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Bart Ehrman on the Resurrection of Jesus

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animist
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Re: Bart Ehrman on the Resurrection of Jesus

#2 Post by animist » January 15th, 2016, 11:46 am

it would have been good to at least heard the Xian opponent, though I doubt that he would have been convincing. Ehrman does a good job of outlining the historian's job, showing that genuine historians are in a general sense "scientific", ie objective, but he also shows the difference between practising history and science: history, unlike natural phenomena, does not repeat itself

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Re: Bart Ehrman on the Resurrection of Jesus

#3 Post by Compassionist » January 15th, 2016, 12:09 pm

animist wrote:it would have been good to at least heard the Xian opponent, though I doubt that he would have been convincing. Ehrman does a good job of outlining the historian's job, showing that genuine historians are in a general sense "scientific", ie objective, but he also shows the difference between practising history and science: history, unlike natural phenomena, does not repeat itself
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWvRurdHRJg has the full debate where you can hear the Christian opponent.

It's true that historic events don't keep repeating the way you can repeat experiments in science. Unless we capture an event with camcorder it is gone forever. Christians say that almost all of the disciples were martyred for preaching Christianity and that proves that Christianity is true but what evidence is there for the claim that they were martyred for preaching Christianity?

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Re: Bart Ehrman on the Resurrection of Jesus

#4 Post by Alan C. » January 17th, 2016, 5:39 pm

compo
what evidence is there for the claim that they were martyred for preaching Christianity?
What evidence is there that they even existed?
Abstinence Makes the Church Grow Fondlers.

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Re: Bart Ehrman on the Resurrection of Jesus

#5 Post by Compassionist » January 17th, 2016, 5:44 pm

Alan C. wrote:
compo
what evidence is there for the claim that they were martyred for preaching Christianity?
What evidence is there that they even existed?
I don't know of any actual evidence that they actually existed. There are only 'stories' handed down generations of Christians. If God is all-knowing and all-powerful, why not leave irrefutable and incontrovertible evidence proving his existence? It makes no sense.

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