiculous exchange of very amazing emials. I thought, I am having a "p-ing contest with this famous guy--if i have to have ctant with a famous person, why this person and why this way?" Not at all as fulfilling as my email exchange with Judy Collins. After that I was in love with her again. I thought, well, when she see I have all her albums its sure to mean something. That didn't work out either.
It is such a cheap ploy because the one giving the money always structures the argument in such a way that on one can fulfill the requirements. Thus the illusion is created that the test is accruate because no one ever wins.When I lived in New Mexico there was a minster of an extremists funadmentalist chruch who ran an on going add in a little thift sheet, stating that he would give $5000, to anyone who would prove that the Bible teaches that Jesus is our "perosnal savior." Well, I aruged until I was blue in the face that what it says means that he's our personal savior, but because it doesn't use that exact term, of course he doesn' thave to give the money.
Of course this is all in response to the "Ratioanl Response squad" and their offer to give money to anyone who canprove jesus did exist, of course they demand a frist century person saying that Jesus existed, and guess what? This person has to be "objective." So of coruse if we show Paul or Clement of Rome or any Christian well they aren't objective. Josephus of cousre they will never adit, regardless of what schoalrs say that the TF isn't tweeked. Atheits will say anything (at leats the myther kind). To the other passage in Jospheus, the "brother" passage, which is rarely criticiqued as a forgery, they say "well prove its the same James? the same Jesus?" So even when you produce some evidence they just refuse to see it as evidence.
After all, its not objective because their subjective view ponit says it's not!
It's easy to prove your view point when nothing ever coutns against it. It's easy to make your view immune to evidence, just recognize anything as evidence except that which supports your claims.
BTW my house is up for forecosloure, but I will deed it to you for a month if you can prove that someone in the first century said Jesus of Nazerath didn't exist. After that, its up to you to make the mortgage company care.
This contest broght to you by The Hysterical Ninja Christian response squad (Hilarius the Aussie Pope founder).