The "leap of faith"
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(05-17-2010, 08:05 PM)Walty Wrote: We know that there are many reliable accounts of Jesus of Nazareth having arisen and being seen after his death.
Are there any extra-biblical accounts? There are certainly many explanations for a group of fervent and devout followers seeing visions, many which do not require the man to have risen from the dead. Not to mention it's often argued that we need faith to love God and Jesus revealing himself obviously to us would damage our free will. However we know from the bible that Christ appeared to St. Paul, St. Thomas and even a crowd of 500. So either there's no real reason why we shouldn't have visible and tangible proof of the resurrection or God didn't much care for the free will of St. Thomas and Saul.
 
Quote:We know that something moved a group of Jews and Gentiles to give their entire lives over to preaching and to eventually give up their lives. 
I brought this up with a friend, he pointed out that Christianity doesn't have a monopoly on people doing inexplicable things.
Quote: We know that Christianity, when looked at in a number of different ways, seems to be the only system which can explain our great questions.
I don't think this statement is substantiated and seems subjective. I'm sure we can all agree on the big questions but doubt we can all agree on satisfactory answers.

Quote:Out of these avenues and many others we have intellectual reason to be Christian

Sure. We can see that Christianity is consistent and logical, it is a justified belief but that does not mean it's a correct one.
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The "leap of faith" - by Historian - 05-17-2010, 11:12 AM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 05-17-2010, 11:36 AM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Historian - 05-17-2010, 11:44 AM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by St.Ambrose - 05-17-2010, 12:40 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-17-2010, 12:43 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by St.Ambrose - 05-17-2010, 12:47 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Jesse - 05-17-2010, 01:11 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-17-2010, 01:14 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by St.Ambrose - 05-17-2010, 01:15 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by St.Ambrose - 05-17-2010, 01:16 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-17-2010, 01:19 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by St.Ambrose - 05-17-2010, 01:21 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by timoose - 05-17-2010, 02:53 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by SouthpawLink - 05-17-2010, 03:43 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Vetus Ordo - 05-17-2010, 04:03 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Edward - 05-17-2010, 05:06 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-17-2010, 06:52 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Historian - 05-17-2010, 07:58 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-17-2010, 08:05 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Historian - 05-17-2010, 08:30 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by winoblue1 - 05-17-2010, 09:15 PM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by DesperatelySeeking - 05-18-2010, 09:11 AM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by SaintSebastian - 05-18-2010, 10:02 AM
Re: The "leap of faith" - by Walty - 05-19-2010, 10:39 PM



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