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Dr. Gary Habermas is Distinguished Research Professor of Apologetics and Philosophy at Liberty University. Dr. Habermas is the most respected scholar of the resurrection of Jesus in America and in this class he teaches you everything he’s learned.

Gary Habermas, the world’s leading expert on the resurrection of Christ, has created an entire course just for you!

There is no more important event in human history than the Resurrection of Christ. This event not only evidences God’s intervention and love into the human condition, it tells the world that Christ is Lord.

The great thing about the resurrection of Christ is that it is not something God asks believers to accept with blind faith. This is an event that happened in human history with hundreds of historic details that people are called to examine to gain confidence in their faith in Christ.

That is why this 30-session Credo Course is focused solely on the historicity of the resurrection of Christ. There is not a more important event for Christians to know inside and out. The historicity of the resurrection is sure to tame any skeptic (outside and within).

Full Session List

The Importance of the Resurrection of Jesus
A Priori Objections (Part 1)
A Priori Objections (Part 2)
Principles of Historiography
Methodology: How Do We Use Historiography in Apologetics
Approaching Scripture
Minimal Facts Method
Preaching before Completion of the New Testament
Naturalistic Theories: Alternative Explanations for the Resurrection
Naturalistic Theory 1: The Disciples Stole the Body
Naturalistic Theory 2: Someone Else Stole the Body
Naturalistic Theory 3: The Swoon Theory
Naturalistic Theory 4: The Hallucination Theory
Naturalistic Theory 5: The Copycat Theory
Supernatural Alternative Theories
Categorical Problems with Naturalistic Theories
Understanding the Mind of a Skeptic
Changing the Skeptical Mindset of the Naturalist (Part 1)
Changing the Skeptical Mindset of the Naturalist (Part 2)
Evidence for the Death of Jesus
Evidence for the Appearances of Jesus
Evidence for the Empty Tomb
Constructing a Historical Timeline
Apologetics: Building a Bridge from Miracles to Christianity
Apologetics: Establishing a Connection between the Resurrection and the Existence of God
Who Did Jesus Think He Was? Establishing the Deity of Christ
Grounding Theology (Part 1)
Grounding Theology (Part 2)
Grounding Christian Practice: Application Based on the Resurrection
The Resurrection of Jesus

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  • +35 votes

    LOL

    • +4 votes

      I’d give this a miss, it’s full of plot holes. The Walking Dead is a much better zombie story. Fist of Jesus is also pretty good: https://youtu.be/jYLugke-GiQ

      • +2 votes

        The Walking Dead is a much better zombie story

        Which is really saying something, because The Walking Dead suuuuuuucks

    • +8 votes

      I don't find this funny, it's genuinely quite sad and one of the greatest challenges plaguing humanity at present.

      The great thing about the resurrection of Christ is that it is not something God asks believers to accept with blind faith.

      From what I've seen of the Christian Bible, that is exactly what it asks of people. Further, every debate I've had with Christians has ended with them declaring, "Well you just have to have faith." at best (at worst it's, "Well just go to Hell then!").

      Faith is not a virtue, it's a logical fallacy. In no other aspect of life would a sensible person make hugely impactful decisions based on faith. But unfortunately, because the Christian Bible promises eternal bliss for believers and threatens eternal suffering for everyone else, people are willing to completely suspend their disbelief in a thousands of years old mishmash of tales which is at odds with our verifiable observations of nature.

      And this isn't just a harmless preoccupation. It's a colossal waste of time, effort, finances and lives, which drives divisiveness and hate, as well as poisoning the minds of believers with enduring fear.

      • +1 vote

        I think & have found there is way more to it & this is worth a listen at the very least to add to a personal critique https://youtu.be/DakEcY7Z5GU

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          Would you like to make an actual comment rather than just linking to a half hour propaganda video?

          • +3 votes

            @Scrooge McDuck: Not if you think whats being said is based on facts. People can take it or leave it but looks like over 21,000 have found it at the very least helpful.

            • -3 votes

              @Elite: Over 10,000,000 have found Bieber's videos at the very least helpful1. Thanks but I'll pass.


              1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_most-liked_YouTube_videos 

              • +1 vote

                @Scrooge McDuck: Understand where you are coming from, although Bieber is a well known celebrity where as this is someone who is simply sharing reasons he went from being a devoted atheist into a completely new understanding.

          • +3 votes

            @Scrooge McDuck: I'll make some comment here for you as you seem to have realised the checkmate in our other one.

            Faith is not a virtue, it's a logical fallacy.

            I think it could be argued either way whether faith is a virtue but as you are claiming it's an actual logical fallacy I'll ask you to prove the logical fallacy. I call BS on this point.

            In no other aspect of life would a sensible person make hugely impactful decisions based on faith

            Sure they do, Marriage is an example, you are having faith that the other person is going to do what they are promising, you can't prove whether they are going to live up to there end of the bargain or not.

            this isn't just a harmless preoccupation. It's a colossal waste of time, effort, finances and lives, which drives divisiveness and hate

            The same could be said using the same rationale of new atheism.

        • +5 votes

          If you like David Wood. I think you will like this. I was just watching it yesterday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_H8IOTvD63M

          • +1 vote

            @gto21: Thanks for sharing :)

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          @Elite Do you realise David Wood claims to be a clinically diagnosed sociopath(Antisocial personality disorder)?

          Antisocial personality disorder signs and symptoms may include:
          (Mayo clinic)

          Persistent lying or deceit to exploit others
          Arrogance, a sense of superiority and being extremely opinionated
          Repeatedly violating the rights of others through intimidation and dishonesty
          Lack of empathy for others and lack of remorse about harming others
          Deceitfulness

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            @Major Mess: That the main point of his testimony. You're not sharing anything new.

      • -3 votes

        Faith in the Bible, in Christ, is in fact not a 'logical fallicy' for the conclusions reached following the reading of the scriptures are logically made from what is read and understood to be so.
        Blind faith in the THEORY of evolution (theory, not proven facts) now that is a logical fallacy. Putting your entire faith and trust in a mathmatical impossibility. In fact the chance of just a single molecule of human DNA randomly seqencing itself into existence through random evolutionary processes is One in 10 to the power of 1,000,000,000. So the be clear, that number is ONE followed by ONE BILLION ZEROS!
        This is so far, far beyond a mathmatical probability it's insane to even consider it! Yet evolutionist put their blind faith in this event actually occurring, and then, this has to be repeated 3 Billion times to create a single human cell! Then there are approx 37 TRILLION cells in the human body!
        So do the math on that happening by chance!
        Yeah, I'll put all my faith in a CREATOR. God bless you all.

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          Faith in the Bible, in Christ, is in fact not a 'logical fallicy' for the conclusions reached following the reading of the scriptures are logically made from what is read and understood to be so.

          You have to have faith that the Christian Bible is the word of the Christian God to begin with. The main source provided on that point is the Christian Bible itself. That is circular reasoning which is a logical fallacy.

          And you haven't provided a single source for the "facts" in the rest of your comment.

        • +4 votes

          Blind faith in the THEORY of evolution

          You might want to look of the definition of a scientific theory.

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            @Duff5000: Yes a theory, not even a law. Even laws have been proven wrong in the past.

            • +2 votes

              @gto21: Should look up the meaning of theory in the scientific sense.

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            @Duff5000: Unbelievable they're still parroting that and haven't taken the time to learn what it actually means in the scientific sense.

            Then again they're still going on about the "if we came from monkeys, why there still monkeys?" so I shouldn't be surprised.

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              @Timski: Even after suggesting they look it up they double down. Amazing.

              As Tim Minchin said:

              It gives you hope does it. maybe they feel the same way about the theory of gravity… and they might just float the **** away!

              (not work safe language)
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VysKIMR1hjk

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          I completely agree - there was intelligent design.

          The question is, who was it. God, or something else.

          The chances of us evolving from pond scum is practically impossible for any of those 'science' people that looked into the probability. Some mathematicians have likened this to a hurricane going through a junk yard and assembling a 747 from the scrap.

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            @MementoMori: @domcc1 "The chances of us evolving from pond scum is practically impossible for any of those 'science' people that looked into the probability."

            How do you know?

            "Some mathematicians have likened this to a hurricane going through a junk yard and assembling a 747 from the scrap."

            No they haven't. Provide some references where mathematicians have made the claim.
            It is dishonestly used by preachers and apologists. The original use is accredited to an astronomer, Sir Fred Hoyle. The analogy is known as Hoyle's fallacy.

            Why resort to dishonesty? Have you ever thought about researching things before repeating them and making claims?

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        Seems you're turning a blind eye to all the good it has brought though. Orphanage, hospitals, schools , charities , human rights.

        The greatest problem is not religion or atheism, it's the human heart.

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          Seems you're turning a blind eye to all the good it has brought though. Orphanage, hospitals, schools , charities , human rights.

          All those goods have been brought about by human beings and have non-religious equivalents too.

          Seems you're turning a blind eye to all the bad the supposedly omnipotent Christian God oversees: Birth defects, disease, suffering, war, natural disasters, etc.

          The Christian God takes all of the credit and none of the responsibility.

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            @Scrooge McDuck: By what objective moral standard to you define bad?

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              @tryagain: That which causes misery to people.

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                @Scrooge McDuck: So if a person gets fired and is miserable about it and then gets a new far better job that they wouldn't have applied for had they not been fired that's then considered bad?

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                  @tryagain: The firing is bad. The hiring is good and of a greater magnitude such that it overshadows the prior bad.

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                    @Scrooge McDuck: So the greater good overshadows the bad but as this series of events (the later wouldn't have existed without the former) would be considered bad by your definition as it caused misery?

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                      @tryagain: No, you're putting words in my mouth. What I said was already abundantly clear. Stop being dishonest.

                      • +3 votes

                        @Scrooge McDuck: I am asking a question, if it was abundantly clear I wouldn't have to ask. Just taking a cursory look at your world view at it looks to have fallen over at the first hurdle.

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                          @tryagain: You're asking because you're dishonest. You're trying to bait me into an argument by asking irrelevant questions. I gave you a chance, but since you're already being dishonest I'm going to leave it there.

                          • +4 votes

                            @Scrooge McDuck: Aww, come on, what a copout, one semi-difficult question and your bailing. How can asking a question be being dishonest, that's logically impossible! You seemed so sure of yourself before.

                            Here is one question for you (no assertions), is the scenario where the person was fired and then got a better job on the whole good or bad.

                • +2 votes

                  @tryagain: Most atheists don't understand the Moral Argument. Check out Ray Comfort on youtube. Some of his arguments are better for the average people. The moral argument is too sophisticated for most people. Or maybe they pretend not to understand.

                  • +1 vote

                    @gto21: Ray Comfort? Are people still taking him seriously?

          • +2 votes

            @Scrooge McDuck: Actually they were by christians. First public hospital started in rome by a christian , human rights by people believing in everyone created in the image of god etc.

            I don't turn a blind eye to the bad. Its actually impossible surfing the internet these days without seeing the endless athiests that live in the comment sections of the internet that spend all day mocking theists. Its a brokem world but you make an understandable arguement.

            Terrible things have been done in the name of religion. I dont think anyone can deny that but all these atheists here thinking there will be world peace if we become one of them are mistaken. Going through most of their toxic and rude comments is not going to convert anyone to their belief.

            Anyway back to the bargains. You're a good contributor to the ozbargain site and have shared a lot of helpful comments in other posts so thankyou for that.

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          @Methotical Those things existed before Christianity was invented. When Christians did do some of those things it was for other Christians, and, or for gain. It is only since the "The Enlightenment", and reason battling for hundreds of years against bigotry and doctrine that we have reached the understanding we have today. Look at how people even thirty years ago thought of that evil creature Mother Teresa, compared to now that we have the knowledge of what she really did, and people actually look. It will take many more hundreds of years to go anywhere toward making up for the evil the various sects have done to mankind, and it's development. Why do they have to keep lying to the vulnerable?

          What is your point?

      • +2 votes

        I agree with you that it is not helpful to say "Well you just have to have faith" as the basis of trusting Christianity, which unfortunately some would say, but the majority of Christians I know of (including myself) would not say that, because that sounds like exactly what you are saying - faith is a logical fallacy, but it isn't. I don't think it is at odds with our verifiable observation of nature at all.

        Rather, Biblical faith is the opposite, it is trusting where the evidence is pointing to.

        As a medical practitioner for over 20 years, I make my prescribing decision based on evaluating the evidence (clinical studies) for the medication's effectiveness (and to consider the side effect profile, etc.), and if strong enough, I would put my faith (trust) in that medication, which is the same approach I use to evaluate Christianity and Christ's resurrection. I have faith in that, because the evidence for Christ's resurrection is strong (having also examining the argument opposing it's validity as well).

        Lee Strobel is a good example of a skeptic who approached it objectively (though I gather not everyone would agree, like in most things in life, so we need to decide for ourselves by our own analysis).

        If you look up Dr. Tom Woodward who runs radio (and podcast) interviews with scientists regarding intelligent design versus evolution, and listen to them, you might find that there is a strong case that verifiable observation of nature is more compatible with intelligent design than the current teaching of evolution in our schools.

        • +1 vote

          Are the disease prone appendix and wisdom teeth an intelligent design? Science points to them being vestigial organs which were beneficial for the consumption of course plant material by our ancestors. How about the coccyx and goose bumps?

          Why would the Christian God create completely innocent babies with all manner of birth defects?

          Why do most mammals and vertebrates have four limbs and the same basic structure of organs? Why not design them all independently? Why do some species of cetacea have vestigial hip bones?

          If humans are made in the Christian God's image, why do we have reproductive, digestive and urinary systems? Does the Christian God copulate, defecate and micturate? Why do men and the Christian God have nipples?

          I could go on for weeks but I have better things to do. The medical field features abundant evidence of evolution. Evolution is even observable in human lifetimes in pathogens and rapidly reproducing animals.

          • +2 votes

            @Scrooge McDuck: I would say yes, appendix and wisdom teeth result from intelligent design. No only are these organs prone to diseases, many other organs are also prone to diseases - hearts, lungs, brain, eyes, etc. What determines whether something is a result of design or a result of a random unguided process is not whether they are immuned to external factors that would negatively impact their intended function or not. Here's a recent article by Dr. Stephen Meyer that explains it:

            https://evolutionnews.org/2018/04/yes-intelligent-design-is-...

            One reason why most mammals have 4 limbs and same basic structure of organs is the way we categorise those living organisms, which is often by the characteristics they share, and so one would expect that the species which belong to a certain category we arbitrarily create (like mammals) would share those characteristics. There are plenty of species that don't conform to these anatomical patterns, and there are plenty that do, and when they don't, they get put into a different category, so it seems to me that God does design many different spices of living organism independently.

            Also, the fact that something doesn't turn out in an alternative form (that we might expect) as they currently are is not at odds with the criteria by which one would determine if something is a result of design or not.

            Your question of why would the Christian God create completely innocent babies with all manner of birth defects is a very valid question, but it is a philosophical/ theological question, not a scientific one, so science can't answer that. One would need to turn to other disciplines like philosophy and theology, etc. for that.

            Being made in God's image does not mean we are exactly like God (that's why it is an image, not replica). What that entails is that we have the unique capacity to relate to God meaningfully like the way that only humans can relate to other humans in a unique way. That's not to say that human can't relate to animals at all, but not in the same way.

            Regarding evolution is even observable in human lifetimes in pathogens and rapidly reproducing animal, I do agree that micro evolution within species does happen. It is more Darwinism which proposes macro evolution (species changing into another species) that there is no convincing evidence for. There are limits to evolution, as brilliantly outlined by Michael Behe's classic "The Edge of Evolution".

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              @slimdusty: @slimdusty "or a result of a random unguided process"
              That is not how evolution works.
              Who claims that? What are you referring to?
              You present yourself as a medical doctor, why do you feel the need for dishonesty?

              My doctor is a fairly fundamental christian, and she would not make the claims you do. In fact she accepts all of the arguments you are arguing against.

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          @slimdusty Lee Strobel was not a skeptic. Have you actually read what he has written, or heard him speak about his history? Have you seen his doco? Did you see who he went to as authorities in the doco? He has even gone as far as to state he was an atheist, which is absurd and aimed at vulnerable people(An atheist who told himself he was rejecting god - huh?). The most I can say in his favour is that there does appear to have been a fair bit of emotional blackmail from his wife early on. How he went about his original "investigation" was so ignorant and ridiculous, it is very hard to think he didn't know. Maybe he was just a an extremely poor reporter?

          He is blatantly misleading and dishonest. He has done quite well for himself financially though.

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          @slimdusty "faith is a logical fallacy, but it isn't. I don't think it is at odds with our verifiable observation of nature at all.

          Rather, Biblical faith is the opposite, it is trusting where the evidence is pointing to."

          What evidence is there for the New Testament? It turned up in the third century and previous Chrestians didn't require it.
          (We have a fair idea of the OT origins and considering that the subject is christian I leave that aside).

          I can't think of how it happened. Therefore God.
          You can't explain it. Therefore God.
          Look at the trees. Therefore God

          To dip into philosophy, these terms come to mind.
          Argument from incredulity.
          God of the gaps.
          Argument from ignorance.

      • +1 vote

        The Christian explanation of faith is found in Hebrews 11:1
        KJV Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
        NIV Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

        Isn't it about claiming to know something, you can't know?

        30 years ago Christians accepted Faith for what it is, and did not attempt today's verbal gymnastic apologetics on the subject.

        Faith is the word people use when they do not have good evidence. It is what it is, and is a terrible, and sometimes harmful way to make life decisions. When I was a kid we were told not to wear our set belts because dad had faith god was protecting us.

        What other decisions in life do you make using this method? Has anyone tried crossing a busy road using this method?

        Can't a person claim anything on faith? Can't I say, white people are worth more than black people, using faith?

        A Christians says "I know, it's faith".
        A muslim says, "I feel Allah, and I know by faith".
        A hindu says, "I know by faith".
        etc, etc

        How can they all be correct?
        How can an outsider know who is correct?
        Isn't it more to do with where a person is born and the environment they grow up in?

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          Indeed, how lucky were religiously indoctrinated people, to be born into the one true religion!?

          And how unfair was it of their God to give them such a huge head start at the most important pursuit of life!?

          The arrogance is astounding.

  • +23 votes

    Yeah nah

    • +10 votes

      You don't want to "tame skeptics" who don't believe in magic?

  • +20 votes

    I wouldn't actively listen to this even if were paid $20 an hour to.

    • -3 votes

      SAVE ME JEEBUS

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      I would, but then again I can't afford lobster like you.

      • F. Grimes
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  • +15 votes

    Tempted to neg, but scared of going to hell.

    • +37 votes

      I'll take one for the team.

      • +7 votes

        When you get there, please say hello to my family.

        They're the ones with the horns.

        • +2 votes

          So they’re horny? I always wondered where you got your traits from.

      • +1 vote

        Likewise.

    • +5 votes

      Scared of going to hell but ozbargainhell is worse. Because it's real. Realer.

    • +4 votes

      Tempted to neg, but scared of going to hell.

      If Heaven is full of Christians 🙏, sign me up for Hell!! 🤘

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        Ha, Christians are there too, so either way you are @#$%

  • +2 votes

    Is this the adult version of Little Golden Books?

    • +13 votes

      Little Golden Books are fact based.

      • +1 vote

        I don't know about that, but AFAIK they're based on good morals.

    • +2 votes

      the dissing god thing is no cool anymore, it's a hip minority thing to love the gods

  • -1 vote

    Geez Louise!!

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    for some reason the account that I created back in Sept doesnt appear to be working any more so will give this a miss. I highly doubt that I would ever listen to this.

    • +5 votes

      It's probably for the best.

    • +21 votes

      Can't you resurrect the account?

      • +1 vote

        He has to wait until Easter 2019 for that…

  • +5 votes

    Naturalistic Theory 6: Dead people cannot come back to life.

    • +1 vote

      Tell that to Elvis.

      • +2 votes

        kevin rudd came back from the dead ….. and that has given hope to tony abbott, scomo only had near death experience

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        But Elvis isn't dead!!!!1!

        :-p

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          He just went home…?

          • +1 vote

            @blerk: He’s obviously smoking pot with Tupac in Mexico

  • +10 votes

    The author should take a set to north sentinel island and give a few free copies out

  • +1 vote

    I'm up early for this spam.

    Last edited 5 hours, 16 minutes ago

    Well whatever, I haven't been up at quarter to eight in like 3 months, it's early for me. Happy Jesus Sunday!

    • +1 vote

      Lucky you. Kids have been waking me up at 4-5am every morning for the last few years..

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        you poor buggar, we're on the train to wiggles right now, had to wake the kiddo up for it.

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          Hope you and the little one enjoyed it. Taken my 2 eldest twice and they had a ball.

          • +1 vote

            @Ravensbane: Yeah it was pretty cool. We had seats on the end of the row and Simon walked right by at the start and she had a huuuge smile. Then she wanted to run up to the stage and dance and we had to tell her no and she cracked it. Went back to massive smiles and dancing five seconds later, cried again a few later, then happy for the most of it. Think she just didn't know what to make of it too much, but had fun.

            Shame there were no cool shirts or anything, from what I saw it was just the generic K-Mart type ones and the cheapest was 35, like, sorry dude, but both our tickets were only 5 bucks more than that, I ain't paying that much for a generic shirt that won't fit in a few months.

  • +15 votes

    Down voting due to being an untrustworthy vendor that lies to people.
    States things as fact that are clearly fiction.

    Promises "evidence" in the description and delivers none.

  • +16 votes

    FULL SESSION LIST

    7. Minimal Facts Method

    Session 7 sounds about right.

  • +9 votes

    Does Ozbargain have fiction and non-fiction sections?

    • +3 votes

      Yes, the fiction section is where the eBay sales go.

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        The bible stuff seems to be a targeted deal too

    • +1 vote

      Does Ozbargain have fiction and non-fiction sections?

      No, but it has Entertainment and Education sections. This deal is presently in the latter.

  • +1 vote

    There is no more important event in human history than the Resurrection of Christ.

    If that was the case, it would be a pretty disappointing reflection of the last 2 million years….

    • +4 votes

      "History"

      2000 years later.

      "There's no more important event in human history that the many miracles of Chris Angel"

    • +2 votes

      According to the following source, the Christian Bible indicates that the universe is only 6,000 years old:

      The Bible teaches that the entire universe was created in six earth-rotation days (Exodus 20:11 ). Furthermore, the Bible provides the age differences between parents and descendants when listing certain genealogies. From these kinds of biblical references, we know that the elapsed time between Adam and the birth of Christ was roughly 4,000 years. From other historical records, we know that Christ was born roughly 2,000 years ago. Since Adam was created on the sixth day of the creation week, we can conclude that the earth, the entire universe, and everything in it were created approximately 6,000 years ago.

      https://answersingenesis.org/astronomy/the-age-of-the-univer...

      • +2 votes

        One step away from being as ridiculous as a flat earther.

        • +2 votes

          What's a factor of 2,000,000 between friends?

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            @Scrooge McDuck: There are precisely 54 factors regardless of friendship status.

            It doesn't change just based on the level of fellowship. This is maths, not religion.

            • +2 votes

              @tshow: What I was alluding to is this discrepancy:

              Age of the universe estimated by science:

              ~14,000,000,000 years

              Age of the universe indicated by the Christian Bible:

              ~6,000 years

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                @Scrooge McDuck: I'm but a simple man of science.

                I understood but in keeping with the theme of this deal, I'm choosing the truth that is best applicable to what I understand better.

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          people who believe in globes are nerds

  • +10 votes

    Thanks OP, I got this the last time you posted it and got a lot out of it (even though I had heard the condensed version a few years ago).

    • +1 vote

      Username checks out.

  • +2 votes

    Just realised I can hide this kind of spam from appearing. Awesome.