A great example of a false dichotomy

So I went to this site and I guess I got banned because I tried to reply, but the send is grayed out and my previous reply got deleted. Anyways, this is an example of really bad logic and from none other than WLC.

“Suppose that no resurrection or miracles occurred: how then could a dozen men, poor, coarse, and apprehensive, turn the world upside down? If Jesus did not rise from the dead, declares Ditton, then either we must believe that a small, unlearned band of deceivers overcame the powers of the world and preached an incredible doctrine over the face of the whole earth, which in turn received this fiction as the sacred truth of God; or else, if they were not deceivers, but enthusiasts, we must believe that these extremists, carried along by the impetus of extravagant fancy, managed to spread a falsity that not only common folk, but statesmen and philosophers as well, embraced as the sober truth. Because such a scenario is simply unbelievable, the message of the apostles, which gave birth to Christianity, must be true.
Belief in Jesus’ resurrection flourished in the very city where Jesus had been publicly crucified. If the people of Jerusalem thought that Jesus’ body was in the tomb, few would have been prepared to believe such nonsense as that Jesus had been raised from the dead. And, even if they had so believed, the Jewish authorities would have exposed the whole affair simply by pointing to Jesus’ tomb or perhaps even exhuming the body as decisive proof that Jesus had not been raised.
Three great, independently established facts—the empty tomb, the resurrection appearances, and the origin of the Christian faith—all point to the same marvelous conclusion: that God raised Jesus from the dead.
― William Lane Craig,
Reasonable Faith”

My Reply—-
Praise to Joseph Smith and the angel Moroni. I’m still shocked that people doubt Mormonism, I tell you…. With so much testimony from first hand sources, it would be ridiculous that a handful of people could’ve convinced so many people

“Suppose that no golden plates or miracles, how then could a handful of men, poor, coarse and apprehensive turn the world upside down? If the angel Moroni didn’t produce the golden plates, then we must believe that a small, unlearned band of deceivers overcame the powers of the world and preached an incredible doctrine over the face of the whole earth, which in turn received this fiction as the sacred truth of God; or else, if they were not deceivers, but enthusiasts, we must believe that these extremists, carried along by the impetus of extravagant fancy, managed to spread a falsity that not only common folk, but statesmen and philosophers as well, embraced as the sober truth. Because such a scenario is simply unbelievable, the message of Joseph Smith, which gave birth to Mormonism, must be true.

Belief in the golden plates flourished in the very city where Joseph Smith had been publicly ostracized. If the people of upstate New York thought that Joseph Smith didn’t receive the plates, few would have been prepared to believe such nonsense as the plates have been seen by eyewitnesses, even if they had so believed, the local Christian authorities would have exposed the whole affair simply by pointing to Joseph Smith as a conman or perhaps even showing that ancient Jews never made it to the Americas

Three great, independently established facts—Joseph Smith’s visions, the golden plates, and the origin of the Mormon faith—all point to the same marvelous conclusion: that the book of Mormon is God inspired.”

-Billy Lane Greg, Reasonable Faith in Mormonism (<- I made this dude up)

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Nothing I said was offensive and it does bother me that people can have a website called God Does Not Believe in Atheists and expect it to be nothing more than an echo chamber.

 

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