Did John the Baptist and Jesus conspire to create the Messiah story? Here's where atheist logic breaks down. - Bible Blender
Detractors claim that John the Baptist and Jesus conspired to create the Messiah story. They point out that John the Baptist and Jesus were cousins, born only months apart. During their time together, based on their shared beliefs, the two cousins drew up a storyline that required John the Baptist pave the way for his cousin, Jesus, to proclaim he was the Messiah. The problem with this supposed narrative, regardless of several obvious breakdowns of logic, is that much of this storyline is untrue, never mentioned in the biblical verses nor outside historical references.