Gary: David, the fact that you moderate comments and refuse to publish comments that point out the massive holes your supernatural belief system is proof that your belief system is not based on evidence but upon your intense emotions involving this belief. Marty Sampson’s [a recent Christian leader who has deconverted] emotions dried up and he then saw that there was nothing left validating this ancient tall tale.
There is no good evidence for your beliefs, David. Alleged eyewitness testimony may be sufficient for auto accidents and murder trials, but not for alleged alien abductions or first century dead corpse reanimations. If 500 Hari Krishna’s claim that they all saw a herd of cattle be beamed up into a space ship, would you believe their eyewitness testimony? Of course you wouldn’t. You would think they were nuts. So why do you believe a two thousand year old claim that 500 people saw a walking, talking, resurrected dead corpse? It makes no sense, David. The only possible explanation is that you so desperately want YOUR fantastical claim to be true.
Your belief rests on very shaky ground, David. Your emotions, perceptions, and subjective personal experiences are not good evidence for any thinking, educated modern person to believe that a dead first century peasant is the Creator and Lord of the universe.
Superstitions are not real, my friend.
David Robertson, conservative Christian pastor and apologist, author of the “Wee Flea blog“: Love the smug superior tone that so many fundamentalist atheists adopt – of which your post is a classic. You cannot allow for the possibility that anyone may be wrong and you don’t have capacity or the knowledge to engage with the arguments so you just mock, proclaim your own superiority and self declare that only you are or can be, right. The only reason I moderate comments is not to stop those who disagree but to ensure that my blog is not taken over by those who have nothing better to do in their lives then self-confirm their own eccentricities – whether religious or not.
I must admit there is a temptation to allow more posts like yours – because in a way its very reassuring to see how empty and vacuous the oppositions arguments are! However I try to resist that temptation – because I know that there are intelligent atheists out there who do actually have some good arguments and know how to post them. In this case the only reason I am posting yours is to explain why I moderate comments – not because your comments are brilliant, but precisely the opposite. Its not fair to intelligent atheists to let the fundamentalist emotive ones rant on….
Gary: I bet that I have read just as many or more books by Christian apologists than you, David. I am very informed. Here is my reading list: here
So I challenge you: Please provide good, quality evidence that the first century peasant, Jesus of Nazareth, is the creator and ruler of the universe. Don’t give me evidence for a generic creator god. I am more than happy to concede the existence of a Creator God for our discussion. I want evidence that YOUR god is the creator of our complex universe. I am certain that I can demonstrate that the evidence for your belief is only “strong” in the minds of conservative Christians. I can prove that most experts, including most Christian experts, question the accuracy of many of the evidence claims used by conservative Christians like yourself.
Most educated adults would agree: If everyone but you thinks that your evidence is weak, your evidence is probably weak.
(If Rev. Robertson responds, I will post it in the next post.)