If Christians Could Provide Witnesses and the Date of Jesus’ Birth, Would You Believe?

Gary: Why don’t Christians know the exact date of Jesus’ birth?

Jane (Christian): So if there was a recorded date for Jesus’ birth and there were eyewitnesses to this event, would you then believe? Would that be enough for you?

Gary: If there was a recorded date and eyewitnesses to Mohammad’s trip into heaven on the back of a horse with wings, would that be enough for you to believe this event really happened? Would that be enough for you to become a Muslim?

Of course not.

Stupid question, but Christians ask such questions all the time.

Would any rational person believe a cow abduction by space aliens or any other fantastical claim just because a few nut cases claim they all saw it and can give a date it allegedly occurred?? Of course not.

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6 thoughts on “If Christians Could Provide Witnesses and the Date of Jesus’ Birth, Would You Believe?

  1. Your question about the Koran assumes that it has anywhere near the historic and theological integrity as that of the Bible.

    If you think you can disprove the historic accuracies in the Bible, then please do so.

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    1. Once again, in our culture, the burden of proof is on the person making the claim. Christianity claims that Jesus was born to a virgin and that his birth was attended by angels. Give us a date for this event or just admit you don’t have one. I do not have to prove these events did not occur, just as you do not have to prove that Mohammad did not fly to heaven on a winged horse.

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      1. The problem is your subjective implication that legitimacy is somehow established by knowing the actual date of birth. The historic accuracies within the Bible more than establish its trustworthiness. The Bible is known to not give many actual dates, but does mention known figures in history, such as kings and emperors, and what year of their reign something happened, or when someone is seeing or recording something. If it weren’t about the actual date of birth, then it would be something else.

        Rhetorical hammering on a date fails to grant to the record any reason whatsoever to doubt its credibility.

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        1. Many historical fictions include the names of real people, real cities and countries, and exact dates of known historical events. That doesn’t mean that the rest of the story is 100% factual.

          So just because the Gospels contain the names of Caesars Augustus and Tiberius and governor Pontius Pilate does not mean that tales of space aliens (angels), virgin births, and walking, talking, broiled fish eating resurrected corpses are historical.

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            1. You are either intentionally obfuscating or you are a complete idiot. I’m going to give you the benefit of doubt and assume you are intentionally obfuscating. You are therefore wasting my time. Go annoy someone else. I’m not interested in talking to you further.

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