its not the same story and certainly not similar, because according to this logic Jesus would have spent 3 days and 3 nights in the grave (according to historians it was some sort of a room rather than a grave) and also 3 days and 3 nights in hell ..!! but Jonah only spent 3 days and 3 nights in a whale and stayed alive.<quoted text>
Jesus and Jonah's stories don't have to be exactly the same to be similar. Three days in a whale verses three days in hell is close enough for most people.
I am not basing my argument on the Quran, I am basing it on the Bible itself, and Crucifixion doesn't necessarily kills.<quoted text>
How do you know it's the Quran's version that's accurate?
The most plausible story is that Jesus just died like everyone else who was crucified.
that's why Jesus is coming back, because he never died and he should die like everyone else.<quoted text>
4.158: Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise;-
So Jesus was raised up to Allah still alive.
not to mention that Jesus name was mentioned 25 times in the Quran and Mohammed's name was only mentioned 5 times, doesn't that tell you something ??
the disciples weren't there and didn't watch the crucifixion and even if they did Jesus met them after he walked out alive from the grave and told them the whole story, the problem with the gospels is that we don't have any eye witness or any kind of proof that Jesus raised from death, As for Paul, it is universally accepted that he was not a disciple of Jesus, and Mark is traditionally said to be a disciple of Peter and hence not himself a disciple of Jesus, thus gospels of Mark and Paul shouldn't be entirely accepted as the truth of what really happened, not to mention that we don't have any kind of proof that the disciples of Jesus actually worshiped him, its a dilemma.<quoted text>
Why should anyone believe Jesus survived when they were all fooled into thinking he had died?
Why weren't the disciples told he survived? Who was?
What actually happened? Did someone else die or did Jesus just survive the crucifixion?
Why was Jesus being crucified anyway?
There's a big story missing here.
Sorry but I just don't buy this story.