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The gospels aren't good evidence of Jesus' life and death? Saying it doesn't make it so. Prove ithat the gospel accounts aren't historically reliable..

mrsnacks, Theology Web 13 Comments [9/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Sigh...when will people get the burden of proof right?

10/27/2005 7:55:50 PM

Darth Wang

Can't prove a negative, sorry.

10/27/2005 8:45:54 PM


Prove that they are historically accurate.

6/11/2008 11:11:54 PM

Prove there is no flying spaghetti monster.

6/13/2008 11:16:54 PM

Before they can even be historically reliable they would first have to be internally consistent. For example, on the first Easter morning, the visitors to the tomb were greeted by which of the following:

1. A young man (Mark 16:5)
2. No, no, it was no man, it was an angel (Matthew 28:2-5)
3. You're both wrong, it was two men (Luke 24:4)
4. Damn it, there was nobody there (John 20:1-2)

(credit to ebon musings)

10/1/2010 4:20:37 AM


Burden of proof, Mrs Nacks, burden of proof.
Prove that Allah isn't the same as your God.

10/1/2010 5:19:28 AM

Quantum Mechanic

Logic FAIL.
Even the idiots at Salem admitted you can't prove a negative.
Didn't stop them from killing 'witches' though.

10/1/2010 5:49:10 AM


Well, the first gospel was written about 40 years after Jesus died. Let's write an accurate description of what happened in 1970 without referencing any printed sources and see how historically reliable it is.

10/1/2010 7:23:39 AM


Fine, as soon as you prove that Harry Potter isn't Historically reliable. Go ahead, I'll wait.

10/1/2010 9:23:39 AM

Quantum Mechanic

"Prove ithat the gospel accounts aren't historically reliable.. "

Notwithstanding the massive logic FAIL, the so-called 'gospels' don't even agree with each other.

10/1/2010 9:29:36 AM



Excellent way of looking at it, and back then they didn't even have Google to do their "research" for them. Maybe mrsnacks would like to tackle one single event from 1970 (say, the death of Charles de Gaulle) and provide us with an accurate description thereof, without resorting to search engines.

"But I wasn't there," or "I wasn't even born then" would be amongst the most likely responses.

Which is exactly true of the gospel writers, isn't ir?

10/1/2010 11:03:41 AM

They all contradict each other. That's quite a hard blow for reliability.

2/24/2012 3:29:15 AM


The synoptic gospels state that Jesus dies after the beginning of Passover (the last supper was a Passover sedar). The gospel of John says that Jesus died the day before the sedar was to be held. Now I know there are pages and pages of apologetics to quell the cognitive dissonance that come with the other contradictions between the gospels, but this one is absolutely irreconcilable: either John or the other gospels are wrong in recounting the day of Jesus' death.

2/24/2012 9:11:27 AM

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