“It was a complete surprise one Friday night when I overheard a couple of college students talking about Jesus’ resurrection,” says Ryan Duncan on the Crosswalk website.
“Christians,” one said, “like to think Jesus is unique because he rose from the dead, but that isn’t true. Resurrection was a common theme in most ancient religions. The Greek god Dionysus had been brought back from death, so had the Egyptian god Osiris, the Hindu god Ganesha, a hero from Finnish mythology, and a Japanese goddess.”
“So,” another concluded, “not only is Christianity ludicrously fake, it’s not even original.”
So, a post Easter question, is the resurrection of Jesus unique?