People who only became famous posthumously.

So never saw financial and other more important reward in their lifetime.

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30/01/2013 at 17:39

Columbus.

31/01/2013 at 10:41

Jesus.
He did even better as he was never alive!

or if you're a believer

Jesus.
Known by a few when alive but really famous after his death, coming back to life and then ascending to heaven 40 days later trick.

31/01/2013 at 10:55

...still not convinced by Jesus. What about that whole 'feeding the 5000' thing? Anyone drawing a crowd like that counts as famous in my book.

31/01/2013 at 10:57

Pheidippides (Marathon Runner)

31/01/2013 at 11:02

You've got three "possibilities" with Jesus - (a) actually existed, son of God, ascended into Heaven, etc; (b) actually existed, did some preaching and had some followers, had a lot of crazy things written about him afterwards; (c) myth, never existed.

Clearly (a) is bollocks, but I don't know enough to say whether I side with (b) or (c).  I'm pretty sure he didn't look like Robert Powell though.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e4/Jesuszeffirelliportrait.jpg/220px-Jesuszeffirelliportrait.jpg

 

31/01/2013 at 11:10

He's not Jesus, He's a very naughty boy...

31/01/2013 at 11:16

Why is option (a) "bollocks"?

I'm not religious at all, just asking why you would form that opinion. It's an interesting discussion (for possibly another thread?!)

31/01/2013 at 11:44
Jesus had 5,000 people follow him to dine out on fish and bread. I reckon 5,000 people following you made you pretty famous 2000 years ago.

In terms of percentage population of the world, I wonder how many people that would be today?
Edited: 31/01/2013 at 11:45
K80
31/01/2013 at 11:44

If he'd looked like Robert Powell i'd have been a follower.

Cheerful Dave    pirate
31/01/2013 at 14:33
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
Jesus had 5,000 people follow him to dine out on fish and bread. I reckon 5,000 people following you made you pretty famous 2000 years ago.

It wouldn't win him any friends on Come Dine With Me though, would it?


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