[the following is excerpted from THE SKEPTICAL REVIEW. TSR is a quarterly newsletter publi

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[the following is excerpted from THE SKEPTICAL REVIEW. TSR is a quarterly newsletter published by Farrell Till, a former church Of Christ pastor, dedicated to exposing the absurdity of Biblical inerrancy. First year subscription is free, then $4 a year thereafter. Address at end of this article. The excerpt refers to a $1,000 prize that has been offered to anyone who can come up with a contradiction-free harmonization of the biblical resurrection accounts. I thought some here would get a chuckle (and some will be offended)] A thousand dollars is certainly nothing to sneeze at, so we decided to try for Ralph Nielsen's $1,000 offered in the summer issue. In taking the information from the opening verses of each account of the resurrection, we hit a snag when we tried to fuse it all into one consistent statement. Our effort came out like this: When the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother Of James, Joanna, Salome, and the other women bought spices to anoint the body. Late on the sabbath day, at early dawn, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, they came to see the sepulchre when the sun was risen, very early on the first day of the week, while it was yet dark. [TSR: PO Box 617, Canton, Ill. 61520-0617]

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