Traveler Farlander (twfarlan) wrote,
Traveler Farlander

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Just because he's there, that doesn't mean anything

So, he's not there, huh?

Okay, Mr. Cameron. Please do explain this statement to me.

"But [the filmmakers] say the discovery of the tomb does not mean that Jesus was not resurrected three days after his death - a key Christian belief."

Now, I've always taken pride in my reading comprehension skills. From the KJV New Testament, I give you the following references:

Matthew 28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

Mark 16:6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

Luke 24:3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

Luke 24:6-7 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

Now, please, someone. Do explain to me how, rationally, you can reconcile this. The Apostles in three places claim that the body wasn't there in the grave where they knew him to be buried. Did they get the wrong address, just three days later? Did someone take the body, move it, and bring it back later to toss in with Mary Magdalene? People, if there's a body, then he did not rise from the grave. Did the writers not mean that the body was literally gone? Did they mean, "He's alive, cast off this mortal shell, so he's not here, just his old body," is that what they meant? Poetic bullshit answer, really. The easiest answer of course is that this isn't the grave of the same Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and so on. Maybe that's the case. Would it matter to you if it was? Is there ANY proof you'd accept, if that is the excuse you choose to believe? Just for a moment, admit to yourself that there's just no rational explanation you'd accept as proof that Jesus didn't rise from the grave. Admit it. It doesn't matter what anyone says; you believe what you want to believe and the facts be damned.

You can tell me that this would not matter, that the faith is more important than the facts. I will answer that to be fine, but never again come knocking on my door and tell me that Jesus rose from the dead, and that this is the proof of God's will, making Jesus' death more than just another human sacrifice or criminal execution. Your religion has claimed this for nearly its entire existance, that Jesus was NOT in the grave. You can believe whatever you want. Just keep your lies, dogma, and bullshit to yourself. He's dead. That's it.
Tags: absurdity, christianity, idiocy, religion
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