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Why the Resurrection of Jesus is Unbelievable!


Folks,

You have heard of the saying – extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. And yet when some of you are told that Jesus died for three days and rose from the dead, you find it true, something to celebrate all your life, and you believe without questioning. You are told to have faith, simply trust and believe, and you will be good to go. But let me challenge you a bit, let us look at some basic rationale about being told stuff and merely believing. Please, let us reason together.

This should really be simple, folks.

Imagine I told you I own a bed. You wouldn’t need much evidence to believe me, because you know people like me usually own a bed.

What if I told you I won the lottery? People win the lottery all the time, but it’s pretty rare in the population in general, so you’d need a bit more evidence to believe me.

But what if I told you I own a nuclear missile? You know people like me don’t own nuclear missiles. You would need some really good evidence to believe that I own a nuclear missile.

And what if I told you I owned a spacecraft capable of traveling to another star? Not only do you know that people like me don’t own such spacecraft, but also you have good reason to believe nobody owns an spacecraft. If some government had spent $100 billion to design and build such a thing, you’re pretty sure you would have heard about it through the media. You would need truly extraordinary evidence to believe I owned a spacecraft.

But spacecrafts are, at least, possible. Some spacecrafts that have been known to travel at 10% the speed of light, and could arrive at the nearest star in 40 years. There are proposed models of how one could be built, though at the moment they are beyond our technological abilities.

Now, imagine I told you my friend had been stone cold dead for three days and then came back to life.

Would you believe me?

Hell NO!

My claim that my friend came back from the dead after three days would be even more extraordinary than my insane, ridiculous claim about owning an inter-stellar spacecraft. You would need even more evidence to believe that my dead friend came back to life.

But our evidence for the resurrection of Jesus, like most ancient literary evidence, is pretty bad. In fact, there is no evidence, other than the SCRIPT of the Bible. It’s not even the kind of evidence we would need to justify the claim that somebody owned an spacecraft, let alone the evidence we would need to believe that somebody broke all the rules of biology and came back from the dead after three days.

That’s why the resurrection of Jesus is unbelievable.

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22 comments on “Why the Resurrection of Jesus is Unbelievable!

  1. soviet
    August 2, 2012

    Hi Harry, It seems you are waging a one man battle against christianity. I will say good luck with that. However to your point, i would like to say that your efforts are rather misdirected.

    I dare to say that the whole point of believing in a resurrection is so that one has faith and believes.

    The bible does not profess evidence of God. atleast not in the scientific perspetive presently prevailing in society. It even goes as far as to say that you will not find this evidence you seek. It only asks one to seek God and to realize that they can choose to believe in him once they have read his word. The bible claims to be axiomatic in a sense; that It is truth that is self evident.

    So to look for commonalities and parallels between the world and what is unique to God as evidence is futile because you will definately run into cotradictions that you will not be able to resolve.

    Consider this. If God is real, he therefore is God. if he is God, then he would be capable of all feats including the ones you have stated above. Therefore within the context of this argument, your forluma for determining what is and what isnt possible fails the test of logic. Because if we hold the hypothesis that God is real, then he indeed can accomplish such feats.the question then becomes whether we are witness to these feats(to see is to believe). If we are not witness, then how can we swear upon him as God?

    This i therefore conclude to be the more pertinent question. If there is a God, has he revealed himself enough to us to believe in him. That he is capable of the improbable and – as you have outlined above – the impossible?

    Hence my current position as to your argument above that your argument adresses only one perspective of the God question. that is “if God isnt real” it doesnt review the other side of that coin “if God is real”. Atleast not to the most logical conclusion.

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    • makagutu
      August 4, 2012

      Soviet, allow me to reply. I don’t think Harry is waging a one man battle against Christianity, he is just one of those who write but there are many people who battle christianity.

      now to serious issues, does the bible give any evidence of god in any way? you say it doesn’t give in the scientific way. and since the bible is axiomatic, to prove it’s authenticity we refer to the same script!

      i think you have failed the logic test yourself, when you say if god is real then is he god! what logic is that?

      on your concluding remarks, would you be kind as to review the other side of the coin.

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      • TruthHurts
        August 8, 2012

        I have done pure mathematics and I assure you that Soviet has put a really good conclusive argument.

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      • makagutu
        August 8, 2012

        @TruthHurts it’s good to note you have knowledge of pure mathematics. but tell me, what conclusive argument has soviet put? help me understand. i failed mathematics in the early classes and almost dropped it!

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  2. j.w
    August 2, 2012

    ‎” I have spent practically all my life studying the RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ……..There is sufficient evidence that a man called Jesus Christ Died, was buried and was later seen on bodily form by hundreds of people!….the death of Jesus is the most recorded event in ancient, non-Christian history” Professor Gary Habermas, History & Philosophy of Religion (Liberty University) For more information, go to GOOGLE or YOUTUBE & key in “GARY HABERMAS” + “RESURRECTION”

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    • makagutu
      August 4, 2012

      j.w http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/surfeit.htm i don’t know while in your life study of the resurrection you came across this book because if you did then i don’t think you would say the same thing you are saying here. the claim that there is sufficient evidence of the resurrection is false. spend time reading

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      • j.w
        August 31, 2012

        With all due respect, I am not the one who spent my life studying the resurrection. I was only quoting professor gary herbamas. And by the way, all intellectually honest schorlars and even skeptics never disapprove that Jesus was a real historical figure. They may disasgree on His resurrection but not His existence. There is more historical evidence on the existance of JESUS CHRIST even outside the Bible than there is for ARISTOTLE, SOCRATES, PLATO, ALEXANDER THE GREAT, CONFUSIUS, JULIUS CAESAR, BUDDHA etc. If you disapprove the historical existence of Jesus Christ then you also have to say all the above are also myths! Here are suggestions of where you can get this verified in addition to your doubtful sources! Just Go to Youtube and look for the following documentaries! 1) THE CASE FOR JESUS by LEE STROBEL. 2) THE RESSURECTION OF JESUS by GARY HERBAMAS. 3) ZEITGEIST DEBUNKED by ELLIOT. My brother I am praying for you to come to know the truth. Just the same way it dint require your consent to be born, it will not require your consent to face the LORD JESUS CHRIST on Judgement day!Whether you believe in HIM OR NOT. Before you respond. Please look at the videos \i have suggested. Your eternal destiny actually depends on it!

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      • makagutu
        August 31, 2012

        j.w, when you quote someone you must say or else I assume it’s you speaking. That said, one the guys you have listed are all christian apologetics but that notwithstanding, you have your information upside down. There is no biblical evidence of Socrates, Buddha and Alexander the Great appear to have been misrepresented. So either you are not intellectually honest yourself or your sources are not honest! I told you Lee Strobel is the worst of apologetics I don’t know why you keep quoting him? Next time you are doing research, don’t do it in youtube, look for books!
        You can keep praying for yourself, I feel insulted to be told you are praying for me, but remember, I have come to accept my birth as being a matter of chance and I have also accepted my mortality and I know that will mark the end of me, except that atoms that make my body are indestructible. That will be the extent of my immortality and depending on how many people I affect while am here, it is in their minds that I will live forever until that time when they become no more!

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      • j.w
        August 31, 2012

        Hi again I put these marks ” ” to show it was a quote. I did not say there is Biblical evidence of the people i mentioned. I said that even with the bible aside, there is credible historical evidence of Jesus. All serious historians both believers and otherwise don’t dispute that. You are right to say that the people i have mentioned are christian apologists. But they started out as ATHEISTS & SKEPTICS. Lee Strobel in particular is an investigative journalist/lawyer who being an atheist set out to disapprove Jesus as a myth like Zeus & Krishna. It is the OVERWHELMING evidence that turned the pple I have mentioned to BELIEVERS! Again if you indeed are a “free thinker” you will examine what they have to say! Even in a court of Law, both sides are usually heard before a decision is made!

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      • makagutu
        August 31, 2012

        Lee Strobel was never an atheist in the real sense of the word, an agnostic maybe and an investigative journalist. But on the quest for religion he did badly. Apart from those christian apologists you have mentioned, name just any other person who has investigated the life of Jesus and tell me if they are not far from what am telling you!
        When I said there is no biblical reference for Socrates, what I meant to say here is, all we know of them are not in the bible. The life and times of Jesus have been in question for a very long time. In the link I put in my first response to you on this matter clearly lists 7 instances of a Jesus except your particular Jesus. Look at your bible, St. Paul’s writes before the gospels are written and doesn’t mention virgin birth and so on! Mark is written before Luke and Matthew, he does not list the grandfathers of Jesus. Keep reading my brother!

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  3. Kay
    August 2, 2012

    “The bible does not profess evidence of God. atleast not in the scientific perspetive presently prevailing in society. It even goes as far as to say that you will not find this evidence you seek.”

    How convenient.

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    • makagutu
      August 4, 2012

      Kay what is your point?

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    • makagutu
      August 4, 2012

      I follow. ignore my first comment.

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    • Harry
      August 8, 2012

      I agree. Sounds convenient.

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  4. Njoro
    August 9, 2012

    So this was a blasphemy! Christ lives n a gud evidence is that what answerds ua prayers!

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    • Harry
      August 9, 2012

      Njoro, what do you mean?

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    • makagutu
      August 10, 2012

      where is the evidence Njoro?

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      • Harry
        August 10, 2012

        And what the hell is Blasphemy?

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  5. David
    August 9, 2012

    History proves tht Jesus did exist beyond dobts. U hv been given references i wont repeat them.. Todays evidence lies in the power of the Hollyspirit. Just came to me i will simply lay my hand on you and u will expirience another world which you blindly ignore…

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    • makagutu
      August 10, 2012

      you must specify which jesus, there are at least 7 documented jesuses.

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  6. joshua
    August 9, 2012

    Jesus did truly live but i disagree with the view that he died to save the world,if he did die it was just a death handed over to him by his jewish people just like his cousin John the baptist,christians have gone over the board with this supposed death they want to convince the world that God died in the likeness of jesus in the hands of jews God dying absurd how can God die from mobjustice and crucifixion so in short you are both lying God exists and he cannot die absurd once more!

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  7. Steve
    August 9, 2012

    Harry,

    Very well put… I shall try to remember this formulation.

    Steve

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