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Yes he did

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The Christians made up that he appeared to them

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The story has been re-written many times. I don't think he "rose from the dead" but I also don't know if anyone even said he did at the time of his death. Some studies of ancient texts show Jesus wasn't written as "Divine" until 300 years after the original bible was written, they did this so anyone who disagrees with them were "disagreeing with god"

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The Christians hallucinated

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Jesus didn't actually die

(swoon theory)
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It's an astrological reference describing the appearance of the sun during the Vernal Equinox

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Jaguar_King says2018-03-08T21:14:16.7239539Z
Thank you all who have voted, I see that multiple of you say that the Bible was rewritten multiple times, which i do think is true but not in the way you are thinking. You see, we have 25,000 different manuscripts of the new testament (a manuscript is any size of writing from very small to a whole copy) a good chunk of them dating before the year 300, and are the same as the ones after. The bibles we have today are directly translated from those manuscripts. Also you say that Jesus was only written as 'divine' until 300 years after the original bible was written. But all 4 gospels and Paul's teaching state that Jesus was the son of God and thus, divine. This website talks about this: http://www.Hisplacechurch.Com/resources/uploads/1179 And all the whole new testament declares that Jesus rose from the dead, Paul talks about 500 witnesses of his resurrection. Mister_man, you say that the Christians hallucinated. My counter to that is that it is considered a greater miracle for 500 people to hallucinate at one time then for someone to be raised from the dead. And hallucinations don't explain how so many of Jesus' disciples were suddenly transformed from cowards into men willing to go through intense persecution and suffering unto death. If any of you have questions, feel free to ask. I will try my best to answer.
Jaguar_King says2018-03-08T21:14:27.9121065Z
Thank you all who have voted, I see that multiple of you say that the Bible was rewritten multiple times, which i do think is true but not in the way you are thinking. You see, we have 25,000 different manuscripts of the new testament (a manuscript is any size of writing from very small to a whole copy) a good chunk of them dating before the year 300, and are the same as the ones after. The bibles we have today are directly translated from those manuscripts. Also you say that Jesus was only written as 'divine' until 300 years after the original bible was written. But all 4 gospels and Paul's teaching state that Jesus was the son of God and thus, divine. This website talks about this: http://www.Hisplacechurch.Com/resources/uploads/1179 And all the whole new testament declares that Jesus rose from the dead, Paul talks about 500 witnesses of his resurrection. Mister_man, you say that the Christians hallucinated. My counter to that is that it is considered a greater miracle for 500 people to hallucinate at one time then for someone to be raised from the dead. And hallucinations don't explain how so many of Jesus' disciples were suddenly transformed from cowards into men willing to go through intense persecution and suffering unto death. If any of you have questions, feel free to ask. I will try my best to answer.
Mister_Man says2018-03-09T00:43:51.3409065Z
Jaguar - I was kidding about the hallucination part, however there are many factors that come into play in a situation like this. If Jesus was 100% dead, there is a higher chance of people hallucinating (maybe something in the air, some kind of spore was released in the area, whatever) than someone literally rising from the dead, as that's never happened ever. With that being said, I'm not completely familiar with the Bible, so I have to ask - did 500 people witness him rising from the dead, or did they simply see that he wasn't in his tomb anymore when the rock was moved? If it's the latter, there's a chance Jesus was either moved by a handful of people, or he was still alive when they placed him in his tomb. And finally, all of this is anecdotal to say the least, so we have no idea what actually happened. I'm not religious, but I believe Jesus was a real person with good intentions and spread good morals and love and whatnot, but lacked the supernatural power the Bible claims he had.
Jaguar_King says2018-03-13T15:50:44.7595225Z
"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. Last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me. For I am the least of the apostles, unworthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God." —1 Corinthians 15:3-9 (ESV) According to Paul, Jesus appeared to 500 people at the same time. You are right as we cannot guarantee 100% accuracy of any of our sources, though there are many reasons why we can trust the Bible to be accurate. Https://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=reYBCz_kf1c In this 2 minute video William Lane Craig gives one of the reasons why the Bible is trustworthy. I recommend you watch it and like I said it is only 2 minutes long so even if you don't believe what he says its not much of a waste of time. P.S. Sorry for taking so much time to respond, i am quite busy these days but I will try to be more on top of it. Your questions are important to me. Thanks for chatting!
Mister_Man says2018-03-13T23:47:10.2049422Z
@Jaguar - Thanks for getting back to me, and no problem about the time! I'm quite busy too so I understand. All I gather from your verse is that Jesus appeared to many people, but was not witnessed to have risen from the dead in front of those people. However, this is starting to get way too deep and will eventually turn into a "biblical accuracy" debate, which I don't necessarily want to have, but we can't necessarily have the Jesus argument without doing so, so we're at a bit of a standstill. In the end, I'd say people claiming to have seen Jesus after he was buried is a possibility, although unlikely, but there can be many reasons for this - Jesus could have been helped by multiple people after he was buried, taken care of, etc, as he had a large following. On top of that, as long as he didn't sustain life threatening injuries, he himself could have gathered the strength to step out of his tomb and reach out to his followers one last time. I cannot stand WLC for the life of me however I'll definitely check out that video when I get a chance, I appreciate you sharing that with me. In the end, it's all he-said-she-said to me, because the Bible is written by many people and doesn't necessarily have credible sources to back up the major events spoken about.
rowey2000 says2018-04-17T11:27:20.6265547Z
Jaguar_King you completely ignore the non-canonical gospels that were written before the year 300 too. Many say that Christ was not divine, perhaps the most famous (the Gospel of Philip - written in the 2nd century) even insinuates Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene. You cannot use only four gospels if you want to have a legitimate historical debate that is not clouded by your religious bias.
rowey2000 says2018-04-17T11:28:26.4897547Z
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/List_of_Gospels please refer to this list if you are not familiar with noncanonical gospels.

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