Hello and a Blessed Easter to you all,
Please kindly refute the following statement for me. I know on a gut level that this can be picked apart quite easily, but I would appreciate an apologist, or those more learned than myself doing it. I am newly baptised and confirmed as of the Easter Vigil last night. For people like me, things are quite fragile as we are brand new, and do not know how to defend the faith and Christ's Church. Seems the atheists enjoy coming out to play during Easter and Christmas...
“Jesus was actually a figure created by the Roman Empire to diffuse The Jewish Revolts, like Masada, happening all over Israel while under Roman rule. The “peaceful Messiah” would serve as an alternative to the revolutionary leaders who were rocking first-century Israel and threatening Rome. Much like Dr Martin Luther King in modern times. If you can see through the smoke and mirrors things become clear.”
Thank you very much,