Of course, as everyone knows, people don't come back from the dead (vampires and zombies notwithstanding). It doesn't happen.There you have it folks, it didn't happen because it didn't happen. This is what passes for logic at Kings Place. Still, he is eloquent in stating the classic non-Christian bewilderment at the Resurrection of Christ :
As Tony Nicholls, who is not even a Christian, in the comments puts it, "Because it is a religion and not a self help group."Christianity isn't "simply a moral philosophy." If you could save yourself, then all you'd need is moral philosophy. But you can't, you need something bigger. You need a dying-and-rising-again Saviour.You need a dying Saviour because you need to die to sin.And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.There it is. The primary limiting factor in setting up and galvanising Christianity to the exclusion of other stances. Paul goes on to say that if Jesus didn't rise from the dead, then we cannot atone for our sins. Stone me, why can't you see why it's so frustrating that Christianity's vice-like grip on this verse prevents anyone rational from buying into what could otherwise simply be a moral philosophy?
You need a rising Saviour because you need new life, to live to God.You need a dying Saviour because there is a penalty to be paid.
You need a rising Saviour because there is a righteousness to be fulfilled.You need a dying Saviour because he must descend into the pit of our sorrow.
You need a rising Saviour because you need him to carry you out.