Monday, November 7, 2011

The Swoon Theory

There is a theory that Jesus never actually died on the cross, but that he merely "swooned" and woke up later while in the tomb. This is called the "swoon theory". Here is a humorous letter to the editor of a Christian magazine about it that I thought I would share with you.

Dear Eutychus,

Our preacher said, on Easter, that Jesus just swooned on the cross and that the disciples nursed Him back to health. What do you think? Sincerely, Bewildered.  Dear Bewildered: Beat your preacher with a cat-of-nine-tails with 39 heavy strokes, nail him to a cross; hang him in the sun for 6 hours; run a spear through his heart; embalm him; put him in an airless tomb for 36 hours and see what happens.


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