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Author Topic:   Why I Don’t Buy the Resurrection Story
Tangle
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Message 1 of 12 (889290)
11-14-2021 12:38 PM


We don't often see articles by academics providing evidence against the historicity of the bible stories but here's a decent enough one.

What are the arguments to counter this analysis.

Why I Don’t Buy the Resurrection Story (6th ed., 2006)

Richard Carrier

Today I am going to tell you why I don’t buy the resurrection story. By that I mean the tales in the Gospels, of Jesus physically rising again from the grave. As a professional historian, I do not believe we have anywhere near sufficient evidence or reason to believe this, and I’ve been asked by the Yale College Humanists and Secularists to explain why. If any of you want to know more about this than what few points I can cover in thirty minutes, I have several writings on this and other subjects on the Secular Web. But here I will cover the most important reasons why I don’t buy the resurrection story.

Copyright ©2006 Richard Carrier and Internet Infidels, Inc. All rights reserve

Why I Don’t Buy the Resurrection Story – Internet Infidels

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"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
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Tangle
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Message 3 of 12 (889292)
11-15-2021 4:36 AM
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11-14-2021 5:21 PM


Re: Link?
I can easily make it harder for people to access and refer to if that's the objection, but that seems rather silly; it's a publicly available document that I have referenced.

But hey-ho, I'll hack it into oblivion and give it an introduction.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Tangle
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Message 7 of 12 (889314)
11-16-2021 6:22 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by nwr
11-15-2021 12:38 PM


Re: I don't buy it, either
I didn't stop believing because anyone proved anything to me - either historically or scientifically. I stopped because what I was supposed to believe and do just suddenly seemed really stupid. Totally barking.

Then of course you start looking behind the curtain and find all this stuff that shows it to be a straightforward lie.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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