Why it is preposterous to think that Jesus rose from the dead?
Despite the obvious reason, that it is humanly impossible for someone to rise from the dead, there is a very logical explanation as to how Jesus walked out of his tomb after he was thought to be dead. Let us ignore the fact that the claims that Jesus’ tomb was found empty and that he allegedly appeared, in the physical, to many people after his death could be complete fabrication. Let us pretend that these claims are in fact true.
Before Jesus was nailed to the cross the Romans forced him to drag it, while crowned in thorns, to where they would nail him upon it. Although these things would physically and mentally exhaust him they would not kill him; perhaps their purpose at this point was not to kill him.
Later a Roman soldier stabbed him in the chest, and in astonishment instead of blood a translucent fluid came out; this has been written down as one of Jesus’ miracles. An explanation for this is that Jesus had tuberculosis which caused the pleura cavity to fill up with this translucent fluid, and because of the inflammation it put pressure on his lungs making it difficult for him to breathe; when he was stabbed between the ribs by the soldier’s knife the pleura cavity was punctured, and the translucent liquid came out. They thought that he was dead and put him into a tomb where he was laying on his back rather than standing upright, this would have allowed more liquid to drain out, relieving the pressure on his lungs. He then must have felt better than ever, now being able to breathe, he probably got up and walked out of his tomb. This is why many thought he had, “risen from the dead”.
It is understandable that in this time period it was thought that Jesus had risen from the dead but now with all of our medical advances we are able to give an educated interpretation of the events surrounding the resurrection of Jesus Christ.