I am making my way though The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel, but I have to pause and go and actually read the 4 gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, since this is his ONLY source of information on Jesus. So, I will be skipping ahead to the New Testament in my Bible study.
You know what, now that I am about 1/3rd of the way through Matthew, anyone who believes in this shit is fucking nuts. Seriously. Raising people from the dead, cure the blind, sick, lepers, paralyzed, EXORCISING DEMONS INTO PIGS; did I mention RAISING PEOPLE FROM THE DEAD??????????? Not just Jesus, but his disciples, too! You have to be fucking kidding me. I don’t give a hairy rat’s ass when this was written, or by whom, IT IS FICTION. Demons aren’t real AND DEAD IS DEAD. There is no mostly dead, kinda dead, fucking dead is dead. We are not talking about Jesus missing from his tomb, this is ordinary people being raised FROM THE FUCKING DEAD. If you believe in this obvious mythology, you are delusional.
Sherlock Holmes and The Case For Christ
I have a confession to make, when I was a boy, I thought Sherlock Holmes was a real, actual person, not a fictional character. The places he lived were real places, he had amazing powers of deduction, but no magic. Why would I not believe he was a real person? That is what happens when you don’t read the forward to a book, you assume that Dr. John Watson wrote the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, not Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. What am I talking about? Well, because, while reading the Case for Christ, I was struck at every single justification for Jesus being a real person, risen from the dead, could be used for justifying the existence of a real Sherlock Holmes.
To make this more interesting, I will run a chapter by chapter rebuttal and name it The Case for Sherlock Holmes.