The resurrection as an argument for the existence of God
I was recently in a conversation with an atheist. He asked if there was an argument for the existence of god that didn’t contain at least one logical fallacy?
I think there are many, but one I proposed was the argument from resurrection. It can be constructed as such:
Premise 1: in a world without gods, dead things cannot come back to life.
Premise 2: Jesus died and came back to life.
Conclusion: Therefore we do not live in a world without gods.
I think that this is a logically valid argument i.e. the conclusion flows from the premises. The issue is regarding the premises – are they true? I think the first one is self evidentially true. The second is more controversial, yet I think there are good reasons to suggest that Jesus really did come back to life.
Anyway, what are your thoughts? Is this a sound argument? What would convince you to believe that the second premise is true?