Friday, January 27, 2006

Holtz's Eight Insurmountable Problems Are Eight Non-Issues

Holtz claims one of the "eight insurmountable problems" with Christianity is "Jesus' failure to recruit
  • anyone from his family." James the brother of Jesus is just one person who came to believe in Jesus' divinity.
The following "problems" that have been discussed and refuted on this blog so far are:
  • Jesus' endorsement of the murderous immorality of Yahweh in the Torah;
  • Jesus' doctrine of "eternal punishment" in the "eternal fire" of Hell;
  • Jesus' failure to claim actual divinity;
  • Jesus' failure to perform miracles the accounts of which cannot be so easily explained as faith-healing, misinterpretation, exaggeration, and embellishment
  • Jesus' failure to recruit
    • anyone from his family,