• People have sometimes mocked the biblical accounts of Jesus “raising people from the dead” — that it’s impossible and against science. However, I think there are accounts that Jesus was in fact “breathing life” into people (in fact the word in Greek for “Spirit” is the same word as “breath” or “wind”). Was the early Church simply practicing a primitive form of CPR? Whether you believe it was purely a work of the Holy Spirit or an ancient form of CPR, it’s certainly not outside the realm of modern science to accept the biblical accounts.

    • tom_billesley

      Acceptance is a matter of faith not science.

      • After watching the video of how a cat was revived by CPR, I offered a scientific reason for why the biblical accounts of humans being revived could likewise be for the same reason, hence acceptance of the biblical account may not be outside the realm of science.

        Your counter-argument was that somehow the word “acceptance” was unscientific — you got your underwear tied in a knot over the semantics of the word. Okay, so let’s forget the scary “bogeyman” of the Bible, do you at least “accept” that the cat in the video was revived by CPR? If not, then I think one would have to be skeptical of tom_billesley.

        • Justin St.Denis

          Relax, Ricardo. TB is just one person. I think you might be onto something. I am sure others feel the same way. Interesting, and entirely logical. Good food for thought. 😉

        • tom_billesley

          Resuscitation (CPR, mouth-to-mouth, mouth-to-nose) can restart circulation and breathing. There’s plenty of evidence for that. That’s medical science. Beyond that?
          Nobody’s more skeptical of tom_billesley than me.

  • ontario john

    You have used a term from the New Testament, which could make the religion of peace uncomfortable at this time of year. I am reporting you to the Toronto Star and the united church. Think of the poor refugees who are coming here and might see something Christian.

  • Brett_McS
  • ontario john

    The islamophobia rants from the media has started already after the recent massacre by the religion of peace. CTV News is reporting about some anti muslim writing on a transit wall in Alberta or something. The horror!

    • Justin St.Denis

      When the “backlash” finally does emerge, it will have been suppressed and bottled up for so long that I fear it will take a very ugly turn indeed. Canada has never really experienced “blood in the streets” like most other Western countries. Canadians are not ready for what’s bound to be coming down the pike…..

  • Waffle

    . .. and the cat came back (wipes tear from eye)

  • Justin St.Denis

    What a cool story!