"But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also comes through a man. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive." -- 1 Corinthians 15:20-22
When I was at PyCon, I hung out with @jacobian, @brainwane, and some others while they were painting their nails. The subject turned to religion, and I quickly realized as a person who wasn't a secular humanist, I was a bit of an outlier.
When asked, I began talking about some of what's in the Bible. Jacob asked, "So, you believe the things in the Bible actually happened?" I said "yes." The conversation didn't last long afterwards...we were interrupted by something, I forget what. But given that it's Easter, I'd just like to expound a bit on how that idea is relevant to Christ's resurrection.
The attitude I see a lot of humanists have towards religion is, "Hey, believe whatever you want, so long as it makes you a better person." In