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What did the disciples see?  What did they actually see when they claim Jesus appeared to them risen from the dead?

As I’ve noted in previous blogs, the majority of scholars who study the resurrection, the “experts”, agree that Jesus’ tomb was empty and that the disciples sincerely believed—enough to die for this belief—that Jesus appeared to them. 

The entire premise of this website (and my life!) is that seeing is believing.  That the evidence for Christian faith is so good, so overwhelming, that anyone who sincerely seeks the Truth, who is open-minded and takes the time to thoroughly examine it, will see and believe too.

But what about all those “sincere seekers” throughout the world who don’t see it this way?  Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, Taoists, most of whom believe what they believe because of where they’ve been born. 

What about all those sincere seekers who are atheist or agnostic?

I’m sick of hearing about the “Me Too” movement.  Not because I don’t agree with it.  Not because I don’t sympathize.  I’m disgusted by all the recent revelations.  Disgusted with the way so many women have been treated.  Disgusted with how pervasive it is—it seems like every woman has been affected.

No, I’m sick of hearing about the “Me Too” movement because it’s 2018—this kind of thing shouldn’t be happening any more!

The Harvey Weinsteins of the world should be a relic of the past. 

It is incomprehensible how a good God and evil can both exist.  But we know evil exists.  So how can God? 

“Forensic Research (Once Again) suggests the Shroud of Turin is fake.”  This was the title of the on-line article NBC ran on July 17, 2018.  Many other news outlets, including Reuters, Fox, and CNN, ran similar articles.  The clear impression these articles give is that the latest forensic analysis of the Shroud has now created a consensus among the experts that it is a medieval forgery.

The only problem with this is that no such consensus exists.

Religion is extremely dangerous.  It convinces people they have a corner on the Truth, that they are right and everybody else is wrong.  This leads to a feeling of superiority, which, in turn, breeds intolerance, fanaticism, and, many times, violence. 

About Me

E.J. Sweeney is a true skeptic. He needs to see to believe. Hard Evidence. Compelling Proof. Solid Logic. This is what he believes in. In college, he encountered questions that the superficial faith he was raised on couldn’t handle. So he began a quest for Truth, a quest for the answers to life’s ultimate questions.

EJ Sweeney

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