I never said as a whole... I always stated that opinions on the matter were always divided into two camps, those who believe in resurrection and those who do not. This is historical and cannot be debated as opinion. The history books show those outlooks as clearly as a bright sunny day without a cloud in sight.
The fact that the 13th principle is clear and unambiguous demonstrates this without a doubt... you have to explain your side of it to get your point across it is not immediately apparent from the text itself. Rather the opposite is true, I dare you to say otherwise.
13. I believe with perfect faith that the dead will be brought back to life when G-d wills it to happen.
If the Jewish people as a whole did not believe in bodily resurrection, then there is no way the 13th principle would be written in this way, never ever....