Okay, the other night I accidentally caught one of those fundie shows on TV, and this man was on there pushing his new book about the Jesus family tomb. Now, I can’t give you an exact transcript of the show, but it went something like this:
The Bible is the most viable historical document we have. Christianity is not a lie, and everyone knew that back in Jesus’ day. If people believed it was not true, there would be written documents to show that they didn’t believe, and since we don’t have those documents, it’s clear that everyone understood and accepted the divinity of Christ.
(I’m not making this up. Honest!)
Christ most definitely rose from the tomb, and it was not just a spiritual resurrection, but a physical resurrection as well. The New Testament said that Mary went to the tomb of Jesus and found the stone covering the entrance was rolled back. If it were just a spiritual resurrection, there would be no need for the stone to be rolled back. The fact that it was proves that Christ’s resurrection was in fact a physical one. Even atheists will not deny the physical proof of the resurrection of Christ…
Oh my goodness. There is so many things wrong with these statements that I don’t even know where to begin, but I'll try: 1.) The majority of people didn’t read or write back then, and even if they did, the people who didn’t take Jesus seriously would not have taken the time to write down the fact that he was a snake oil salesman just in case idiots 2,000 still took his words seriously. Even if they had the church would have destroyed the documents, 2.) There’s not a shred of proof that what is in the Bible is accurate, including passages dealing with telekinesis and stone doorways, 3.) The Bible is not the most viable historical document we have, and 4.) Atheists do deny
the possibility of the resurrection of Christ.
These people never cease to amaze me.