Sunday 22 January 2017

We need brakes put on blind faith

Published 10/04/2010 | 05:00

Seamus O'Callaghan (Letters, April 8) says that faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the same as having faith that the road is clear when the traffic light turns green. I'm afraid Mr O'Callaghan is the one struggling with a straw man.

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There is a great deal of evidence to suggest that when the traffic light is green, the road is clear to drive through. This hypothesis is testable, and provable to a high degree of accuracy.

When we look at the resurrection of Jesus Christ, what do we have? We have contradictory statements, written decades after the supposed events, from people who didn't even see or know Jesus Christ. This hypothesis cannot be tested, and is not provable. If you rely on the gospels as evidence, you are on shaky ground.

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