This topic reminds me very much of people seriously discussing the possibilty of being a genuine Christian without believing in the resurrection. I simply shake my head in disbelief at the level of ignorance evinced by those who argue thus. I have no problem with ppl who deny the resurrection. That is their prerogative, and I would defend their right to believe thus.
But please, don't then insult either my faith or intelligence by claiming that you are a Christian if that is what you believe about the cardinal tenet of our faith. There are anything upwards of a dozen names or more you could call yourself, but trust me, Christian is not one of them. To claim otherwise is intellectual dishonesty on an epic scale.
Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our proclamation has been in vain and your faith has been in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified of God that he raised Christ—whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised.If Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have died in Christ have perished. If for this life only we have hoped in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.