Saturday, 31 May 2008

Resserection debate opening post

Over at theologyweb JB gave me the following challenge: " Tell you what, though. I challenge you to a formal debate, either in the Wrestling Ring at TheologyWeb or via blog" As they delete my posts etc I will debate him on the resurrection here. Here is my opening post:

Science has shown for a long time that dead people stay dead - the message obviously fails to get through to xians. Science shows that bodies rot away and are eaten by worms and once something has been eaten by worms how can it go to heaven?

Richard Dawkins has looked into the historical evidence for this and colcuded "Accounts of Jesus's resurrection and ascension are about as well documented as Jack and the Beanstalk." So no good trying this line of enquiry.

Also most pagan gods rose from the dead and so why don't you believe mithras, dionysus etc etc resserected?

If I were JB I would give up and admit defeat. Infact I've pretty much won this debate in mky opening post.


Nick said...

Wow. One who puts his armor on should not boast like one who takes it off.

Tell me again Mikey, when did science discover that dead people stay dead? I really want to know since we have tombs going back to the dawn of civilization. Apparently, the rest of the world thought dead people stay dead also.

Mike is Wright said...

science has always know this however xians don't realise this.

Nick said...

Um. Yeah. We do. We say people don't naturally rise from the dead. Scientific laws only tell you what happens if there is no outside interference. Without someone or something interfering, an object will keep falling. Without someone or something interfering, dead people will stay dead.

We already know this. Gonna have to come up with a real objection sometime.

By the way, they knew this also. This is why Christians have routinely buried their dead.

JB said...

Glad to see that you accepted the challenge, even if I can't say that I'm terribly impressed with the quality of your efforts. You'll find my own first post at: