Category Archives: Dialogues with Atheists

Answering CynicalSkeptic1

Someone who calls himself “CynicalSkeptic1” made challenges to me on a YouTube site.  Given difficulties with YouTube commenting, I’ve chosen to answer them here. CynicalSkeptic1 said he had five objections.  I found two 2’s and no 4’s, but the total … Continue reading

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Q: What Old Testament passages prophesied the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus?

This answer first appeared here, in a dialogue with Nate and others. The Old Testament prophecies of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection do not show up in explicit form.  That is, there is no verse that says, “The Messiah shall be … Continue reading

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Dialogue with Hayden, Nate, Arkenaten, and others at haydenlinder.com

My involvement in the dialogue starts here. How to make an Atheist. | haydendlinder.

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Tim O’Neill and “When Prophecy Fails”

I have written previously on Tim O’Neill’s theory about the origin of the disciples’ belief in Jesus’ resurrection from the dead (first see Response to Tim O’Neill’s Answer to the Question, “What Evidence Exists for the Resurrection of Jesus?” on … Continue reading

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More on the Tim O’Neill Theory That the Resurrection Story “Evolved”

My first post on Tim’s theory can be found here.  I want now to elaborate. First, some more background:  Tim’s theory can be found in his Quora article, “A Story That Grew in the Telling,” which is his answer to … Continue reading

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Response to Tim O’Neill’s Answer to the Question, “What Evidence Exists for the Resurrection of Jesus?” on Quora

Tim’s answer to the question can be found in its original context here.  (By the way, my answer to the same question can be found here.)  Tim describes himself as “an atheist who has  studied the scholarship on the historical Jesus, … Continue reading

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Response to a Question I Received on Quora

This is a detailed response to someone who responded to my article What evidence exists for the resurrection of Jesus? on Quora.com.  The comment can be seen in its original context here (though I have no control over whether and how long Quora might maintain … Continue reading

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Dialogue with Tim O’Neill on Quora About the Historical Reliability of the Bible

This dialogue began with Tim O’Neill’s answer to the Quora question:  “What evidence is there that the Bible a reliable historical document?” At the dialogue’s most recent point, I wrote to Tim: As a collection of writings, the Bible is … Continue reading

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Dialogue with Vinny (re: The Historicity of Jesus)

Vinny wrote a post on his blog titled A Curious Exchange with Dr. Larry Hurtado.  He and I, and others, exchanged views in the comments that followed.

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Dialogue with Lee (re: Christ, Science, and Philosophy)

This dialogue took place in the comments exchange at the post Thomas Larsen Defines a Proper Fear of God.

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