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April 7, 2012

"The death of Jesus Christ was not unusual."

In a long line of lethal violence stretching from Cain and Abel
to Auschwitz, Hiroshima, New York and Baghdad, Jesus’s personal fate was simply one of untold millions for which evil triumphed and goodness was buried. Nor, on the day he died, did Jesus’s death seem un-ordinary. As Leander Keck observed of Jesus's execution day, “All three men [on Golgotha] were equally dead by sundown.” -- Sense of Events: "By his stripes we are healed" - Good Friday 2012

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 7, 2012 10:09 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Yeah the only really remarkable things about Jesus' death are that he was the only innocent man to ever die on earth, and that his death acted as a substutionary sacrifice that all the Old Testament sacrifices looked forward to.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at April 7, 2012 4:14 PM

I was watching the third sequel to the Matrix - a most suckworthy endeavor, if I do say so, which aired on sci-fy channel Easter Eve. The story line seemed familiar and if I were to sum it up, it would be the atheist's version of the Redemption Story of Christ. Without a Resurrection.
Neo dies to save the world from the machines man has created...which reminds me of the Vance Havner definition of an atheist: An atheist is a man who digs a pit in which to hide from the machines he's created.
Definitely not as good as the Truest Story ever told.

Posted by: Jewel at April 9, 2012 6:46 AM

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