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Resurrection can refer to different ideas, it seems the concept isn't unique to Christianity. [1][2]

Resurrection in Christianity

Resurrection of Jesus

Jesus supposedly rose from the dead. The bible says Jesus became alive again after he died and appeared to countless people. Then somehow for some unexplained reason Jesus stopped appearing to people. Why???

The most likely explanation is that Jesus never rose from the dead and never appeared to anyone. Of course some people did and do have hallucinations and think they see Jesus. [3]

As well as the above are problems and contradictions between the four Gospel accounts, for example:-

  1. How was Jesus buried and who buried him? Where was the tomb where Jesus supposedly rose from the dead? [4]
  2. How many women went to the tomb? Different Gospels disagree about who went there.
  3. Was the stone rolled away before the women arrived or did an angel roll it away while the women watched? Both ideas look implausible but having different gospels give different stories just shows it didn't happen.

All this is hard for Biblical literalists to explain. [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

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Of course, there is no evidence of an empty tomb outside the gospels (even Paul doesn’t reference one, and his writings are older).

Resurrection of Saints

Matthew 27:52 has Saints rising from the dead and Appearing to many. There is no other mention of this remarkable event anywhere.

General resurrection

Christians have faith imagine that the whole of mankind will rise from the dead at the Last Judgement. There's no more reason to believe that than there is to believe the rest of Christian mythology.


There is a good and a a bad side to Christianity, see the category page

See also

References

  1. Dying god
  2. Jesus, The Son of Man - What Does 'Son of Man' Mean?From Atheism.About.com
  3. Examine Jesus' resurrection
  4. Who buried Jesus?
  5. Matthew 28
  6. Mark 16
  7. Luke 24
  8. John 20
  9. Jesus' Resurrection and the Empty Tomb
  10. Analysis and Commentary of Mark 16:1-8, The Empty Tomb From Atheism.About.com

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