Re: Quick Question
- Elissa writes: "Really? how can you tell that it was God that
created DNA rather than, say, Zeus or Wotan? Please point me to the
atfsoccer writes: "The "evidence" is that the God of the Bible is
real based on the eye witnessed reports of the resurrection of Jesus
Christ. Enough testimony that would certainly stand up in any legal
court. Zeus, Buddha, Allah, Mohammed all dead or no proof of
existence. DNA complexity is "evidence" to the engineering wonders
of the Biblical God."
Hate to burst your bubble, atf, but there are no "eye-witness"
accounts of the resurrection of Jesus. The gospels, which I'm fairly
certain is what you are referring to, were not written by the men
they are named for, they were written by acquaintances of the men -
in one case, a physician, in another, an interpreter, etc. It would
behoove you to investigate the authorship of the gospels rather than
assume the author based on the title.
As far as standing up in court - all accounts are written second or
third-hand, which makes them hearsay, which is inadmissable in a
court of law.
Lastly, it is demonstratable that the gospels contain information
that is hearsay itself (so even if we assumed the authors were the
apostles, it'd be inadmissable). An example would be the
contradicting stories of who arrived at the tomb of Jesus and found
it empty, and what took place there. Version differences include 1
woman, many women, different women, an angel at the opened tomb on
the boulder when they arrived, the boulder still blocking the
entrance when they arrived, an angel appearing inside after they
discovered it open, etc. None of which were personally "witnessed"
per the "testimony" - hence it is hearsay. It is also readily
apparent that these contradicting details would be problematic and
detrimental to your case in a court of law.