From: Charles Carrigan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 27 2003 - 09:18:15 EDT
Just a quick comment below...
> > Also, the three I mentioned on the road to Emmaus reference is
> > Luke24:13-35. My hypothetical camera was focussed on verse 31. John
> > 20:29 could be translated today (before digital technology perhaps) as
> > " Have you believed because you have photos? Blessed are those who have
> > no photos and yet have come to believe."
> There isn't any question that, according to the NT, some people
> saw the risen
>Christ. But it's begging the question to conclude from that that a camera
>recorded the same thing.
> N.B. I'm not arguing that it _wouldn't_ have. I don't
> know. But it isn't
>heretical in itself to say that a camera would have recorded nothing.
yes, one can argue that the sightings of the risen Christ might not have
been seen by a camera. But one has to wonder what a running camera would
have recorded if placed inside the tomb with the dead body, which was gone
a couple of days later. Somehow, the body disappeared.
Charles W. Carrigan
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