On the incredibility of the resurrection story

It is an easy thing to tell a lie, but it is difficult to support the lie after it is told. The
writer of the book of Matthew should have told us who the saints were that came to
life again, and went into the city, and what became of them afterward, and who it
was that saw them—for he is not hardy enough to say he saw them himself,
whether they came out naked, and all in natural buff, he-saints and she-saints; or
whether they came full dressed, and where they got their dresses, whether they
went to their former habitations, and reclaimed their wives, their husbands, and
their property, and how they were received; whether they entered ejectments for the
recovery of their possessions, or brought actions of crim. con. against the rival
interlopers, whether they remained on earth, and followed their former occupation
of preaching or working; or whether they died again, or went back to their graves
alive, and buried themselves.

Thomas Paine

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

11 thoughts on “On the incredibility of the resurrection story

  1. archaeopteryx1 says:

    Good find! I’m stealing it!



  2. People have no right to demand more than God wishes to reveal in His word. God did not have to reveal anything to humanity, what He has revealed is a gift. Not Thomas Paine, nor anyone else has the right to demand these details of God.


    • makagutu says:

      1. By god what do you mean?
      2. rational beings demand that whatever god speaks to them must make sense.
      3. either the bible is a work of art, then we will not demand an explanation or word of a god then we will demand that those questions be answered. you can’t have it both ways!


    • Arkenaten says:

      @ Philo 11.
      Silly person!


  3. Nineteenfifteen says:

    “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes” -Mark Twain 🙂


    • makagutu says:

      j. you have a lot of time in your hands, something I don’t have. I have told you in a different post about Dr. Antony Flew so I’ll not repeat myself here again


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  5. Arkenaten says:

    He was an astute fellow old TP, and it always baffles me how so many Yanks claim their country is based on Christian principles.


    • makagutu says:

      I think they haven’t read much of their country’s history or they wouldn’t be making such a claim. Old TP was astute. He wanted man free from religious bondage.


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