Do you believe in the resurrection of Christ?

Posted by: Texas14

  • Yes

  • No

48% 25 votes
52% 27 votes
  • The coming of Jesus the messiah was predicted in the old testament, because God loves us, Jesus had to die as the sacrificial lamb and be raised on the 3rd day. Jesus lived on earth for 40 days after his resurrection and then ascended to heaven in front of his disciples where he sits on the right hand of God.

  • I believe it, yes.

  • Praise Jesus

  • It was recorded in the bible in all four gospels. It was also recorded by many historians of the time. There is a ton of evidence supporting this. Also, Jesus is God, of course he resurrected. Truly I believe.

  • Duh....

  • several roman gaurds of his tomb claim that they saw him rise from the dead. These were pagan romans who had never heard of Jesus mind you. they all converted to christianity soon after

  • heads up the only way to get to heaven is to belive that jesus died on the cross for us to take away our sins

  • I make it a point to not believe in things with no evidence.

    Posted by: Nac
  • Easter is a pagan holiday. Christians for some reason believe Jesus actually rose from the dead, which is not surprising...

  • Evidence? If not, we can't reject the null hypothesis (Christ wasn't resurrected)

  • I agree with Nac

  • I'm skeptical about Biblical stories.

  • Old testament for the win.

  • Yeah, sorry, no. No real evidence other than a 2000-year-old source that can't be trusted (stuff was recorded much later after it actually occurred, subjective bias, etc) and on top of that it doesn't really make any biological sense. If there was some other scientifically backed account of something like the resurrection happening, maybe I'd be a bit less skeptical, but even if that was the case, that would be no evidence of divine anything.

    Posted by: Sourec
  • No. I believe in the resuscitation of Christ, not resurrection. Why accept a fairy tale story when even in that, it describes Jesus as drinking a liquid from a sponge which almost instantly makes him appear dead at the most opportune moment which prevents him from having his legs broken, and results in him being taken down right away. Then was wrapped in a crap ton of myrrh (stops bleeding) and aloes. How would you explain that? he baking a cake in that tomb? Also Jesus was on the cross between 3 to 6 hours. (It takes on average 3 days to die from it) and even then some still survive

  • I go by facts, if I told you that I was resurrected after 3 days than would you believe me? No. This might seem ignorant but it's inly because you are.

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briantheliberal says2015-04-05T17:38:35.5860294-05:00
Why do Christians actually believe the story of Jesus Christ? He is nothing more than plagiarized, overrated version of various Pagan gods throughout history.
Vox_Veritas says2015-04-05T18:26:51.3735256-05:00
I suppose that the results of this poll should not be a surprise, considering that this is basically atheism.Com under another name.
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T18:59:50.0243788-05:00
This site is far from atheistic. There are many religious people here.
Texas14 says2015-04-05T19:00:13.2410943-05:00
@briantheliberal, you say that like it's modern Christians who have misread history. In the earliest centuries AD, there were many Christians brutally murdered by Pagans for believing in the resurrection. Who in their right mind would give their life for a lie? No one! The gospel happened and it was widely believed and accepted because people who lived it spread the word.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-05T19:03:25.8426384-05:00
Prepare for briantheliberal to give another comment that is a form of condescension.
SamStevens says2015-04-05T19:07:27.3774333-05:00
Texas14: "Who in their right mind would give their life for a lie? No one! The gospel happened and it was widely believed and accepted because people who lived it spread the word." Are other gods besides the Christian god false?
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T19:09:02.5189537-05:00
Texas14, clearly you haven't heard of Horus, Vishnu, Dionysus etc... There were thousands of Pagan religions in the world before Christianity came along. Many were against Christianity when it became popularized BECAUSE Christians were plagiarizing their stories, religious figures etc... The Bible is a compilation of various Pagan stories, and is in no way original. The "gospel" as you call it, is a lie.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-05T19:09:18.2746507-05:00
Well technically the Judaism god and the Islamic god are the same god as the Christian god.
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T19:10:03.4022377-05:00
Mathgeek, this is coming from the person actually being condescending in his comment. How sad...
SamStevens says2015-04-05T19:11:16.2707815-05:00
Texas14: Are gods besides the God of Abraham false?
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T19:12:42.1835101-05:00
All gods are false until they are proven to exist. So far the evidence shows otherwise.
Texas14 says2015-04-05T19:14:11.1902176-05:00
The difference with those other Gods is that they don't have historical evidence to back up the gospels. Really, historical or any evidence shouldn't have to back up religous arguments, but that's all non believers will accept sadly. Also, you're claiming without any evidence from other religions that Christianity stole their ideas and that's why Christians were persecuted. If that were true, the systemic murder in the Roman Empire would seem like less of a crime right? But it was a major crime caused by bigots who hated that this new religion was different and that it offered something besides faith and worship.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-05T19:15:51.1998943-05:00
May I plz see this evidence?
SamStevens says2015-04-05T19:16:11.7758986-05:00
If every other god besides the God of Abraham are false, a lot of people did sacrifice/give their life for lies, Texas14. Look at the Aztec Empire and how they not only sacrificed themselves, but also the lives of other people and animals. There are plenty of examples that refute to your point "Who in their right mind would give their life for a lie? No one!".
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T19:16:26.3460184-05:00
"The difference with those other Gods is that they don't have historical evidence to back up the gospels." - And yours does??? You do realize everything you are saying is no different than what a Hindu or Muslim would say about YOUR god. In reality, YOUR god is no different than any of the thousands of gods created by human beings. The only difference is that your god is more popular.
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T19:18:03.2201554-05:00
Retrogamer, he doesn't have any evidence, he is just mouthing off to show how "faithful" he is. If he has evidence I'd definitely love to see it.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-05T19:20:10.0756050-05:00
Actually I have a better idea: for the Christians that says that we cannot disprove god, I challenge them to disprove Allah or any other god using physical evidence.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-05T19:21:34.9451825-05:00
Retrogamer, Do you know Allah is just Arabic for god?
Texas14 says2015-04-05T19:23:33.8790329-05:00
"And yours does???" of course mine does! And it is ignorant of history to say otherwise. There was a tomb that was opened and there was no body found. Next, several of his disciples claimed to have seen the resurrected Christ. Many say that that was a lie or hallucination from grief. But grief is very temporary. So why do they start spreading the gospel many years later? And you say my God is only mine because he is more popular? Are you kidding me? What other religion offers you eternal life and all you have to do to get rid of your sins is admit that you did them. Imagine if criminal justice worked that way. Also my God was a real person who did extraordinary things in his lifetime on Earth.
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T19:24:29.4692587-05:00
Retrogamer, here is a video I think you will enjoy. It's one of my favorites ever. Texas14 and Mathgeek, feel free to take a look for yourselves as well. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0A_iF1B3k0
retrogamer176 says2015-04-05T19:26:16.3266724-05:00
You also watch darkmatter?
Texas14 says2015-04-05T19:28:01.9366414-05:00
@briantheliberal, I can honestly say that no other video has made me roll my eyes more than that one.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-05T19:29:31.6010077-05:00
Did you watch it through?
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T19:29:54.2388817-05:00
Retrogamer, heck yeah! He is awesome!
retrogamer176 says2015-04-05T19:31:11.4573967-05:00
Did you see this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIwiU7thK54&list=FLZcg25tkG9FtN1Rxckx34jQ&index=4
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T19:31:14.0625466-05:00
Texas14, because you prefer to be willfully ignorant and close your mind away from anything that goes against your worldview. That is exactly why I am not and cannot be religious.
Texas14 says2015-04-05T19:32:08.3651023-05:00
Yeah I watched it. It glorifies atheists and completely forgets the purpose of religion and specifically Christianity.
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T19:32:36.4369483-05:00
I have see that one as well. A really good one.
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T19:33:20.4825154-05:00
Texas14, you clearly missed the point of the video then...
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-05T19:33:31.2315537-05:00
Only part I liked in the video was when the Jew pulled a Fighter jet out of nowhere, GTA5 logic? Otherwise the video didn't really say much, heard the argument before.
SamStevens says2015-04-05T19:33:51.8691118-05:00
Texas14: "Who in their right mind would give their life for a lie?" People will give up their lives for lies. There are plenty of examples.
Texas14 says2015-04-05T19:34:10.5641625-05:00
Wow. How can you talk about close mindedness without bringing up atheism. Without any evidence, atheism rejects any God.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-05T19:35:31.6186427-05:00
Uhh, texas... I have a time machine in my garage. You cannot see it, feel it, or hear it, but it's there. You just gotta have faith!
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T19:36:11.2320587-05:00
Your religion has NO evidence! That is why I am an atheist in the first place! No religion on Earth has been proven to be any more correct than any other religion.
Russia_The_almighty says2015-04-05T19:36:38.3335105-05:00
Retrogamer. Depends does it go into the past?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-05T19:36:50.5636753-05:00
Retrogamer, Time Machines are the worse idea for an invention ever. If one was ever created and used, it could have drastic consequences.
Texas14 says2015-04-05T19:37:02.1854518-05:00
There's not even hope of evidence that you have a time machine in your garage, but Christianity has real historical events to support it.
Texas14 says2015-04-05T19:38:13.8788043-05:00
@briantheliberal, so actual historical events are not evidence?
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T19:38:22.3352212-05:00
Like what? Jesus walking on water and being resurrected from the dead? There is no evidence for that. If there is, provide it to me. Thanks.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-05T19:39:16.9108431-05:00
Yes russia, but I can only observe it. Man how can you talk about closed mindedness without talking about texas? Without evidence, texas rejects my time machine! You cannot disprove that I have it! You just have to have faith!
SamStevens says2015-04-05T19:42:23.6662108-05:00
Texas14: How long was Jesus dead for before he was resurrected?
Texas14 says2015-04-05T19:42:49.1974661-05:00
@retrogamer, I'll just ask you then, do you have a time machine? @briantheliberal, please click on this link: http://www.peterkreeft.com/topics-more/resurrection-evidence.htm
Texas14 says2015-04-05T19:43:49.2962075-05:00
@samstevens, three days.
Texas14 says2015-04-05T19:47:13.1822367-05:00
@retrogamer, nothing disproves God, but a lot disproves time machines existing.
Russia_The_almighty says2015-04-05T19:47:13.5722467-05:00
@retrogamer I doubt it can go into the past because how do you go into the past.?The only way I could think a time machine could work is if you go faster than the speed of light which would only bring you into the future only where you can't go back. That's evidence that you likely can't refute.
Texas14 says2015-04-05T19:47:18.6423767-05:00
@retrogamer, nothing disproves God, but a lot disproves time machines existing.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-05T19:47:44.6533626-05:00
Yes texas, I do, it's in my basement.
Texas14 says2015-04-05T19:48:05.5607126-05:00
Sorry I posted that twice. I'm not sure why that happened
retrogamer176 says2015-04-05T19:48:34.9870276-05:00
Can you plz provide the evidence that I do NOT have a time machine?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-05T19:51:08.6152750-05:00
The universe still exist.
SamStevens says2015-04-05T19:51:46.7417526-05:00
Texas: When a person dies, circulation to the brain stops. After 5 minutes, some brain cells begin to die. If oxygen deprivation continues, irreversible damage will occur. After 3 days of being dead, Jesus would have no brain function. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001435.htm
Russia_The_almighty says2015-04-05T19:53:41.3497562-05:00
I said part of it already
retrogamer176 says2015-04-05T19:53:51.1469958-05:00
Are you talking to me mathgeek?
BblackkBbirdd says2015-04-05T19:55:28.2579362-05:00
So, Jesus really was a Zombie 0-0
Texas14 says2015-04-05T19:56:39.4317467-05:00
@samstevens, but Jesus was risen by God. Did you assume that the gospel would be scientific? @retrogamer, you're never going to be satisfied with the obvious answer that time travel is not possible. You're missing a key distinction between belief and knowledge. I believe that you exist. I haven't met you, but I believe in you. I wouldn't say I believe in my family because I know them. It's the same concept with God.
Russia_The_almighty says2015-04-05T19:56:42.4894839-05:00
Also you said it was in your garage now you said its in your basement. Along with previous evidence that it can't go into the past that refutes you have a time machine.
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T19:58:42.5497717-05:00
Texas14, that's not evidence, that's Christian propaganda.
BblackkBbirdd says2015-04-05T19:59:06.8615444-05:00
http://www.splitreason.com/Product_Images/ac999ce1f4d6-xl.jpg
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T19:59:56.8838287-05:00
In fact, where is the evidence that god himself exists?
Russia_The_almighty says2015-04-05T20:00:57.7714385-05:00
Why don't you guys just do a debate about this yourselves and settle this like civilized men. If I just said men that would work since you wouldn't where the other guy is.
Russia_The_almighty says2015-04-05T20:02:17.8467518-05:00
@ Briantheliberal. Is the fact life exists enough?
SamStevens says2015-04-05T20:02:48.7110359-05:00
Texas14:" Did you assume that the gospel would be scientific? " No since the corner stone of religion is faith. Faith is defined as a strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. That being the case, there will be objective evidence of a god or the resurrection of Christ. This is why religion should be placed on the shelf with Thor, Zeus, and the Kraken.
SamStevens says2015-04-05T20:04:13.2742048-05:00
There will be no*
Russia_The_almighty says2015-04-05T20:04:59.7205960-05:00
@SamSteven Thor and Zeus in polytheism are both gods of thunder. I don't understand why there would be a need for two gods of thunder.
SamStevens says2015-04-05T20:07:10.9984727-05:00
Pardon the multiple comment posts: "That being the case, there will be *no* objective evidence" | Russia_The_almighty : Good point. Let's substitute Thor will the Aztec sun god.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-05T20:08:18.7549008-05:00
@russia it's omnipresent. Wherever I say it's in, it's in.
Texas14 says2015-04-05T20:09:40.3841944-05:00
@samstevens, you're pretty close to right. Religion is based on faith and requires no proof. That doesn't mean we reject it though. If you look at the world and don't believe in God, I feel sorry for you. I pray that all non believers see the world the way I see it. To both @samstevens and @briantheliberal, if all it takes for you to believe in anything is evidence, then you really shouldn't be religious or believe in anything metaphysical for that matter. Take universal human rights, you all believe in that and what is that if not a metaphysical principle?
SamStevens says2015-04-05T20:20:20.3746291-05:00
Texas14: "Religion is based on faith and requires no proof. That doesn't mean we reject it though." Using that argumentation, we shouldn't reject a person's claim when they say an invisible, all knowing dragon made its presence known at their dinner table. | "if all it takes for you to believe in anything is evidence" For me, evidence would constitute of scientific evidence-testable and objective. " then you really shouldn't be religious" If there is legitmate evidence to support the existence of a god, I'd have no problem being a theist. The same goes for accepting the existence of bigfoot or the Kraken. Why are you bringing metaphysics into this?
Texas14 says2015-04-05T20:25:23.2771790-05:00
" If there is legitmate evidence to support the existence of a god." That's my point. Faith is about believing without seeing. And if you feel that we are alone and everything created itself, I feel sorry for you.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-05T20:27:28.7953983-05:00
@texas God didn't exist until I came around and made my time machine! If you'd just believe it, you can become a legit god with your own universe when you die!
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-05T20:28:01.4032346-05:00
Scientifically, it is possible for Jesus to die and comeback to life. Probability is very low though of it happening, but god controls probability so if Jesus was the son of god, then he could be resurrected.
briantheliberal says2015-04-05T20:28:26.9440897-05:00
No, faith is about believing without evidence.
Russia_The_almighty says2015-04-05T20:32:29.5514062-05:00
Retrogamer you aren't helping your case saying God came into existance through a time machine
SamStevens says2015-04-05T20:33:24.1595148-05:00
Mathgeekjoe : After 5 minutes without oxygen, the brain starts to die. After three days, the brain would suffer severe damage. Realistically, no one could come back to life. If God is inserted into the equation[ even though god's existence has yet to be established], then it is a different ball game.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-05T20:35:14.4809443-05:00
Russia, yeah you're right, I'll shut up about my time machine.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-05T20:35:16.2030013-05:00
Russia, yeah you're right, I'll shut up about my time machine.
Russia_The_almighty says2015-04-05T20:35:20.5709173-05:00
How did life came into existence? God.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-05T20:35:20.8937088-05:00
"Mathgeekjoe : After 5 minutes without oxygen, the brain starts to die. After three days, the brain would suffer severe damage. Realistically, no one could come back to life. If God is inserted into the equation[ even though god's existence has yet to be established], then it is a different ball game." It is still scientifically possible for someone decomposed to come back to life. The probably is even lower though.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-05T20:51:04.3527673-05:00
I wonder what should I say first, how low the probability is for somebody to be resurrected, or the how?
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-05T21:06:42.2379307-05:00
I guess no one cares. Oh well.
Genghis_Khan says2015-04-05T21:24:24.1629835-05:00
Check out this debate: http://www.debate.org/debates/Convince-me-that-the-Christian-faith-is-the-truth/2/
Genghis_Khan says2015-04-05T21:26:15.3680275-05:00
More specifically Con's arguments under Premise 3
Mr0strich8020 says2015-04-09T08:46:17.8430019-05:00
Its funny when Christians are asked to provide evidence for their outrageous claims, and they turn to the bible.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-10T08:22:21.2927223-05:00
Mr0strich8020, your making a too general claim, some justify their claims with history and philosophy and scientific possibilities. It isn't scientifically impossible for a person to come back to life, it is just very unlikely.

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