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[Replying to 'the resurrection isn't evidence - it's a claim]So i guess you don't believe that Columbus discovered America? Cause afterall, the only evidence is written account.

Magus55, Rapture Ready 20 Comments [2/1/2003 12:00:00 AM]
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Esjeur

And the fact that many of us are living here now.

4/6/2007 7:26:05 PM

Puck

I believe Columbus only discovered the Caribbean cruise. It took a man like Vespucci to figure out that Florida was part of a larger continent.

4/6/2007 7:59:27 PM

Stique

I'm pretty sure Vikings did first.

4/6/2007 8:08:00 PM

Doctor Whom

How could anyone possibly ....

Oh. It's Magus55.

4/6/2007 8:14:33 PM

BurntBush

Nope, Leif Ericson.

4/6/2007 8:19:35 PM

H.H.

Columbus didn't discover America. An unknown guy discovered it about 10,000 years before Columbus was born.
I mean, how were those millions of natives living in America without discovering it?

4/6/2007 9:08:30 PM

anti-nonsense

actually the First Nations discovered America, Columbus and pals invaded it later.

4/6/2007 9:10:12 PM

cyborgtroy

Some white person obviously discovered it, because we seem to have overrun it...

1/22/2008 4:07:05 PM

Nny

No, the asains "Native Americans" discovered America first. Columbus and other whites came later and stole their land from them.

1/22/2008 7:09:19 PM

Brain_In_A_Jar

Well, most of the Native Americans knew that America existed long before Columbus got there...

1/22/2008 8:18:43 PM

Mollyz

First Nations and Native Americans - same diff. One's the Canadian term, the other is the US term.

11/13/2008 11:32:19 PM

Kisare

.....we live in America you twit.

4/22/2010 7:48:47 AM

Phisshy

Written accounts along with whatever loot (treasure, food, clothes, prisoners) Columbus's men brought back to Europe.

Even if they only brought back info, other explorers verified for themselves in a very awful method, conquest.

4/22/2010 10:10:47 AM

Swede

There are several independent written records about it, plus the loot and later confirmations, when others sailed after his directions. Amerigo among them.
And, Columbus wasn't the first one to discover it.

You have only one book, with four different stories, written down over hundred years after the incident. No other sources anywhere say anything about some Jewish guy walking around performing miracles, being executed and coming back from the dead.

4/22/2010 12:17:28 PM

Quantum Mechanic

"the only evidence is written account. "

Not to mention Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas ....

4/22/2010 12:41:43 PM

D

Amerindians did, dumbass.

4/22/2010 1:17:53 PM

Canadiest

Over 15000 years ago: The first nation natives
Then came the white man
Much later, Lief Ericson and company
Then came the other white men
Colinization of the Americas was rapid since 1495 or so

worked out well for the white man too

4/22/2010 1:46:44 PM

Michael

Well, there's that and the accurate accounts of Arawaks being brought back, the fact that there is, in fact, a landmass here, the records of the funding for the voyage, as well as the subsequent expeditions to the new world...

1/14/2012 7:57:30 PM

Justanotheratheist

Leaving aside who did or didn't discover America, the fact that we all know that America exists is rather telling evidence. Something that is somewhat totally lacking for the resurrection.

An empty grave doesn't count for much. I might as well say there was a pink unicorn in my garden yesterday but he's gone now.

1/15/2012 12:14:36 AM

Canadiest

You idiots have to stop this "Jesus is as well documented as Columbus, Washington, Lincoln etc". Columbuses journey is much better documented,as is his funding source, his points of call back and forth and the resulting colonization since. Everytime you people pull this gimic out you use a person who is established as existing through multiple sources from many countries.

The truth is this:
Jesus is as well documented as having existed as Moses or Peter Pan.

1/15/2012 7:14:53 AM
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