However, Mr Marsh, out of a potential consideration for you, as my American posterity, I am going to make you a counter-offer (as I did Mr. Nelson): But on a far more personal and metaphysical level (since he was so obviously incompetent in both of those areas). It is my understanding that you have some kind of (dangerously intellectual) academic affiliation within the manifested public parameters of what is known as: "The Christian Religion": A public phenomenon which the ancient Romans (correctly-incorrectly) identified as a: "Superstition". Now, I am going to put it straight and true, Mr. Marsh: There is one simple, and central, Empirical Fact, of manifested human history, in direct and absolute, rational, human intellectual connection: With that "superstition", which, alone, can raise it above the normal human level of superstition. That Empirical Fact, of course, is the Physical Resurrection of The Galilean, which occurred sometime early Sunday morning, after His Legalistic Execution, by Crucifixion, (as a potentially constructed revolutionary against the public order) on the previous Friday. Now, this Empirical, Factual occurrence was an obvious manifestation of a Divine Miracle: Whose Cause requires a considerable amount of superstitious Faith to explain: Fully and comprehensibly: To the human mind of Man. But, the Cause of the manifestation is a distinct element of human comprehension from the Empirical Fact: Of the manifested Physical Resurrection, itself. Never mind the "cause" of the Crucifixion (temporarily), or, the obvious Divine Cause of the Resurrection. The question is: Did the Resurrection occur: As an Empirical Fact for the rational consideration of man?
Now, what I want to know from you, Mr. Marsh, is just how much superstition is involved, in your own mind, relative to the Empirical Fact of the Resurrection, as a manifested historical occurrence, or, even within its subsequent public fractional degenerations in American general practice?
To put the matter into its full context of history, would you wish to say that you "have faith" that a person by the name of George Washington led a successful revolution against the public power dominion of the British Crown, in America, in 1776, or would you wish to say that you "know" that to be an Empirical Fact of History: And distinct from its causal antecedents, powers and meanings?
Then, how about the Empirical Fact of the Physical Resurrection of The Galilean: Knowledge? or superstitious faith? And irrespective of whatever subsequent incompetent clericalism and priestcraft manifestations?
I push this "test" very hard and vigorously, against the human intellects of all my "religious" communicants, Mr. Marsh, because I want to know just how those receptive human computers are "wired up": To process the garbage of my personal-public "views", before I expose my abilities: As a political garbage vendor: Caution: Do not say that you "know" the Resurrection: As an Empirical Fact of manifested human history: Unless you are prepared to argue that manifestation: In secular and rational human historical terms and parameters, of genuine and cogent meanings, which are based upon Empirical Historical Fact.