Tag Archives: resurrection

The Easter Zombie Passage in Matthew Casts Doubt on the Resurrection of Jesus

Matthew 27:51-53. Have you ever read it? Immediately following Jesus’s death, Matthew says that there was an earthquake that exposed numerous graves on the outskirts of Jerusalem, and “many bodies of the saints which slept arose.” Not only did many among … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Resurrection of Jesus: Why I Don’t Think It’s a Crazy Idea

It seems to be universally agreed upon, whether you are a theist or an atheist, that one of the characteristics of dead matter is the following: it can sometimes come to life. Let me say it more explicitly. Whether you’re Jewish … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Jews, Christians, and Atheists Agree: What’s Dead Can Live

A thought occurred to me yesterday, and I want to get it down before I forget it. It seems to be universally agreed upon, whether you are theist or atheist, that one of the characteristics of dead matter is the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Eternal Life: Kenneth Hayworth Verses Jesus

Want to live forever? It may be that, rather than following Jesus, you should be following the work of the neuroscientist Kenneth Hayworth. Before the end of his career, he aspires to figure out how, exactly, to preserve his own connectome (the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

“Oh, Wow! Oh, Wow! Oh, Wow!”: When Singularities Come Nigh

At Evolution News and Views, IDer William Dembski reflects on the problem of explanatory continuity: Science is not merely about discovering continuities in nature that can be described by a seamless naturalistic story. Sure, areas of science are like that. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Matthew 27:51-53: The Bible’s “Night of the Living Dead” Passage

Matthew 27:51-53. Have you ever noticed what it says? Immediately after Jesus’s death, Matthew has this very, very strange Night of the Living Dead story that he includes in his gospel. Matthew says that there was, immediately following Jesus’s death, an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 52 Comments

The resurrection of M. capricolum

Nobody really knows whether Jesus rose from the dead, but here’s a resurrection that you can know happened. PZ Myers explains what geneticist Craig Venter hath wrought: The experiment involved creating a strand of DNA as specified by a computer … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Three Pretty Good Reasons to Doubt the Resurrection of Jesus

Below are three pretty good reasons to doubt the resurrection of Jesus: First, no agnostic or atheist needs to prove a negative. Burdens of proof fall upon those making a spectacular claim. If someone claims, for example, that an intelligent … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour” in Real-Time! A Brazilian Man Walks in on His Own Funeral!

For the story’s brevity, emotional accessibility, and ironic shock value, it seems customary nowadays for English instructors to start introductory literature courses with Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour.” Chopin’s story is about a man who has died in an accident—or at least … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Do You Believe That Jesus’s Resurrection Really Happened? Are You Open Minded?

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

This Hans Holbein Painting of Christ after Crucifixion Sparked Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Imagination

While living in Bern, Germany, Fyodor Dostoevsky was mesmerized by the Hans Holbein painting below. Dostoevsky saw what the painting depicted as the pivot on which faith or unbelief must rest. One must either believe that God raised Jesus’s body from … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Biblical Scholar, Israel Knohl, is Coming Out with a Book on the Hazon Gabriel Discovery

The book, Messiahs and Resurrection in the Gabriel Revelation, discussing the implications of the recent discovery of an early 1st century BCE tablet that speaks of a Jesus-like resurrected Messiah BEFORE Jesus, is written by a prominent Israeli biblical scholar, Israel Knohl, and when it … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Carpe Diem: Jayne Mansfield in 1957—And Ten Years Later She Was Dead

Here’s Jayne Mansfield in 1957 (at age 24) talking about her desire to be taken seriously as an actress: And below is a brief documentary on her death. Jayne Mansfield, in addition to her acting, played the violin. After Jayne’s death, her ex-husband had an … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Suffering and Resurrected Messiah Before Jesus: Biblical Scholar James Tabor Promotes Israel Knohl’s Text Interpretation of NY Times Reported Stone Tablet

Breaking News: James Tabor, on his blog, promotes Israel Knohl’s interpretation of the “suffering messiah before Jesus” stone tablet. Here’s Professor Tabor’s statement: I recently highlighted the fascinating interpretation of Prof. Israel Knohl of Hebrew University of a new “Dead Sea” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UFO Sightings and Resurrection Sightings: How Templates Function to Structure What We See, and Why the Suffering and Resurrecting Messiah Tablet Discovery Matters

This week’s New York Times bombshell article (which you can read here: https://santitafarella.wordpress.com/2008/07/06/a-suffering-and-resurrected-messiah-before-jesus-bombshell-archeological-find-causes-stir-in-academic-bible-community/ ) on an ancient tablet discovery at the Dead Sea in Jordan that PREDATES Jesus, but that may refer to a suffering messiah who raises from the dead after three days, has the potential to revolutionize … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment