Imagine that my debate with Nick the Christian had not been about the Christian magic claim of a reanimated dead Jewish prophet, but about a secular magic claim of a literal Tooth Fairy. And imagine that Nick had argued in favor of the proposition and I had argued against it. And imagine that Nick has quoted numerous eyewitnesses who claim to have seen the Tooth Fairy, to have felt the effects of the Tooth Fairy in their lives, and even some who claim that the Tooth Fairy has taken up residence inside their bodies in an invisible compartment.
Nick has also presented numerous quotations from numerous, highly educated Tooth Fairy scholars, all of whom have come to the conclusion, after extensive Tooth Fairy research, as recorded in their many volumes of Tooth Fairy books, that the Tooth Fairy is not a figment of the imagination of children, but a real, literal, being with whom we adult humans can interact and converse.
How many of you readers would expect me to comply with Nick’s prodding to research the books and research papers of these Tooth Fairy scholars and experts before coming to the conclusion that Nick’s position is false? I doubt many would expect me to spend even a half hour looking at this “evidence”.
Answer: Because the claim itself is stupid.
Dear Christians, I am not trying to be mean, but many, many educated people today are coming to the same conclusion about your reanimated dead Jewish prophet story: It just isn’t believable. There is no need to research the “evidence”. There is no need to research the evidence because the claim itself is nonsensical and silly.