[quote=Reid]Did Paul visit the place where Jesus was burried?
Probably not. Remember, Jesus wasn’t buried there for very long (and certinally not by the time Paul converted).
Did Paul ever preach about the Prophet Jesus or did he always talk about the Heavenly Father?
Well, Paul thought of Jesus as more than just a prophet. And he talked quite a lot about both.
I have ran into this new argument that I believe in a creator, I even believe there was a Paul, but Jesus seems to be no different in His teachings than the Budha.
BUDHA? C’mon - you can’t be serious. You’re gonna have to back that one up with a more concrete example other than “they were both men of peace.” (although Budha, of course, had lived a life of brutal killing before he came to that realization).
Of course, there are elements of Truth in Budha’s teachings. The same could be said for Muhammad or even Joseph Smith. Jesus IS Truth, so He will be present in some capacity anywhere that Truth is proclaimed.
Why are the biblical stories so closely tied to the themes of the Oddesy? To the one that questions Christianity they claim all of these stories are just myths and they are no different than all the stories written in the Oddesy and so many other “non inspired” gospels.
I’d love to hear more about this relationship. Other than a few very broad concepts (the “gods” play a role in mortal life, good triumphs over evil, etc) I find very few similarities between the vengeful Homer and the peaceful Jesus (or Budha for that matter).