30 July 2010
Back on the Donkey post (seriously, guys, are you REALLY trying to claim that the anonymous author of the Gospel of "Matthew" was trying to make a deep point, or is it actually Facepalm Sunday??), Peter took exception to my characterisation of "Matthew" sexing up his dossier. Am I looking for Donkeys of Mass Destruction? Or the Mother of All Donkeys?
It's all very simple. Yea verily, Matthew was trying to link the story of Palm Sunday to the prophecy in Zechariah 9. As was Jesus. Except that Zechariah only has ONE donkey, and he emphasises this by the parallelism of "a colt, the foal of a she-ass". A bit like "the son of man", I suppose.
But there it is. The simplest, easiest, most clear-cut example you could wish for that the bible is 1. prone to error, and 2. not the word of god. And, as is perfectly obvious to millions of people, the historical basis for the supposed resurrection is revealed to be very shaky.
So why do some apologists continue to claim there is any historical basis to the resurrection at all?