Originally posted by jiggerj
When we consider the story of how all of the graves opened up during the time of Jesus being crucified and the dead roamed the city, those without the
connections in the brain can see the absurdity in this claim. It's not that the religious won't see the insanity in this story, it's that they CAN'T
see it. Their brains aren't wired for critical thinking when it comes to their beliefs. They can defend this story in a way that makes sense to them,
but still seems very crazy to the non-believer. The religious can (and I've seen this sooo many times) simply refuse to consider that this story is
beyond impossible. They don't do it deliberately, it's just a matter of brain connections preventing them from seeing the truth. They change the topic
when confronted with this story, or they turn the discussion in another direction. To claim this story as false would take a major re-wiring of the
You either read the Bible wrong or you were told something that is incorrect. But not ALL the graves are said to open. But so I don't misrepresent
what the Bible says I will post the verses here: Matt 27:52, 53 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, And came
out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
1) It would indicate that only the graves in the immediate area opened not ALL in every grave yard.
2) It says Many not ALL the bodies of the SAINTS. I don't think there were a whole lot of SAINTS at that time. Seeing Israel has been in a perpetual
rebellion against God for over a 1000 years by the time this happened and even today they are still in the same state. There were few that arose and
they would have been ones who recently died for anyone in the city to recognize them. The wording of "many bodies of the saints" indicates that not
ALL the bodies of the saints arose but many did.
I mean if their forefather Abraham had arisen no one would have known it was him. But what about the prophet of God who held Jesus in his hands
and said he that he was told he would not die until he saw Israels salvation. and the woman who also prophesied over him at the time of his birth?
Well I am just saying it would have been people at that time that had recently died who were saints under their belief in Christ as their King.
Not all the saints of all times. the term "Slept" was only used speaking of those who were saved under the ministry of Christ and later Paul. there
are a few instances of it in the writings of David. But mainly it is used in speaking about deceased Christians.
As far as critical thinking. I am very critical of the words and teachings of men when it comes tot he Bible most are just out for the money but
there are few who are true servants of God who are not in it for the money and their teaching is in line with the word, their fellowships are small,
and they are humble men.
I have seen studies on people who are studying under programs that promote self study and those who sit in a class under a teacher and you can see
that the brains of those in the self study program are active in many parts of their brains all at once while those in class rooms are pretty much
limited to one or two areas as if they are sleeping.
So Neural studies don't impress me that much.
FYL (for your learning)
WEBSTER Dict. 1913
Fanatic /Fa·nat ic/ a. [L. fanaticus inspired by divinity, enthusiastic, frantic, fr. fanum fane: cf. F. fanatique. See Fane.] Pertaining to, or
indicating, fanaticism; extravagant in opinions; ultra; unreasonable; excessively enthusiastic, especially on religious subjects; as, fanatic zeal;
Fanatic /Fa·nat ic/ n. A person affected by excessive enthusiasm, particularly on religious subjects; one who indulges wild and extravagant notions
So what can we conclude:
Anyone that would support a person to be over enthusiastic about the achievements of science and education is a fanatic.
anyone with extravagant opinions like the OP is a fanatic.
And those who are members of ATS because we indulge in conspiracy theories and extaravagant notions, opinions and UFO's would be considered a
edit on 4-1-2013 by ChesterJohn because: (no reason given)