Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bizarre Christian Accounts of Martyrdom

DagoodS has an interesting summary of the basis for claims regarding the martyrdom's of some of the earliest disciples. We all know that Paul was beheaded by Nero, right? It's almost axiomatic. This all comes from the Acts of Paul, which includes the earliest account of how he was killed.

What you may not know is that this same account tells us that milk spurted forth when he was beheaded, and afterwards he approached Nero (perhaps clutching his own severed head, though we're not told) to inform him that he was next. Paul then made some additional post-mortem appearances to his own followers.

Why don't the apologists discuss those details? It's almost as if they have an anti-supernatural bias or something.

No comments: