Comment by macauley86 on A Bayesian Argument for the Resurrection of Jesus · 2016-01-04T20:35:27.142Z · LW · GW

I can see a few problems with your example:

  • you were all kids (kids are more credulous)
  • there was not much at stake (on the contrary, increased social status for them; kinda cool to be associated with you)
  • the whole gig was short-lived (I hope they still don't believe you are an alien)

Now, compare that with the Hebrew apostles, and consider that, even today, to become a "completed Jew" can cut you off from your entire family. Imagine what it would be like in those days.