Not Many Wise -

Faith and spirituality in a modern world


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[1] Evidence of Jesus Christ – Non-Christian

Portrait of Jesus Christ historical figure.

Jeremy Bowen, BBC′s former Middle East correspondent, said about evidence of Jesus:- “I thought you couldn’t corroborate anything that was in the Gospels .. To start with I didn’t know there was a historical character called Jesus – I thought that you had to believe in Jesus the same way as you have to believe in God.
I discovered that in fact there is a lot of historical corroboration for the existence of this man…

Are Scientists infallible?

Scientist in a white lab coat

People are prone to accept without question a ‘scientific’ view, but are Scientists infallible? Some adverts on TV have people in white lab coats to make it more credible. What is worrying is that some, or perhaps many people, are willing to totally accept what is said. I am not saying that we become anti science…

Who to trust?

As we go about our daily lives we get showered with other people’s opinions, which includes good and bad advice. But who to trust? ‘Experts’ tell us: what we should do, what we must avoid, and what is wrong and right. By sifting through all these things, we formulate our own opinions, and we give these different sources a certain amount of authority…

Jews and Jesus – Judaism’s perspective

The flag of Israel

Jews and Jesus, what does the Jewish community think of Jesus?
They haven′t got a vested interest in Jesus because they see Him as forming a different religion to their own.
We look at what four Rabbis have written about Jesus…

Could early man write?

Huge flames from a bonfire.

The oldest surviving inscriptions are from 3300 – 3100 BC. But what about before that date? Could early man write? We are told by ‘popular history’ that mankind spent thousands of years passing on historical stories by word of mouth and by implication would include exaggeration and legend, but…

The Garden of Eden

Adam and Eve naked in the Garden.

Some people say that the Garden of Eden is just a parable, to teach us some moral truths and that it never really existed.
But in the Bible we are always told whether something is a parable – an invented story, or whether it is a true story…

Haim Cohn – Jewish view of Jesus Christ

The book entitled The trial and Death of Jesus.

Haim Cohn was past Chief-Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court and author of The trial and Death of Jesus, has raised a number of inconsistencies with what should have happened at that time with the Jewish jury system…

[2] Jesus myth or true stories?

People listening to Jesus Christ

Was Jesus myth exaggerated or were the writers of the Gospels eyewitnesses? They wrote 10 to 40 years after Jesus′ death. Jesus’ enemies couldn’t deny His miracles, so they said…