The counter-challenge

All of you should go look at my earlier post here. In thispost I try to establish 5 facts.

The Facts are:-

  1. Jesus died by crucifixion
  2. The tomb was emptyi
  3. Jesus’ disciples were disheartened after he was dead.However they had experiences that led them to believe that Jesus had physically risen from the dead and appeared to them.Thwy were so convinced they suffered and some were martyred for their belief.
  4. Paul ,who was a persecutor of Jesus had an experience that led him to convert and believe in the risen Jesus
  5. James, the skeptical brother of Jesus, suddenly converted to Christianity.

The counter-challenge is to provide a better explaination for these facts than the resurrection of Jesus. Explanatory power and parsimony will be taken into account