Okay, so I was debating religion for the first time ever. The major point I had trouble arguing against was that “Hundreds of people saw Jesus’ resurrection.” I tried to counter this with saying how unreliable eyewitness accounts can be and about how initial “fact” can be warped into rumors and wild accounts of certain happenings. The teacher I debated with essentially believes in the whole thing due to this one account where there were supposedly 100’s of eyewitnesses.
I also thought it was odd that my teacher got into this discussion. She talked about her three years of theological studies and how she’s basically “correct” because I haven’t studied religion for multiple years. In my opinion, rational analysis does not require years of studying. What would be your reply to this type of slight?
Thanks for helping me. I’m hoping to get in some more intense debate tomorrow!
Posted: March 25th 2008