Lying on taxes

SCRIPTURE: “Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body. When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.” –John 2:19-22. [source]

COMMENTARY: Much is made in Christendom of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, despite the rather obvious logical problems with the story. But hey, as long as we are going to suspend disbelief about the rest of the Christianity myth, who cares about details like the ability of an immortal god to die or resurrect, let alone the idea that a deity brilliant enough to conceive and command all of creation has trouble with simple math. I mean, just as long as you can feel his love in your heart, the rest of it just has to be true, right? If you’re Christian, I guess the important thing is to have faith, not critical thinking skills. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.

2 Responses

    1. Let me see if I understand your logic.

      Jesus either can’t do math or knowingly misrepresented the facts.
      I point it out.
      Jesus is perfect, so the problem can’t be with him.
      Therefore, I must be a terrible person.

      Yes. Makes sense.

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