Christians, did you ever reflect on why there are so many similarities in the teaching of Jesus and cynics? In fact, Nazaret was situated ?
only 1 day walking from Gadara - one of the centers of cynics teaching in Galilee. Galileans were known as influenced by pagans and that's why Jesus was meet with distrust amond Jews of Judea and the scribes.
- Anonymous3 months ago
You should be informed that Cynicism developed after the Greeks became familiar with the Hebrew religion (often called Judaism) and before the possible influence of Buddhism.
So what we have is a Greek adaptation of Judaism that you claim influenced Christ. I would suggest that the real connection is that both are based on values found taught in the Jewish law. That Christianity is based on the Bible and not the adaptations of those truths by the Greeks.
- Jim VLv 73 months ago
Your question is interesting ... but overly generalized.
Perhaps this is why Nathanael asked "Can anything good come from Nazareth?"
- FireballLv 73 months ago
CHRISTIANS USE THE HOLY BIBLE AND WE DONT NEED YOUR GAMES..