How come we don't hear any more about Lazarus? Surely such a deed would be momentous and inexplicable. Surely Lazarus would want to tell everyone. What happens to Lazarus after being raised from the dead? Does he just wander around like a zombie forever, or does he live a little longer and then die another natural death? What does a dude who has been resurrected do? If he had been married, his brother would have been obligated to marry and impregnate his widow, wouldn't that be awkward? If God calls people to him at the right time, he must have called Lazarus, so why have Jesus interfere in God's Special Plan?Back in '09 I wrote:
The people "raised from the dead" are the biggest lie to the Bible there could be. Not because of the act of raising (though that is a biggie) but because we hear nothing
from them ever again (apart from Lazarus, who has a small party a few weeks later).
Consider: these people were DEAD. They had first-hand experience of what comes afterwards. They were in heaven, or hell.
If the former, they would be doing everything they could to make sure they went back there - and, incidentally, what a bastard Jesus was for bringing them BACK to this life so they could run the risk of sinning again!
And if they had been in hell.....well then, even more reason for them to drop everything and make damn sure (pun intended) that they never went back there again. Why do we hear nothing more from those returnees, either in the Bible or from any other source?
Remember - these are not the "near death experiences" we hear of today. These people were quite, quite dead - and either in salvation or purgatory. So why did they all (apparently) just shuffle back into their previous humdrum lives as if nothing had happened?