The truly interesting question, for someone like yourself, is whether Christianity's core beliefs are true: that Jesus Christ lived, died, and was resurrected. Rather than selectively looking through the Bible for inconsistencies or inaccuracies, it is better to focus your attention on that question.
Quote from: CorneliusC on February 20, 2019, 12:13:24 pmThe truly interesting question, for someone like yourself, is whether Christianity's core beliefs are true: that Jesus Christ lived, died, and was resurrected. Rather than selectively looking through the Bible for inconsistencies or inaccuracies, it is better to focus your attention on that question.Things the human mind does not understand, enter in a kind of haze, where the mind in question paints the colors he wants or expects to see, having no response to the colors that are actually there. The fault leads to straw men arguments and prejudice, as people try to fit their experience into categories their minds can conceive and have used in the past, without really caring that what they’ve encountered is far beyond those categories.You’re right this question is of keen interest to me, but though I know Jesus lived and died, I also say He wasn’t resurrected and that resurrections never occur in any corner of the universe. You probably don’t want to wait the five billion years we have remaining on this planet to verify no actual resurrections will ever be documented, so I’d point to a fact that the wise find compelling. Jesus had much more to say in order to guide humanity well, so it is certain that had He actually been resurrected, He’d simply have resumed His ministry. I fault the Christians specifically, for never remarking or even thinking, “We wish Jesus had lived longer so He could have told us more.” For them the death of Christ was the end of the painful experience of needing to confront God’s words.
Your statements are predicated upon a few assumptions: 1. That God does not exist. If He does exist, then of course miracles, like resurrections, are possible. 2. Jesus was merely a prophet/teacher, not God. It's fine, for argument's sake, to have those assumptions (assumption 2 is not really relevant to the resurrection at all). Nonetheless, you need to probe the historical evidence for the resurrection. We don't need to prove miracles directly. You assert, correctly, that Jesus lived and died. All you need to know show is that he was seen after his death. This is a matter of historical record.
"The disciples were spinning legends with specific intent, and many humans were trapped, in fact a third of the planet’s population today.."Why would the apostles subject themselves to such extreme risks of imprisonment, torture, and brutal violent death to spin a legend?"As I pointed out, we can wait until our sun sputters out, and there will be no documented resurrections, ever occurring."How do you pretend to know that? Or are,you spinning your own personal legend?