The Rev. Bryan Owen, on Christians who want to entertain the notion that the Resurrection never happened:
So why, if someone thinks that the resurrection of Jesus is a “misunderstanding” rather than the central claim of the Christian faith on which everything hinges, should we call ourselves Christians and soldier on for this “misunderstanding” (bearing in mind that predecessors and contemporaries have given their lives for this “misunderstanding”) with “ample reason to celebrate Easter.” If it’s a “misunderstanding,” a “mistake” that can be cleared up by other, more sensible, rational and enlightened means, why participate in liturgies that say otherwise? And why would anyone be willing to suffer and die for this claim when, after all, it’s a mistake? (If the martyrs had only known the truth, it would have saved them a lot of trouble!)
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