This is a work in progress; just random thoughts now.
Mark 15: 45-46
And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
Isn’t one of the proofs of Jesus Resurrection that no one person could move the rock? Joeseph did.
Here is the most powerful evidence that the Crucifixion story is not true
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.
Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.
“Many bodies of the saints…. appeared unto many”
Ghosts running around the city appearing to many yet there is no mention of an event like that any where other than in the bible. It must have been some sight since they “feared greatly”. But among the gospels, only Matthew ever wrote it down. Mark and Luke just say it was dark around the sixth hour (no Daylight savings time I guess). John doesn’t say squat about it either.
More telling, there is no other written account of this most fantastic event; dead people coming out of their graves and appearing to many and scaring the hell out of them …. but there is no mention of this anywhere other than the bible.
IT DIDN’T HAPPEN you stupid people.
There were historians, non Jewish that recorded all significant happenings during this time. The lack of not only the resurrection event, but any others that were told of in the bible is highly suspicious. And, who were these “many people” that witnessed it. Names, individual testimonies of what they saw? Looks to me like it didnt happen.
WAY more people believe in Jesus resurrection than in the loch Ness monster, yet there are thousands of Neesie eyewitness. People like to believe in what makes them feel good even if it’s a straight up disproved lie.
Regarding moving the rock, there were two of them at the tomb. John 19:38-42 explains that Nicodemus was also there, with 75 lbs of myrrh and aloes. The Gospel writers often give part of the story, not the whole story. You have to piece the whole story together. As for people rising from their graves and appearing to many, that happened after the resurrection. It fulfilled the OT prophecy, as spoken of by the prophet Isaiah “Your dead shall live;
Together with My dead body they shall arise.
Awake and sing for joy, you who dwell in dust;
For your dew is a refreshing dew,
And the earth will revive the spirits of the dead.”
Lila, clearly you missed the point. No record anywhere other than Mark’s Gospel, about legions of dead people coming out of their graves. Before the resurrection, after the resurrection, doesn’t matter. There is no extra-Biblical account of such a dramatic event.
You’ve missed the point that an assumed lack of evidence is itself not evidence. If there were anything written that it was made up then that at least that would be evidence that you were correct. Since Christianity was a sect that Judaism was upset with it seems they would’ve written something to contradict that belief. They certainly made it known they objected to the virgin birth belief.