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on March 23, 2015
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Whio is Jesus? Jesus is a mythological character.

Ms Murdock writes well...but the subject matter is such a phony its not worth all this scholarship.

I mean..come on.. how long is this lie going to be propped up by so many dishonest people? eh? This one has as much credibility as the story of the unicorn and Santa Claus.

Sheesh! What a waste! This mythology produced so many evil to this world. Nuff Already!
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on March 14, 2015
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on February 15, 2015
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Although her expertise is linearizing the scattered pagan parallels and showing how it might have influenced the later Christian faith, D.M Murdock's book Who Was Jesus essentially dissected the canonical gospels and show that contrary to lay Christians believe, the New Testament is filled with factual errors, lack of historical value, anachronisms, and when it actually appeared, which is actually known within seminary schools for decades. She responds to the common apologies offered by Christian apologists like the problems within Textual Harmonization, and the lack of evidence to support Jesus's historicity (Josephus, Pliny, Thallus, Phlegon, etc.), and when did the canonical gospels actually emerged in the historical record which is late 2nd century. This is my favorite book of hers, and would absolutely recommend it. Not all people may agree to this thesis, but it will surely make you think and ponder their faith and its profound societal implications.
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on February 2, 2015
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Ms. Murdoch does an excellent job of establishing that the New Testament is not the inerrant word of God; however, for those of us who never believed in the first place that the Bible was inerrant and, based on the title, were looking for answers to questions about the real Jesus, this book was lacking. For example, who were the real authors of the New Testament and what was their goal or purpose in writing this narrative about someone named Jesus? Did they start with a real person named Jesus or did they invent him also? Was there a message or point? An argument could be made that at times they quoted this Jesus as preaching universal love and at other times having him preach revolution, thereby seemingly fulfilling all of the requirements of anyone's Messiah, but the real point seems to be lost. Ms. Murdoch clearly asks some of these questions at the end of the book, but closes without answers.
Strictly from a stylistic standpoint, Ms. Murdoch's arguments often ran to the tedious. A few good examples of a point are normally more persuasive (and readable), than a litany of ever weaker examples. A short conclusion to a well-made argument does not require an exclamation point. It should be assumed that the reader understood the argument and recognized the conclusion without the author having to point out the conclusion with an exclamation point.
With the above, I still think it is a worthwhile read and I recommend it.
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on December 30, 2014
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This book has helped to put a healing scab on the open sore of mine about the bible and Christianity as a whole... So many flaws that I saw in the bible and people who "believe", so many questions about "why not", came to be answered as "because its just not true". AND I'm not even finished reading it yet! Its an awesome read for those who have questions as I did. Highly recommended.
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I personally loved this book. D.M. Murdock raises some of the most painful truths about the lack of historical data pertaining to the Jesus of the gospels. If you were to ask me, I would tell you that D.M. Murdock/Acharya S is an extremely thorough, meticulous and competent scholar, whose work has been unfairly overlooked by too many, for too little reason.

~Michael Sherlock

Author of:

I Am Christ: The Crucifixion - Painful Truths. Charles River Press (2012)
I Am Christ: The Resurrection - The Awakening. Charles River Press (2013)
I Am Christ: The Ascension - Understanding. Charles River Press (2015)
The Gospel of Atheism & Freethought - According to Sherlock. Dangerous Little Books. (2014)
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on October 27, 2014
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As we have come to expect from D M Murdock her research is impeccable and her arguments are persuasive. A great book!
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on September 15, 2014
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Others have claimed that Jesus is a fictional character. This author pounds nail after nail into the idea that Jesus was a real miracle-working Savior. Further, she argues that the New Testament is a patchwork of stories based around prophecies and predictions culled from the Old Testament. As the concept goes of painting a target around an arrow already stuck in a fence, numerous writers started with the prophecy and invented a Jesus with a miracle around it.

This book is not for the die-hard fundamentalist Christian, unless he or she can stand the glare of exposed myths.
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on July 20, 2014
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Murdock has crafted an excellent book. Even as a 12 _15 year old I remember wondering about the similarities of biblical stories those of ancient Norse , Greek, Egyptian, Roman cultures as well as those of India and other Asian origin. I appreciated this book very much.
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on June 27, 2014
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This is the kind of scholar work made to enlighten and guide regarding how tales and myths become part of the human behavior, undetachably but clearly explainable. I really remain satisfied and, indeed, the book surpassed my expectations.
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