Too Good to be False with Tom Gilson | ๐ŸŽ™ Podcast

Too Good to be False with Tom Gilson | ๐ŸŽ™ Podcast

Too Good to be False with Tom Gilson | ๐ŸŽ™ Podcast


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Are you skeptical that anyone could present fresh insights about Jesus after two thousand years? Tom Gilson has done just that in his new book Too Good to Be False: How Jesus’ Incomparable Character Reveals His Reality. Tom does this by highlighting what Jesus didnโ€™t say and do, which is almost as shocking as what Jesus did say and do. Tom joins Frank and reveals these new insights about Jesus. He also helps you realize how feeble the arguments against the biblical Jesus are.

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36 thoughts on “Too Good to be False with Tom Gilson | ๐ŸŽ™ Podcast

  1. I Exist

    So basicly Jesus is a Mary sue so he must have existed.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  2. Youcant Stopme!

    The statement (absolute power corrupts absolutely) was made by Lord Acton, a British historian of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  3. Mat Broomfield

    Wow, I'd be humliated to have put forth the weak commentary here, and consider it a convincing argument. What an embarrassment in reasoning.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  4. Chris Sadler

    Too Good? Is this the same god that kills babies (Numbers 31) and approves of slavery? Exodus 21.

    I question YOUR morals.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  5. Chris Sadler

    Imagine the mind of these people. Religion really does rot the mind.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  6. gowd sake

    Backed by people who are presups HMM how honest is that NOT !

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  7. Mick Q

    Mark was written 40 years after the death of Jesus , so for 40 years people had been telling , retelling , refining these stories
    The same occurs in the written text , the story gets refined, changed to suit its intended audience.
    The stories get more fantastic with the passage of time , this trend is seem in the conical gospels and continues in the non-conical gospels

    The legend builds

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  8. Mick Q

    The gospels are interdependent
    Matthew and a Luke copied large parts of their gospel from Mark verbatim,
    They sat with a copy of mark and wrote it out word for word

    Both of them changed the gospel is subtle ways and some not so subtle.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  9. Fred Derf

    The Epic of Gilgamesh was written 1500-2000 years before the supposed existence of jesus and is a much better story.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  10. Scooter Boy

    This is your brain on religion.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  11. Fred Derf

    And now you're ghost blocking comments? Pathetic.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  12. Jonathan Stern

    It must be true because Jesus is a Mary Sue? Literally any writer can write a perfect character, good writers write compelling, interesting, deeply flawed characters. All your argument proves is that the authors of the Gospels were amateurish writers.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  13. CheapPhilosophy

    Hi, God here.
    I wish I have had at least one of these Doctors whose books are so profusely endorsed by my excusers, and with "insights that no other book has", to write my Revelation!
    The ones I found long ago were not as good, and need these doctors to squeeze insights from, or into…
    If only I were as interested as they are in giving evidence for myself…
    My bad, but I promise a better sequel in my second coming, because I learnt a lot with these Doctors!

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  14. Sarina T

    In episode 46 of Justice League (the animated show), Superman sacrificed himself for his friends, with zero expectation he'd be resurrected. More heroic than anything Jesus did in the Bible, in my opinion.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  15. John Nall

    12 The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. 13 Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. 14 Then he said to the tree, โ€œMay no one ever eat fruit from you again.โ€ And his disciples heard him say it.

    How is this only using his power for others?

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  16. George Worley

    Non-biblical propaganda. Books like this is what gives Christians a bad name.

    Rev George

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  17. DJH316007

    It's amazing how dumb these people are. Enjoy your flawed fictional book.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  18. Just Aguy

    So you try and build a case on things that aren't recorded, the absence of evidence fallacy. It's NOT evidence of absence. Even the writer of John indicates the entire thing is edited down, in 21:25, saying Jesus did many other things that weren't described in the book. Will we presume they weren't really that flattering instead of so wonderful they just couldn't be included? Plus we can certainly point to plenty of things Jesus said that fly in the face of the notion of him being "to good to be false" such as curing a fig tree for having the audacity to not bear fruit out of season when he just REALLY wanted a fig, or telling people to hate their parents but "love your enemies," how contradictory is that anyway, refuse to honor a commandment much? Oh and he came with a sword, told slaves to mind their cruel masters, got pissed at a woman who grabbed his cloak pleading for his help, it seems you edit a lot of his behaviors out as well. If I'm not mistaken even your pal David Wood wouldn't accept the "his character couldn't be written as so perfect" argument when it came to the Quran but oh, this book I believe in, yeah, that's obviously divinely inspired and describes a perfect character as only a divinely inspired book could. Yeah. Sherlock Holmes never failed to solve a case, Perry Mason never lost a trial, so perfection has been written many times, in series of books even. When a committee of people were writing a treatise to use as a religious tome, like the Quran for example, well you can certainly do it, even if it simply means editing the stuff that really didn't play well with the focus groups. But first, especially if you feel skeptics can't answer any of this, begin with the understanding that skeptics also doubt that every word in the book is real either. Stories do change in oral traditions, they tales expand, get things added, they warp and grow, details get cleaned up too especially when the person is motivated to put the character in a better light. And of course to add some fantastic elements too. Plus just claiming "oh look each book has the same person" really?? When Mark was the obvious source for Luke & Matthew as it's a copy almost word for word in the ancient greek? All subsequent books draw from the earlier works so of COURSE it's the same characters, just like Harry Potter. Man… another air ball that you're trying to make into a three pointer.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  19. istoppedthecar

    Your desperation is showing, guys. This is possibly the weakest attempt at apologetics I've seen from you.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  20. Robert Brown

    Oh, for goodness sake, the question-begging logic and woolly thinking in this video is absolutely cringe-inducing. Obviously, you are preaching to the converted, since no one else will be suckered in by this pretence of an argument.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  21. Jay Cie

    Um people can wright flawless characters. In fan fic they are called mary or marty sue. In RP they are MinMaxed. The reason people don't is because they are boring characters. If someone is so good the outcome is certain then why read about them.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  22. Ion Riley

    Its not in the bible, so let's make some crap up! How is that the inspired word of God!??

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  23. Adalbert Red

    "To say that Jesus was wrong is not an option" !?!
    You must be joking.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  24. Cajun Queen

    geesh, GREAT skit, love it. Should be on SNL for sure. Good job, luv it.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  25. Mr. Pontifex

    This kind of of silliness could only be promoted by people who think that the concepts of "too big to fail" or "trickle down economics" are reasonable. Don't look too hard you might disprove your own point. Also the sermon on the mount has been reasonably proven to be a literary construction, must be an evangelical thing to believe in it blindly.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  26. Dark Knighte Apologeticz

    Good points, I liked this podcast. It was good. Keep up the good work. God bless.
    I luv this ministry. Frank is awesome.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  27. Theo Skeptomai

    I am an atheist. I define atheism as suspending acknowledgement of the existence of gods until sufficient evidence can be presented. My position is that I have no good reason to acknowledge the existence of gods.

    And here is the evidence as to why I currentlyย  hold to such a position.

    1. I personally have never observed a god.
    2. I have never encountered a person whom has claimed to have observed a god.
    3. I know of no accounts of persons claiming to have observed a god that were willing or able to demonstrate or verify their observation for authenticity, accuracy, or validity.
    4. I have never been presented a valid logical argument which also employed sound premises that lead deductively to a conclusion that a god(s) exists.
    5. Of the 46 logical syllogisms I have encountered arguing for the existence of a god(s), I have found all to contain multiple fallacious or unsubstantiated premises.
    6. I have never observed a phenomenon in which the existence of a god was a necessary antecedent for the known or probable explanation for the causation of that phenomenon.
    7. Several proposed (and generally accepted) explanations for observable phenomena that were previously based on the agency of a god(s), have subsequently been replaced with rational, natural explanations, each substantiated with evidence that excluded the agency of a god(s). I have never encountered vice versa.
    8. I have never experienced the presence of a god through intercession of angels, divine revelation, the miraculous act of divinity, or any occurrence of a supernatural event.
    9. Every phenomena that I have ever observed has emerged from necessary and sufficient antecedents over time without exception. In other words, I have never observed a phenomenon (entity, process, object, event, process, substance, system, or being) that was created ex nihilo – that is instantaneously came into existence by the solitary volition of a deity.
    10. All claims of a supernatural or divine nature that I have encountered have either been refuted to my satisfaction, or do not present as falsifiable.

    ALL of these facts lead me to the only rational conclusion that concurs with the realities I have been presented – and that is the fact that there is no good reason for me to acknowledge the existence of a god.

    I have heard often that atheism is the denial of the Abrahamic god. But denial is the active rejection of a substantiated fact once credible evidence has been presented. Atheism is simply withholding such acknowledgement until sufficient credible evidence is introduced. It is natural, rational, and prudent to be skeptical of unsubstatiated claims, especially extraordinary ones.

    I welcome any cordial response. Peace.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  28. Mitchell C

    The gospel is the GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM!

    Repent and believe the gospel! Follow Jesusโ€™ teachings!

    Jesus is going to return and set up the kingdom of God ON THE EARTH! Godโ€™s government ON THE EARTH! The Messiah will resurrect his people! The destiny of the Messiah and his people is to be ON THE EARTH! The renewed restored earth! God also dwelling with them! Rev 21

    Jesus said the Father is the only true God!

    John 17
    3 And this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.

    Monos theos
    The Father

    Jesus is the one sent by the true God (the Father)!

    Jesus never claimed to be God, Jesus said he has a God!
    Jesus has a God!

    Jesus died!
    God canโ€™t die!
    God raised Jesus from the dead!

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  29. Allan Koay

    i believe Jesus was already suffering the moment He was born.
    imagine knowing, all your life, the terrible fate that awaits you. i don't think any one of us could have lived out our lives with that knowledge. but Jesus was Divine.

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  30. Lisa Love Ministries

    Pray and read Godโ€™s word daily.
    Romans 10:9 John 16:13

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  31. Not Your Typical Christian Channel

    Ooooh Iโ€™m very excited for this one!! For the person reading this – May you have a blessed day in Christ ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Ž

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  32. Cathy Cabrices de De Castro

    Awesome. I'm checking the book and the courses! Thank you, God bless!

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  33. Kweku J

    Its good to remember that almost all the disciples and a large number of early believers died horrible, gruesome deaths at the hands of lions, crucifixions, being boiled alive and yet they still maintained their beliefs and accounts of the Gospel up until death.

    I dont know about you but i strongly believe that their firsthand account of "lies" and "fictitious stories" (as skeptics would have us believe) would have fallen apart upon cross-examination and torture if they were anything less that truthful and absolutely certain.

    Hope this helps someone๐Ÿ˜

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  34. Kweku J

    Look at Frank man, so inspirational!๐Ÿ˜

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  35. Jim Harris

    Talk about total biased justification

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply
  36. Gundo Nematshema

    Athiest can help but watch every video in this channel.

    Talking about a sweet nightmare

    February 10, 2021 at 11:13 pm Reply

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