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Difficult For The Resurrection

The doctor told me that I'm not the same person who was 50 years ago. This is what I already suspected, the subjective reasons. But his more objective, scientific account of every cell of my body has been replaced by the time I was a kid.

How can you know that is a mystery to me. Own account, it can be 100000000000000 human cells: a man or woman, rich or poor, smart or stupid, old or young. All of them are specialized, and most are difficult to reach.

How can we be sure we are checking each one?

The argument against Easter like this. We simply conclude that if something is very unlikely, it never happened. We did not scrutinize the 100 trillion possible exceptions.

human organs after death, will tend to stay that way, and even the exceptions are so rare that a single case has been known to medicine.

There are cases of resuscitation of very morbid conditions, where the patient gives the classic sign of death. It may, for example, has no pulse and not breathing, and even stirring otherwise. Doctors at the old Westminster Hospital in London gave me an anecdote or two, and some rich, dark humor of the condition of "brain death".

The biblical narrative, was the resurrection we celebrate at Easter is not entirely unprecedented.

Consider the Lazarus of Bethany, who survived the Gospel of John, when four days in the tomb. An important detail is provided: the body was really smelly deceleration when the tomb was opened.

Christ called Lazarus to another, and he has become a serious shirt.

This chapter, John 11, contains several memorable phrases that sounds in all languages ​​that Christianity has touched. The first is "I am the resurrection and the life" with the following, where Jesus states unequivocally that he can do something, that whoever believes in Him will be the completion time, be herself reborn.

Another is the shortest verse in the Bible, famous, at least in the King James Version. It is "Jesus wept."

Putting together these two statements, and one will become an important theological reasoning. It 's a fact that God hates himself to death. And that in itself is a mystery worth puzzling when, when we take with us into a world where death and life seem inextricably linked.

In what the late Pope John Paul calls the "culture of death" that death is final. To "live in the memory of others" is very good, but they will die too. Furthermore, an atheistic worldview all ultimately comes to nothing. This is exactly the opposite of the universe we perceive, where everything seems to come from nowhere, and there triumphantly in the light of "nothing" that is, the universe was designed, instead, "explains Jean- Paul Sartre.

Lazarus, according to church tradition, preserved to our days in both Western and Eastern Europe (ie, both Catholic and Orthodox), was to die again. In fact, I am aware of two tombs clearly: one in France and Cyprus.

The two traditions, which are generally in agreement on major issues, differ on this point. Whereas, on the resurrection of Christ is the entire agreement and precise, Protestant East and West, and Catholic. And while modern scholars (and non-academic) of little faith or not, seeks to present the received account of the resurrection as a myth as a source of rising wave of early Christians, as a poetic way of expressing their "feelings" - they should replace the biblical common sense to do so.

I did not place any confidence in any opinions of men, almost 20 centuries of it, and using the same, often silly speculation, claim to know what really happened.

That contradict what has been witnessed by men of the mind, of course, powerful and strong common sense, men who were perfectly aware that their request to have met the risen Christ was contrary to all understanding classic and get made fun of them.

This ancient greek and roman world is not inclined to believe the stories of Osiris as our post-modern. Society in which Christianity was the first time was not so tired from what we live today. Background, living conditions are changing over time a bit '.

The apostles were men who, in each case were prepared to die rather than deny what they saw. They were men, as much historical evidence attest actually been executed because they refused to deny it, and willingly suffered martyrdom.

I find the testimony of these men more plausible that the evidence of the adequacy and undisputed.

There was nothing pleasant about the crucifixion. There was nothing on the little resurrection.
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