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Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Christianity, Jesus Christ | 7 comments

If Jesus Conquered Death, Where Is He Now?

Christians often tell me that one of the things that makes Christianity different from other religions is that Jesus conquered death. They claim no other religious founder did that and that this is definitive proof that Christianity is the real deal. So if Jesus conquered death, where is he now?

If Jesus really conquered death as Christians claim, then he should be walking around the world. We should be able to talk to him and actually have him talk back to us in the flesh. We should be able to test his knowledge of ancient events and perhaps run some medical tests on him to determine that he is indeed over 2000 years old.

You can’t just claim that some person who lived 2000 years ago is still alive and not be able to show him off. Anyone can make such a claim, but being able to back up that claim with actual evidence is the trick. I can say that Aristotle conquered death and then make up some ridiculous excuse for why you can’t meet him. Maybe he built a spaceship and left the planet or something, but he came back from the dead and is still alive… I swear. Somehow I doubt that would satisfy my Christian friends.

So when I ask Christians about where Jesus is now, they tell me that he is sitting at the right hand of God in Heaven. Well, isn’t that convenient. This is when Christians drag out the Bible as evidence to this fact. Well shit, then maybe Qui-Gon Jinn has conquered death too. My evidence for this is the Star Wars Saga of course.

The claim that someone conquered death is not new nor is it convincing without actual evidence. Personally, I don’t even think it is desirable. Who really wants to live forever, anyway? After all, life would lose all meaning if it wasn’t finite.

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  • http://www.www.skepticink.com/incredulous Edward Clint

    I’ve asked muslims where Muhammad is now, out of honest curiosity (and because I liked the idea of Jesus and moe hanging out, but it’s not to be). Muhammad was, in their reckoning, just a man (even if a prophet) who lived then died. Like all dead folks, he’s sitting in his grave, or his soul or spirit or what have you is. This is the common (I think) muslim belief.. that you die, then you sit in your grave and wait for the end times, fully awake and so on. This sounded like a miserable hellish prison sentence to me, but I was told good muslims have memorized the Qu’ran and they recite it to themselves over and over, and this passes the time for them. Seriously.

    • http://www.skepticink.com/dangeroustalk Dangerous Talk

      I;m no expert on Islam, but I was under the impression that Muslims believed in a Heaven and Hell just like Christians. I seem to recall hearing that Heaven is populated by 72 virgins or something.

  • Robert

    It appears you’re right in the middle of Mat 13:12. whosoever has not, that little they DO have, even that will be taken from them. Livng without Revelation knowledge must be a confusing, frightening place. He’ll draw near to you when you draw near to Him.

    • http://www.skepticink.com/dangeroustalk Dangerous Talk

      Oh, really? Thanks, I never heard that before. Oh, that was sarcasm, sorry.

  • person

    this is a good argument but you dont need to see to believe

  • Kyle Wade Sheppard

    http://www.amazon.com/Evidence-for-the-Resurrection-ebook/dp/B0056454LA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381545197&sr=8-1&keywords=evidence+of+the+resurrection+by+josh+mcdowell

    Just for your consideration if you’re curious. The author makes the claim that he has significant historical proof for the resurrection of Jesus Christ (the event the Bible references as Christ conquering death). Could be worth a read if you’re truly interested in someone making the attempt to back up that claim with actual evidence.

    • http://skepticink.com/dangeroustalk Dangerous Talk

      Josh McDowell? Really? Lol.