Sunday, 31 March 2013

Easter II

Apparently one third of the UK's population believes in the resurrection of Jesus. I find that incredible.

There again, I should not really be that surprised - the largest superstition in Britain today is astrology. More people read their star signs than attend church. Humans seem to be naturally superstitious.

Our local Jehova's Witness called round the other day - we usually have a bit of friendly banter before she launches into her life's purpose - the conversion of The Chairman. She was at great pains to point out that over 500 had witnessed Jesus' resurrection. When asked where the testimony of these 500 is in the bible, she became a bit evasive. 1 person's report about the words or experience of 500 others is hearsay and simply doesn't stand up as evidence in support of truth; it's too easily manipulated.

1 comment:

  1. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence... (Carl Sagan)