Why Christianity is Different from Other Religions.

















 



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  1. Think about this. If today someone "died" and they put the body into a cave and the next day the cave was empty, what would everyone think? They would think, "Hmmm, maybe he wasn't really dead." The LAST thing that anyone would think was ... "He rose from the dead!!".

    But that's the first AND ONLY conclusion that these people from 2,000 years ago came to. Was there a professional doctor who pronounced him dead? Did ANYONE 2,000 years ago have the capability to understand the difference between death and a coma, etc. ? Of course not.

    But ... this whole darn religion is based on this one simple "fact". Perhaps this religion should rethink the whole, "He rose from the dead thing?"

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    1. If you are serious about being a critic, take the time to do the research. A start with Lee Stroebel's book, "The Case for Christ" would be a good start. He was an atheist journalist who set out to debunk the whole Jesus thing.

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    2. Several times Jesus forewarned His disciples that He was going to die and then be brought back to life. On multiple occasions He reminded them of the prophesies about His death AND resurrection. For this reason they believed He rose from the dead.

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  2. So, since everyone in the book King Kong stated that they actually saw an 80 foot Gorilla, that means that it really happened! King Kong is actually an historical document and all of the witnesses tell their story within the book ... therefore it's true!! Yay!

    You can't just say everything in the Bible is true because it says so in the Bible! That's circular reasoning!!

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    1. We first have to establish King Kong as a historical text(of course since this has not been done but for the sake of argument).

      For us to believe that person(s} as you describe, saw King Kong; among other things to bolster credibility ,

      a) They would have to be willing to suffer torture and death and resist bribes for their belief that they saw King Kong, the 80 foot gorilla.
      b) Known hardened King Kong skeptics would have to claim they too saw King Kong and be willing to resist bribes suffer hardship and death for their belief as well.

      The Bible is a historical text.
      Among other things it is a known historical fact that:
      --The disciples of Jesus were willing and suffered torture and death for their belief they saw the risen Christ
      --Skeptics of Jesus, his brother James and Saul of Tarsus, changed their mind and became Christians, claiming too they saw / experienced the Risen Christ. Saul (later Paul) interviewed others who claimed they too saw the Risen Jesus. These two former skeptics suffered hardship and died horribly themselves for the Risen Christ.
      --Early Christianity can additionally count towards credibility of their belief Jesus Jewish believers , who for discarded centuries of previous cherished belief systems of stalwart Judaism to suddenly accommodate belief in Jesus and his salvation message
      --Early Christianity additionally grew rapidly 10,000 believers from the Jews themselves in 5 weeks from the time of Jesus' death.

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  3. Problem: Jesus did nothing publicly. He is not recorded *anywhere* by any contemporary historian. There is no evidence his miracles ever happened, there is no evidence he ever existed. Every attempt to trace sources of information about him dead-end in anonymity 50-150 years after the events they claim happened.

    Furthermore, actual historical investigation reveals a lot of inconsistencies in the biblical story, to the point that no credible historian would consider the Bible to be plausible, let alone factual.

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    1. Your anonymous reply is a direct indicator as to the substance of your statement and indication that you have not even read the gospels, or anything by historians like Josephus.

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    2. @Anonymous None of this is true. The Bible is factual. The reason behind the claims is disputed, (God didit) not the fact the claims themselves were made (early Christians did believe Jesus was God, died to save sinners and stated Jesus rose from the dead). Many scholars state some New Testament, source documents are estimated to be as close as 5 years from the actual crucifixion event.

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  4. The Jesus problem comes down to this: "Name one person who met Jesus, spoke to him, saw him or heard him who wrote about the event, has a name and is documented outside of the bible (or any other gospels)."

    Assuming Jesus existed and was somewhat as the gospels described, many people must have seen him or spoken with him. That is one set of people.

    Equally, the books of the NT, while almost all anonymous, were written by various people. Excepting for the 4 or 6 letters written by Paul, all were written by different people (yes, Luke & Acts by one person). This is another set of people.

    There is no example of a person being in both sets. Even Paul, who must have had the opportunity, never met or saw Jesus except in one 'vision'.

    This is . . . odd.

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  5. Main problem is this cartoon ignores the story's prequels... See Christianity isn't based exclusively on the words and deeds of a Jewish carpenter.

    Christianity actually starts with the Old Testament, and the claims of the Jewish faith, which itself started as a sect of pagan Mesopotamia.

    So even if the cartoon is accurate, which is improbable, the religion and its teachings are still based on the same series of events that every other religion is based on.

    But if you really believe the bible is literally true, and that Jesus will give you magic powers, try testing Mark 16:18, show the world empirical evidence of the rightness of your belief.

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    1. I have been a Christian for 25 years and have never met any person looking to get magic powers. I would suggest you stop listening to what people tell you about the Bible and start reading it yourself. The New Living Translation Study Bible would be a good start. Read the book of John.

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