Did Homer, Plato and Aristotle exist, or were they mythological characters?

Certainly no credible atheist would believe in them either; after all, their writings didn't appear until 500, 1,200 and 1,400 years, respectively, after they supposed existence However, the words of Jesus were quoted many times in the first and second century by followers like: Luke, Mark, Clement of Rome,... show more Certainly no credible atheist would believe in them either; after all, their writings didn't appear until 500, 1,200 and 1,400 years, respectively, after they supposed existence

However, the words of Jesus were quoted many times in the first and second century by followers like: Luke, Mark, Clement of Rome, Mathetes, Polycarp, Ignatius, Barnabas, Papias, Justin Martyr, Iranaeus, etc.

Polycarp even claimed to be an original disciple because as a child he sat at the feet of John. He also learned fromt the other disciples.

Polycarp was stong in his beliefs and refusing to flee, suffered martyrdom after a dream he would die by fire. His congregation gathered up his burnt bones and cherished those charred remains of their beloved bishop as if they were the most precious jewels.
Update: BTW, Matthew and John were first-hand observers of Jesus and their writings were frequently quoted in the first century.
Update 2: PICTISH: You need read their credible works; in fact, Irenaeus's arguments for believers include many people healed and raised from the dead by Jesu or His disciples as beiing alive during his time.

THE EVIDENCE IS THERE IF YOU HUNT FOR IT AS RARE GOLD.
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