How the Gospels got Easter all wrong [infographic]

April 5, 2015 2
How the Gospels got Easter all wrong [infographic]

As you sit to enjoy your Sunday ham with family and friends, consider the origin, meaning, and history of Easter – and then check out this infographic which shows how the gospels got it all wrong. Matt Barsotti created an updated version of his popular infographic, reminding everyone celebrating Easter that they might want to do a little more research regarding the Gospels…

All the references/citations used can be found on his blog Jericho Brisance.  Click the infographic to see a larger, more legible version.

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Source: RichardDawkins.net

  • zerojr

    yet 1 metion ever about the crock of lies in the old testament especially the part aboout the chosenites living in isrealhell when it never existed till the 1900’s

  • Mar Komus

    I’ll not go into great length, but every one of these supposed “problems” has solutions. Just to wit, one of the “other quizzical conundrums” asks, “Why did the women go to the tomb at all?” Mark 16:1 states clearly their reason for going. If that weren’t enough, I guess when people bury someone it’s more normal to not ever go to the gravesite?

    The second “quizzical conundrum” is no real hurdle, either. The stone wasn’t moved to steal a body or to let Jesus out. It was moved so others could see in.

    The third one is faulty in that this historical portrait of Pilate expects that he was incapable of doing off the record things like releasing a prisoner at the time of Passover. Why assume that because he was cruel, etc. that he wouldn’t have made some politically motivated gestures like that?

    #3 “Whoppers” – Oh, goodness! This is a whopper of a logical fallacy called argumentum ex silentio. Even if any group back then HAD recorded such events–even if such records HAD survived the ages (which is a feat in itself)–given all that, the committed skeptic will still stick his head in the sand and say, “NOPE NOPE NOPE! That’s an OBVIOUS interpolation by later Christian copyists! Can’t be! Can’t be! Can’t be!”