Why do you believe in Christianity?
the evidence suggest that Jesus was either
a) a culmination of all previous myths and legends about "god-men",
b) or totally unique
some members here said that his tomb is the only one which is empty...
if compared to other myths, legends and "god-men"...this is not true
there are numerous examples of risen gods (Osiris from Egypt, Tammuz-Adonia from Mesopotamia, Dionysus from the Geeks/Romans)...even the Islamic prophet Mohammed is said to have ascended to heaven from the temple mount
even in the OT Moses was not buried but "taken up"
these "gods" and "god-men" were just as real to the people of their times as Jesus is today to Christians
Christianity as we know it today (the religion) was founded by the Romans...it replaced Mythraism as official roman religion after Emperor Constantine declared Christianity the ONLY state religion allowable in future, thousands of Mythraists were killed when at first they denied this new religion
I think there should be a clear distinction between christianity and obeying God...through Jesus God showed us HOW to go through the door to Him, the Almighty ie to follow the example of Jesus...love your enemies, do unto others etc etc
how many "christians" do this? not many I know
most I know are shouting to kill Islam...or kill the enemy...or kill this....slaughter that....take other people's stuff and their countries with it...so in fact, nothing has changed since the roman days, it is actually worse now
i know very few people who follow in Jesus' footsteps to the Father, as Jesus said himself that the Father prefers us to worship Him directly...the Almighty...not His son, or His son's mother...or some other fallable human being we make a "saint"
the path to the Almighty is to love like Jesus loved...no less, no more...christianity is just another enslaving religion thought up by men who want to control the people