Holy Moly (Christian): You need to show me evidence of someone who had hallucinations, dreams, whatever, and then went on to develop the delusional belief that their deceased loved one has come back to life and left the grave.
Why? Because YOU DO NOT KNOW that the disciples saw hallucinations, had dreams, or whatever. You’re just ASSUMING that. And you (like Ehrman, Ludemann, et all) are ASSUMING it, yet, have NO DATA and NO EVIDENCE to show that anyone has ever had hallucinations (etc) and then came to believe the lost loved one had come back to life and left the grave.
You can think that’s what happened, you can postulate it as does Ehrman and Ludemann. But, you can’t give a single example to give any reason whatsoever to support the idea.
Gary: Is it or is not possible that Jesus’ family came to believe that Jesus had returned from the dead, appeared to them, and left his grave empty without any supernatural involvement?
Millions of Jews, who have rejected this claim ever since the first day Christians started make it and for the last 2,000 years, whose numbers include tens of thousands of brilliant scientists, medical experts, psychologists, and psychiatrists, overwhelmingly say: Yes! It is possible!
So what do you know that they do not?
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