Sorry, but I don’t buy this guy’s “conversion” from atheism simply by reading the Bible and asking “experts” — he was obviously not an atheist to begin with. There are far too many contradictions in the Bible about the resurrection, especially since the Gospels were written between 40-70 years after the supposed event. If you do enough reading about this, it’s quite clear that it’s not historical fact but rather than a mixture of resurrection myths which were common at the time, along with a dash of politics. Does this mean Osiris also resurrected? Or Inanna? Or Mithras? Does it really matter? Take the message of the myth to heart, but don’t confuse myth with historical fact.
I quickly determined that the alleged resurrection of Jesus was the key. Anyone can claim to be divine, but if Jesus backed up his claim by returning from the dead, then that was awfully good evidence he was telling the truth.
For nearly two years, I explored the minutia of the historical data on whether Easter was myth or reality. I didn’t merely accept the New Testament at face value; I was determined only to consider facts that were well-supported historically. As my investigation unfolded, my atheism began to buckle.