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Old 06-28-2016, 06:37 PM
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"This is such a common [claim] that I thought I would sketch a brief outline of my response.

First, the answer is “No!” Extraordinary claims do not require extraordinary evidence. Claims—extraordinary or otherwise—only require evidence. If there is good evidence to support the resurrection of Jesus, then it is completely rational to hold that Jesus rose from the dead.

Second, the question needs to be asked: Why does the adjective applied to the claim need to be the same adjective applied to the evidence? For example, do hilarious claims require hilarious evidence? Of course not! So even though the claim that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” may sound catchy, there isn’t any good reason to think it's actually true. .....

.... In all honesty, I believe that this slogan is often used as a smoke screen to hide behind. Rather than deal with the universally accepted evidence surrounding the resurrection of Jesus, the skeptic simply throws up his hands and claims that the evidence isn’t extraordinary enough for him. In other words, they set the bar for so-called “extraordinary evidence” impossibly high, and then when the evidence won’t meet their unrealistic expectation, they simply dismiss it with a shoulder shrug.

More at Do Extraordinary Claims Require Extraordinary Evidence? - Stand to Reason Blog
First off Jesus needs to be born of a virgin birth. And guess what in mammals this is possible. But there is a problem. All virgin births in mammals result in two XX genes. In other words a virgin birth in mammals is going to be female. Now then if you can rectify that scientifically your story might be true. But with out that all you have is faith.
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First off Jesus needs to be born of a virgin birth. And guess what in mammals this is possible. But there is a problem. All virgin births in mammals result in two XX genes. In other words a virgin birth in mammals is going to be female. Now then if you can rectify that scientifically your story might be true. But with out that all you have is faith.
Dude, it's God.





But more to the point, no one here is saying that the claims of religion aren't extraordinary. The article was simply pointing out that the claim it requires only extraordinary EVIDENCE to prove such things isn't necessarily the case.
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