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==The Twelve Apostles==
 
==The Twelve Apostles==
  
The apostles were [[Simon Peter]], [[Andrew]], [[James]], [[John]], [[Philip]], [[Bartholomew]], [[Doubting Thomas|Thomas]], [[James]], [[Matthew the evangelist|Matthew]], [[Simon the Canaanite]], [[Judas Iscariot]], and [[Thaddeus]].
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The apostles were [[Simon Peter]], [[Andrew]], [[James]], [[John the evangelist|John]], [[Philip]], [[Bartholomew]], [[Doubting Thomas|Thomas]], [[James]], [[Matthew the evangelist|Matthew]], [[Simon the Canaanite]], [[Judas Iscariot]], and [[Thaddeus]].
  
 
==Martyrdom==
 
==Martyrdom==
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==Counter-apologetics==
 
==Counter-apologetics==
  
Like stories about Jesus himself, the story of the [[apostles]] is written primarily in the [[Bible]], a document of questionable historical accuracy.  There are few extra-biblical accounts of their alleged martyrdom.  These stories are best treated with the same skepticism as any other aprt of the Bible.
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Like stories about Jesus himself, the story of the [[apostles]] is written primarily in the [[Bible]], a document of questionable historical accuracy.  There are few extra-biblical accounts of their alleged martyrdom.  These stories are best treated with the same skepticism as any other part of the Bible.
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
  
===Apologetics===
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* [http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/martyrs/fox101.htm Fox's Book of Martyrs]
 
* [http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/martyrs/fox101.htm Fox's Book of Martyrs]
 
* [http://www.allaboutfollowingjesus.org/Voice-Of-The-Martyrs.htm Voice Of The Martyr]
 
* [http://www.allaboutfollowingjesus.org/Voice-Of-The-Martyrs.htm Voice Of The Martyr]
  
===Counter-apologetics===
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* [http://www.atheists.org/christianity/twelve.html The Twelve: Further Fictions from the New Testament] at [[American Atheists]]
 
* [http://www.atheists.org/christianity/twelve.html The Twelve: Further Fictions from the New Testament] at [[American Atheists]]
 
* [http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/apostles.html The "12 Apostles" – Fabricated followers of a fabricated Saviour] at [[Jesus Never Existed]]
 
* [http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/apostles.html The "12 Apostles" – Fabricated followers of a fabricated Saviour] at [[Jesus Never Existed]]
 
* [http://www.americanatheist.org/win97-8/T2/blindfaith.html Blind Faith] at American Atheists
 
* [http://www.americanatheist.org/win97-8/T2/blindfaith.html Blind Faith] at American Atheists
  
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The Twelve Apostles were men who, according to the Bible, were chosen from among the disciples of Jesus for a mission to Galilee, where they healed the sick and drove out demons.

Christian mythology also states that many of these twelve became martyrs while defending their faiths in Christianity.

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The Twelve Apostles

The apostles were Simon Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, James, Matthew, Simon the Canaanite, Judas Iscariot, and Thaddeus.

Martyrdom

The disciples all died for their faiths, many by crucifixion and others by stoning.

Apologetics

The fact that these men, all eyewitnesses to the resurrection of Jesus, were willing to die for their faith, is the most dramatic evidence that it was not a hoax. It is one thing to die for a religious belief, such as an Islamic fundamentalist or a follower of David Koresh. It’s quite another to die for a known lie.

Counter-apologetics

Like stories about Jesus himself, the story of the apostles is written primarily in the Bible, a document of questionable historical accuracy. There are few extra-biblical accounts of their alleged martyrdom. These stories are best treated with the same skepticism as any other part of the Bible.

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