I have read the article: “http://www.christchurchreformed.com/SwoonTheoryStrobel.htm” written, perhaps by Lee Strobel in which he has interviewed Dr. Alexander Metherell, M.D., Ph.D. on the subject of “Swoon Theory”. It has been mentioned by the interviewer at the end of the article:
“Please email me if you have any comments, questions or corrections.” The e-mail address, I understand, is of the firstname.lastname@example.org and not of Lee Strobel or of Dr. Alexander Metherell, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Alexander Metherell, M.D., Ph.D., in my opinion, gives only mythical evidence on: Jesus death on Cross or Jesus’ survival from death on Cross.
The interview is of no medical significance as throughout in the interview Dr. Alexander Metherell, M.D., Ph.D., had failed to bring forth any medical data available with him acceptable to the norms of the physicians, necessary to issue a death certificate. He has blindly towed the same old lineregarding Jesus mythical death on Cross as propounded by Paul and his associates i.e., the Catholic Church.
A doctor/physician is supposed to give evidence, if ever he gives, strictly on the basis of physical medical data of a person. If it is not supported by the physical data, and gives evidence on the basis of a mythical data; then that could be termed only mythical evidence and his own personal opinion as a layman’s only. It is a very strange phenomenon.
How a physician could give evidence without surfacing of any new medical data with him two thousand years after the death of Jesus.
Sometimes ago I read a similar article with reference to The Journal of the American Medical Association, March 21, 1986, Volume 256,Copyright 1986, American Medical Association.
I wrote a post which I think is also valid for this mythical evidence:
What is this American Medical Board; that verifies Jesus’ cursed death on Cross, without a medical data, after two thousand years?
Can a Medical Board verify a cursed death of Jesus on Cross; without an authentic medical record of Jesus?
Can a Medical Board verify a cursed death of Jesus on Cross; from a mythical data of Jesus provided by Church?
Can a Medical Board verify a cursed death of Jesus on Cross; without an authentic historical medical record of Jesus?
Is some Christian Church Medical Board working in the garb of an American Medical Board? True or false!
Such questions and many more came into Paarsurrey’s mind when someone pinged on my blog from the following Christian websites:
ON THE PHYSICAL DEATH OF
William D. Edwards, MD; Wesley J. Gabel, MDiv; Floyd E Hosmer, MS, AMI
Reprinted from JAMA – The Journal of the American Medical Association
March 21, 1986, Volume 256
Jesus of Nazareth underwent Jewish and Roman trials, was flogged, and was sentenced to death by crucifixion. The scourging produced deep stripelike lacerations and appreciable blood loss, and it probably set the stage for hypovolemic shock, as evidenced by the fact that Jesus was too weakened to carry the crossbar (patibulum) to Golgotha. At the site of crucifixion, his wrists were nailed to the patibulum and, after the patibulum was lifted onto the upright post (stipes), his feet were nailed to the stipes.
The major pathophysiologic effect of crucifixion was an interference with normal respirations. Accordingly death resulted primarily from hypovolemic shock and exhaustion asphyxia. Jesus’ death was ensured by the thrust of a soldier’s spear into his side. Modern medical interpretation of the historical evidence indicate that Jesus was dead when taken down from the cross.
Paarsurrey: I wanted to ask these questions to the websites that had pinged on my Blog, but I could not do so as there was no provision for any comments there.
Is there somebody here who could answer such questions on his own or on their behalf in the matter?
Any peaceful response is welcome here.
I am just a lay man, not a medical doctor, in search for truth.
I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim