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Can we REALLY trust the Resurrection Story?

Basically the story of the resurrection of Jesus has some major flaws from our modern believability perspective and commercial appeal. The Gospel writers had the idea all wrong,  if they were going to make up this story about a resurrection it should have looked totally different if they wanted it to be easily accepted by everyone.
There are 7 basic points raised by New Testament Scholar and historian N.T. Wright as to the perspective of the Christian Resurrection story verses the Jewish traditions. Remember the people of the time of this situation were Jewish and this idea of Jesus as the Messiah was not only THE single most radical thing to happen in their history, this includes a burning bush, parting of the Red Sea, world-wide flood, plagues of  hemorrhoids (1 Samuel 5 look it up) but it was also challenging everything they had believed up to this point. Their heads must have been swimming at this new idea of a Resurrected Savior.
Here they are in short (I recommend reading the …

Over thinking and Rabbit trailing

So I have always wanted to be a blogger, you know the glamorous life of the elite, the name in lights, notoriety, the fame, the fortune, all this and more that comes with being a blogger..... or was that being Charlie Sheen?? Winning!!!
I never can remember, but until then I will attempt to make this happen, you see my problem isn't that I don't have really interesting and engaging things happening all around me, or that my life is such a wreck that I can't seem to find the front door. Really what it boils down to is that I just don't think to type it all down, you know so that the huddled masses can linger and awe over the revelry of my life. Plus I just think I "over-think" it a little to much. Now not in the same way that my wife does, see she will think and think about a situation and may end up worrying about it (but only a little... love you hunny) but then when she does whatever it is she has thought about it turns out spectacular (check out her blog a…