Rational people would allow themselves to be tortured and murdered if they thought that what they believed in was right and a just cause to fight for. Does someone performing a suicide bombing knowing what they are fighting for is wrong but yet will do it anyway even though there is no reason to in the first place? Are you asserting that if a person believes something that the claim purported and faithfully followed it, then makes it true?
I’m also not claiming that they embellished it or that they hallucinated from grief, it seems you should support many of these propositions as you seem to really like them and want me to assert them but I won’t allow those straw men to influence me any way from what my true position is. Heck, the only conclusion I could come to was that they were dedicated to their faithful position on the claims of the bible regarding the resurrection so much that they would die for their beliefs.
THEY DIED FOR THEIR BELIEFS, we still do not know whether the resurrection claims were either true or false from this.
Again I Must Ask, And Hopefully You Will Not Dodge It Again, Does A Personal Belief In A Claim Lead To A Supported Conclusion On the Truth Or Falseness Of The Claim Itself Without Any Prior Investigation. Just The Fact That They Believed In It. . . Could We Affirm Anything From This?
But lets bury this all and see what your position is. . . (hopefully i’m not straw manning you). You believe that the resurrection is more likely a possibility as an explanation to the empty tomb when there is no way to corroborate this, no first hand written testimony but supposed testimony written long after of an event that incorporates A. the son of god (no reason to accept this) B. an angel that moves the stone (no reason to accept this but you do, possibly) C. that he was here to free us from original sin (you probably do not assert a literal view of genesis but any responses to the existence of original sin is really just ad hoc in nature so original sin is out the window) and he also D. resurrected in some way. . . . . . . . . . . .
Your telling me to accept this because some people believed these claims and died for them but I shouldn’t decide to question them directly? I can’t ask, Is this claim true, because someone died for it means that any of the original claims and externally or undiscussed ones should be accepted? Even the direct claim’s truth or falseness are independent of whether someone would die for them if they believed in them. . . this is one of the many things that no christian will stop telling me, believe it on faith.