You’ve got to read this, folks! Powerful stuff… and we are not alone. –LD
I have encountered numerous atheists or agnostics such as Richard Carrier (“Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave”), Aron Ra (via YouTube and Twitter), and Bart Ehrman (“How Jesus Became God”) who posit that early Christian disciples, such as Peter, Paul, James, Mary Magdalene, and John, had “mass hallucinations.” They often admit that these early Christians believed that they saw Jesus (implying the early Christians were honest) – but they posit that they really just had mass hallucinations. The intention of this blog is to share why these atheists and agnostics are incorrect in this assumption.
Hallucinations, Illusions, and Delusions
Psychologists define a hallucination as follows (Grinnell, 2016). “A hallucination is a sensation or sensory perception that a person experiences in the absence of a relevant external stimulus. That is, a person experiences something that doesn’t really exist (except in their mind). A hallucination can occur in any sensory…
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