Final Note on this long thread:
Fran is now gone from the forum and won't be returning. He wanted his account deleted, but I denied the request, because I feel it is important to have the person that responded to all of our patient members to have his member name attached to all of his posts for the permanent record.
This is one of the longest continuing debates we have ever had on this forum, and it taxed many members who tried to drill down into Fran's facts (or perceived facts) and were never satisfied at his explanations. It is the highest ranked thread ever by both posts and views. At this time, I am of the mind that there is no convincing evidence that a man named Jesus rose from the dead. But, as with all our debates here, it is for each member to decide for him/her self in the end.
Thanks to all who contributed to this important debate.
If anyone has any final comments for the record, please post them now.