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Subject:  Re: Cardinal Carlo Martini Date:  10/10/2012  12:59 PM
Author:  AdrianC Number:  183374 of 198988

I mean, would they count if they happened, and do you think they happened?

I'm currently agnostic about miracles and the bodily resurrection. I don’t know if they happened, but they are not the kind of thing that does usually happen. I cannot take as proof the written accounts from decades after the events by people clearly with an agenda. It might be evidence, but it’s not proof.

I have no reason to believe it is not historical. I accept Jesus' miracles and resurrection as historical events. There is no stretch to accept this passage, although I admit I don't understand what it adds to the faith or why it was included, at least not the zombie* part.

You don't think events like this would be recorded in extra-biblical sources? I mean, that curtain was feet thick. It would have been a huge deal for it to have torn in two. And dead people wandering around? That would surely have caused some chatter.

In my opinion it is symbolic language, not history remembered. And there the slippery slope starts…
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