There are plenty of ridiculous tales in the Bible that classify it as a terrible work of fiction, like Noah putting two of every animal on a boat and keeping them alive without them eating each other, or Jonah living inside a whale, when there’s no way a whale can even swallow a person.
So if you believe that god killed Jesus so he could be reborn to prove something, you’re pretty gullible.
Let’s take a look at what happens to a human body when it dies. This might be a bit too gory for some, and if you’re squeamish about such stuff, then you might want to skip this week’s rebuttal.
Bodies need oxygen to survive, and without it, all kinds of bad stuff starts happening. One thing that also happens when we stop breathing is our bodies don’t expel the carbon dioxide we naturally get rid of. CO2 happens to be acidic so the minute we die and can’t get rid of the carbon dioxide by exhaling, it starts eating away at our organs. We literally start digesting ourselves.
This first stage of decomposition, autolysis begins about four minutes after death.The acid causes cell membranes to rupture, and when they do, enzymes are released that begin eating the cell from the inside out.
As any fan of crime shows knows, rigor mortis shortly sets in, and if the temperature of the room is known, it can be a fairly accurate indicator of time of death. At room temperature, it usually begins to set in about fours, and then as the body breaks down further, it disappears a few hours later. I’m not going to pretend I totally understand the chemistry of rigor mortis. If you’re interested, click the link.
But our bodies are just one big chemical reaction when we’re alive, and the chemical reactions continue after we die. There’s no god directing us and there’s no soul that leaves us when we die. It’s just that the stuff that was working, stops working.
Around the third day, putrefaction begins to occur. This is when the body’s proteins begin to break down, releasing a lot of gas. Here in Ferndale, you’ve probably noticed this when a dead cow has been setting in a field for awhile. It tends to get a bit bloated.
By this time the body is stinking pretty bad, it’s turning green, and bacteria are having a field day. This is the point where Jesus’s body would have been, had this story had any basis in fact.
No, you’re not going to be revived at this point.
Even with modern CPR and rapid AED deployment, reviving the dead usually doesn’t work, despite what TV shows want you to believe. The best chance comes within 1-2 minutes, and for each minute you lose about 10% of the chance of recovery. Do the math and you’ll see that over ten minutes, your chances don’t look very good.
If there was a god that could turn a green bloated corpse into a live human being, then what has he been doing the last three years while Covid-19 ravaged our planet?
Since there is no god, there is also no heaven or hell. Those are simply constructs, the carrot and the stick, to get you to come to church and give the pastor your hard earned money.
The carrot, heaven, promises that you will have eternal life and get to see everyone you miss who has died before you did. Everyone assumes the people they loved are in heaven, but some of them had to end up in hell, or what’s the point?
The stick, hell, promises that if you’ve been bad you will be punished the rest of your life by being burned. Some loving god that is. Creates the perfect man in his image, and then when somehow it ends up it’s not perfect, it’s not god’s fault and the person gets punished for eternity. Yeah right.
Like I said at the beginning, the Bible is full of fairy tales. Anyone with even a small sense of logic should be able to figure out it’s a bunch of bullshit. But the problem is, most of us get brainwashed by our parents at a very early age. Why more people don’t grow out of that brainwashing boggles my mind, because once you escape and figure it out, it’s just all so preposterous.